The blossom was out, the sun shining but the wind was very light. A decision was made to change the course from a B to an A.

Lev had a lovely start and sailed into the lead whilst it took the remaining 6 boats a little time to get going.

The race continued with Lev maintaining his lead until disaster struck at the downwind mark which he gently nudged when rounding it.

This gave James with his crew Ruth the opportunity to take the lead and to win the race. Lev was second and Ian doggedly kept going to finish four laps in two hours.

Everyone else was able to complete at least one lap, Chris and Felicia managed two, but Ben, Keith and Sam retired before the end.

Heather Adams, OOD