The first race of the two leagues took place tonight, Friday May 3rd and over twenty boats came to the starting line from Adrielle on what was a grey misty evening in a brisk W/SW breeze. What the weather lacked was more than made up for by the excitement on the racecourse with many of the yachts on their first outing of the season and it was certainly enough to wipe away the cobwebs.
After a beat to Cage it was time to hoist spinnakers for all except of course the whitesail fleet and this is where it started to get interesting. Only the five 1720s and Leonard Donnery’s ‘No Gnomes’ were holding them until they got to the turning mark off Cuskinny. Having a first outing in the latest ‘Alpaca’ was Paul Tingle in the former ‘Allure”.
After racing everybody returned to the Club to the warmth and welcome and enjoyed musical entertainment and great conviviality for the rest of the evening.