Lilac regatta took place recently on May 28-29 weekend. Twenty two competitors competed in the laser radial class. On Saturday 4 races were completed in light wind and extremely shifty conditions. I scraped out of the day with finishes of 8, 5, 1 and 5 placing me in 3rd at the end of the first day. Sunday brought steadier breeze and colder temperatures with wind reaching 12 knots. I was delighted with how I sailed on the second day, winning all 3 races and leading the one that was called off by significant margins. Sunday's results moved me into first place overall as the regatta finished up.  Hamilton harbour being a smaller body of water creates conditions that are difficult to master and is it's an interesting place to sail, I look forward to facing the challenge again soon.

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