It’s Coastal Race day sponsored by Mylor Yacht Habour here in Falmouth and the Half Tonners are preparing for a 40 mile romp around the Cornish coast. The forecast is for easterly winds up to force five and although we have grey skies at the moment they promise that the sun will be back soon. If the forecast is accurate it’s anticipated that the boats will finish at around 4pm, although the race committee may shorten if the wind goes lighter.
Immediately after racing A2 Rigging will be hosting beers on the dock and then it will be onto the Regatta Marquee for the daily prize giving at 19.00.
At today’s briefing race officer Jack Pentry announced that today he will use the Z Flag penalty (20% scoring penalty for anyone over the line at the start) instead of the Black Flag. After discussion with competitors it was agreed that the first start for the race will be run under the P Flag and the Z Flag will only be imposed after an initial general recall.