Only twelve starters tonight despite the ongoing great weather. With marks out of place the OD chose a long course 0-1-5 with 1 being a gybe mark. The Bates was stationed half way up the long beat near A.
Rory was over at the start and John in the other Solo also returned. Val & Ken in the GP saw the port bias and had a flyer leading by over ten lengths at the windward mark and holding prime place throughout the race despite James & Jenny’s 2000 and John attempting to close up.
The Safety crew spotted swimmers at various points around the course and, with thoughts of Val’s previous encounter with one a while back, went to warn them of approaching boats. James and Bob got a load of choice language and spluttering for their efforts!
With all crews on their second lap and the wind dropping, there was no choice but to shorten for all. So it was back to the Club for the meal being prepared by Barbara.