ILCA sailors including Sabastian Kempe, and Adriana Penruddocke found themselves at Hayling Island for the fifth qualifier of the season.
On the opening day, 89 ILCA 6 sailors were raring to go, buoyed by being the first start for once and apparently absent-mindedly heeding the warnings of the race committee about the risks of general recalls.
Three races were sailed on the day, Penruddocke crossed the line in 6th place in the first race, she would then finish 13th in race two.
The third and final race of the day in the fleet was full of drama, all but 15 boats were ruled over the line at the start of the race, after the ridiculousness of the start was drawn onto the whiteboard, the race officer then clarified that due to being unsure they had recorded all the boats behind the line, he would instead be black flagging the most prominent offenders who (in accordance with the rules around the black flag) were prohibited from racing the repeated race.
After rumors of everyone being BFD, the Race Committee made the decision to throw out race three and re-run it the next morning. All ILCA 6s were also to attend the briefing.
In the ILCA 7 Fleet, Kemps would finish the first race in 4th place, he would then finish in the same spot in race two. In the third and final race, Kempe was ruled over the line at the start and was Black Flagged.