At 18.30 the teams gathered at the Royal Corinthian YC for the official skipper’s briefing. Quarter Ton Class Secretary Louise Morton introduced John Goss and Peter Burke from event sponsor Coutts and Peter spoke to the competitors of Coutts’ enthusiasm for this event, which is now in its sixth year of Coutts sponsorship. RCYC Rear Commodore Sailing Mike Till welcomed the teams to the club and introduced Race Officer Rob Lamb and his team. Rob did a fantastic job of briefing the competitors, making sure they were fully familiar with how the RC will be operating and paying particular attention to the visiting teams who are not familiar with the Solent. Formalities completed everyone enjoyed a relaxed Coutts Welcome Reception as they soaked up the evening sun on the club terrace.