Slow and difficult start to proceedings
By AY Event Media
May 31st: After a short delay while the start boat headed for a wind line that looked promising all classes got away in 5 to 7 knots of wind. PRO Ross Chisholm elected to send the Premier Cruisers, Bareboat/Cruising and Multihull Classes on Coastal Course 1, up to Ko Phangan (which is still recovering from the full moon party last Saturday) and back. The Racing and IRC Classes stayed close by for short windward / leeward courses. Unfortunately a strong current that changed direction after midday and the fickle nature of the breeze saw fortunes quickly won or lost, depending on what side of the course the tacticians and skippers have chosen to play.