5 Frensham Footy Fanatics bought their boats to The Pond for the last scheduled Club Footy event of the year. A simple course was set at the Club House end of the pond with a start between the piers out to a turning mark and then down to two spreader marks opposite the club house. After the initial race with the light but steady breeze it was decide to shorten the course, the spreader marks were moved also the turning mark was moved to give more clearance between the Footy course and the big bully boat(s) course.
A further 3 races were run, Graham had not got into his stride as he only got one 1st place along with a 3rd and a 2nd . In these races Frank’s boat seemed to have an affinity for the reeds by the club house, so the Footy gang commandeered the Rib and kept it at their end of the bank. Also the course was changed to ignore the spreader mark nearest the club house making the course a simple sausage shape.
After a slow start, Steve, sailing his plywood Super Bug, started to get the best out of the boat and began to pick up a number of second places behind Graham who was now fully in command of the event. Jim still has work to do to get his sails into a competitive shape. Meanwhile Keith picked up a few 1st places and a steady number of 2nd ‘s but was constantly challenged by the rapidly improving Super Bug of Steve.
12 races were run giving two discards, the final placing and scores were;
Graham Whitehead 11, Keith Parrott 23, Steve Hill 24, Frank Wood 32, Jim Phillips 50.