by Monique Smith
A perfect day with, a north-easterly wind of 10–14 knots made a great day for race three of the Class Championships of the Tweed River Sailing Club.
Fourteen dinghies started the race including Corsairs, Impulses, Lasers, a Hobie and one Pacer.
First to the top mark were the Impulses, Adam on his new dinghy Puddy and Dave on Matchbox. Peter on Mr Plow tried a port tack, leaving him well back in the fleet.
A bit of ruckus soon occurred, including apologies, at the rounding as Mark on Keenas came in on port to Monique on Rolling Stone (on starboard), who had to change course to avert a collision.
Meanwhile Mr Plow overtook Matchbox on the second run and was level with Puddy by the end of the third run.
Then Adam took an unscheduled swim near the bottom mark, leaving Peter and Dave to come first and second respectively.
An unfortunate day for Michael and crew, sailing Corsair Exhale, with the block and fibreglass being ripped out of the hull.
Exhale had to retire, but will be back in 2023.