While much of the dam was covered with mirror reflections this morning there were enough patches of ripples to suggest that racing would be possible. While conditions were frustrating and the wind did come from every direction at different times, there was at least some wind (0-2 knots) for most of the day.
Today we welcomed new skipper Stephen Robinson to the fleet. Stephen is a MBYC member who sails a mirror dinghy single handed of a Sunday. He showed some good boat-speed in the first race but unfortunately had other commitments and could not finish his series today. Welcome Stephen.
Being in the right place at the right time was the order of the day today with many of the races featuring changing fortunes.
Rod Jackman took the six race series out with a total of just 4 points once discards and bonuses were taken into account. (Note: Just one discard in a 6 race series.)
Lisa was today’s runner-up with several races that saw her come from well behind to claim a podium finish.
I squeezed third place with more consistent sailing today.
A note on handicaps: When a scratch boat (handicap 70) wins the day the top third of the fleet retain their current starting handicap and the rest have their handicap reduced by 10. (This happened today.)
Sunday’s racing is the Southern Tasmanian IOM championship at Montrose. Entry for this is on-line at the ARYA site. Briefing is at 10:15 and Button press at 10:30.
Next Wednesday’s handicap racing will for IOM’s at the dam with button press at 11:00. The second Wednesday of the month is always for Handicap Shield points.
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