16 boats turned up at Burghfield for the penultimate event in the National 12 GUL series. The day dawned bright and sunny, but with the lake like a mill pond. The race officer made the sensible decision to postpone racing until after lunch, so an impromptu paper boat competition was organised. Using paper, straws, stirrers, bottle tops and a lot of sellotape, contestants had to build a boat and blow it the length of a table. The fastest boat was broadly National 12 shaped, but with the addition of J-foils.
After lunch, the wind had filled in and the real boats took to the water for 6 sprint races. There was fierce competition throughout the fleet. Graham & Felix Camm won the first two races, Jon Ibbotson and Rachel Smith took two more first places, with one first each to Nigel & Chris White and Christian Day & Charlotte Stewart.
After racing the competitors were treated to a fabulous afternoon tea with lots of homemade cake.