Sailing season comes to an end

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THE FORFAR Sailing Club marked their last day of racing for the year on Sunday.

Unlike the previous Sunday, the sailors were blessed with wind, a westerly blowing force two to three.

Three Lasers took to the water in the first race, alongside a Wayfarer, racing at Forfar for the first time, and an Enterprise (Josh Forbes crewing).

Jim Green (with Gail Adams crewing) had a late start due to gear tangling on his newly-acquired Wayfarer, thus allowing Duncan Brown (Laser) to leave him behind.

Tony took an early lead, which he built upon over the race to win easily.

David just beat Murray on handicap to take second place, and Jim took fourth on handicap to beat Duncan.

Duncan bowed out of the second race, while Tony and Malcolm Heron swapped roles as race officer and sailor respectively. Also, David gave Josh the Enterprise helm for his first race helming a double-hander.

All boats had a pretty good start, but Malcolm, in his own laser, soon showed his skills in leading away.

Meanwhile, the breeze was freshening a notch, and throwing in some hefty gusts. Murray followed behind Malcolm, then Jim, then Josh.

That set the pattern for the final placings of the race, the gaps between boats lengthening as time went on.

Members are reminded that a club clean-up work party takes place this Saturday, (November 4) at 10 a.m.

And ‘Boats Away’ is the following Saturday, November 10, also at 10 a.m.