Arriving at the MBYC at 9.45 this morning, we were greeted with strong top of B rig NNW wind & choppy seas.
Looked a bit daunting, but with eleven skippers turning up, we decided to give it ago - a good choice as the morning progressed & the temperature increased, we enjoyed some great sailing in very testing conditions, which put a premium on boat handling.
Buzzy & Phil Jackman both had similar electrical problems & so took up PRO duties, setting some great courses with a downwind start to the southern distance buoy & then a long uphill slog back to the starting areas for races of one & a half laps. Justin suffered some rig damage early, putting to bed his day’s sailing. He’ll be raring to go in a fortnight though, when the IOM’s make a return.
Conditions were so enjoyable that we decided to stretch the racing out for another 2 races so we got in 10 altogether .
I think most of us had a go at the front of the fleet & came away with some satisfaction particularly as Montrose again turned on such superb sailing.
Ray came away with a convincing win today, with Andrew Wardrop and Stuart Dawes taking out second and third respectively
This Sunday, we have the A Class yachts featured. If you have yours collecting dust, please bring it out for an enjoyable day’s sailing. A good fleet will look terrific on the water.
A reminder that our memberships are due. If you have yet to pay, please contact Les for payment – or to organise an alternative if you need. Should you be letting the membership go this year, please also let us know, so we don’t unnecessarily hassle you with invoices etc in the coming weeks.
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