Post date: 07-Jun-2014 12:00:29
A light breeze greeted the start of Ladies Day at the St Edmundsbury Sailing and Canoeing Association, at Lackford Lake, on Sunday. After delaying the first start to let the breeze steady, the Officer of the Day sounded the horn for racing to start at 11am. Vicky Forkes, in her Lark dinghy, was first to the first turning mark of the course, a lead she held to the finish line, despite being chased hard by Fliss Elsom-Cook in her Vareo and Sheila Norman sailing her Laser 4.7. Debs Steele came second on corrected time in her Byte CII.
The second race saw Fliss Elsom-Cook firing at full speed off the start line to pass the first mark at the head of the fleet before becoming becalmed, allowing Forkes and Steele to overtake. Elsom-Cook held on to take third place. The final race of the day saw a much closer battle for first place, with Debs Steele just pipping Vicky Forkes, while Fliss Elsom-Cook took a consistent third place. Vicky Forkes came first overall to take the Rose Trophy.
Meanwhile, in the joint rankings, Mike Steele took two first places and Geoff Morris took a second place in the Mid-Season series.
Next week, the Thursday evening pursuit race starts at 6.30 pm. On Sunday, the programme begins with an hour’s race training at 10.30 am, followed by normal Club racing then a Women On Water session starting at 3pm.