The Bureau of Meteorology got things a bit wrong today. No rain, no hail - just a nice Northerly early, turning west then south west later in the afternoon between 2 and 13 knots throughout. Beautiful conditions for the A Class sailing.
Disapointingly, just five sailors came along today - so the event will not be a ranking event - but the five that did turn up brought their enthusiasm and enjoyed some great sailing in some really good conditions.
Unfortunately, Lisa had some rudder issues and a back flare-up, so was not able to sail at all after lunch.
We got ten races in for the day - all good long courses wich suits the yachts nicey and gave them all a good test with three being likely entries in the National Championships later this year.
In the end, it was a dominant sail day for Kyle Stewart and his Blister 4 - finally sorting out the little issues with the yacht, recording 8 wins for the 10 races. Finishing well out in front on 8 points and the winner of the Herb Tyson Trophy for 2023.
Second place went to Andrew Wardrop (Blister 3), on 16 points - continuing his great from from our Anzac Day sail.
Third place was taken by Rod Marshall (Blister 3), on 25 points.
Thanks to John Hall, who came out and sailed the club yacht. Unfortunately unlucky in a few races but sailed very well with an unfamiliar yacht.
Big thanks to Les Hanson for taking on the Pro duties today.
Tomorrow is the DF95 42 Degrees South regatta at the dam. Button press is 1030
Wednesday is IOM Mid Week Handicap, at the dam with button press at 11am
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