IOM Summer Series 2022 #1 (9/4/22)

A lovely shifting, gusting wind from the North West, sun out all afternoon and 11 competitors including 1 visitor in Darin Ballington.
After a midday club committee meeting, we commenced sailing at 1pm with the wind strength staying consistent ly throughout the afternoon, right at the top end of ‘A’ rig with a few nose dives thrown in during the stronger gusts.
7 races completed before a 20 minute break and 5 afterwards giving us a total of 12 and therefore 2 discards. Positions changed continuously in every race due to the wind shifts but in the end it was Brad Gibson sailing Victoria’s BritPOP! that ran out the winner with Darin Ballington just 2 points behind and Martin Roberts in 3rd sailing his Vanilla design.
It was great to see 11 IOM’s sailing a club race again, many taking the opportunity to blow the dust off before the Nationals in a few weeks.
Race winners today were, Brad Gibson (5), Darin Ballington (4) and Graham Elliott (3).
Many thanks to Peter for setting the course, Jack for manning the canteen with Dave and Bernie starting and finishing us (with a little help from Jack).
Brad Gibson                62      Britpop!           20pts   5 wins
Darren Ballington    98      Britpop!           22pts  4 wins
Martin Roberts          22       Vanilla             30pts
Graham Elliott           09      Britpop!           31pts   3 wins
Bill Culshaw                21       Britpop!           51pts   3 x 3rds
John Brierley              84      Britpop!           51pts   1 x 3rds
Andrea Roberts         27       Britpop!          54pts
Peter Baldwin            63       Lintel mmx   66pts
Graham Birkett       133       Widget             79pts
Paul Stubbs                 91       Widget             87pts
Charles Legg               25      Kantun2          98pts