Just Shearwater and Jeddo turned out. With the wind variable 4 to 6 West to South West we set off on the long course to Stangate Spit. Jeddo slowly pulled away from Shearwater until Slaughterhouse point when the gybe around the point went wrong. Jeddo’s main sheet got caught on the tiller and jammed the helm hard over. While Jeddo was going around in circles Shearwater caught up and overtook. Once sorted and the autohelm bracket straitened the chase was back on again with Jeddo overtaking Shearwater at the Port Hand marker. Once around Stangate Spit the gap gradually widened all the way to the finish, but not far enough and Shearwater won on handicap by just over a minute.
Weather Cloud/light showers Wind w/sw 4/6 Long course