With light fair tide beats and foul tide runs, the latter were always going to a challenge, and both the White and Black Groups boats found that avoiding holes downwind was the main priority of the day.
It was a challenging day also for line and course setting for the committee boats. The winds reported on Bramblenet were 7-10 knots South West, but Dock Heads was reporting 7-10 knots North West. In the end, North West predominated, but 10 knots was rarely if ever seen.
On the White Group, Race 2 had to be abandoned when the wind switched through 90 degrees or more and dropped below 3 knots. However, another two races were completed and as Race Officer Peter Knight noted, the same boats were up at the front.
At the end of the days racing, the J/70 SOAK RACING (Marshall King and Ian Wilson) was leading the J/70s and the combined White Group with the J/70 JENGA 8 (Andrew Barraclough) in second place and BETTY J/80 (Jon Powell) in third place and leading the J/80s.
IRC1 was won by JITTERBUG (J/111 - Cornel Riklin) with KESTREL (J/111 - Simon Bamford) third. In IRC2 it was J'OUVERT (J/1112e - Peter Symons) second.
The J/109s had an interesting tussle, with many place changes, but the final result was JYNNAN TONNYX (Owain Franks) first and JAGO (Mike & Susie Yates)) second.
The J/88 fleet was won by JONGLUER (Richard Cooper) with EAT SLEEP J REPEAT (Paul Ward) second. For more HELLY HANSEN Warsash Spring Series sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.