The next race scheduled for Sunday 26th Feb was cancelled due to bad weather...
Race 2 February 19th
The weather forecast was for low visibility and as we set off mist shroweded the harbour wall. Just Enough and Lily were racing as Just Jay was still awaiting the return of her rigging. The winds however was SW 12 - 15 kt, ideal for the race. A course was set to suit the blue screen issue of Just Enough's GPS and Bolivar was selected rather than Langdon Ridge.
A spinnaker start both yachts getting away in reasonable style. Lily chasing but gaining on Just Enough as they approached Clipera. From Clipera both yachts gybed their spinnakers and Lily tracked down towards Bolivar while Just Enough took a broad reach further to the west. THe two yachts were close as they jostled for position at the mark. However Lily had a problem with a twist in her Spinnaker and Geno halyard resulting in a retirement as she driftedn away from Bolivar towards the coast. As she returned towards Clipera Just Enough reported a "Hat Overboard" and Lily retired from the race to go on a search and rescue mission to find the very important Pink Wollen Hat. Following a well planned search patter approaching the mark at Clipera the Hat was sighted and a successful first attempt pick up was made. Lily then shaddowed Just Enough back into the harbour as she completed the course and to return the prized Pink Hat.
Race I February 5th
Once again the weather on Anglesey was wonderful and ideal for a cruiser race. Just Jay is still waiting for the return of her mast so once again missing out on the entertainment. However Just Enough and Lily set off to race but the start was delayed while a late arriving crew member for Lily was collected from the pontoons. The race started at 13:05 with both yachts in close proximity and raising spinnakers. The Westerly wind was light F2 and the two yachts took different tacks Lily on port and Just Enough on starboard. Lily with her symmetric spinnaker was able to hold a dead run down to the knuckle while Just Enough ran out towards the Alluminium Jetty.
The winds were fickle as the yachts left the harbour and Just Enough was able to get better wind overtaking Lily to the first mark at Meath. From the end of the wall Lily was unable to continue flying her spinnaker on the course to Bolivar unfyrling her No1 genoa but Just Enough was by now well ahead with Lily making a desperate attempt to reduce the gap as the yachts sailed back to the harbour. If it hadn't been for the Irish Ferries forcing Lily to turn off the wind Lily might well have caught Just Enough but it was not to be with Lily crossing the line some 4 minutes behind.