Tamesis Club

Battling the stream with little help from the wind

Joe Woods reports on Sunday’s racing.

Stewart Colley was the sole entrant for the 10:30 Handicap race and by valiantly battling upstream, hugging the Middlesex bank, managed to complete half a lap to achieve a finish on a shortened course.  The course was altered for the main races and both Merlins and Lasers started.  However, after about 20 minutes, no-one had managed to round the first mark and, despite there being a little wind, the stream appeared to have increased and the boats were struggling against it.  At this point the OOD decided to abandon the race.  Well done to those who tried, let’s hope for better conditions this week.