Thursday was another great evening for racing. A brisk but constant easterly wind gave a start upwind of zero and a course of 4-3-1-0.
With 19 boats bunching on a short line a general recall was just avoided although Ethan was squeezed over. At the end of the first beat the RS200 of Alex & Olivia had a slight lead from Mike & Eric in their GP which they gradually extended. Next was Dave Lawson giving Izzie yet more crewing practice. They were followed by the Laser of Tony King, Jim’s Supernovaand the GP of Val & Ken who were side by side crossing the line at the end of lap 1.
The completion of Lap 2 was even closer with five boats crossing the line within 10 seconds. Gary & Kayla pulled out of the race at this point as they were the evening’s chefs. Slightly further down the fleet the Laser 2000 of Julie Tomkinson & Joe O’Donnell were duelling with AJ, and Richard Broughton in his Solo and Jon Anson’s Laser were in close company.
A gap appeared which allowed the L2000 of Steve Peck & Simon Smith to be finished on 2 laps. They were followed by David Roger putting in a stunning performance to easily finish as the leading Topper. Finishing on 3 laps it was Alex & Olivia from Jim, followed by a virtual dead heat between Mike & Eric and Tony.
FH Results showed Mike & Eric first from Alex & Olivia with Dave & Izzie third. On PH Tony came out on top with Julie & Joe second and David Roger third. In the PH Series Julie is now closing in on AJ and Sue who are currently leading from Mike & Eric.