A day full of smiles, celebrations and incredible racing ....
The day kicked off with the fleet race before lunch. The weather was scintillating, with a consistent 12 -14 knot breeze and bright sunshine. With a handful of boats on the water, this race in particular was important as it was the first in a series of 8 Laser and Optimist races. It was the Laser 4.7s of Dhanika Nanayakkara and Niveyn Nanayakkara who shared the top spot on the podium with a first and second place each. It wasn’t a day for the Laser Radials though as the strong winds and handicap saw Kethaka Weerasuriya in third and Jordan Bolling in fourth. Jordan had a particularly unfortunate day with a rudder break in the first race and capsize in the second! The Gp14 of Janaka and Sajith Dhanushka topped that category with 2 good races.
Nikhil & Tharen Nanayakkara battled hard and exchanged places in the two Opti races which took place. Tharen first in race one & Nikhil first in race two.
The highlight of the event was of course Ernst’s birthday celebration filled with goulash and smiles all round.
All in all a brilliant day of competitive racing and fun on and off the water.