It was yet another superb Thursday evening. But a fairly strong easterly wind was blowing before the start and the Safety Officer felt there should be two safety boats out for which he and Martin provided crew prevented both of them from racing. With sufficient wind the OD selected a long course; 5-3-1-0 for the 15 boats competing.
The leading group of Joe, Mike & Eric and Val & Ken were closely bunched and switching positions. Then came John’s Solo, James & Jenny’s 2000 and Mathias’ Laser.
By the end of the second beat the wind had dropped considerably. The front runners finished in around 40 minutes but those further back were marooned in holes. Bob accepted a tow from the safety cover, but others persevered with John’s Pico and Katia’s Mirror taking over 70 minutes to finish.
This week a professional chef was manning the galley