Day Four of Burnham Week started in light flukey winds which filled in later. The direction was Southwesterly and the fleets had spinnaker starts with a building ebb tide.
Class One all started at the committee boat end of the line and then most headed over to the South Shore; Cobra, Phil Collard stayed more middle of the river where he kept a steady breeze. At Inner Crouch, Cobra rounded first and then the remaining four had all closed up and arrived together to round. The fleet then headed over to the South Shore and beat up to Pinto against a strong ebb tide before heading back down to Outer Crouch 4 twice. Jeannie, John Saunders won by 2 minutes from Lizzie Brown in Slipstream who were two minutes ahead of Santa Evita helmed today by Doug Duce.
Class Six non spinnaker also rounded Inner Crouch and headed up river to Pinto. Eclipse, the Maxi 1000 sailed by Daryl Mylroie rounded first and he headed straight to the shallows on the South Shore….continue