Four Sharpies and Two Flying 11s turned up to sail. Pleasure & Pain decided not to got out as Alex wanted to do some shopping. Truck had a boat issue and also didn't participate. Space Monkeys had one of the juniors on as crew and Mainiac once again skippered by Rod with a forward hand who owned a Sharpie himself 30 years ago.
The two Flying 11s and Space Monkeys started well with Mainiac a little late after an early capsize. Space Monkeys took it easy during the race particularly downwind due to the new crew and only set the Spinnaker twice. Panther pulled out a bit of a lead in the Flying 11s but both boats were sailing really well - the training they have received in the MJs certainly prepares them well. Mainiac discovered that tying knots properly is important when their retriever line detached from the spinnaker on the first drop.
Overall it was fun out on the water - better than sitting in front of the TV or mowing lawns. Some good rides were had by all boats.
I don't think any of the monos suffered damage. We watched the unfortunate demise of Diggers mast in the TYs - hopefully he can get back on the water quickly.
Final pointscore results were Space Monkeys first, Panther second, Mainiac third and 1321 fourth.