Salisbury Series (R9 & R10)
The bright blue skies of the bank holiday weekend continued last Sunday in Llandudno Bay accompanying the Salisbury Series which reached rounds nine and ten. The bright sunshine on this occasion brought with it a stronger breeze than last weekend, just flicking around the head of the Great Orme and across the Bay. Sailors would benefit from this steady breeze for most of morning.
In the absence of the current Series leader, Peter Fisk, there would be an opportunity for other keen sailors to stake their claims for the lead in the overall series. Courses were set across the breath of the Bay, allowing each sailor to pick their course through a feisty tide. The second course also saw the welcome return,for the first time this season, of the windward, leeward course, simple yet technically challenging.
There was no great surprise that Paul Moreton, in his Supernova, reached the first mark of the first race in front. Paul maintained this position for the rest of the morning, never appearing to be troubled despite the efforts of a determined Kevin Parvin who chased hard but just couldn’t find that faster flowing tide to place any real pressure on Paul.
It was a good morning for Paul as these results moved him back into overall first place in the Series. Kevin can also be comforted that his best endeavours have moved him into overall second place. Peter slips to third and will need to watch Perry Milton who is progressing slowly and surely up the league table having quietly taken two third places.