Lots of drifting, not much sailing!

Lots of drifting, not much sailing!

Chomping at the bit for the results of island’s premier Dinghy Regatta of the year?  Well, there are none.
Day one on Saturday under dark windless sky with a bit of mist thrown in only had 1 race and that was after a 1 1/2 hour delay, a large wind shift during the first beat meant those who chosen the right hand side of the course lost out heavily, the race was cut short as the wind dropped off leaving a large portion of the fleet struggling against the tide to finish,
Sunday was a similar story, with a promising 10 knot southerly a course was set only for the breeze to disappear as soon as the allotted start time came up, what little there was of the wind then blew from all points of the compass, so after another lengthy delay the Race Officer sent the 22 boat fleet ashore, a minimum of three races are needed to completed a series.
A disappointing weekend at sea, but a big thank you to the competitors for their patience and of course the patrol boat crews for a lot of mark moving, also to all those shore side for the BBQ on Saturday and the Regatta Tea on Sunday.