Willum and Neil secure points series

Last Friday saw the culmination of the first dinghy points series of the year.

Only six of the intended 10 races were sailed due to the early season weather.

In the first race a strong breeze got the eight boats under way.

Race officer David Grant ran a good race, which saw Scott Nicol­son and Roger Goudie in their Fireball take first place from John Manson and Ivan Fraser’s new Fireball Black Fantin. Third was the Flying 15 sailed by Kenny Leask.

Race officer for race two was Michael Tait, who oversaw a light wind race. Excelling in the light airs were young Darren and Craig Forrest in a Fireball, seeing off the more seasoned Willum Mouatt into second. The increasing Flying 15 fleet took third, fourth and fifth places.

Tony Dobson took over as race officer for the final races, which proved to be good for the Fireball of Willum Mouatt and Neil Fraser. They won all the remaining races to comfortably win the series.

Scott Nicolson pushed Willum all the way in races three and four, but in the end experience paid off, with Scott having to settle for second each time.

In races five it was the turn of the Flying 15s to push Willum, while in race six John and Ivan came a close second.

With five from six races to count, Willum and Neil won from the Flying 15 of Brian and Adrian Wishart, with Kenny Leask taking third.

On average, a healthy fleet of 12 boats sailed in each race, with 19 different dinghies taking part over the series.

With several dinghies still not on the water, it is hoped that the second series which starts next Friday will be even better, with hopefully over 20 boats.


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