THE Royal Windermere Yacht Club competitors returned to action for the season time last weekend, despite the wind making a strong presence out on the water.

The much-anticipated racing season of the Windermere Yacht Club took place on May 1, after nearly two sailing years away due to the Covid pandemic.

Light winds were a continuing feature of the event.

In the second race of the post-lockdown season, positions changed constantly amongst competitors who raced in the North Lake in mostly sunny conditions with a light easterly breeze.

The club’s Race Officer, Steve Bewsher, set a windward-leeward course which kept the competitors on their toes in such benign conditions.

Winning first place was claimed by Richard Broughton in ‘Musetta’, followed by ‘Nepenthe’ (helmed by Miles Logie) in second place and ‘Mistral’ (helmed by Derek Long) in third.

For Broughton this was not the first time he had found himself as one of the leaders of the race.

The first race of season saw an equally exciting competition where Nick Aubrey (‘Atholl’) claimed first place for his own.

In second place was Broughton who was that time followed by ‘Chameleon’ (helmed by the club’s commodore Nigel Tullett) in third place.

Future races are expected to take place on the waters of Windermere soon, and summer dates are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.