On Sunday, the Port Macquarie Sailing Club held their second race of the handicap start series on a lovely sunny day with a lightish but mainly constant easterly.
The race took place with the last of the run out tide before the start of the run-in tide.
The laptop for the digital start numbers had been sent in for a few slight program upgrades but was neglected to be picked up, so the old lights and number boards were found and pressed back into service for the start.
The lightish breeze made it hard for the scratch boats to catch up to the slower boats who started earlier in the handicap start, and nowhere was this more evident than in the catamaran division.
Dave Winter on Spica finished nine minutes before Rob Barwick on Drift who was then only nine seconds in front of the fast finishing Tony Kuhn on Stella.
In the monohull division, Martina Holt in Spellbound sailed well to take the win ahead of Stuart Symons and Steve Couch in Red Star.
Jane Cooper in Pineapple was only 14 seconds in front of Paul Robertson and Warren Sykes in Flembouyant and then the quickly learning Caitlyn Hicks in her first full race in Nesryn.
Next Sunday is race four of the spring series with a scheduled start time of 2pm.
Dave Winter will be on duty.