Summer has finally arrived for us here, and we were greeted with a beautiful day, albeit with quite light winds.
Unfortunately, we had two competitors unable to make it today with Covid setbacks, but our field of 12 sailors was still one of the strongest we have had in the last two years.
After a brief briefing, our PRO, Michael Hickman had us under way.
Six races were completed to lunch time, and things looked pretty good for Andrew Reid. In fromt by 4 points to Ray Joyce and then Stuart Dawes.
After lunch, we got another five races in, with a 45 minute delay towards the end while the wind decided whether it was going to join us or stay away. Fortunately, it came back and we got our last two in for the day.
At the half way point, Andrew Reid is the clubhouse leader, on 24 points. Stuart Dawes has made a bit of a challenge, now in second on 29 points, with Ray Joyce not far behind in third on 33 points.
We were planning a bit of a social gathering afterwards at the bar, but understandibly, our friends fromt he mainland did not want to create any risks with the Covid scare, and instead headed back to their accomodation to work on their boats and rest up.
Tomorrow, we plan to put on a BBQ in an outside environment at the close of the championship, while the locals get things all packed up and scores talled for the championship.
Big thanks - as always - to our support crew today. Michael Hickman, Les Hanson, Mathew Gray, Ted Stevens, Chris Wood, Ken Dobbie and Anne Cole-Cook all volunteering their time for the event today. Thanks everyone.
Sailing resumes tomorrow at 1030.
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