Pleasure & Pain couldn't get their main up and were quite late for the start. MrE found fixed rudders difficult getting off the beach. Rod Nairn has swapped the Laser for his 470 - welcome to new crew Rhiannon who had her first race and enjoyed it.
Mainiac got off to a good start and was showing excellent upwind speed closely followed by Mr Freeze, Blowflies, Wilful Intent and Spindrift. Mr Freeze picked some good windshifts and led at the first mark. Wilful Intent was sailing well with their new sails until the spinnaker got badly tangled at the end of the first lap. Spindrift showed that a 3 year old boat still has some pace !!
Most crews commented that the day was one of the nicest SE breezes they have sailed for ages.
Final results for the CC1 long course were Mr Freeze first, Blowflies second and Mainiac third. On the short course Spindrift took first place.
Pointscore results were Blowflies first, Mr Freeze second and Mainiac third.
Rumour has it that some of the MJ sailors want to venture on to the afternoon course which is great news. We will sail them on a course one lap less than the current short course and they will be included in the overall pointscore results.