Night Jar 14

It was mucky evening with rain and low cloud.  So it isn’t surprising that there were few takers.  Five to be precise!  Peter was on the food and AJ & Sue on re-stocking the galley after Bassweek so they all opted out.

There was a fair wind coming around Sale Fell so Harry set the course as 9-8-1-3 which gave three kite legs and a planing reach between the gybe marks.
 
Off the starboard biased line the two GPs of Mike & Eric and Val & Ken led up the beat with Tony trying something different in the Solo by tacking off.  There was little to choose between the three of them at the windward mark but then Val & Ken started to eke out a lead which lengthened once they got up on the plane and they increased it further on most legs.
 
Mike & Eric had fallen back into Tony’s clutches although he couldn’t get through, Neil’s Laser was alone in fourth and John’s Pico was a long way back and was shortened on two laps.  
 
So it was Val & Ken’s race in both FH & PH.  Val’s comment was “Why couldn’t we sail like that over Bassweek?!

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