The day was forecast to be very windy but you couldn’t prove it by the early Zephyrs. However, as the day progressed, so did the winds.
One has to be impressed by the ability of the humble DF95 to remain in control through a wide range of wind conditions. That doesn’t mean sudden high gusts don’t make for interesting starts and mark rounding; somewhat harrowing for skippers but apparently very entertaining for observers.
12 races were sailed under these conditions with a welcome break in the middle for a rescue and to let everyone drain the water from their boats. The table shows how everyone finished.