Held in glorious Solway sunshine and light winds, the next two races in the Club’s 2017 championships were run under the watchful eyes of Race Officer, Duncan Gillespie.

Both races featured race long tussles between Gordon Daly and Jane Gasgoigne in their Flying Fifteen, first time out for them since Daly’s late season injury in 2016, the Lasers of Stewart Biggar and Duncan Blandford and the 420 of Emily Biggar and her crew. Despite places changing frequently, Stewart Biggar’s two second places gave him the lead in the series. Next best Cadet was again Lilli Bell in her Topper with a rather distant tail-ender Gavin Phillips and his crew, the Club Commodore Ian Purkis “propping up the rear” in Phillips’ pretty but traditionally rigged Drascombe Dabber.