First race of the season and first outing with new sails. Good start at the favoured end of the line and ended up in the leading bunch of boats heading down the Solent. Sheets eased up till the Forts in a decent breeze and popped a reef in when we got a bit over pressed. Tightened up once past the Forts and lost out to Blazer as the conditions favoured there heavier setup. Once round the now shortened Nab we got the new asymmetric up which seemed to perform pretty well although it was a bit too windy for it at times. Dropped the kite at the Forts and followed the leaders down the Solent keeping out of the tide as much as possible. Lost out a bit coming round the corner into Cowes as a number of the bigger boats had caught us by then and came inside us which cost us time. Lost out to Blazer by a second to get fifth but pretty good result with such a big fleet.