The forecast of a sunny day, moderate winds and warm 28oC tempted a good fleet of 16 skippers to the dam for today’s IOM handicap event. The wind promised much but didn’t really deliver and most of the day was spent sailing in less than 5 knots of Northerly. It often threatened to turn to a sea-breeze but little more than a casual gust arrived from the South West. Still it is always great to be sailing in a good fleet on a nice day.
John Banks is always a welcome guest at our events and was able to assist me with official duties. Thanks for your work John.
Stuart Dawes took out overall honours today with three race wins and a second in his total. Stuarts win follows up from an overall win in last weekend’s DF95 scratch event and puts him in good stead for both our Australia day DF95 event on Friday and the IOM Statewide event on Saturday.
Peter Turner is gaining a reputation as a light wind specialist and made regular podium visits today to secure second place.
And it just isn’t Wednesday handicap if Buzzy Behrens doesn’t feature in the results. Today gaining third overall after finishing the afternoon strongly. Congratulations Stuart, Peter and Wayne.
There is lots of sailing coming up!
Friday is our annual "Australia Day Handicap Shield" for DF95's. This starts at 11am
Saturday will have A Class Yachts sailing at the dam from 11am. We were hoping to travel up north to sail them for a northern weekend, but will hopefully do that later in the year still.
Sunday is the Tasmanian IOM Travellers Challenge, at Lake Trevallyn. Good luck to all the sailors participating.
Next Wednesday is again IOM Mid Week handicap at the dam - button press at 11am
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