Bit of a frantic pre start with the boat moored at the Red Jet Terminal 20 minutes before the start but made it just in time even with a quick change down to the number 3 head sail. Crowded at the pin end of the line but we made it through on the transom of Stan The Boat and popped the kite once clear of the line. Had to head up to clear Kipper who were slowing us down and in the process broached 3 times and screwed up Magic as well but well worth it as with clear air we started making progress on the fleet. Good leg down the Solent to the Forts and were just behind the leader Blazer as we passed No Mans Land. Kept station to Warner where we dropped the kite for the beat back to South Bramble. Swapped positions with Blazer on the beat but Alchemist and Whooper got ahead of us by the time we got to South Bramble. Had hoped for a sheets eased leg to the finish but it turned out to be a beat and could not get anything back on the two leaders but did manage to hold off Stan The Boat for third place.