After a week of typical Sydney Summer conditions, the first day of the Worlds saw some of the strangest weather we ever get, with midday fog, eerie mammatus clouds and light and fickle winds. The light winds proved especially cruel around the top mark in the only race of the day, with lots of boats caught in a horror show trying to get over the current to round the mark. At least the spectators on Shark Beach got a good view of lots of pretty red sails.
At the sharp end, it was Bob (Damian Carey, Austin Freer) who claimed the points. 2nd was B2 (Jonathan Branch, Phoebe Branch), followed by Ripples (Chris Fuller, Daisy Fuller) in 3rd. 4th was Wave Catcher (Cullen Hughes and James Hughes) and 5th were the newly crowned National Champs, Campbell and Stirling McKay in McMissile.
6th was Girra-girra (Paul Plowman, Tess Plowman), showing a knack for speed in light winds. 7th was the MCA Demo boat sailed by Martin Egan (crew not recorded). 8th was Foxy Lady III (Jessie Andrewartha, Grant Atherton.
About twenty boats were timed out and recorded as TLE on equal points at 41st position.
As usual, don't forget to check out Robert Owe-Young's great daily photo albums (https://robertowe-young.smugmug.com/2019-Mirror-Worlds)