A really hard day at the dam today. Very light Southerly for much of the day, not enough even for waves on the water. Only a knot or two in it.
A warm welcome (albeit under grey skies and drizzly conditions) to Peter Ross, freshly arrived from Sydney. Peter has sailed his DF95 back in NSW and we hope to see him regularly at the club into the future.
Rod Marshall had the PRO duties today, and got 10 races completed. John Cole-Cook raced a borrowed DF95 and found things nice and easy by the looks of it with a couple of wins and a second to start the day.
Although difficult conditions, we did have three sailors who were able to master the conditions.
Stuart Dawes and John Cole-Cook at the head of the three, joined on 20 points, with Stu taking the day's honours on countback with his four race wins to John's 3.
Third place today, was Michael Hickman, 10 behind the leaders on 30 points.
Thankyou today, to Rod Marshall, for effectively setting the courses and keeping us all under control.
Coming up - a big week of sailing for us.
Wednesday is IOM Mid Week handicap at the dam - button press at 11am
Friday is our annual "Australia Day Handicap Shield" for DF95's. This starts at 11am
Saturday will have A Class Yachts sailing at the dam from 11am. We were hoping to travel up north to sail them for a northern weekend, but will hopefully do that later in the year still.
Next Sunday is the Tasmanian IOM Travellers Challenge, at Lake Trevallyn. Good luck to all the sailors participating. It is very encouraging to see 14 entries so far.
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