With a load of members camping on site it was hoped that the number of boats racing in this round of the Night Jar would increase. But, apart from Banter’s Skiff, it was the Thursday regulars who made up the fleet.
Stephen and family were in charge on this cold evening with a medium strength SW wind. A long course was set, 0-A-B-4-1 with B moved to just beyond the port pin of the start line.
Dave & Lynn in the GP led off the line but it wasn’t long before Phil hurtled by – only to skew off course when rounding B to starboard and let the GP briefly take the lead back. Neil was sailing well in the laser and was ahead of Tony’s Solo.
Val & Ken’s GP was well up early on as was John’s Laser but the former crew had all sorts of problems reading the wind and dropped right back while the latter capsized at B and, despite two safety boats standing by, the helm took a while to right it and head for the jetties.
Most managed 3 laps with only the final four boats being shortened. Then it was back to a busy clubhouse and the meal prepared this week by Alison & Martin Overend