The wind strength did not exceed 4 knots at the dam today - mostly it was a whole lot less and it came from any and every direction that it chose. Add to this cold conditions, a rain storm, and unusual incidents of weed strike and you have the makings for a frustrating day.
It was the type of day where skill, patience, and luck were needed - all in good measure. And did we see some Harry Potter magic? No, it was Kim Potter magic. Well done on an overall win today Kim. Two race wins, two seconds and a display of common sense in sitting out while the rain storm was happening.
Ray’s Second was commendable too as it was otherwise pretty much a day for the longer handicapped boats.
And it was good to see Rod Marshall completing the podium with a couple of race wins in his tally today.
Other notable performances included a nice win from Martin Svensen in the final race and a race where Stuart Dawes started more than half a minute after his allotted time but sailed into what looked like an invincible lead only to lose it and have to settle for third place.
I do wonder sometimes why we line up for sailing each week given some pretty ordinary conditions. Either it must be fun or we are all afflicted!
Sunday’s sailing will be Long distance plus A class scratch at the dam with button press 11:00. Rumour has it that we will again have some saveloys there for lunch.
Next Wednesday’s handicap at the dam will be for IOM with button press at 11:00
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