Although it was blowy in coastal and North Cumbria area, Bass’ micro-climate came up with ideal conditions.
Only 7 boats started, probably due to the forecast and Bassweek exhaustion.
The figure of eight course 0-9-1-A gave three spinnaker legs. But 9-1 was really too tight for a kite, only Val and Ken persevering with it after the first lap.
However, the three kite boats opened up a gap over the pursuing Radials. Val & Ken and James & Jenny were close throughout the GP just leading the 2000 over the line after 3 laps. Paul & Vicky had dropped back when they nearly missed the line out at the end of the first lap. Paul reckoned this was due to YZ not being included throughout Bassweek!
Jon was the first Radial by some distance but Bob and Richard Hughes in his elderly but colourful boat had a very close battle. Then it was back to the Club for Neil’s welcome supper.