It was a superb evening with a cloudless sky. But the west wind was a little chilly and stronger than of late. Several crews who had signed on thought better of going out but there were still seventeen starters to tackle the 0-9-B-4 course.
The line was starboard biased and James & Jenny’s 2000 got stuffed the wrong side of the Bates by Tog who was then first up the beat. In the GPs Val & Ken were well up and ahead of Mike & Eric but later dropped back, Val doubtless thinking more about food as she was the evening’s chef! Harry in his Aero went for a couple of brief swims.
With its large kite it didn’t take the 2000 long to move back to the front of the fleet and get engaged in a battle for the lead on the water with John’s Solo and Eric / Remy in the FF.
Matthew’s Tera was the first finisher on 2 laps although Paul’s Topper beat him on PH this week.