11 skippers competed in Round 6 of the IOM scratch series on Sunday 30 July. Conditions were NW and B rig was the choice for the day, although some skippers tried A rigs in race 1.
David Murfet again did the honours as PRO. Thanks Dave.
Jeff Byerley was also an active " coach" on the day with his Mirage Yacht creations of boats and sails.
Ray Joyce put on a master class of B Rig sailing and dominated the day, followed by Michael Hickman and Lisa Blackwood. Lisa and David Jones are representing the club at the Eddie Cowell IOM regatta on the Sunshine Coast. It starts on Friday 4 August and there are 60 competitors. We wish them the best of luck.
Apologies for belated result here.
Our thanks to Chris Wood for taking up a challenging task here.
Seven competitive skippers went to the dam on 23 July for an IOM scratch event. David Murfet braved the NW mid to top of A rig conditions with occasional rain squalls as PRO, thanks as always David.
Of the 7 who raced, 6 of them had a heat win which demonstrates how close the racing was.
Andrew Wardrop had just returned from a relaxing holiday in warmer climes and was on fire with 3 heat wins with his own designed and built Trojan in collaboration with Anthony Castray, and his own sails.
A close result with Chris Wood, Ray Joyce and Michael Hickman the top 3 on the day.
Belated results for the IOM scratch held at Risdon Brook on 9 July 2017.
8 skippers turned up for the day with a NW breeze at the mid to top of A rig.
Some points of interest to note on the day were that Michael Hickman returned with his V9 following major winch issues, but some winch fine tuning was still required. Les Hanson is coming to grips with his new acquisition and improved as the day went on. David Murfett did another great job as PRO in cool conditions.
Runaway winner on the day was Ray Joyce followed by Chris Wood and Lisa Blackwood.
The next IOM scratch is this Sunday 23 July at Risdon Brook with a 12 knot WNW forecast at this point.
STOP PRESS: The PRO cannot add up! Thank you Kyle to pick up my error.
Colin Johnson took third place in today's scratch racing. My apologies for misleading all. Please see the amended results below.
The available skippers for the scheduled RM Scratch day were not sufficient to run the day. DF 95 skippers took up the offer to have a Sunday at the Brook. It was a great turnout after only 3 days notice. The racing was over the standard NW breeze course, consistently middle to top end A rig was the strength. Start between 1 & 2, windward leg to 3, out to 4, then a good run down to the gate with a windward finish at 1 & 2. The racing was alternating from Scratch then Handicap, and seemed to work very well. Colin was very consistent in the scratch racing and reached the podium at 3rd place. Well done Colin, and also to Tony for consistency. In the Handicap racing as you can see the results were very close. Richard Barker did well winning the Handicap racing, scoring up in the top 4 on a number of races.
Thanks go to Kyle for putting on the BBQ lunch at short notice.
PRO, Ray. (excuse the agricultural results sheet, better than none eh?)
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