Prospect of a pretty short race back with the force 4/5 NW still blowing in the morning. Bit crowded at the outer distance mark on the start but managed to give Aquila enough room to get inside the mark. Sheets eased on the first leg down to North East Gurnard and kept higher than the bigger boats trying to come through us although not as high as Blazer who took an inshore passage over Lepe Spit which seemed a bit risky even at the top of the tide. Tried the spinnaker on the leg to East Bramble as Alchemist was holding there's but we could not manage it so dropped it and white sailed to the mark. Looking at the boats already round it looked like a decent up wind breeze so got the No. 3 ready for a quick change once we'd gybed round the mark. Quick beat to the finish with Alchemist up ahead of us and looking to be clear on handicap but very pleased when the results came out as we had got a third.