A rainy evening reduced the takers to ten boats. Jon Anson set a long course 0-9-A-1-2 which, yet again, had three kite legs divided by tight gybe marks.
Rounding 9 the first time caused all sorts of problems as the wind was coming in from both sides of Sale Fell. Toggle and Joan in the 200 handled it best and led the GP of Dave & Lynn for a while before both were passed by John’s Skiff. Then came Tony’s Solo and the Geeps of Val & Ken and Mike & Eric all in close company.
Peter Winfindale and Alex Wasilewski were next in their Lasers but, after they had gone through the line, it was decided to shorten John Roberts’ Pico and Paul Gannon’s Radial to one lap. With the wind backing South it was getting more difficult for the 200 to fly its asymmetric kite but the crew held on to finish a mere 23 seconds adrift of Dave & Lynn.
Neil was handling the food and, it being Wimbledon fortnight, strawberries were on the menu – along with a strong curry!
FH results showed Dave & Lynn taking this week’s win from Tony and then Val & Ken. The PH win went to Peter with second and third being the same as on Fleet Handicap. At just beyond the half way point Tony leads both series, Mike & Eric being second on FH and Peter on PH.