I was getting ready to ‘bag out’ Ray as a silly sausage for bringing his DF95 on an IOM day when I found that all the other skippers had also brought their DF95’s. It was in fact a DF95 day and I was the sausage for bringing an IOM. A quick dash home to get the right boat and eventually all six skippers were ready for racing. Nearly ready anyway – I had forgotten to seal down my hatch cover. (No damage!
The wind was swirling and light throughout the day – always below about 3 knots – and at times reflections on the surface of the dam. It was the kind of day that you needed a bit of luck, and luck could just as easily deal you a cruel hand as a good one.
Ray was often on the unlucky side. Snared by weed in three races and then in race 6 he was on three different occasions half a leg ahead only to be caught by the fleet cruising up with a following wind.
Despite the element of fortune racing was very close with many races featuring tight finishes. With just 6 races sailed today only one discard was allowed.
Ian Hey and John Hall were tied today for 1st and 2nd place with Bodge getting the win on count-back by virtue on more second places. Third place went to Buzzy Behrens just 3 points behind. Congratulations to all.
And to make my day of bungle-ups complete I think that we sailed the day using IOM handicaps! (Remember that I thought it an IOM day!). My appologies to all. For this reason we will keep the previous DF95 handicaps unaltered for our next DF95 meet.
Sunday: A working bee at the Risdon Brook shed. Starts at 11:00, with BBQ after and some sailing
Monday (Kings Birthday Holiday) - A Class (or anything you want as well) at MBYC from 1100
Next Wednesday: It will be IOM’s! – 11:00 button.
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