Sailed in a light NW breeze, the final event of the 2019 IOM Club Series took place on Saturday. After 10 races, the wins were shared between three of the helms and the end result was as follows:
- Bill Culshaw 21 11pts
- Alan Watkinson 23 15ts
- Lawrence Drennan 57 21pts
- Dave Williams 33 24pts
Bill took 5 wins, Alan 3 and Lawrence 2 wins. Thanks once again to Bernie for running the racing.
As this was the last in the series, the overall win went to Bill Culshaw with 673 points, second to Alan Watkinson with 459 and third to John Brierley with 457. The full series results are on the Current Standings page.
The next IOM event is the Strebor Open on the 2nd November (First Start at 10:00. It would be good if you could let Graham Elliott know if you intend to enter. Details and current entry list are here
This is followed by the first Winter (Open) Series which takes place on 9th November (Start time 12:00).
Please note that the date of the Strebor Open was incorrect in the Calendar and has now been changed to Saturday 2nd November with a first Race start time of 10:00.
The Notice of Race is available to view here.
Entries as per NoR to Graham Elliott, whose contact details are contained in the NoR and are listed on the contacts page. To gauge entry numbers it would be useful if you could advise Graham of entry before the 2/11/19.
After a bumper turnout last week, only 8 sailors made it to the start line this week for a host of reasons including last minute gear failure. There was a good Westerly breeze for an A rig sail and the races were turned around quickly by Race Officer Ernie ably assisted by Neil who also helped with boat tuning as he was unable to sail himself.
Peter took the overall win with six firsts, with Kris second (two firsts and a clutch of seconds) and Alan third. Colin and Derek had the other two wins from the 10 races sailed.
- Peter Baldwin 63 11pts
- Kris Morrow 94 15pts
- Alan Watkinson 373 26pts
- Derek Matthews 57 29pts
- Dave Williams 233 34pts
- Colin Deakin 93 36pts
- Sally Collings 829 46pts
- John Carling 11 62pts
Please note that there will be an RG65/DF65 Winter Race on Saturday 26th October, Start time of 12:00. Visitors very welcome in either class.
A gusty WSW breeze of 3 to 12 knots with some stronger gusts made for a tricky set of races for the 15 skippers this week. Key to getting a good result was having a clear lane off the start line and keeping the boat moving during the large shifts. John mastered the conditions better than most and gained the lions share of the wins with 5 under his belt. The remaining 5 were shared evenly between Alan, Andrew, Dave W, Neil and Peter. After ten races, John came out on top, with Neil second and Peter in third.
It was good to see so many racing this week and very useful to have the consistent eye of Ernie watching over the starts. Thanks once again Ernie.
- John Brierley 84 13pts
- Neil Westbrook 03 25pts
- Peter Baldwin 63 26pts
- Alan Watkinson 373 33pts
- Dave Williams 233 39pts
- Bernie McNulty 81 43pts
- Andrew Peter 919 44pts
- Derek Matthews 57 62pts (2x4th)
- Sally Collings 829 62pts (0x4th)
- Dave Pickup 86 67pts
- Richard Robinson 01 70pts
- Zoe Matthews 19 79pts
- Colin Deakin 93 82pts
- John Carling 11 99pts
- David Halstead 855 105pts
The last Summer IOM race (#13) was due to be held on 12th October, but will now take place on the following Saturday 19th October.
As there is an IOM Ranking weekend and the final RG65 TT on that day, many regular club sailors are likely to be away and so it has been decided to postpone the last event in the series by one week.
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:
- Brad Gibson 2 19pts
- Peter Baldwin 63 25pts
- John Brierley 84 33pts
- Bill Culshaw 21 35pts
- Martin Roberts 56 51pts
- Neil Westbrook 03 57pts 1x1st
- Alan Watkinson 23 57pts
- John Berry 12 70pts
- Chris Chatfield 7 78pts
- Lawrence Drennan 57 88pts
- Dave Williams 33 93pts