IOM Mid Week Handicap
John Short took his Christmas holidays today and has gone camping somewhere in the wild Tasmanian wilderness, so it was up to a hodge podge of competitors to organise the day.
A good pre Christmas fleet of 11 skippers turned up in cold and blustery NW conditions and decided to race in B rigs which was mostly a good idea considering the bullets and lulls that marked the day.
Peter Germein came along (late) after a clandestine dash from the sunshine state, probably dodging through the borders, which is good practice for the dam.
As to the racing , the usual battles within the fleet were fought out with gusto however Mat Grey with 4 wins was the outstanding competitor - the back markers generally got through to the front by the finishes. One skipper tried sailing without his keel which was not surprisingly very successful.
A happy Christmas to everyone & don't forget to have your 3rd jab, wear your mask & get ready for another year of sailing.
Regards Andrew Wardrop
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