The dam welcomed skippers with a lovely sunny day and a cool Northerly of about 12 knots. Pretty well perfect conditions for IOM yachts so I was a little surprised that we didn’t have a bigger turn-out today. The wind died just a little throughout the day but we were able to complete a full complement of 10 races.
It was good to see the replacement of buoy-8 which gave us greater choice when it came to setting courses.
Good sailing conditions leads to a high race completion rate, and today we had pretty close to all boats finishing all races. It was close racing too and in most races the entire fleet finished within one minute.
Third overall today was Rod Jackman who stole the position from Andrew Wardrop, after a count-back due to a tie on points.
Peter Turner took second place with two race wins on his score-sheet.
And today’s winner was John Hall. A welcome return to the winner’s circle for John after a few fairly lean weeks – and well deserved too as the result was achieved with consistent placings. Well done Rod, Peter and John.
Saturday: There will be a working bee starting at 10am to complete the much needed maintenance on the buoys at Montrose. Please come if you can make it.
Sunday: DF95 scratch racing at Risdon Brook Dam - 10:00 button
Next Wednesday: IOM handicap sailing at Risdon Brook Dam - 11:00 button.
The following weekend, 26th and 27th August is A Class State Championship at Montrose. Please get your entries in as soon as possible, with entries closing this Sunday and late entries the following Friday.
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