First day at the races for our crew today; we left the dock in good time and headed to the “Rendezvous” start area.
The winds this week are going to be atypical, dominated by weather systems to our north and south disturbing the typical trade wind flow and giving us SE winds, for which the courses in the book aren't really suitable - luckily that is not my problem but Stephen's and Irene's - although I did garner a dirty look or two for bearing bad news.
Despite the winds our team got the course set and the start line layed in good time to get the racers off to a timely start. As the winds were going to be low and somewhat unpredicable the following day our classes (CSA 7, Bareboat classes 1,2,3 and 4) got to do a second race; and the second set of starts and finishes went off without a hitch.

Girlsforsail.com at the start First day of racing and the first start
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Girlsforsail.com at the start
CSA 7 class started 5 of the starters of the CSA 7 class on the first day shortly after the start
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CSA 7 class started
Committee B beverages Our cooler is full of tasty beverages for the races; the alcoholic ones come after the race is finished.
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Committee B beverages
Bootyfish finishing Happy crew aboard BootyFish
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Bootyfish finishing
Coming in for a finish Coming in for a finish
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Coming in for a finish
Bow 33 finishing Bow 33 finishing
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Bow 33 finishing
Two close finishers Two close finishers
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Two close finishers
Approaching the finish line Approaching the finish line and just about to tack
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Approaching the finish line
HatseFlatse finishing HatseFlatse finishing
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HatseFlatse finishing
Hugo finishing day 1 Hugo finishing day 1
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Hugo finishing day 1
Summerwind finishing Summerwind finishing
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Summerwind finishing
Splashing to a finish Splashing to a finish
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Splashing to a finish
Crossing the first finish line Crossing the first finish line
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Crossing the first finish line
Girlsforsail finishing Girlsforsail finishing
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Girlsforsail finishing
Voilactus finishing Voilactus finishing
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Voilactus finishing
Shirley Heights view Looking down onto English and Falmouth harbours from Shirley Heights
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Shirley Heights view
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