IOM Winter #1

The first afternoon’s racing after the end of Lockdown 2 was for the IOM and 7 skippers turned out on what was a dry and sunny afternoon (for a change) albeit with little wind.  What breeze there was, proved challenging for both the course setter and the sailors alike.  As the wind was mostly across the lake from the NNE a figure of 8 course (a la Uncle Derek according to one member) which gave a variety of windward, leeward and reaching legs with most races of only one lap duration to avoid the fleet getting too split up.  A couple of 2 lap races were completed later before the wind died away again for the last race, giving only 8 races completed by 3:30.

The afternoon belonged to Martin in his Slimchine taking 3 of the 8 wins with John Brierley and Bill Culshaw taking two apiece and Peter Baldwin one.  It was good to get out on the water again after 5 weeks, although hopefully we will see more breeze next week for the IOM Xmas Race (with a full entry of 13 boats) when the first race starts at 11:00.  The next IOM Winter Series Race is on 2nd January – start time 12:00.

  1. Martin Roberts         22     slim chine        9pts   3 wins
  2. John Brierley             84     britpop             11pts   2 wins
  3. Bill Culshaw                21     britpop             15pts   2 wins
  4. Peter Baldwin             63    Lintel mmx     16pts   1 win
  5. Neil Westbrook          03     Widget             28pts
  6. Lawrence Drennan   57     britpop             29pts
  7. Charles  Legg               25    Rubix                 39pts

Thanks once again to Bernie and Jack for running the racing for us.