The start of the Noordhoek Race at 10:00 am on Sunday 18 May 2014, saw 4 boats jockeying for position on the start line off the Shark Rock Pier. With light north wind the fleet had spinnakers up early and flying to the turn mark off Noordhoek Ski-boat Club (again thanks to their assistance). A pleasant beat back to Cape Receife for the homeward stretch, where the fleet were becalmed for a considerable time before the wind started to fill in from the east. Again the spinnakers made for a glorious run to the finish off Hobie Beach's Shark Rock Pier where a large raucous crowd cheered the . . .