IOM 2018 #7 (11/8/18) Report/results

A very challenging SE wind, 5 knots gusting to 9 knots, greeted the 14 skippers, Dave Williams once again put the waders on to set the marks and racing started at 1pm prompt.

Quick out of the starting blocks was Rob Walsh, with a very impressive 3 wins out of the first 6 before the interval, leaving the chasing pack of Martin Roberts, Graham Elliott and Chris Harris with much work to do in the second half.

There were good results for a few skippers after the tea break, noticeably in races 10 and 12 where Alan Watkinson scored an impressive 3rd and 4th, race 11 Chris Chatfield impressed with a 5th, Andrew Peter sailed well to score a 3rd in race 11 and Dave Williams gained a 5th in race 12.

After 12 races sailed it was the current IOM Champion Rob Walsh who took the win. The racing proved to be extremely challenging and entertaining at times, just what you would expect when 2 IOM World Champions lock horns, with another World Champion, Brad Gibson, keeping his eye on the both of them from the bank with the upcoming Nationals in mind.

Thanks again to our resident starters, finishers and tea makers, Bernie and Jack.

  1. Rob Walsh 15 Pts
  2. Graham Elliott 23
  3. Chris Harris 32
  4. Martin Roberts 41
  5. Bill Culshaw 47
  6. Alan Watkinson 58
  7. Victoria Gibson 70
  8. Gary Benson 78
  9. Chris Chatfield 87
  10. Andrew Peter 88
  11. Steve Coulson 91
  12. Dave Williams 94
  13. John Berry 99
  14. Neil Westbrook 104

12 races sailed