It was typical weather for the annual Humphries and Allan cups raced by the cadets in that it was really rather windy. Only three brave youngsters took to the water and the race was eventually abandoned due to strong wind causing two of the three entrants to retire. Duty bodies for the day were Dai, Simon, Colin P & John O.
Due to low water, the morning's safety and coach team decided to leave Humber anchored and everyone went ashore for a quick lunch.
As the wind was picking up in the afternoon, Ben hopped in with Colin as safety in Humber, with Andrew (an evil minor) and Ian took Viking to provide 'additional assistance' if required to ferry stuff ashore or pick up a grown up crew if needed.
Additional assistance was required. There were 10 boats on the water with many capsizes, occasionally two at once, and 4 boats retired, Will returned to shore with dismembered boat towed by Humber with Viking taking the mast/sail, safely secured by the minor.
Of all the boats there were only two that did not capsize, Laurie's 2k and Scarlette in her Topper. Well almost, Scarlette eventually took a brief dip near the end of the last race.
During the day the evil minor did an adequate job of noticing capsizing boats, holding the painter of a capsized boat, and unhooking Victoria's tangled mainsheet. Note added by editor: well done Andrew!
A cracking afternoon on the water, with a lot happy sailors !