It was blowing old boots. Rigs were wound on tight as 10 Js headed out to the Sound in a breezy easterly. The course was set between Boaz Island with the windward mark off Long Island. As usual with easterlies the wind was unstable - so were many of the boats but that’s anotger story. Race 1 had a puzzled Sadiiqi wondering why she was in the 2nd row - turns out the boats around her were a little advanced from the 1st row (oops). Mayhem used her unwind speed to geed effect to stretch out an early lead. New Wave led the pack right to the flatter water, Sadiiqi and Solaise hung left. The first downwind had Erin, Solaise, Siren and Sadiiqi line abreast down the course all trying various forms of persuasion to get Erin to gybe - we were about to offer a weekend for two in Atlanta - thats’ where we were heading, when he gybed. At the end of the three long laps Mayhem took the gun with New Wave, Cyclone and Sadiiqi rounding out the top 4. Race two sequence started as the alst J crossed the line (RC in a bit of a hurry today). After two laps which included some broaches, death rolls and general high speed downwind carnage, the finish order was Mayhem, Sadiiqi, New Wave and Cyclone. It was generally felt that race three started in the middle of race two - after years of faffing around betwen races they’ve gone from the sublime….. Not sure the finishing order apart from Mayhem getting the gun. Both New Wave and Cyclone were up there again. Broach of the day went to Neil for almost getting seaweed on the windex just after finishing a race.