The forecast weather for the day is not what we wait for at the end of the working week. Winds predicted to get to 25kts from SSE, cool temperatures and possible showers, so who wouldn’t want to be out there. The earlier than normal start for Div 1 was greeted by a dirty big black cloud heading our way, so out with the wet weather gear for all on the boats. This move by all competitors provided the normal result by scaring the rain away and making it uncomfortable for all to race in.The start was its normal competitive attraction with all Div1 boats right on the starting line for the long haul up to Shark Island. This was to be the only time the boats were to be in contact. The short work to Searles which is the big one for the lads on Axis was snatched away by the 2 Adams for once. The 4 boats (Still Festering, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Resurgent and Axis of Evil) then had Starboard tack all the way down the harbour to Shark Island. Fortunately the wind did not get to the predicted 25kts so the trip was reasonably uneventful with a 12 to 18 kts SSW, with the normal frustration near the bridge with the washing machine effect and winds coming from all directions. Around Shark Is the positions were SF, LOEG, RGT, AOE the water line length and sail area of the 2 Adams ensuring their positions at the front of the fleet. No spinnakers were set for the run back home due to the breeze shifting a bit making it impossible for the coloured sails to be launched. Positions remained the same all the way home with the only variety being that the skippers were able change arms for the Port tack all the way home. At the finish the results for scratch and handicap were the same. The only bit of excitement for the day was the poor historical 18 which turned turtle near Shark Island, hopefully all were fine but it was a bit chilly for a swim. A thank you must also go out to the LOEG guys for providing a sail for Noel of A Fine Balance whose crew withdrew at the last minute. A big well done guys!