1st start on Sunday was very interesting. Breeze came up, visibility went down and a lot of last minute manoeuvring.
With 130 boats on the water, 9 divisions starting and everyone trying to get close enough to the start boat so you see which division flag was flying it was a credit to all on the water that there were no major collisionís. With visibility down to less than 2 boat lengths, it was necessary to keep moving a little so you could steer out of peoples way. At one stage I became totaly disorientated, not knowing which direction was up the course and which was down. Also lost track of where the start boat was on many occasions only to hear a start sequence hooter which gave you a rough direction to sail in.
Sailing into the fog for the start.... Photo courtesy of Sportscar from SA.