Bertha has got the better of us and there will be no racing on the opening day of Pyefleet Week for any classes. Race Officers David Chivers (overseeing our half of the day) and Craig Bond (overseeing the “other” half) met at 08.30 this morning to review the situation. Initially it looked as if it might be possible to run a short race this morning before the wind got up, but during the deliberations it started to build until they were regularly seeing gusts of Force 6. Wisely the boys made the sad, but necessary, decision to host N over A and cancel all racing for today. Fingers crossed that the situation improves for tomorrow when the BODs are on the morning shift starting at 10.36.
The good news about the cancellation of today’s racing is that it gives everyone an extra day to sort out the German beer festival fancy dress ready for Monday night’s big BOD Bavarian Extravaganza. Don’t forget that you can buy a German hat with your first pint for just £5 so look out those check shirts and leather shorts and come on down!