Gul UK Nationals - Day 2
Racing on Day 2 of the Gul UK Nationals took place in a westerly force 4-5 with gusts and with plenty of capsizes and gear failures to keep the patrol boats busy. Once again it was Dave & Imogen Wade who took line honours in Race 4 with Richard & George Bullock 2nd, and Simon & Tyson Barwood 3rd.
Race 5 got away under a 'P' flag after two general recalls. Once again it was Dave & Imogen stamping their authority on the fleet as they built a huge lead to win ahead of Simon & Tyson with Chris & Daisy Fuller from Hayling Island SC third. The weather claimed another victim when the mast on 5846 - Bananaskin, the oldest boat in the fleet, sailed by Zoe & Jack Beckly from Restronguet, came down when an swaged eye splice on the standing rigging failed.
The wind seemed to increase further for the start of Race 6, this seemed to suit Simon & Tyson who lead around the first mark, but by the finish it was Dave & Imogen ahead with Gavin & Oliver Cooke from Balmoral SC in third. With even more wind forecast for Friday, Race 7 was held. Once again Simon & Tyson led at the first mark, but this time they held it to the finish ahead of Dave & Imogen with Richard & George 3rd. Full results here.