A gorgeous day greeted the 4 home boats and 3 visitors to Northampton last Sunday with sunshine and a nice force 2. There was a large handicap fleet out for the first race of the day and David and Georgina Hand took first lark position followed by Steve Hall and Simon Haighton. Tom Jeffcoate and Ruth Johnson were a little late for the start, but flew through the fleet to finish 3rd Lark.
In the main event of the day, the Larks had their own start. Newly promoted silver fleeters Stuart and Julia Allen put in a stunning performance to lead from start to finish. Tom and Ruth managed to fight off Steve Cumley and Nicky Attwood for 2nd, but they couldn't catch Stu and Jules even by tempting them into a tacking dual in the dying breeze up to the finish.
Tom and Ruth now lead the series by one point from Stuart and Julia with 4 races to come in the new year.
If you would like to join us, the next date in the series is 14 January with the first race at 1200.