David Mackley and Kate George take honours on tough day at Frostbite Sailing Club

Action from Frostbite Sailing Club.

Action from Frostbite Sailing Club. - Credit: Nick Butcher

The run of poor sailing conditions continued at Frostbites, this time with a total lack of wind and also some ice on the river.

Race officer, Paul Tegerdine, initially put up the postponement flag but after 40 minutes waiting a faint breeze filled in and race one started with 11 Norfolks and one Wanderer dinghy.

Rather optimistically Tegerdine had set four laps of a short course, but the course was eventually shortened to one lap.

David Mackley and Kate George in Lucifer, who had led from the start, took 52 minutes to complete the race in first place.

Fifteen minutes later Paul and Karen Armitage in Jane drifted across the finish line for second place leaving just one dinghy crew still sailing. Martin Taylor and Pat Woodcock, in Whereabout, took third.

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The second race should have been for the Arthur Mann Memorial Trophy but was postponed due to the conditions.

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