Thatuna , Raven, Blew Bird and Boreas came to challenge the forecast 15 – 18 kt. Southerly winds.  On arrival at the Boat Haven the wind was 20 -23 kts.  As the wind was forecast to decrease during the afternoon and observations to the south were in the low teens, the Committee Boat headed out into a 3 – 4 ft chop.  By the time course SGIF was set up the wind was in the high twenty’s when the pin headed downwind (Anchor fouled by chain).  The start was postponed for the recovery of the pin when a long gust over 35 kts convinced all involved to cancel the race.