A somewhat listless, gloomy start soon become better with clearing skies and a decent breeze from the west. 8 skippers raced a variety of triangular courses – 6/7,3,2,6,3,2,6,blues. A/5,3,2,5,3,2,5,blues and finally A/5,3,2,7,3,2,7,blues.

Close racing between Oliver and Richard, but both tried out Trevor I’s 3D printed boat for a race and so overall result may have been affected. This was the second outing for the 3D printed hull – it seemed to go pretty well in the lightish airs/calmish water of the day and so it will be interesting to see how it fares in windier/wavier conditions.

New racing year starts this Friday (IOM of course) and Sunday (RM). So GET THERE ON TIME! Briefings will start promptly at 10 o’clock, and we will aim to have Observers for all races. I could suggest boning up on the Rules of Racing – but, hey, we are a nice lot, life’s too short and we mostly manage the port and starboard (no, the other starboard) rule. However, we do need to pay more attention to ‘water at the mark’, ‘ keeping clear/room-to-manoeuvre’ , ‘windward boat’ and NOT creeping up to the windward mark on port!

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