Royal Lymington YC are hosting the 505 Nationals 9-12th May, and served the fleet a cracking first day’s sailing, with plenty of wind to keep the sailors entertained.  A gentle morning breeze built steadily before the first race, giving solidly fun conditions for the race.   The second race started into the teeth of strong squall, which was also whipping up the waves over the strengthening ebb, and the whole race was full-on throughout.

Close racing throughout the fleet and some awesome downwind legs made for enjoyment for all, with two local Netley teams heading the overnight leaderboard, Roger Gilbert/Ben McGrane (GBR9215, results 2,1) holding a slim lead over D