Thursday Update

Thursday evening was, again, dry with a SW F4 wind which was surprisingly constant. So no capsizes and only a quick broach from Rory Yardley’s Fifteen. Ten boats were out including John Reekie with Joe Watkins in the Merlin which started half a leg behind.

Banter Phil and Jim Christie were supervising training in the area between buoy 9 and the Club and buoys had been moved for the GNAC so, from B the beat went to 0 (outside 9), a fetch to 8 (near Keswick! – well 7 anyway), a broad reach to A (near 5) and a tightening reach back to B.

From the port biased start line Neil & Judith Currie’s RS400 led on the water followed by the FF of Tim Knowles / Martin Statter and the GP of Dave & Lynn Lawson. Despite the long course, lead boats were lapping in 15 to 20 minutes and most boats completed three laps, the course being shortened for the final trio.

Then it was back to the Clubhouse for Glenys’ superb meal. Results showed Dave & Lynn winning both the PH & FH categories from Tim & Martin. Mike Fairlamb’s Streaker was third in the former and Neil & Judith in the latter.

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