The second race of the day was dogged by a wind which, when the PRO started setting up the line, was 140° and finally settled into 210° at 8 knots for a start 3 hours later - most frustrating for competitors and management team alike. Seven boats suffered penalty under the Black Flag rule. Jim HUNT (GBR) led at the first windward mark and held this place to the end.
By the start of the third race (at 1730) the wind had settled to 260° with 12 knots, all competitors had a clear start. The Kiwis seemed to come into their own in the stronger winds although Andy RUSHWORTH of Christchurch SC (compensating for his Black Flag in the second race) showed them that the Brits could also sail in these conditions as also did the Germans.
So ended a very long day for everyone with competitors sailing back into Parkstone after 7.30p.m. to be greeted at the slipway with very welcoming "hot dogs" and a beer.
Full results are available on the website at the address below.
Overall Top Ten