The first day of the RORC Easter Challenge was blessed with sparkling conditions in the Solent. A light gradient breeze from the south east built during the day to over 10 knots of pressure. Brilliant sunshine throughout the day added to the superb conditions.

The RORC Race Committee led by Steve Cole held a number of practice starts, followed by three short, sharp windward leeward races.

The coaching team out on the water giving competitors top advice included