After 2 events, Sam leads the Pro fleet and Archie the Sport. Oscar and James are on the same points behind Archie.
Remember 4 to count, so still plenty to play for!
And the Buddy standings are
1. Oscar/ Charlie - 26 2. Archie/ Harvey - 31 3. Sam/ Natasha - 32
4. Sam / Josh - 43 5. Tristan /Issy - 44 6. Matt/ Josie - 58
7. Lucy/ Oliver - 60 8. Dom/ Max - 100
(Pros take the same Sport DNC in buddy calculations).
Part 2 of the Pioneer Pump Eastern Traveller Series was held At Aldeburgh Yacht club. Gusty conditions in a cold Nor-easter made the going tough with windspeeds that ranged from 25 knots to 5 knots. Archie Hainsworth dominated the day, winning every Sports race comfortably, however behind him there was incredibly close racing with Will Caiger, Matt Smith, James Oakley and Oscar Cubitt, swapping places up the beats, down wind and even on the finish line. After 5 races, just 3 points separated 2nd and 5th place. 2nd place went to Will and 3rd to Matt. The Pro fleet saw very close tactical racing, but in the end the locals pipped the visitors, Sam Doble-Thompson winning the Pro fleet from Matthew Caiger, and Bethan Matthews taking 3rd from Lucy Greenwood - both girls sailing the Pro sail for the 1st time.
Finally after lunch the wind had dropped slightly and the Reefer fleet hit the water (with at least 2 reefs in the sail) for two races. Andreas Purse led the fleet followed by Jack Oakley with the whole fleet achieving a least one lap. However, some of the Reefer fleet were doing so well, they were mistaken for the main Sports fleet, notably Max King. Please do let me have your photos as for once the fleets were sailing as close to the shore as possible to get out of the tide.