Night Jar 3
On a grey evening, initially with a SW Force 2 wind, a course of (4)-0-A-4 was posted. Sixteen boats took to the water including five from the Topper Fleet.
But the wind dropped away down the beat and there was virtually nothing by the time the lead boats reached the windward mark. There was clearly only going to be a single lap. Those successful on rounding and on the return legs included David Haselden in the Solo and Jim Christie in his Supernova. . They crossed the line in the leading group to be classified in the podium positions on Fleet Handicap behind the GP of Mike Fairlamb / Eric Smith who lead that series.
On Personal Handicap David took first place ahead of Mike/Eric with Paul Clark in his Laser third.
The Toppers had the most demanding time as it was dead calm at zero by the time most reached it. All retired except Louise Roger who was first around the mark and determined she was going to Finish. It took her a time of fifty eight minutes to do so but she gets full credit for determination.
During another excellent meal the heavens opened. All agreed that it could have been a lot more disagreeable if they had done so earlier.