There were nine yachts in each race with 4 of the Junior Pacer Dinghy fleet also joining in for Race 1. All yachts were closely packed at all of the starts and there was some very tight tacks around the marks. The two Etchell class yachts that competed had some good duals with some solid spinnaker work downwind. The two Solings were a little less competitive but considering the crews were both getting to know new yachts it was not surprising. Wyvern was well placed at every mark with excellent strategic tacking. When all yachts had crossed the finish line the tacking and angling for a good place on the starting line began. All of the cruising yachts were close on all legs and with many close shaves when tacking. At the end of the races the results were compiled with Wyvern winning Race 1 & 2 and coming second in Race 3 and thus winning the series.
I had a ball - but unfortunately did not get to do a great deal. I did manage the jib sheets when we had the sails "goose-winged", but was also valuable ballast on the reaching legs.
It was a fun sail and the great competition between yachts was enjoyed by all.
We will see what next week brings. 'Til then...good winds and gentle seas.