The RS Vareo Grand Prix was held from the 3rd September to 4th September 2016 by the Alton Water Sailing Club. There were four races held on Day one.
The RS Valero event in the club regatta made held with spate starts and the teams’ good use of the lake. The winds were light during the start of the race and offered shifts and gusts during the course of the race.
Luke Fisher got to a great start and went ahead of the fleet in the first leg, thanks to the left shift. Nick Crickmore and Mark Smith battled for the 2nd position and finally Nick got to the end of the race in the 2nd position. Nick captured the lead during race 2, but Luke had a good run and caught up with him on the last run to register his 2nd race victory – a testament to all his practice on the Scotland bareboat charters over the summer. (more…)