I was a bit surprised to find that 16 skippers would turn up today - mid-winter, dubious forecast, and after the fleet had copped a bit of a hiding last Sunday. But turn up they did and we were able to enjoy some close racing, albeit in challenging conditions. The Northerly of about 15 knots had surprise gusts and shifts both to the West and the East and so both skill and luck played a part today. A-rigs were the initial choice of preference but some stronger gusts after lunch meant that those skippers that stayed the distance finished the day with their B-rig.
We used the rotating PRO system again which seems to work well. Graeme Cooksey took over the duties at the end of the day after he found that he was having some leakage issues. Thanks to all who took a turn.
Kyle Stewart was able to squeeze a rare roster day off join the Wednesday group. He seemed to enjoy today’s conditions and finished 4th overall.
I managed third overall finishing the day with a mixed bag of results. Second went to Mat Grey who is again threatening that invincible form that he showed earlier in the year. Ian Hey was today’s winner – and particularly well done too as he dashed his handicap early with places in the first three races. Congratulations Bodge!
Sundays scratch racing will be at the Dam for Marble Heads - 10:00 button
Next Wednesday’s handicap at the Dam will be for IOM’s – 11:00 button
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