IOM 2017/18 Winter Series #3

Another great turn out for the 3rd race in the Winter series. Obviously a few skippers getting some early practice in for the upcoming European Championships being held in Croatia in April.

The wind was a medium to heavy top suit strength straight down the lake from the club house end.

The first race was a two boat match race at the front between  Rob Walsh and Paul Allen with Rob just getting his nose ahead by the finish, this was the first of many wins for Rob who took all but one race.

The day saw quite a few skippers tasting the front of the fleet at some time, Bill sailing his newly launched boat eventually ironed out some problems with his trim and put some solid results in. Martin, Graham and Mike all chose to sail their Widgets and all sailed well to register some very good scores. There were also impressive races by Alan and Sally who threatened the top 3 in a few races. Dave’s very impressive looking new boat from the Dave Creed workshop showed good speed in quite a few races.

Many thanks to Jack and Bernie on the start and finish line and also Joyce for the welcome cup of hot tea at the break.

  1. Rob Walsh 7 Pts
  2. Graham Elliott 17
  3. Paul Allen 22
  4. Martin Roberts 30
  5. Dave Potter 33
  6. John Brierley 36
  7. Emilio Gonzalez 43
  8. Bill Culshaw 49
  9. Mike Parkington 56
  10. Alan Watkinson 57
  11. Sue Parkington 76
  12. Gary Benson 81
  13. Andrew Peter 86
  14. Neil Westbrook 87
  15. Colin Deakin 92
  16. Chris Chatfield 93
  17. Dave Williams 105
  18. Sally Collings 115

9 races sailed.