LEBROK (Theo Korbel), FIRST PASSION (Simon Lipman) and IMAGINER (Chris Byrne) were the best of the 23 yachts that sailed this race. It was the first time on the podium this summer for each of them. The race was around a shortened course 19 in light and variable conditions. At 8.2 nautical miles course 19 is one of the shorter courses but it was shortened to 4.8 nautical miles. There was only a gentle northerly at the start which eased, moved south through the west before picking up after 1100. It averaged about 4 knots for the morning. Starting was not easy but there was a tie for Start of the Day between UPBEAT (Peter Dunne) and VALIANT (David KeyesTilley) in what was her first race of the series. Both yachts started 6 seconds late for their handicaps. For the second time this series it was WHITE ONYX (Ben & Katherine Solly) that sailed the course in the fastest elapsed time. Read More.