The working week has begun for the rest of the world, the rain has disappeared for the time being, and the sun was shining. With a good westerly in the bay, the course took the fleet to the southern end of the lake. As soon as the leaders reached the narrows, the Sale Fell effect kicked in, and there were some big gains and losses to be had. EG Simon/Jon in their F15 had started with a flyer port on port, took an early lead, and then were stranded off Scarness point as their lead diminished, then disappeared, and they watched three F15s merrily sail by, before they opted to return to the shore.
The Commodore not only catapulted his daughter on to the fore deck when he ran aground at Scarness, but he had to jump overboard to free the centreboard from the rocks (not cool).
Paul/Jude Allen were the lead handicap boat and managed to build up a 15 min lead on the next boat! Despite the frustrations caused by the down draughts, everyone had a tale to tell after the race, and will no doubt look forward to doing it all again next year.
The sun continued into the evening for more al fresco dining before the first disco of the week.
At 10pm a minute’s silence was held in honour of the fallen of The Great War which commenced 100 years ago.