Night Jar 8

We had overcast skies but a constant medium wind from the North East. Julie chose a 0-2 beat and then a near run to 9. Using B midway to 0 this gave three kite legs although the final one was tight.

There were sixteen starters although John got the Musto’s fixed rudder trapped by the Bates’ anchor warp and nearly had to capsize to extract it! It was a long line and most went for the port end. Tony’s Solo had a good start as did the Geeps of Joan & Jack and Val & Ken. The Solo got ahead but Joan got through by the end of the beat, both boats remaining close throughout the race.

Josh retired his Tera although Owen persevered in his. Steve & Simon turtled their L2000 but the Safety crew was on hand to make sure they righted it and continued.

As usual when there is enough wind, the Musto rocketed ahead and completed four laps. Both Geeps, enjoying three kite legs on each lap, flew them right to 0 but this nearly caught Joan & Jack out when a gust caught them as they were dropping for the final time.

Then, it was in for an excellent meal prepared by Karen and production of results. On FH it was Tony from Joan & Jack, John, Val & Ken and Mike’s Streaker. The PH winner, putting in a superb performance, was Jon Anson in his Laser. The sister boat of Peter Winfindale was classified second.