The day started with a run down on what you need to do when you first arrive to get signed on and find out the course, then it moved onto the water for a practical coaching session. We then progressed to the water and the start was a little unusual in that only three boats had made it to the start line and the rest were either still on the ramp or spread out across the river. Eventually everyone arrived and we managed a start, although there was some confusion on the timing. The course tested the beginner which managed to create a good selection of learning lessons, wrong side of the river, wrong way around the mark, missing a mark, running aground. It became apparent that adults make the same mistakes as cadets only with more style ,such as rudder not down, sail settings incorrect, sailing the incorrect course and sitting in the wrong place. All in all it was a great day and some of the mysteries of racing were solved and great fun was had by all and finished off with an impromptu fish and chip supper.