IOM Club Series #3 13/4/19

The small fleet of 5 boats were greeted with a breeze which was straight down the pond from the clubhouse, but with some rapid shifts that were often short lived and confusing.  The first boats out for practice were able to cope in a Top suit, but then the breeze picked up a good 5 knots in the gusts, making downwind legs almost impossible and so everyone changed down to No 2 for a delayed start.

The early leader was Peter Baldwin with three wins in his Lintel MMX, until Alan Watkinson took a win in his Britpop.  By the tea break the wind appeared to be easing a little and so after tea everyone changed into Top rig for the last five races.  Although there were a few difficult moments for most helms in this second session due to the gusts, the change to Top Rig appeared to be the right choice.  Alan Watkinson took another win in the second session followed by a win for Lawrence Drennan (Britpop).  However, with a further three wins, Peter Baldwin ended up overall winner.

  1. Peter Baldwin              10pts
  2. Alan Watkinson          18 pts
  3. Lawrence Drennan    26pts
  4. Andrew Peter               30pts
  5. Neil Westbrook           41pts

Thanks go to Bernie and Jack once again for running the racing, keeping scores and to Jack for making the tea.