Last sail before Christmas today with a fleet of 13 IOM’s sailing in light to moderate northerly breezes in warm conditions with quite a few holes to be traversed.
Usual format with 8 races completed in the handicap series. Rod Marshall had his B2 going very well today so he should feature in the results.
To even out the wine winners I have now split the fleet in 2 ( for wine prizes only ) The more experienced sailors with the better boats are in the white fleet & the less experienced with older boats will be in the pink fleet so we will see how the results come out. For interest, a similar method will also be trialled for the scratch races, possibly based on average ranking of the last five rounds compared to the current rounds result for a “handicap” result on top of the standard scratch result – to make it more interesting for the newer sailors and those with older yachts as well.
Interestingly, Rod Marshall in the Pink fleet took out he honours overall for the day. Great effort Rod. Highest ranked “White Fleet” sailor was Chris Woods, with yet another fantastically consistent performance. The handicapper is watching both of you….. Great also seeing Paul and Justin Rogers making their presence felt, with a couple of seconds. Wont be long and consistency will come along as well guys. Keep the efforts coming along.
The dam level has taken a solid drop in the past week so I will check it again before we recommence after Christmas on the 8th of January to make sure the dam is still sailable.
Have a good Christmas to all club members & thanks to the Wednesday sailors for your continued support.
This coming Sunday, 22nd December is not an official race day, however, there is a good amount of interest with the RM sailors planning on sailing from 1pm at MBYC. If you have an RM and want to come and enjoy an afternoon’s sailing, please come along. If you don’t have an RM and would like to have a sail, you are also most welcome to come along. At a guess, I think we will be having some short races for practice with starts etc.
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