Particular highlights of the day were:
- My new D12 spinnaker halyard working a treat after being literally thrown onto the boat in 20 minutes before the first race.
- Being first round the windward mark in both races
- Not capsizing
- Those 3-sail reaches
Elsewhere, Pete Slack gave us a masterclass in how to get round the course in a F5 with a small lightweight Serena on the wire without capsizing and still going pretty quick. Gordon demonstrated how you could injure your crew without damaging his drysuit, then did a bit of crewing for Paul in the afternoon as a penance. Badders practised capsizing (he doesn't do that very often) and Helen and Paul did a bit of impromptu dredging with the kite. Bob apparently never made it round 'B' without stopping for a quick dip, and even the mighty Tim Rush did a bit of time in the water, although it didn't slow him down enough for my liking. Colin and Karen put in a couple of solid (capsize-free?) performances, and Martyn and Richard zoomed off depressingly quickly as usual. JT was out there too somewhere, but I have no idea what he got up to.