The Mermaids are back in the water, so it must be the start of the Midweek Sunset Series. The first shakedown race was cancelled due to the Solent being too lumpy – no change from last year. However, Mike and his catering staff excelled as usual and we had an excellent supper. The next shakedown race saw a few takers and a good race. The series started in earnest with only seven boats in the first Wednesday race, with Noel Dobbs leading the way home. Thursday saw too much wind and racing was cancelled.