Four Sharpie fronted the starter for PS15 in a light 8-10 knot easterly. A number of boats had standin crew with Mick missing from Blur, Red missing from Space Monkeys and Mainiacs new forward hand Glenn having to work.
From the start Space Monkeys really enjoyed the lighter breezes with Zoe acting as forward hand and pulled out a reasonable lead by the first mark with Blue, Pleasure & Pain and Mainiac all rounding together. The four boats were never separated by more than a few minutes.
By the end of the second lap, Space Monkeys was in front with Blur second , Pleasure & Pain third and Mainiac fourth. Pleasure & Pain went right in to the shore on the next work and got a great lift bringing them up to first place followed by Blur, Space Monkeys and Mainiac. Space Monkeys tried some interesting downwind tactics on the next two laps to try to recover but they didn't work. Positions stayed the same through to the finish although with all boats between X and the finish line anything could have happened as the wind was very flukey in near the club.
Well done to the Pleasure & Pain team - once they got in front they are sailing fast enough to stay there.
Blur was first on Pointscore.
A reminder - the delayed heat 4 of the Club Championship will be held this Saturday 8 February.