What a contrast to last week! Thunder and lightning were replaced by cerulean sky, glorious sunshine...but not much wind. The fleet of 27 drifted amicably around the course, glasses of bubbly twinkling in the setting sun. Eventually, the majority of the Ladies Division and Sportboats made it home but it is worth noting that none of the boats in the Open division ie sailed by men managed to finish...
Fleet: 27 in all, Ladies Division - 15, Ynglings/Elliotts - 9, Open - 3. This compares to just 21 in the second race last season.
Winners: Ladies Division - CoCo, Sportboats - Mojo. CoCo, pictured above, also took Best Start.
The CoCo crew, L to R: Kate Mc Cann, Melissa Taylor, Paula Taylor, Alexia Biggs, Liz Madsen
Melissa Taylor writes, 'We have been enjoying sailing together on CoCo for three years. The thing we most enjoy is the camaraderie and the actual sailing. We have all improved so much and feel we are a very cohesive unit. We are all LOTS graduates except our mighty Skipper Kate McCann who is a Youth Sailing Graduate. Missing from the photo ares Lisa Dowe , Jenny Lowry and our Boat Whisperers Glen Madsen and Russell Taylor.'
Best dressed skipper: Sarah Goddard-Jones of Wine-Dark Sea. Best accessorised crew: also Wine-Dark Sea.
See you again next week!