IOM Mid Week Handicap
It was good to get back to sailing at ‘the dam’ today after a bit of a break. It was also good to see a few skippers who have been missed over recent weeks.
Before sailing today we needed to reset the marks as the water level of the dam was extremely high which caused about half of our marks to relocate themselves.
The wind today was a light South-Westerly and while it was never much above 5 knots it did persist throughout the day and never left us drifting. Although it is difficult to set courses for this wind direction a course involving a windward beat from buoys 7 to 9 proved to work well.
The day saw race winners from right across the handicap range. John Hall took out first place with a score sheet which included three race wins and one 2nd place. Ray Joyce took second place and Mat Grey third. Congratulations to all.
A rotating PRO was used today and it seemed to work well. Each skipper who did PRO duties gets their average race points (before drops) for the race that they officiated in. PRO’s were appointed in order of sail number.
Next time we use a rotating pro we will start from where we left off. (Ray you are up next!)
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