Day dawned beautiful warm and sunny. We slowly got organised and left the dock around 10 am to head out into Cleveland Bay and make some water. We pootled about and put some sails up then got a bit excited for the start and BANG! BANG! General Recall!
In any event our second start was sensational though we were about sixth around our top mark, then we settled in for a long reach across the Bay.
Around the next mark, spinnaker up, another reach back to Towsville, around an Easterly Cardinal on the west side (!), then beat to the finish. We were about fifth over the line, and didn’t know what this would mean for results, so we returned to our berth to celebrate a lovely day out and await results.
We took delivery of our case of champagne, and promptly disposed of 4 bottles between 6 of us, then got the results – SECOND! Woo hoo, what a start to our regatta!