Race 1 (sausage, triangle, sausage, work)

Wind was at 210 degrees & about 5 knots at the start, but headed 30 degrees immediately after the start, the shift caused chaos for the 2nd & 3rd tier starters with several judges whistles blown.

Vials got a good start at the pin end and with the shift managed to tack onto port and lead the fleet. At the end of the first lap Graham Vials from Jeremy Davy, David Tabb, Ian Cadwallader, Hamish McKay & Charles Apthorpe.

Several changes took place for places between 3rd & 6th places on the second lap with Andy McKee up to 3rd, Alan Bax, Brett Dingwall, Hamish MaKay.

The wind lightened for the 3rd lap and the leader beat the 2 hour time limit by less than 2 minutes, the fleet was allowed a further 25 minutes to finish, so several back markers missed out.

Tony Finch crewing John Hassan cut his finger on a knife and had to have stitches so will miss a day or two.


Race 2 (sausage, triangle, downwind finish)

Race 2 started around 1630 hours after waiting for the wind to fill in, which it did building through the race to about 15 knots with some waves toppled with.

Graham Vials was hampered at the pin end of the start line by a port boat tacking in front of him and did not get away as cleanly as he would of liked. Jeremy Davy got away well and led from Graham for the whole race. There was a wind change for the second work and some long reaches which pleased everyone as the waves built a little.

John Wilson was 12th but lost 6 places 100 metres before the finish being blanketed.

Day’s Results