Race ten of the points series for the POETS cruisers was held at Ullswater Yacht Club on Friday, August 20. The wind freshened nicely for the start of seven boats at 1.30 pm, but after an hour and a half it had eased back to a very gentle breeze. This made for difficult sailing conditions for the whole fleet in the three-lap race apart from the first two competitors who were able to find the remaining breeze until their end of the race. The first cruiser, a Sonata helmed by Sue Harding was well clear of the fleet by at least 15 minutes on the water. Ultimately there were more than 38 minutes separating the first and last cruisers. After adjusting times for handicaps the results were: 1st Sue Harding and Steve Libby in a Sonata, 2nd John Easterby and Richard Sealby in a Pegasus, 3rd Ray Harle and John Wales in a Hunter Europa.
- John Easterby
Last updated 09:51 on 28 September 2021