The second day of racing saw us up at “Windward”, which is, as the name might lead discerning individuals to note, to windward and somewhat of a bash to get to. Once there and tethered, it is evident that this mooring is also more exposed to the elements; but our hardy committee B boat team didn't let the inclement weather and conditions bother us and we got our classes off to their one race of the day. Since we knew we'd only be doing a single race, the courses were set by Stephen, Linda and Clare so as to keep the competitors occupied for a good part of the day. One side-effect of this is is that there was going to be long wait between the last start and the first finish. Luckily we had Clare aboard this year and she had prepared some impressive meals for us rather that let us subsist on the standard soggy-sandwich fare we'd had in years past.

Augustine runnin the start line Augustine on the start line, doing a practice run before the race is to start
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Augustine runnin the start line
Getting ready to start Clare, Angela and David about to start the class
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Getting ready to start
CSA 7 approaching the start line This was a good and close start to the day's racing, with most of the competitors close to the line at the start
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CSA 7 approaching the start line
Flags at the start The orange flag signifies the opposite end of the start (the orange buoy is hidden behind the Blue/White flag), the Blue-White is is the warning flag and the Blue/Blue one is the class flag
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Flags at the start
Bareboats on the start line The fleet of bareboats racing up to the start line
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Bareboats on the start line
Clare and Stephen observing Clare and Stephen are watching the start line to make sure that nobody goes past it before the official race starts
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Clare and Stephen observing
Bareboats starting Note the pin end committee boat running to the line; we observe our end but they are much closer to the action and will call out any early starters
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Bareboats starting
Cricket and Jig Saw doing downwind The final downwind leg of the race took the competitors past our committee boat before they turned the final mark and returned to finish
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Cricket and Jig Saw doing downwind
Girlsforsail and Jig Saw finishing Girlsforsail and Jig Saw finishing
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Girlsforsail and Jig Saw finishing
Finishing at Windward Finishing at Windward
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Finishing at Windward
Hats off to the committee boat Hats off to the committee boat
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Hats off to the committee boat
3 close finishes 3 close finishes
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3 close finishes
Bow 73 finishing Bow 73 finishing
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Bow 73 finishing
Helen and Linda relaxing After the day's action it is time to enjoy some rum and unwind
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Helen and Linda relaxing
KH&P checking results The KH&P Group from Germany had a mini-prizegiving daily in addition to the formal one.
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KH&P checking results
Reggae on stage Reggae on stage
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Reggae on stage
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