The last IOM Winter series of 2021/22 was met today with temperatures more suited to high summer. Shorts and sunglasses instead of waterproofs and thermals.
A small turnout due to COVID, sailors away and family commitments meant that the three competitors were left to battle out the racing in perfect sailing conditions. The fleet so evenly matched produced some close racing. John Brierley got off to a flyer winning five out of the first six races and then with the tea-break all was to change.
Graham Birkett, with a hot drink now won two races and after Bill Culshaw put his jacket on he was unstoppable, winning the last three races. Close racing in perfect sailing conditions.
Thanks to Bernie as always running the races and Jack with the hot drinks and encouragement to all the sailors.
- John Brierley Britpop 84 11pts 5 wins
- Bill Culshaw Britpop 21 15pts 3 wins
- Graham Birkett Widget 133 16pts 2 wins
10 races sailed.