Italian Stallions decided to adjust their rig settings and the mast fell over - better luck next time guys ! Mainiac also had a stay problem before the start but managed to reattach in time to compete.
Blowflies got off to a good start with Mainiac just behind. Pleasure & Pain with John skippering a Sharpie for the first time had a practice capsize on the way to the start but managed to make it in time. They were going very fast upwind in the conditions. Hydro Hooligan was going well but rounded one of the windsurfer marks by mistake and eventually withdrew.
Mainiac led for the rest of the race with Blowflies not far behind. Pleasure & Pain had another swim and decided to head home after a promising start.
On handicap, Blowflies was first with Mainiac second.
I hope we have more boats on the water next week for the first Club Championship. This race showed that the forecast can be wrong - its whats blowing at the time that counts !
Thanks to the Southern Cross crew for doing rescue duty - it was a very good course.