Conditions well read by Burgis and Snell

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For the A-Fleet the make-or-break decision was which way to go up the first beat.

Going right meant less tacks, but there appeared to be more wind out to the left.

In the event the breeze filled in on the right-hand side and, together with a little shift in direction to this side, it paid handsomely.

Gordon Burgis and Ken Snell rounded first closely followed by Glynn Mitchell and Paul Renault, these two maintained their positions to the finish.

David and Lydia Carter used their spinnaker to good effect down-wind to make up some places after going left on the first leg to finish third.

Spinnaker In the second race Carter changed tactics, going all the way to the right-hand side of the course he led narrowly from Burgis at the first mark.

Burgis, however, was not using a spinnaker and managed to stay close enough to Carter to win on handicap, with Mitchell coming in a solid third.

Carter still leads the series with nine points from Burgis with 15.

In the B-Fleet James Fullerton and Tim Sim put in a convincing performance to win both races and secure a firm grip on the series overall.

Yvonne and Mike Winspear and Bryan Watt and Mary Joy each took a second and a third place.

In the Dragoons a tactical first beat saw first the left and then the right route paying off.

Mathew Dale and Tom Hart got it correct, winning the first race from Emily Harris and Emily Hart with Rhianah de Carteret and Simon Thébault coming third.

Dale also won race two, with some very close finishes in the middle of the fleet, de Carteret finishing second and Francesca Eddie and Rory de Carteret third Emma and Laura Voak still lead the series with 17 points from Rhianah de Carteret on 19.

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