Hampton Court MYC hosted round 2 of the Met & Southern district championship on the 8th March
17 entries (reduced to 14 on the day) allowed the event to be run on a single fleet basis. The wind blew straight down the Rick Pond from the South West, the gusts left the skippers debating whether it was too windy to use top rig.
The wind did moderate prior to the first race which led to a couple of skippers coming out in top rig. Unfortunately for them the wind soon reverted to its original strength leaving them very overpowered.
In the subsequent races the whole fleet sported their working rigs which remained the case for most of the day.
Racing continued throughout the day at a reasonable pace stopping only for lunch and a couple of coffee breaks. By 4pm , the race cut off time 14 races had been completed and it was time to tot up the scores and apply the 2 discards.
Darin Ballington put in a solid performance managing to win 7 races and took the event with 26 points. 33 points secured a 2nd place for Martin Graham from Chipstead SC followed by Trevor Binks on 37 points.
Colin Trower RO