A number of boats were sorting out rigging, etc and were late on the water (including me) however most were at least in the vicinity of the start when the gun went. Amelia decided it wasn't the best breeze for a first sail on the Laser so went as forward hand on Spindrift.
Mr Freeze and Blur led up the first work closely followed by Space Monkeys. Rush was showing good speed - they will be hard to beat in the MG class this year I think. Mainiac had a slow start after being caught in the lull near the island but came through well.
Space Monkeys had a lengthy swim at the gybe mark and was overtaken by the rest of the fleet. Mainiac had not rigged their spinnaker properly and it would only go part of the way up. The two 505s were having a close race as were Spindrift and Rush.
Mr Freeze stayed just in front of Blur to the finish taking line honours by less than a minute. Rush did the full course and wasn't far behind the Sharpies.
All in all it was a good first race of the season with pleasant breeze and some good rides. Final results were