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Sailchat-GP Open Saturday 16th September

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After a nice warm day with gentle breezes for our GP Open, where our very own Derek and Mary came second, Sunday dawned unsettled with a strong easterly and only one morning taker James Bay (who else). Officiating were Simon and Claude with a lone Tim Herbert Smith in the Timekeepers Box.

Jane and Hywell arrived for the afternoon race having driven all the way up from the Wedding of the Year in Salcombe. Hywell then relieved Simon as No 1

The strong breeze of the morning brought in a considerable shower of rain which suffocated the wind. Two others joined James in the Handicap fleet in the afternoon David Solo and me with Paul Enterprise. We all rigged in rain which abated somewhat when we were on the water. With a sensible course in the light easterly with a shade of north in it, we started down river and had a tricky run up which suited the Enterprise more than the single handers. It was a short race of four laps with some drizzle, some dead patches at I and then a very useful mark move.

The small but select group, including veteran Jimmy James, then enjoyed Fiona's and Chris's delicious cakes and then we attacked the IPA or some of us did. Jane assisted and generally amused us all.

Phill.

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