Gusty east beast

The conditions were light winds from the east upon arrival at the club at 9:45.  By the start of the 10 minute delayed start at 11:10, the wind had started to rise to the forecast strength and was very shifty.  Richard Maltby rapidly came to the decision that it was too much to ‘single hand’ a Trio and retired.  Steve Briggs and Sue Weston capsized and inverted attempting a gybe at mark 7 on lap 2.  The other 4 boats managed to complete the four lap race and finish exhausted and grateful that the ordeal was over.  The boats were rapidly put away, so that they couldn’t be tempted out for a second race.