IOM Social Racing #7 15/8/20 – Full Report

An interesting 7-10mph wind blowing down Gautby Road greeted the 8 skippers on this sunny Saturday afternoon.

It was John Brierley that started well with 4 second places and a win in the first 5 races, but unfortunately he then had to retire from the day with radio problems. Bill then showed some great pace and finally started to react to the wind shifts to take wins in races 4 and 7. Lawrence also showing some great form with a brace of seconds in races 6 and 8. Charles after a difficult start and some repairs at the start of the afternoon improved greatly in the final 5 races even if the results do not show this improvement, it was there.
It was Martin that took top honours with a strong finish winning 3 of the final 4 races finally showing his skills within this class under these conditions.
5 different race winners from the 11 races sailed with some extremely close 3 boat finishes to keep Jack on his toes all afternoon.
Many thanks to Peter for setting the buoys and Martin for trimming them after race 3 when the wind swung round a few degrees also thanks to Jack and Bernie for starting and finishing.
  1. Martin Roberts              55     Widget                18pts     4 wins
  2. Graham Elliott               65     Italico                 23pts      3 wins
  3. Bill Culshaw                    21      BritPOP!            27pts      2 wins
  4. Peter Baldwin                63      Lintel MMX     28pts       1 win
  5. Lawrence Drennan      57      BritPOP!            39pts
  6. John Brierley                 84      BritPOP!             43pts        1 win
  7. Neil Westbrook             03      Widget                45pts
  8. Charles Legg                  25      Rubix                   64pts

After 11 races

The next two weeks are joint RG65 and DF65 with an 11am start time. If you are planning on sailing please pre-register for all races with Graham Elliott to avoid disappointment on the day.