Alistair and I have been working on achieving a decent result and to put it bluntly, we’ve been found wanting. However, race 4 finally saw us hold onto a top finish. We have been at the pointy end of the fleet at the beginning of most of the races but have not read the local conditions well enough to consolidate. Race 4 had us finishing with an 11th which in this fleet isn’t shabby. Buoyed by result, we slipped out of the neoprene and slipped on the boardies for the lay-day. Half of the sailors travelled out to the reef for some snorkelling whilst the rest of us went to Hamilton island for golf buggy races before heading out to Whitehaven beach for some R&R.
It was a quiet, lazy day which is just what the doctor ordered for recharging the batteries. This was necessary as one of Tasar sailors celebrated her 40th the night before and of course, in a show of fleet solidarity, we had to be there. Oh my liver!
Today is a three race day so we’re expecting the first race to very light with some pressure in the subsequent races. Fingers crossed.