June 26th: (3) in the Percuil River
Wednesday June 26th (cont): The aim was to take the fleet somewhere new, so the turning mark was to be “Matt Rib” anchored beyond Priory Point in the Percuil River. Once we got there it seemed prudent to grab a spare mooring rather than risk dropping and probably fouling the anchor, given the number of moorings.
This part of the river was quite sheltered, causing the smaller yachts to row. However occasional strong gusts confirmed that the wind was still blowing! These conditions made it difficult for the larger yachts and, after an entanglements with a moored rib, Matt instructed the BC26’s to motor out of the more crowded part of the river before recommencing the race.