An even start saw the fleet on starboard with Waterborne at Last (Douglas & Emily Raftesath) leading the way as the leeward boat. However, they slightly over stood the top mark allowing Wavecatcher (Cullen & James Hughes) through to lead at the top mark. Jazze (Tara Wilson / Rowan Hughes) were next just ahead of Firefly (Oliver and Gavin Cooke). Next around were Molly M ( Lewis & Breda Thatcher) and Uppercut ( Tony Mandl / Matt Collis)
The 2 leading boats snuck away on the next leg to the wing mark and Wavecatcher sailed away in the increasing breeze to record a strong win over Waterborne at Last. Fireflyclosed up on Jazze on the final work but skipper Oliver managed to fall overboard on the final reach. His rather surprised crew was able to right the boat while Oliver swam back to maintain their 4th place.
The importance of getting to the first mark first in a seabreeze was underlined with the finishing positions matching those of the first mark.
The breeze kicked in more than forecast but all the crews reflected at the after race BBQ that it was a great day of sailing.
A big thanks to Tony for helping out with the Duty activities and a special thanks to Andrew Dent who gave up his sailing to help out on the rescue boat as we were short on the day.