Day 1 of the Thundermug had winds in excess of 25kts at times with lulls in the high teens. It was full on survival mode for most and as the day wore on, the breeze simply got stronger. C rigs were the order of the day but alas, no one had one. Bent rigs, holed decks and burned out servos kept the fleet busy. Most Skippers spent their 5 minuet holds before lunch.
With the all the mayhem, the cream still rose to the top. Bruce Walton, sailing 633 which as you know is a 30 year old Reynolds hull, won the day by posting consistent bullets while the rest of the fleet suffered.
After 9 races and one throw out, the current standings look like this...
Bruce Walton 10pts
Al Dion 19pts
Chuck Luscomb 22.25pts(redress)
Tim Stone 36pts
Ken Koehler 40pts
Bill Dempsey 42pts
Kevin MacLellan DNC
Jack Baldwin DNC
Forcast for Sunday is more of the same...