Originally Posted by Brian
How bad was it really Cookee?
I was told that "Hot Lemon" (an official mark boat) a 10m cabin Scorpion was having a great deal of difficulty getting to it's mark, they tried a second start for just the P1 and Formula 1 boats just to portland and back, but they eventually cancelled that along with everything else.
I only saw the conditions around the Cowes area and it was very lumpy - we crossed on the ferry later in the afternoon and I think they made the right decision on what I saw. The organisors were in touch with coastguards along the coast as well as other safety and mark boats so they had a lot more information than the second hand information I had!