IOM Summer 2022 #9 (17/9/22)

There were only a select band of three sailors for this weeks IOM racing,  held in a decent middle to top A Rig breeze from the far end. After convincingly winning Race 1, Bill Culshaw had a few problems on the race course with various “objects” in the water stopping him dead and robbing him of his leading position and probably the win in several races.  This allowed Peter Baldwin to string together a  series of 6 straight wins after a second in Race 1.  Alan Watkinson initially struggled to keep in the mix and after 3 races noted that his rudder shaft was bent and so a short stop was called to allow him to change his rudder over.  This did help such that he was now challenging the other pair for the lead, culminating in winning Race 8.

The day went to Peter with 8 wins, three for Bill in second and just the one for Alan in third.  Thanks go to Dave Williams for running the afternoon and giving us an early finish after 12 races, ably assisted by Bernie for the last few races after putting in a welcome guest appearance.

The next IOM racing will be on Saturday 8th October (all day) when Summer Series #10 is also the Strebor Open, with a planned start time of 10:00.  Entry via the Event link.  It will be good to see more club IOM’s turning out for this annual Open Event.

  1. Peter Baldwin         63   britpop!     12pts  8 wins
  2. Bill Culshaw             21    britpop!    18pts   3 wins
  3. Alan Watkinson      23    britpop!    24pts  1 win