Top coverage from the Vane boys, firstly, this in from Rob Walsh, no explanation other than.. Bullseye!
On to more savory matters a report in from John Taylor:
Again a strong south westerly breeze gusting to 28 mph at times provided the challenging conditions for the A-Class fleet today. The ‘Birkenhead’ team of Martin Roberts / Bernie McNulty (Sail no 49), produced the performance of the day by achieving most of the points that were on offer. Therefore, they are now in a strong position to make a title challenge during the second half of the regatta. Throughout the fleet points were being thrown away because of mistakes made or just pure bad luck. In Anthony Warrens case (Sail No 10), he managed to get himself disqualified in 2 consecutive races by not polling his boat off correctly. In the end the OOD (Derek Priestley) called time on the race early, because boats were starting to break and overall 6 heats had been achieved.
Today (Tuesday) is a day of rest, no sailing will take place. This gives the skippers a chance to rest or make the necessary repairs before Wednesdays knock out competition.
And lastly, an epic slideshow of pictures from Mike Parkington, here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm5uPEiL fill your boots! here’s some highlights: