Thursday, 27 June 2013

Mitchells race seriese 2013

The first race of the two race Mitchells seriese drew only 5 entrants for Thursday evening.  This might be because of the blustery conditions.  No one wants to loose a mast or blow out a sail.

The starting line was well laid. at right angles to the wind.  Glendun, somehow chose the pin end and approached on port.  The rest of the fleet at the other end, were all late and watching each other.  Result, Glendun calmly gets a perfectly timed start and heads off on port ahead of everyone and that was the last we saw of her.  Glenroan then proceeded to loose her main out haul and retired.  So the three, Glencoe, Glenmiller and Glenshane fought it out in an exciting three boat race, the prize being 2nd..  It went to Glenmiller following a dramatic tussle that saw the lead change several times.  The conditions were at about the limit Glens should race at.  There were several Chinese gybes and missed marks.  A lot of the other fleets retired and there was at least one dismasting - a Shipman.  The second day, next Thursday will see a winner of the Mitchell cup
, presumably from among these 4 boats.  If I was a bookie I would not take any odds on Glendun.

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