LOW cloud and occasionally choppy conditions only added to the excitement as Windermere Motor Boat Racing Club held the Vice Commodore’s race day in front of their base at Broad Leys last weekend.

Nine boats, one from as far away as Newcastle, took part in eight races in a well organised event which began in bright sunshine but later saw the odd squall sweep across the water which saw some boats literally take to the air.

The day belonged to the ladies as Linsey Fairhurst in ‘Eau de Vie’ took home not only the Vice Commodore’s priz, but also the day prize for the most points as she claimed five of the eight trophies.

Club officials offered thanks to the lake wardens who assisted the patrol boats in maintaining course safety and, of course to the world renowned Osprey Team who were on hand in case of emergencies.

The next racing event to be held on Windermere will be the Regatta on July 6, when the public are very welcome to come along to watch this exciting sport from the grounds of Broad Leys.

For further information please email club@wmbrc.com or visit the WMBRC Facebook page.