The fleet got away to an even start heading towards Grotto Pt. Firefly (Gavin & Oliver Cooke) was the first to tack away in the outgoing tide, with the others holding on closer to the lay line. First around at the top mark was Wavecatcher (Cullen and James Hughes), closely followed by Firefly and Jazze (Amy Lee / Rowan Hughes) in 3rd.
Wavecatcher had spinnaker troubles allowing Firefly to pull alongside but soon the breeze had evaporated and Jazze arrived to join the leaders in a parking lot. Finally the breeze arrived again for a virtual restart, this time with Wavecatcher getting away first and Jazze and Firefly rounding the next mark together. A poor gybe from Firefly had them dropping off the leading group. The race continued with the wind strength varying between 5 and 15 knots for the remainder of the race.
The next work brought a Easterly shift which Wavecatcher used to create a nice gap which they were able to maintain to take the race win. Firefly had a great square run to close the gap on the leaders but Amy and James held strong to take 2nd in the Jazze with Firefly in 3rd.
A big thanks to Tony Mandl and Andrew Dent for their assistance with the Duty Class activities on Saturday morning. With a chunk of the Mirror fleet looking after the Juniors on Saturday morning it went very smoothly with their efforts.