A perfect northerly A rig breeze for the IOM’s first handicap day at the dam attracted 17 entries, including Rick Price with his beautiful Huon Pine Ellipsis and Peter Webberley with his classic TS2.
Both our guests from the canal sailed well and had some pleasing results.
A windward Leeward course was set by our PRO, John Banks of one then one & a half laps.
As usual the dam had a few quiet spots at the windward marks, so keeping in the breeze when approaching the top marks was critical.
The winners today, were Rick Price and Rod Jackman, tied on 27 points, with Rick edging Rod out on countback. David Jones also sailed very well, coming in 3rd, on 35 points.
A very enjoyable day in perfect dam conditions. Thanks to John Banks for PRO duties.
Just a note on the wine fund, which has been in suspense whilst we have been away from the dam, but will be reactivated for the next schedule IOM race. The existing cash balance, which I think is about $100 is in a spare bedroom behind a mound of furniture whist our house is being renovated, but as the reno is almost competed, I will dig it out and give a precise balance next week. The wine stash has 9 bottles. As I wont be standing again for the committee position of Wednesday co-ordinator, I will hand the balances over to the newly appointed Wednesday coordinator after the AGM.
On Sunday, we have DF95 Scratch Round 2. Due to it being ANZAC Day, we have scheduled this to start at 1pm to allow those who do so, to attend services in the morning.
We also have one of our own sailing in Victoria this weekend. John Cole-Cook is sailing in the Victorian RM State Championship on Sunday. Best of luck for a great day sailing John. We look forward to hearing how the day went on your return.
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