With many travelling skippers reporting fog/mist and rain on their way down to Cornwall it was good that everyone arrived in time for the first race.
Forecast was for light wind from the west slowly shifting towards the north in the afternoon. Well the boffins got it spot on.
Racing started around 10 am with PRO Peter Cropper opting a single fleet with two skippers doing observer duties in rotation.
This left 16 of the 18 entered afloat for each race. With a comfortable no 1 suit breeze all day and a favourable wind direction everyone was looking forward to a good days racing.
Thankfully the poor weather encountered by some kept away from Cornwall and it it proved to be an excellent day.
The 3 class skippers of the day were Tony and James Edwards with there Britpops and Gavin Watson, V9.
Tony got going better of the 3 but James and Gavin were not going to let him relax.
Best of the rest were Nick Martin sailing a recently acquired Obsession and Richard Wills sailing his own design. Richard did very well struggling through the day with his ruptured Achilles and was the only skipper outside the top 3 to have a win.
John White deserves a mention scoring a very creditable 6th place in very un Lintel like conditions.
Designs were varied with 15 different in the 18 boat fleet with 8 out of the top ten different.
After 17 races the day wound up with the prize giving before sending everyone home to prepare for the ranking weekend here in two weeks time.
1st Tony Edwards Britpop 19 pts
2nd Gavin Watson V9 28 pts
3rd James Edwards Britpop 28pts
4th Nick Martin Obsession 58 pts
5th Richard Wills Anansi 59 pts
full results: swdcs3-results