Three bullets for “Perfect Pica” at the start of the UK 18ft Skiff Nationals. Stunning conditions welcomed the nine boat fleet at Paignton on Day One of the 2016 Championships. As a steady 10-12 knot gradient wind established, the English Riviera was on top form with temperatures hitting the mid 20’s and planned four back to back races. Stewart Mears on Pica dominated the day with three race wins. Nick Murray’s Union Rose lie in second with Graham Bridle on Chameleon-i rounding off the podium places.