Because of the windy forecast, the Race Officer made an early call to only sail one race on Saturday. Sunday's forecast was looking lighter so 3 races would be held then.
Only 5 Fireballs took to the water - all of them visitors - with the HISC members deciding to sit it out until Sunday. All 5 boats completed the race and returned to shore to spend the evening talking about that one race. Tom Gillard & Shandy took the win followed by Dave Hall & Paul Constable, Kev Hope & Andy Stewart, Barry Smith & Ricky Spring and Rupert Smith & Christ Turner.
It was still windy on Sunday morning for race 2, but one more visitor and 4 HISC boats decided to brave it. The wind started moderating for race 3 and by race 4, teams were on full power settings. Gilly and Shandy took the open meeting win with straight firsts (discarding their 3rd), Dave & Paul were second with a 1,2,2. Barry and Ricky won the Silver fleet having a devil of a day on Sunday (6,6,6!). The Bronze fleet was won by Tom Thirketle & Tom Payne.
All in all, a great event to start off the sea sailing season.
A huge thanks to GUL for providing generous vouchers to the winners! Also to HISC for laying on yet another great event - we'll be back at the start of July so the 60th Anniversary Celebrations.