We have begun our Sunday series of squib racing and our crews are now competing for the inaugural HMS Bristol trophy comprising of six points scoring races and a final- a little like the Americas cup format but on Squibs.
Jack Tupper of Charter Academy took the first race helming Jet in light airs and shifty conditions with the breeze slightly steadier for race 2 won by Toren hill of Trafalgar Academy and followed in closely by the Charter Girls boat in second.
Week 2 began in bright sunshine with very little wind and a strong ebb tide and with a lot of jostling at the start for best position the race was led for three quarters of the course by Casey Hobbs helming Little Cracker only to fall into a windless hole on the final leg and get overhauled by Kacey Ellen Thornton helming Jet and also Caitlin Cady on AF3 who true to form had steer a precise and consistent course and with the all Girl boat of GTP bringing up the rear. Race 2 was a different story as the breeze filled in nicely from the south west and after an equally competitive start the fleet were neck and neck down the reaching leg with all 4 boats within touching distance and some good friendly banter ensued. AF3 and Little Cracker went round the top mark together only to sail straight into a tidal eddy off the pier and have the all girl crew of GTP sail wide and into a fresher breeze to go on and take the second race.
Its all to play for looking forward to week 3 with the General consensus that light airs and sunshine are the favourable conditions for Sunday racing and momentum and enthusiasm are strong and getting stronger by the week.