Night Jar 17
It wasn’t as rough as last week but it was still windy for this, the final round of the Night Jar. As last week, the wind was WSW and the course 0-2-B which used the same marks as, but the opposite way round to last week.
There were just four starters, AJ and Sue taking out the Fifteen and Val insisting that the GP’s kite remained down. These two boats had a good battle over 3 rapid laps. Neil’s Radial was with them until he hit a mark on lap 2 and lost so much time that he retired. Paul Gannon capsized his Radial on four occasions but did well to finish, albeit on 2 laps.
In both FH and PH categories Val & Ken were race winners from AJ & Sue with Paul third. Tony King had already won the FH Series and, by virtue of his third place points as OD in this final round, he took the PH Series as well. Joan & Jack were runners up and Val & Ken third in both.
Thanks to AJ for this final meal and for organising the Food Rota. Also to Safety Crews, OD’s and to all others who have made this season’s 17 race / 45 boat series such a success.