The 28th Annual Commodores’ race was preceded by a day of heavy rain, no wind and cancelled races. After an anxious period of calm in the early morning a gentle 12 knot NW breeze arrived. Unfortunately Le Jag was unable to start due to damaging the roller furler whilst lowering the mast. Morning Tide had to race under a jury rigged staysail after the roller reefing genoa separated at the luff – particularly annoying for Jim as the sail wasn’t very old. Swagman suffered stripped backstay adjuster and had to remove it just prior to the race to be replaced with a steel plate (which Bill Walby insisted be kept on board for just such an emergency!).