Despite the wind outlook, a fleet of well over 50 boats enjoyed a bright pursuit race around Chichester Harbour on Saturday. With a breeze that rarely topped 10 knots, Merlins were always going to be in contention, and it was a good quality fleet of 7 boats that hit the startline. Winner of the inaugural Perisher Pursuit were Ben & Roz McGrane in their merlin, 4th was Richard Whitworth and Sarah Bine ahead of Tim Fells and Jerry Eplett. Jude and GG were beaten to the line by Simon and Jackie Lytton with Steve and Sarah Cockerill not far away. First of the old boats was Mike Partridge and Claire Davis in their recent acquisition 3585 After Hours.