Weymouth Formula Report

25 July 2016

The sun was shining and there was promise  of wind for the Formula fleet on the opening day of Cup 4 at Weymouth. The fleet  had to wait until lunch time for the wind to pick up and when it did, it was very light and was going to mean that  everyone one went with their biggest kit. The race officer wanted to make the most of what  wind there was as the forecast for  Sunday looked grim so she put on 4 back to back races on a windward leeward course.

Once again Dave Coles was in commanding form and he took 3 of the  4 races. However, perhaps the most celebrated win  came in the final race where Bob Ingram used all his tactical knowledge and knowledge of  the wind to take his first ever win much to the  pleasure of the entire UKWA.  This result  also meant that he would end up on the  podium ahead of Tim Gibson who was punished for  forgetting his tally.

The racing was hard and many found it hard to plane all the way around leading to places being swapped on the course on  a  frequent basis. This  paved the way for Harry Sharrock to  take  the  honours in the  youth fleet and he was looking content not to get another race in which could  have let James Battye back in.

Results

FW winners

  • 1st Dave Coles (Severne, Starboard,)
  • 2nd Chris Bond (Point 7, Gaastra/Tabou, Z-Fins, Robin Hood Watersports)
  • 3rd  and 1st National Bob Ingram (Gaastra, Starboard, Z-Fins)

1st Youth Harry Sharrock

Our next event is Pwhelli on 27th/28th August - we hope to see you  there.