Somehow the day still had a holiday feel to it. 9 skippers turned out (to include a welcome guest - Rob from Skelmersdale) and a course was set to cater for the fluctuating wind strengths. Either a 'triangle and a sausage', or just a 'triangle' were used almost alternately to cater for the vagaries of the conditions.
Graham Waugh (GBR 76) sent out a declaration of intent by arriving late, throwing on an A rig (with no time to test it) and thrashing the rest of the fleet in the first race - all of whom had opted for the B. We all prayed for an increase in the wind but prayers were apparently unanswered and by the third race all skippers had also opted for the A rig.
One of those days. Within a couple of races we were back on B rigs with some believing that C may have been a better choice. A bit of submarining, plenty of collisions and a few missed marks were enough to remind everybody that it was no longer Christmas!
After 10 races sailed, Hugo Chandor (GBR 455) won the day with 12 points. Graham Waugh took 2nd with 20 points, with Richard Whittle finishing 3rd on 23 points.