The sun continued to shine on the happy sailors in the Y fleet and the wind stayed in the south, but was forecast to drop, so the course was set on the Island side of the Solent. Puffin recovered from a slow start to race off into the lead, while the return of Anthea to Wednesday night racing brought a second place. Pimpernel beat Blandina for the third place.
PRINCE CONSORT REGATTA
Wednesday 11th June
On a beautiful summers evening, three YOD’s set out to race. There was a toast mark in the course – where if you get it wrong, you are toast. Puffin and Pimpernel managed to get round Lymington Bank ( the aforesaid toast mark) but Blandina misjudged the strength of the tide and was toasted.
Wednesday 4th June
Glum faces in the bar as the wind howled through from the south west attacking a west going tide causing too much white water for racing.