What a difference a day makes!

Yesterday was windy so we changed to smaller head sail, reefed the main and locked up the cruising chute. This morning in Sparkes the wind seemed as strong but as we motored out into the Chichester channel the wind seemed to be dropping as had been forecast. Soon we had the bigger genoa on, the main unreefed and the cruising chute lines rigged. At the start there was some jostling for position and we were all off. On the downwind legs the wind was slight. On the downwind and upwind legs different yachts made or lost places and the fleet of six yachts stretched out.
A great day and fine race.