A gusty Westerly meant a different skill set was required afloat today in Burnham. The first couple of classes started against the end of the flood and as it was wind over tide the pre start area was choppy.
Class One all started at the Committee boat end of the line. Mantra got their AP kite up first followed by Cobra and Santa Evita. Cobra sailed middle of the river and headed South whereas the remaining four headed up to the North Shore out of the tide. When the fleet came up the Roach having sailed out to Outer Crouch 4, Phil Collard in the highest rated boat Cobra had a big on the water lead. The next three rounded Jubilee altogether with Jeannie just ahead of Slipstream and the Mantra. They set their spinnakers as they neared the end of the Roach on their way to Clarks, with Mantra setting her asymmetric.
At the finish Cobra took line honours ….continue