Sailors arriving for the second IOM Winter Series were disappointed to find little breeze blowing and the only ripples were from the flock of Canadian Geese patrolling the lake. However the first race started with a very light breeze generally from the NE (and so almost across the lake) but with some large shifts that could see it come from the East or North during any race. Two boats missed the start and one pulled out early on leaving only seven to fight it out for line honours which went to Brad Gibson sailing a borrowed TS2. Race 2 again started with only 7 boats and this time it was John Brierley’s turn to take the win, which he then repeated in Race 3. Brad then had another win in Race 4, with Martin Roberts finally getting into a groove, winning Races 5 and 6 before a break for a drink.
After the break, Paul Allen took his first win in Race 7 and then Graham Elliott won the eighth and final race in very light winds. As there was very little breeze, the fleet unanimously agreed to call it a day and have an early finish. This left John as a clear winner, with Brad in second and a consistent Alan Bennett in third.
Thanks must go to Dave Williams for running the racing today (plus taking a few photos of the “action”) and for Bernie who helped out Dave and made everyone warm drinks.
- John Brierley 84 Britpop! 10pts
- Brad Gibson 71 TS2 17pts
- Alan Bennett 130 Britpop! 20pts
- Graham Elliott 70 Fraktal 26pts 1xwin
- Peter Baldwin 63 Britpop! 26pts
- Alan Watkinson 23 Britpop! 28pts
- Paul Allen 27 Britpop! 31pts
- Martin Roberts 22 Vanilla 2 35pts
- John Berry 12 Viper 40pts
- Charles Legg 25 K2 48pts