IOM Club Series #1 30/3/19

10 Sailors were greeted with a light W to NW breeze straight down the pond and some decent sunny spells.  A few sailors chose to use this afternoon to get back into their sailing “groove” before next weeks first Ranking weekend at Castle Semple, making for some close competitive racing.  Picking the right place on the start line was critical and with the wind shifting and varying in strength, there were a few general recalls during the afternoon.  Graham Birkett made a rare appearance and had one or two good results during the day, culminating in winning the last race. perhaps with a bit more practice at mark rounding he would have finished higher up the placings. Martin Roberts made a flying visit  after the tea break to try out a new boat, therefore only managed to compete in only the last four races.

Consistency (as usual) was key to winning the day and the king of that was Brad Gibson. Sailing with extensively updated rigs on his Red Wine design, he managed to win 7 out of the 10 races and ending up with less than half the points of  second placed Rob Walsh.

Thanks go to Bernie, Dave Williams and Jack for running today’s racing and making the drinks at “half-time”.  The next IOM afternoon is in a weeks time on 6/4/19.

Overall Results

    1. Brad Gibson               2          10 pts
    2.  Rob Walsh                25        22 pts
    3. Victoria Gibson       62       25 pts
    4. Graham Birkett      133      43 pts
    5. Lawrence Drennan 57      46 pts
    6. John Berry                  12       49 pts (2x3rd)
    7. Graham Elliott          09      49 pts (1x3rd)
    8. Peter Baldwin            63       60 pts
    9. Neil Westbrook         03        65 pts
    10. Howard Garner          67       78 pts
    11. Martin Roberts          29       83 pts