In what was hopefully an indication of the racing during this season the boats were very close together with minor tactical moves making the difference at the end. All four boats rounded the first mark abreast and then the wing mark in line astern. This continued for most of the race. The Ribwich pulled out a small lead with the three Sharpies swapping places. Space Monkeys managed to stay in front of Blur and Mainiac for most of the race .
On the last work, Blur caught Space Monkeys at the top mark but Space Monkeys held them off to cross the line 3 seconds ahead. The four boats finished within three minutes with The Ribwitch first, Space Monkeys second, Blur third and Mainiac fourth
Mainiac took first on pointscore by a few minutes with Blur second and The Ribwich third. There was only 50 seconds between second and fourth.
We will apparently have a much larger fleet next weekend. A couple of Sharpies are still looking for crew for the season - if interested please talk to me and I will let you know details.