A glorious sunny morning, with a southerly breeze – what more could we ask for?

The OD took advantage of the wind conditions and again sent the fleets round the lake for a ‘proper’ race with the lead fast handicap boat returning in less than an hour.

Conditions remained good for the afternoon pursuit race in which the Commodore, sailing a Mirror with daughter Lily, soon passed the Teras and maintained the lead for the remainder of the 100 min race, beating Tom Stewart in his N12 by a couple of boat lengths.

The weather for the inaugural evening race was not very inviting, with the rain killing the wind in the bay. However, 36 boats turned out, the wind settled down and the rain cleared, providing the ideal conditions for an evening race that prompted the event. Vice Commodore Mark Somerville led the fleet in his RS400, and won on handicap just 1 sec ahead of Alex Leonard in a RS200.

Former social secretary Andrea crewed for Banter in a RS400, stayed in her wetsuit still after 9pm as she downed three pints of lager. It’s not certain whether she joined the RS400 gang in the showers afterwards…

The entertainment for the evening was a real ale tasting session