After a very long day in light winds, the fleet is gradually thinning out but many are still racing.

After a long day’s racing the fleet is finally thinning out. It hasn’t been the most exciting day wind wise but everyone has enjoyed the good weather. Many made the decision early to retire and sip champagne on the shore after realising at the needles that they would not make the 10pm deadline due to wind and tide.

There are currently (at 2000) around 50 boats south of Bembridge, 50 around Bembridge Ledge, 15 in Sandown Bay and the backmarker at St Catherine’s. At 1820, only 340 boats of the 1,600 strong fleet had finished 321 had retired and 925 were still racing.

To see class results for the fleet follow this link.