Well, I thought it was very generous of us to mark the sandbank so the whole fleet could sail on by !!! Actually, if I was being honest, it was more of a case of the spinnaker pole having an argument with the genoa sheets thus preventing a speedy tack at Northshore Homes buoy. And we were doing so well up to that point too !! I understand we were not the only ones to acquaint themselves with said shallows, as 4036 ex Owen's J, now skippered by Duncan McCarthy, also allowed Wijit to pass them at the same point , for the same reason, later in the contest.
However, a beautiful evening with a slightly gusty breeze, gave us all a great sail.