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Day 2 Centenary Vane A National Championship

Today was brighter but windy at the start. Gradually it was calmer in the rain! A further six heats made 11 in all. Graham Butler and mate Keith Wiseman leapt into the lead with 7 points ahead of their nearest rivals, Chris Harris and Graham Bantock, and 8 ahead of Dave and Amber Geldard. Martin and Andrea Roberts moved into third equal place.

There were some exciting spinnaker runs, close finishes, changes of position and tacking duels as competitors raced the length of the lake. Inevitably there were quite a few re sails. The wind direction shifted almost doing a complete circle at one point, keeping competitors on their toes. On more than one occasion, a chasing boat suddenly was in front as their opponent headed across the lake and were able to take line honours and the points!

Day three tomorrow with less rain and some sun forecast.

Jacque Cook

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