A winter katabatic suits sailing at Risdon Brook Dam and that is what we had today. It was pretty much straight down the dam and possibly 12 knots when we arrived but it settled throughout the day.
Lisa dusted off her TS-2 and gave it an outing. These are such beautiful yachts but it was out-paced today by the newer designs in the fleet.
While race winners came from across the handicap spectrum, Graeme Cooksey deserves a special mention for claiming two race wins.
I managed to claim a hotly contested third spot overall. Less than 5 points separated 3rd, 4th, 5 th and 6th overall today.
Bodge was always at the pointy end today and had 5 podium finishes in his tally to claim 2nd place.
The winner overall was Pete Sylvester. Pete was sailing his brand new bright orange Katun 2 – first time on the water. If this is what he does with the un-tuned boat then we had all better watch out!
We raced well into the afternoon to get the ten races completed and the breeze held right until the end. When putting the dinghy away I looked back at the dam to see full mirror reflections on its surface. That’s what I call making the most of the day!
Sunday: A double DF day! DF65’s in the morning (10:00 button) then DF95’s in the afternoon (12:30 button)
Next Wednesday: IOM handicap sailing at the dam. (11:00 button)
And don’t forget the upcoming IOM Mid-Winter Challenge regatta on Sunday June 25th Entries can be made on-line through our site.
One last note - we are now inot our new financial year of sailing, so all subs are now due ($80). It would ebe appreciated if subs could be paid as soon as possible - please put your name on the comments if paid via bank deposit so we can identify who you are. Invoices will be sent out when Les returns from his holiday.
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