The day turned out to be very interesting with the predicted SSE breeze presenting some twists and turns throughout the day. 13:30 start in about 10 to 12 kts with the forecast for the wind to abate as the day progressed, along with a big run out tide was what was awaiting the fleet. It was a close start by the 4 combatants for the day with all boats arriving at the line simultaneously. The first big challenge was the race to Searle’s with the Big Baz Award going to Still Festering pursued closely by LOEG, RGT, AOE. Up past Five Dock Bay with more holes in the breeze than a fish net stocking factory, the wind shifting in direction and strength, supplying an insight of what was to come. The boats battled their way past and hoped to find more consistent breeze along the Hunters Hill shoreline which they did. Placings stayed the same with the 2 Adams no further than a minute apart heading for Blues Point when again that fickle area around Goat Island and the Bridge helped to decide the result. Two races in one was developing, the first between SF & LOEG, with RGT & AOE having their own private war and never far apart. Still Festering opened up the gap to the others in this devils playground allowing them to skip away. At Shark Island, positions stayed the same with a nice steady breeze in the harbour east of Fort Denison. Dave the stand in for’dhand on Still Festering took a dunking on the foredeck when a big cruiser left us a nasty bit of wake to negotiate while setting the kite. Spinnakers were hoisted for the trip back to PRSC which was mostly uneventful, with the wind gods again proving frustrating with the wind abating as the afternoon wore on. Some boats were able to carry spinnakers in different areas on the river while others were unable to do so. AOE parked up near Gladesville Bridge marina only a few boat lengths from RGT when again the wind gods abandoned the little boat with RGT skipping away in a bit of pressure leaving the boys speechless on AOE except for the curse words uttering form their lips. The wash up for the day was 1st SF, 2nd, LOEG, 3rd RGT, 4th AOE across the line. Handicap results were 1st SF, 2nd RGT, 3rd LOEG.