The starters had set up for a NE breeze but just as we were sailing out it changed 180 degrees so a quick reset had us under way on a starboard rounding course. From the start, Space Monkeys who were sailing 2 handed led followed by The Ribwich and Truck. A bit of a gap then back to the rest of the fleet - most of whom had to do penalty turns after the start ! The breeze was very weak but stayed in for most of the race.
Positions changed on the last lap when Truck picked a good shift on the work to lead followed by The Ribwich and Space Monkeys. On the run to mark X, Space Monkeys got back in front but lost the breeze on the way to the finish wher Truck managed to sneak through. In the end there were 11 seconds between first and third with Truck first, Space Monkeys second and The Ribwich third. Pleasure & Pain, Blowflies, Blur and Karella all finish in a group about 10 minutes later.
On yardstick the CC results were The Ribwich first, Truck second and Space Monkeys third.
Thanks to the starters who had to endure some pretty miserable conditions to let us sail.