A shade more wind than the Icebreaker kept the boats moving and the rain was not all that cold, but still not what one would call champagne sailing conditions. Results from these 2 points races are posted on the results page of the website. Though there are no cups for the Points Series all these races are counted as part of the Aggregate Series.
The first Sprint Series is coming up this weekend. I will be the Race Officer for the afternoon and I am going to try out a couple of small changes to the standard racing rules. I am hoping to minimise the delays between starts by having only 2 minutes between each fleet starting. Also there will be no penalty for hitting a mark (pity this didn't apply last weekend, I managed to hit a mark, then hit it again while completing my 360 for the first offense). The races will be short and it is quite possible we will squeeze in 5 races.
I would suggest that nudging a mark is ok but piling into a mark risks getting your centreboard or rudder hooked around the mark anchor rope. Given that a goodly wind is forecast for Saturday this hooking up manoeuvre is highly likely to result in both capsize and Dorsal Fin nomination. Roll on champagne sailing conditions I say and things are looking up for Saturday in that regard - WSW 10-15kt (18 - 27km/hr for the land locked).