Day 2 at the GJW Direct Lark nationals had a bit of everything, and three races later (owing to the uncertain forecast for the next two days) a tired fleet headed back up the beach to recharge their batteries for Crews Union and Board of Directors this evening.
The first race of the day saw an over eager fleet pushing the line, for which a general recall was followed by a second start with an individual recall. Several big names went back, with a couple choosing to risk their luck. At the head of the fleet Alan Krailing/Joe Hunt picked up a lead that they never relinquished. A big squall on the first reach reduced visibility and saw a few people inspecting their centreboards, leaving a chase pack of Ross Kearney/Jane Kearney and Chris Holliman/Kate Hutchins to take the podium places. Chris Whitehouse/Ruth Johnson recovered from kite issues to take fourth.
The second race saw a more mixed breeze with everything from breezy reaches to light runs. Alan/Joe escaped to make it two from two, with the boats behind having a close tussle in the shifty breeze. Steve Hall/Ally Hall emerged from the melee to take second, with Ross Kearney/Jane Kearney and Charlie Roome/Jeremy Stephens taking third and fourth.
The final race was held in a more consistent strong breeze, and Charlie/Jeremy made the best of the left hander just after the start. Nigel Hufton/Will Kennedy showed he had recovered from his earlier swim to take second, with Chris/Kate in third again.
Overall Alan/Joe lead the way, followed by Charlie/Jeremy, with Ross/Jane regretting their work commitments as they currently lie third.