Once again the weather served up a great afternoons IOM sailing with an 8-10 knot breeze (with some stronger gusts early on) from the WNW giving a beat up the lake from the Clubhouse end. There some great sun as well, although the temperature at the lakeside caught a few out who arrived in a T shirt having thought that it would be warmer in the sunshine.
Racing got underway soon after 1pm after Peter had shifted the marks around slightly to make the best of the breeze, although start line often proved to be a bit too port biased in the shifting breeze. Bill Culshaw started the day well for the win in Race 1, with Peter Baldwin taking Race 2, before Brad Gibson put together a string of 4 wins before a break for a drink and chat in the sunshine.
Refreshed after the break Andrea Roberts took Race 7, then Brad added another win in Race 8. Not to be outdone in the friendly family duel that ran all afternoon, Martin Roberts gained an important win in Race 9, before Brad rounded out the afternoon by winning all of the last three races. This comfortably gave Brad the afternoon, with Peter in second only one point ahead of Andrea in third who won the family duel by 4 points from Martin.
There was some very close racing throughout the fleet with many photo finishes to cope with by our usual finishing team of Jack and Bernie. Thanks to them as usual and to everyone for sailing on a taxing afternoon with good rules observance and some very helpful comments and advice from our top helms.
There is another afternoon of IOM sailing next week starting at 1pm. If you would like to join in and don’t have a boat, get in touch with Club Captain Andrew Peter (email in Contact Section) and I am sure he will try and sort a loan boat out.
- Brad Gibson 62 britpop 12pts 8 wins
- Peter Baldwin 63 Lintel MMX 27pts 1 win
- Andrea Roberts 122 Vanilla 28pts 1 win
- Martin Roberts 22 A2 32pts 1 win
- John Brierley 84 britpop 41pts
- Bill Culshaw 21 britpop 49pts 1 win
- Alan Watkinson 23 britpop 64pts
- Charles Legg 25 Rubix 77pts
- Mike Wlliamson 43 TS2 96pts
After 12 races