Seven sailors turn up to a top of A rig northerly which gradually petered out to light variable breeze.
Ray again dominated the racing, a hard boat to beat. Rod Marshall launched his new boat and showed some promise and I am sure
he will be very competive once he gets used to it.
Many thanks to jammy & wife Lyn for doing an excellent job running the racing today
A good turnout again this week for the last week at Risdon Brook Dam for a little while, while Hobart Water drain another metre out of the dam, wait for the newly exposed ground to dry, before hitting the perimeter of the whole dam with excavators to remove all the unwanted weed – may be looking at a few months before this is completed and dam levels raised again.
Peter Sylvester had a fantastic day, easily coming out trumps in first position, with Ray Joyce comfortably in second, and Wayne Behrens in third, holding out Phil Turnbull and Andrew Wardrop.
A reminder of things coming up;
A chilly start today with 12 IOM’s sailing in mid to upper A rig conditions with a fairly steady NW breeze.
Our course was 3/4 to 8/7 to 5/6 to 8/7 to gate & 3/4 finish. A very good mix of results so we shall see who came out on top. A few skippers lost attention and ended up in the weed with resulted in a difficult rescue. PRO duties were varied so thanks to those who helped.
The contents of Kyle’s email re the weed removal at the dam was discussed, and at this stage the fleet will sail next Wednesday & then we will in all probability move to Montrose ( particularly if the pontoon is in ) but will review again next Wednesday.
Bragging rights today went to Rob Cooney, narrowly edging out Paul jewel, with Stuart Harris rounding up the top three.
A good days sailing.
There were eight gentlemen of impeccable purpose & character trying to chase down any hint of breeze at the dam this morning.
It was largely a futile endeavour & after three very slow races, it was decided that gardening or housework had more appeal, so the pin was pulled.
Good to see Phil Turnbull back sailing after a period of absence whilst he lined the pockets of the medical profession.
Thanks to those who came & assisted today, we will try again next week
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