It was fairly calm this morning with the wind undecided about whether or not a sea breeze would be worth its trouble and so we spent the first few races picking our way around the buoys with a shifting breeze. By lunch-time a lightish sea breeze came through. It had just a touch of Easterly in it so that the wind was gusting from both across the dam entrance and down the gully from the picnic area. Picking the shifts was a valuable skill for the up-wing legs in the afternoons racing and I did notice that some of the older experienced skippers seamed to know how to manage this wind well.
Today’s winner was Peter Darcey whose tally included three race wins. Ian Hey and Buzzy Behrens took out second and third place respectively. Both skippers posted results that were consistently in the top half of the fleet. Congratulations to all.
Sunday’s racing will be IOM scratch racing 1:00 at Montrose and next Wednesday IOM’s again at the dam.
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