A big thanks to the competitors today, for a close and enjoyable event. Thanks also to Dennis Lees, for being PRO for the day. It is really appreciated.
Anyway, birthday girl, Lisa Blackwood proved most consistent on the day, coming out winner of the event, on 27.3 points, with Mike Hickman close behind in second, on 231 points and John Cole-Cook (37 points) just edging out Ray Joyce by one point in third.
Many races within races today, and although the wind proved tricky and troublesome at times, I am sure everyone enjoyed the day.
Reminder that next week we will be having our AGM at MBYC, starting at 2.30pm. Please contact me if you want a postal vote, or wish to be recorded as an apology if you cannot attend. A further email will come out shortly regarding this as well.
Mid Week IOM Handicap
An excellent days sailing at the dam today with a fleet of 10 enjoying mid to upper A rig northerly conditions. Rod Marshall starred in the first 4 races with 3 firsts & a second sailing his new Corby 5 which was very competitive & particularly quick upwind but the success was to much for him so he went home after four races. Other heat winners were Peter Sylvester, Wayne Turner, Dennis Lees, Paul Jewell (sailing 112) & Kim Potter so the sailing & honours were shared within the fleet . Enjoyable for all those who sailed today. Results have gone to Kyle for the magic box machinations.
Wine today will go to the first 3 place getters.
Thanks to John Banks for PRO duties & all those who assisted with the dinghy.
Link below to todays photos
And a photo of todays pinup sailor with his new & quick woodie who will no doubt spend the evening with a celebratory glass or 2.
Mid Week IOM Handicap
Bit of an odd day today at the dam, where we had 11 boats racing. Scratch racing started in upper A rig conditions in a north to north easterly breeze, which created difficult & changeable conditions at the top mark 7. After 3 handicap races a front came through, forcing all boats to scurry for shore for a rig change, early lunch & various repairs.
After lunch, the racing continued in again NE B rig fronts interspersed with big lulls - to add to the difficulty, weed became a problem - so not the most satisfying day to race despite the warm temperature.
Having a chat with Wayne Court, he says TasWater has dropped the dam level to try & kill the weed which is of an invasive nature, which reduces the effect of added chlorine to the water. Apparently, a traxcavator will be used around the waters edge to try & remove the weed - we shall see.
Wine for 4th, 5th & 6th today (Peter Germain, Wayne Behrens and Andrew Wardrop).
Mid Week Handicap
An excellent mornings racing today at the dam, with 13 skippers starting in top of A rig. NW conditions with most skippers going to B rigs as the racing progressed.
Course was from 3/4 to 8/7,5/6,8/7 to gate & 3/4 finish, giving some long beats & runs thus creating some passing lanes. Particularly for those who played the shifts upwind.
Wine for the 1st three places today, Dennis lees, Andrew Wardrop and Rob Cooney. Peter with 183 was also quick but the handicapper was a bit tough on him - we shall see.
Special thanks to Jammy & Buzzy for the getting & return of the dinghy & to Peter for his rescue efforts of wayward boats & also to those who undertook PRO duties The series was run in a friendly & competitive manner so thanks to all those who competed.
DF95 Monthly Handicap
A modest fleet of 9 boats fronted for an hour of racing prior to the start of the handicap series. The wind was predominantly but not always out of the west, making it difficult to get a decent windward beat, so most races had a reaching & running bias.
54 made a reappearance today - only its second sail in the past 12 months but it had fairly good boat speed all day.
Jammy had intermittent radio problems which kept him a bit quiet & Chris Wood with 40 as usual sailed well. The handicap series achieved 8 races with 99 having a hat trick of wins with Richard also sailing 14 consistently.
A good mornings racing despite the variable conditions.
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