Nicholas Hogg presented a crystal decoration for the biggest goof so far. It went to Robert Campbell for putting his boat in the water to test his bailer, i.e. without his bung in place. 'Sir' Robert (Nicholas wording) accepted it graciously. Actually Robert is in 1st place if he gets to throw out his 11th place finish in race 1.
We are starting to figure it out, and finished an acceptable 8th in race no. 4.
Sandy Anderson is in second place, and apparently a couple of her crew went overboard in the practice races, so it does happen. Life jackets are mandatory, as are VHF radios, all for good reason. They also do random checks of measurements such as mast band locations and life jackets. We were checked after today's races. Lane was worried that they would re-weigh us, after a really big dinner last night at the Royal Sydney Flying Squadron. Our measured crew weight (Lane Rud, Olivier Grebert and myself) as of 3 days ago was 15 kg below the limit, so no worries there.
That's all for today, we need a rest day as we all seem to be getting colds. I hope you are well,