Eight Races were completed in 2 heats, with 14 to 20 knots of breeze from the West veering round to WNW.
The were a good number of breakages and failing gear leading to a reduced size B fleet. Some boats had to stay on shore due to not having C2 and C3 rigs for their boats.
Winds are forecast to be lighter for tomorrow at 11 to 14 knots.
Here are the provisional results to the end of the day, subject to a protest which is due to be heard before racing on Day 2.
A small selection of photos from Day 1 courtesy of Alan Watkinson are available in the Gallery