IOM Winter 2019 #6 22/2/20

Twelve boats arrived for the 6th IOM Winter Race with the chosen rig being B today.  The wind at times was very strong at times but the competitors still enjoyed twelve races.
Wins were shared among the fleet,  but Martin Roberts’ three wins in only five completed races was outstanding and Bill Culshaws late charge, after winning the opening race, of two more wins at the end moved him into third place.
At the pointy end of the fleet it was the “two heavy weights” of Graham Elliott and Brad Gibson, who fought for the overall win with Graham securing the top spot.
The biggest smile today came from Alan Watkinson who gained a well fought win in race 7 and a 2nd in race 8.
The conditions did take its toll with Damian Ackroyd breaking his B rig jib boom and sailing in C rig for the rest of the day and Dave Burke suffering breakage that forced an early retirement.

Big thanks goes to our race team of Bernie and Jack, assisted today by the eagle eye of Dave Williams not letting any sailors jump the start line.

  1. Graham Elliott              27              23pts     2 wins
  2. Brad Gibson                     2               25pts     2 wins
  3. Bill Culshaw                    21              32pts     3 wins
  4. John Brierley                  84              37pts     1 win
  5. Alan Watkinson            23               45pts     1 win
  6. Lawrence Drennan      57               70pts
  7. Dave Burke                      30               72pts
  8. Andrew Peter                 66               73pts
  9. Damian Ackroyd          101              75pts
  10. Martin Roberts              55              78pts    3wins
  11. Chris Chatfield                 7               85pts
  12. Neil  Westbrook             03             127pts

After 12 races