It was a beautiful day for sailing at the dam today but sadly only nine skippers fronted. I am told that this is not unusual at this time of the year and is likely due to due to Christmas obligations and priorities.
A light sea breeze came in on cue for our 11:00 start and strengthened all day. A rigs were used by all skippers throughout the day even though a B rig might have been useful in the very last races. The start line was moved to buoys 5 and 6 to better suit the southerly breeze.
In a day where all skippers managed to reach the podium in at least one race Ian Hey was the stand out winner. Ian’s result sheet included 7 podium finishes to give him a total of just 2 points after discards and bonuses were allowed for. He started the day on a handicap of 0 and finished on a handicap of 70 and in the last races was competitive with our scratch boats in the last races . Very well sailed Bodge!
Second place went to the irrepressible Ricky Price whose handicap is being consistently diminished from week to week due to his winning streak.
Third went to Rod Jackman who managed two wins and two third places on a day which generally favoured the skippers with longer handicaps.
Congratulations to all.
Sunday’s sailing will be DF scratch racing at Montrose starting at 10:00 followed by lunch and the awards presentation. Please, if you have not yet done so, contact Kyle or Andrew Wardop indicating if you can make it or not.
Wednesday handicap sailing will continue through the Christmas season for those who are keen and available. IOM’s again next Wednesday.
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