SAILING: IT WAS a much calmer day for the sailors of Chester Sailing and Canoeing Club with a light south wind.
In the first race Wally Riley and crew Leslie Riley's Enterprise, raced into a quick lead. John Prior with his young son as crew, also in an Enterprise, gave chase, but was unable to close the gap.
Further back John Edwards, in a Comet, and Mark Roberts' Laser, were neck and neck.
Edwards was able to pull ahead by reading the wind shifts when the wind turned through 180 degrees. Mike Crofton, on his own, struggled to cope with the Lazy E in the strengthening wind and much to his relief gathered a crew halfway through the race.
A strange looking craft entered the race late. This was an International Canoe sailed by Andy Todd.
The boat required a gymnastic performance by Todd on the beats and in the shifting wind.
He moved through the fleet but not fast enough to catch the leaders. Riley was first, Prior second and Edwards third.
In the second race Todd shot away from the start and developed a large lead. Second was Prior with another young crew, but he had to retire early and third was Phil Snewin in a Laser.
The final placing was Todd, Snewin and Peter Hadfield and crew Sally Haslewood in an RS 200.