Rumour has it that there was a good tussle between the Master and the Honourable Cycling Secretary in which experience triumphed over rig tension by approximately 10 seconds per lap.
Excellent race management by Brian and Kevin (or was it Maddie or was it Charles or was it Sadie?) and timekeeping by Claude and Alison.
More competitors were ready to go in the afternoon despite the challenging northerly wind. A quartet from each class (Keith/Peter, Trevor/Sue, Derek/Mary, George/Chris in GPs, Sophie/Jane, Ben/Dad, Stuart/Larysa, Colin/Amelia in Ents, John Heath/Lucy, Hywel\Sophie, Rob/Jo, Andrew/Andrew in Merlins) and a solo Solo. Actually the racing was pretty good despite the direction. Andrew got a bit grumpy with his crew and Mr & Mrs Goodwin proved that it’s not only paddle boarding that can give you a dunking. Great to see the Peerless juniors giving everyone else a decent bit of competition.
Playing away were Philip/Ra at Minima and John/Olivia at Ranelagh – all flying the Hampton flag and encouraging visitors to attend our Open Meetings later in the year.
A lovely tea from Judith and Maddie followed by good cheer and a lovely evening at the bar as the sun came out eventually.
Next Saturday is Push the Boat Out (Please come and help meet and greet) followed by the Round the Island Race and Supper. See you there.