The ten DF95 sailors who turned up today were rewarded with a fantastic day. Some good sun and nice breeze. Although we all used our B Rigs for the day, there were times when an A could have been used, but the gusts that were coming through on a regular basis.
Les Hanson expertly set out courses for us, with quite a few adjustments made with the wind having multiple personalities throughout. Good close racing ensued throughout the day - a little too close at times at that first mark. We had a mix of five winners today, all the top five places. That said, the racing was really close, with one race having about 40m between the first and last yacht. Many times, a yacht would break out from the pack, only to be hunted down soon before the race was over.
At the end of the day, Lisa Blackwood was just too consistent, running away as a clear winner on 23 points. Stuart Dawes finished i second on 31 points, with David Jones a further 8 points back on 39 points in third. Michael Hickman just 3 points further back, on 42 points in fourth.
A great days sailing, with some great sun and wind. Spring is here.
This coming Wednesday is IOM Handicap, starting at 11am for those that can make it.
A reminder, that next Sunday is the start of Daylight Savings, so sailing will be starting from 1pm. There will be a committee prior to the sailing, and it is quite likely that the Summer Scratch Series will resume again from next week, concluding the winter scratch sailing for 2020, of which the Series was cancelled due to Covid.
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