With a lovely breeze 24 boats headed down river to the end of Millbeach for the start where we found our race officials Malcolm Green along with George and Viv Whitchurch already on station and awaiting everyone’s arrival. Whilst getting ready for the start and fine tuning the art of manoeuvring Jess Pickering was seen to rapidly exit the back of the boat and see it then shoot off with the crew not aware that he was on his own until a fast capsize notified him of his single handed sailing. Having practiced their boat speed on the way down to the start all the fleet were up to speed and eager to get going. However it turned out that that they had been practicing too hard and a large number were over the line and everyone was called back to have another go. When we were all away a fast fetch down to Doctor was followed by a very rapid reach back to the club. The short beat up to Nipper was followed by a run to the finish. The fleet was dominated by the fireballs who made up a quarter of the competitors and headed the results with the top 3 places, Dave Hall, Mark Maskell, Maria Richards. The cruisers were won by John Gibson and Sue Sheppard with a guest appearance on the helm by Charlie Stewart. Meanwhile a group of youngsters had their own version on the lake.