MYLOR Yacht Club hosted the final leg of the COGS Offshore Racing series on Saturday, writes Geoff Davies.

The yachts arrived from all the local sailing clubs on the start line ready for the race.

But this gave a big problem to Chris Davis, the OD, as yachts need wind and with the start at 10am near to Vilt buoy there was none.

With great patience, the OD put a flag up to show the 18 boats he would wait to see if a breeze would develop, and slowly as the sun warmed the day up, it created a 5-6mph gentle wind from the south east, which was just right with an ebbing tide to get the boats away.

The COGS handicap yachts started first and five minutes later, the IRC handicap yachts started.

The course was straight to a buoy near to St Anthony lighthouse and then a spinnaker run to Maenporth and then back to a buoy at Old Wall before going round again one more time to a finish line near to Mylor.

In the middle of the race, a large tanker which was at anchor in the bay decided to leave and headed straight for the yachts with its fog horn blasting.

All was okay and the tanker disappeared over the horizon.

The breeze by this point had developed but was a little unsteady, but it was enough to give the boats a good sail.

Bigger boats with their larger sails made good progress with the smaller boats sometimes struggling to keep moving.

With this in mind, Davis extended the finish time so all the boats had a finish.

In the COGS race, Celtic Spirit sailed to victory ahead of Just In Time and Incite while the IRC handicap was claimed by Camp Freddie with Black Dog and Pascoes Jaguar filling the other podium places.

In the two-handed race, Incite picked up first place.