A rather cool but sunny morning with calm to light NNW winds at first with a bit of SW in it later on in the afternoon making for some rather time consuming races over the long distance course. An average turnout of skippers with 7 IOMs and 2 Marbleheads keen to race, and later on the first appearance and sail on the Brook by a couple of DF95's with Kyle Stewart and his friend Ken, apologies, I didn't get Ken's surname. The two DF95's casually took part in one of the races with a reasonable head start and held their own considering the light conditions and the classes they were up against. Only 5 races were completed due to the slowish conditions, but a pleasant day's sailing none the less.
Race 1 line honours went to Les Hanson with Peter Sylvester second and David Murfet third. Les was in fine form in Race 2 taking another win from Andrew Wardrop and Stuart Harris with his new Maxim finishing third. Race 3 and the lavender Maxim breezed to the finish line first with Les second and Andrew third. Race 4 and another win for Les Hanson from Stuart and Andrew, all on the podium again. The final race for the day and a slow start for the IOM's gave the M's a chance to haul them back and a win for the camera boat from Peter Sylvester second and fellow M skipper Ray Joyce finishing third.
Run away winner for the day was Les Hanson with 5 points, clear ahead of second place Stuart Harris with 10 points and Andrew Wardrop third with 13 points.
Next Sunday is Round 1 of the Marblehead Winter Series ahead of the John Em's Memorial Trophy for Marbleheads the following Sunday.
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