Stanborough Lake tests sailors of Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club with its ever-changing conditions

Penalties to Charles Adams and Alex Shelley allowed Annette Walter to sail away to the win

Penalties to Charles Adams and Alex Shelley allowed Annette Walter to sail away to the win. - Credit: VAL NEWTON

The vagaries of sailing at Stanborough Lake were at the peak of their power this week in the latest round of races for Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club.

The wind blew one way and then the other and then sometimes not all to test the skills of the sailors.

Annette Walter leads Alex Shelley in slow-motion racing.

Annette Walter leads Alex Shelley in slow-motion racing. - Credit: CHARLES ADAMS

The slow fleet were caught early in the first pursuit race but they still managed to do well and the fast boats came to a halt when the wind disappeared and were caught by Mike Caddy coming from behind.

He kept going and nearly caught Annette Walter before the hooter went.

Charles Adams inched away from the slow moving pack to get third place.

Alex Shelley moves ahead of Charles Adams

Alex Shelley moves ahead of Charles Adams. - Credit: CHARLES ADAMS

The first starters in the second pursuit race pulled well ahead and were not caught by any of the fast boats.

The leaders had a close fought race until both Adams and Alex Shelley had to do penalties as the boats clashed rounding one of the marks of the course.

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Walter went on to win with Adams eventually throwing off Shelley to come second.

Roger Morse managed to catch up and nearly caught Adams right on the hooter but had to settle for third.

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