A cloudy, drizzly morning wasn’t the order of the day, but that’s what the DragonForce sailors had to endure in the first planned race. There was a good turnout of boats, perhaps too many for the jetty which seemed to be creaking under the load of helms! There was a few uncooperative boats that had to be attended to from kayaks, but the wind was sufficient to get the boats buzzing around the course.
The afternoon race has often been raced around the lake, and the OD had noted that the wind was suitable, but as the course was being set the south westerly took over, and the course area was changed to the northern bay. However, many sailors reported that the winds in the bay were as shifty as if the race had been down the lake!