After 2 days of no racing because of either no wind or an unsafe sea state the fleet were relieved to get on the water. The plan was to get 3 races completed in the day to start catching up. A short delay while the wind flicked around made everyone slightly nervous which then showed in the first gate start as it was aborted after 30 seconds. In the end 3 great races were held in wind ranging from 8 – 15 knots. During the second race of the day the Race Committee were able to fly flag O thus relieving the Jury from looking out for Rule 42 – this made for some great rides on the waves of Lyme Bay. The expected contenders started to show their form with Christian Birrell & Viv Townsend taking two wins and Ian Dobson & Richard Wagstaff taking their second win of the week.
Now the discard has kicked in the top of the results looks a bit more familiar now those black flag disqualifications have gone.
Tom Gillard & Geoff Edwards now lead in spite of not winning a race yet, Christian & Viv follow in second with Ian and Richard third.
Further down the fleet it was extremely busy – specially around the marks. As a result, there are a few protests to be settled before all results are confirmed.
Results will be posted at