IOM Club Series #12 5/10/19

A good breeze of mid to top end No 1 strength from the clubhouse greeted the 11 sailors as they arrived for this weeks IOM Club racing.  Thanks to John Brierley a good Windward/Leeward course was setup using the whole of the lake and racing got underway soon after 13:00.  Getting a good start and managing the large shifts was critical to success as being in the wrong place could easily see you sink or swim.

The day saw some very close racing at times with the occasional race winner getting well away at the start, never to be seen again by the chasing pack.  There were a total five different race winners during the day, with Brad, Peter and Bill each taking three, Martin having two and Neil one.  Consistency and plenty of top three places  was key to coming out top.  This meant that Brad Gibson (Red Wine) took the award as “Mr Consistency”, with only two results from the 12 races out of the top 3 and the overall win.  Peter Baldwin  (Lintel MMX) was second and John Brierley (Britpop) third with another consistent set of results without having any race wins. A great afternoons sailing with thanks once again to Bernie and “Tea Boy” Jack for running the racing.

The final results were:

  1. Brad Gibson                 2           19pts
  2. Peter Baldwin            63          25pts
  3. John Brierley              84          33pts
  4. Bill Culshaw                21          35pts
  5. Martin Roberts          56          51pts
  6. Neil Westbrook          03          57pts  1x1st
  7. Alan Watkinson         23          57pts
  8. John Berry                    12           70pts
  9. Chris Chatfield             7            78pts
  10. Lawrence Drennan   57           88pts
  11. Dave Williams            33            93pts