IOM Mid Week Handicap
It was a lovely sunny day at Risdon Brook Dam today and the weather brought out a really strong fleet of 18 skippers. We started racing in a Northerly of about 8 knots but it gradually died and we decided that an early lunch would be in order. We were hoping for a good sea breeze in the afternoon but what we got was a poor excuse for a sea breeze which never really exceeded 5 knots. Still it was a nice day and we got to sail ten races!
It was good to see Jammy Jones back to Wednesday IOM handicap with his new K2. Jammy thinks that this boat feels even faster than his last.
Consistency is always the key in points racing as demonstrated by today’s podium place winner’s score sheets. Kim Potter took out the day, with Matt Gray second and John Hall third.
The club’s committee has decided that in order to maintain best sportsmanship on the course it is important to have a PRO in charge of every club race. I personally do not like the workings of ‘rotating the PRO’ changing every race across an event and think that the day flows much better if there is one PRO assigned for the day. I understand that not everyone would like to volunteer to be PRO for a day and that is OK, but if you think that you could do it, and wouldn’t mind doing it say once every two or three months, then please let me know and we will work out a roster. (My email is below.) Matt Gray has kindly offered to PRO next Wednesday.
On Saturday, Montrose Bay Yacht Club (RC Division) is hosting its first A Class scratch day, starting at 11am. We have four confirmed starters, sot he day is going ahead. If you ahve an A Class and are thinking about sailing, please come along and support the day. MBYC hope to have this as a monthly event. Givent he DF65/95 National Champs are getting closer, you are also welcome to bring a DF to have a sail if you wish as well.
Next Sunday is Long distance and A class racing at Montrose (11:00) and next Wednesday IOM handicap at the dam.
Contact John at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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