IOM STREBOR Open Race, 21/9/13

Post National Blues?? Nice Sunny day?? End of season fatigue??  Whatever the reason, it was a small group of 7 who gathered at the pond to contest the trophy including Graham Whalley all the way from Manor Park.

A light breeze from the clubhouse end in the morning was regular enough to provide some good competitive sailing but with the ever present fear of falling into a hole or missing a big shift. The lunch break coincided with 180 degree swing of the breeze and temporary lightening, giving us a re-tuning challenge and a course change to keep us on our toes.

We took turns to chase Rob around the pond, sometimes getting in front of him but not often enough to prevent him walking away with the rather nice trophy… Well done Rob!
Thanks as usual to the race team, Jack & Bernie and Joyce on tea and biscuits for enabling an enjoyable days yachting.

Graham Birkett

1. Rob Walsh,   19 pts
2. Graham Birkett,   26
3. Dave Burke,   38
4. Bill Culshaw,   47
5. Colin Smith,   69
6. Graham Whalley,   74
7. Dave Williams,   83

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