Rob and Milly Wilder second at Thames Merlin open

Thames Sailing Club hosted a Merlin Open meeting on Sunday 14 May which is part of the Thames Series in which visitors from Tamesis, Hampton & Fishers Green SC joined the locals.
A decent breeze allowed for a beat up towards Thames Ditton Marina and a run back downstream to a leeward mark just off Raven’s Ait.
Rob & Milly were leading the first race when on the beat a big gust came and knocked them flat. They didn’t go over but managed to take in a fair bit of water, letting John & Livvy Bell into the lead, but they still finished second.
The second race was held back to back in similar conditions, with John and Livvy & Rob and Milly breaking away from he rest of the fleet. John managed to win having the edge on upwind wind speed.
The third race started in less breeze, which seemed to build through the race. Rob and Milly lead from start to finish.
Results:
!st 1222 John & Livvy Bell – Hampton SC
2nd 1097 Rob Wilder & Milly Chong-Wilder – Tamesis Club
3rd 1742 Jon & Annabel Steward – Fishers Green SC