Sunday 11 December One Metres

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Watching paint dry, though JB is getting excited about something.

We had expected a bright morning with an E 4 knot breeze (I was sure  it was going to be westerly, but …….got that wrong) but that didn’t materialise.

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An exciting start

We struggled to move for much of the morning, so much so that the whole morning became a sailing cum tea break. With only 8 of us, there was no need for race officers, trusting to gentlemens’ rules.

For me it was really good to see Peter Luk back with Wotsit 27 from his extended ‘holiday’, although I know he was there on Friday when I was hors de combat.

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I had Sid Leonard’s old One Metre on the water for the first time proper, after some modifications to the rigs. It’s a Red Wine, which I think won the Worlds in 1994. I am sure the hull is perfect, but the bulb is the old fashioned thick tear-drop, which will never be as fast as the modern thin long design.  There, that’s my rubbish excuse.