A wonderful sunny day today, with a light and variable breeze from the south east direction. Quite light early on, but building a little as the afternoon wore on for some absolute champagne sailing conditions. Spring tides have hit though, with some of the lowest tides I have seen at Montrose. The floating jetty not quite so floating today and we had to really struggle to pull the rescue boat off the weed and in to the water at the end of the day.
Unfortunately, we only recored 5 races today. We had another 6 or so "practice" races prior, but a gust of wind came and took our results sheet with it, so our earlier evidence went missing - not that my results would have complained too much about that...
Anyway, we had a nice fleet of six sailors today, with a couple of apologies call in for the day - thanks for letting us know you couldn't make it.
Back to the races, and today was dominated by Lisa, podiums in every race today. Very well sailed and well deserved round win on 5 points.
Second today was Rod Marshall, on countback, four adrift on nine points. Also sailing very well.
The more we are sailing these yachts, the closer they are getting to each other in competitiveness and it is great to see.
The results today do not show the speed that was there with both Peter and Andrews yachts. They were very fast earlier in the day, and were badly disadvantaged by the missing score sheet, and Andrew had a mast crane failure which dropped him off at the end of the day, which was otherwise a very fast and competitive days sailing for him - in the top two for much of the first half of the day.
Next A Class Scratch is on Saturday 9th March. We will be starting at 11am on this day to have a lunch in the middle of it. We'll provide a BBQ for those who come along - there is a club yacht and we have two members with fully functioning "second" yachts as well for those who wish to give the A Classes a run.
Tomorrow is RM Scratch, rescheduled at the Dam, starting at 1pm, followed by IOM Mid Week Handicap on Wednesday, button press at 11am.
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