All six Sharpie were in attendance - a record for a club race - as well as Jacina skippering the 420, Glenn and Dylan in the B14 and welcome to Ben Herrald who sailed his Laser.
As seems usual this season the competition was very close - Truck, Blur, Pleasure & Pain and Italian Stallions went to the left of the course with the others going right - left ended up being best. Blur was first around the mark closely followed by Truck and Space Monkeys. Pleasure & Pain was a little further back followed by Crews Control, Blue Bandit and Mainiac. Ben's Laser was going well (its just called Laser) while Jacina was sailing the 420 nicely.
Pleasure & Pain caught up to the first three Sharpies on the windward/return lap and Mainiac overtook Blue Bandit and Crews Control. For the rest of the race the lead amongst the Sharpies changed a few times. Mainiac and Crews Control also had a good battle. At the start of the last work, Truck led closely from Space Monkeys, Blur and Pleasure & Pain. Truck managed to get a good lift by staying a little further right than the others and maintained about a minutes gap through to the finish. Space Monkeys crossed second with Blur and Pleasure & Pain about a minute further back. Next was Crews Control who beat Mainiac by 9 seconds and then Blue Bandit.
On the short course, Laser finished ahead of Italian Stallions. Hopefully after the school holidays we will start to see the MGs and more juniors sailing the afternoon races to build the short course fleet back up.
Pointscore results were Space Monkeys first, Crews Control second and Laser third. Progress results in the pointscore after three races are Mainiac first, Space Monkeys second and The Ribwich third.