With the wind direction being what it was a short course figure of eight consisting of two laps of beats and broad reaches, plus a beat to the finish line, was set. Getting a consistent start in the fluctuating wind was trickier than it looked as big flaws came through, often closely packed together and actually getting to the windward marks was a welcome relief.
A technical problem saw Rob fail to complete the first race whilst Damian had an issue which left him out for the first two races.
Mike Parkington’s Tallyman had a problem after the first heat and dropped out for the next four. Was the doomsayer Priestley being proved right?