Despite the odd rain shower in the morning the weather stayed dry with good spells of sunshine to take the chill out of the air.

Much to Herb’s dislike, the day’s racing comprised a two pursuit race series. Mik led the fleet for the first half of race one until Dave passed him in a Laser and gained a lead which no-one could touch. Tony King was 2nd.

Meanwhile the GPs were having a vocal afternoon, with lots of shouting for water. In fact, at one mark Jack Hardie jumped out of his boat (well perhaps he fell), and Ken then jumped in to his aid. In the end all was well, apart from Ken losing his hat! Both deserted lady helms were keen to point out that they successfully lowered the spinnakers in preparation for their husbands’ return.

A close finish in the second race went to Mike/Kayla, back on the water after an ankle injury, with Tony taking another 2nd.

With three boats on equal points, the tie was split in Mike’s favour, as he had won the last race.

Final results

Apart from the two sailors getting soaked, tonight is the premiere of Emma Rydal’s Soaked at the Rosehill Theatre

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