RC Laser Nationals, a jolly weekend away!

So a super early dart on Friday morning didn’t quite turn out as planned when just 10 miles from my destination the M25 ground to a halt and I sat in the same place for nearly 4 hours!  Hey ho, destination reached eventually, camp made and a beer or two had before getting up on Saturday morning to a very light breeze.

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Breakfasted and ready for the off with an A rig set the day didn’t get off to the best of starts with my lack of stick time letting me down. After lunch however I reset the rig completely and found the sweet spot and scored no less than four second places during the afternoon session which found me sitting 5th overnight.

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Some good social after the sailing took us through Sunday morning when the wind had made a 90 degree shift and increased in strength but wasn’t anything to bother the A rig until mid morning when a few people changed down to the B rig and were promptly followed by the rest of the fleet and that was the way it stayed for the rest of the day as the breeze continued to build. I carried on where I’d left off on Saturday and scored a few more solid finishes along with a few not so solid ones!

At the end of play I’d climbed a place during Sunday and finished the event in 4th place behind local skippers Jamie Blair and Adrian Tomlinson with Dave Fowler taking the top spot. A reasonable result considering how little time I’ve had with the boat this year.

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