Published 10:18 on 6 Apr 2021
With the Step 1 relaxation of the coronavirus restrictions allowing organised outdoor sporting activity to resume the "Freedom Race" was enthusiastically attended by 6 yachts braving the anticipated cold conditions in an attempt to conclude the curtailed winter racing series. Unfortunately, the largely-expected very light winds caused a delayed platform start whilst hoping that the breeze might fill-in which, as it turned out, allowed the sailors to enjoy a surprisingly warm Sunday morning under a clear blue sky - and for those aboard 'Dory' to finish their breakfast!
'Gusto' eventually headed to the 'F' mark to check-out if racing was possible with a committee-boat start away from the shore and reported that she could make 3 knots under sail, so boats motored there in anticipation. However, the breeze did not materialise and racing was abandoned with most boats headed back in, though some persevered with a bit of very slow sunshine cruising and some spinnaker flying.
Last updated 12:04 on 11 May 2021