Hi All,

We started Sunday happy that Ophelia had passed over the boat yard without much interference the previous week.

The junior members were already hard at work on their Senior instructor course and storm Brian had cleared off a little earlier than expected. Leaving dry mild and relatively calm conditions on Cullaun lake.

Even the EXPENSIVE looking HELLY HANSEN jacket that was FOUND at the compound from the pervious week was still there. Contact Jim O'Sullivan if it's yours - or it will be used as 1st price for the Cooler !!! 

A course was set out based on leaving the windward mark in place for the Senior  instructor course. With a triangle, sausage, one triangle and beat to finish. The OOD judged that placing the leeward mark in the vicinity of some reeds would add something to the starts - and was (probably) safe give the high water level.

Both races got off to very good starts with several boats getting over the line within half a dozen seconds of the horn.

In the first race Chris led most of the way only to be pipped by Margaret and Iarlaith on second half of the final beat. Hugh Ward also swapped places on the final lap with Jim O'Sullivan to pip him on the line by a fraction of a second. The PY will tell a different story of course.

In the final race there was a good bit of role swapping. Iarlaith and George staging mutinies to taking over the tiller on their respective boats. Again there was a very good start by everyone.  Jim and Kevin took a little while extra to get acroos but good things come to those who wait and they managed to take over most all of the field by the time the course was complete coming in a very respectable second to the Cahers - Chris and Rachael. George also put in a very respectable performance on the tiller in the GP14.

All in all a great days sailing.

Billy, OOD.