I was unfortunately unable to make it to today’s IOM handicap at the dam and so this report is cobbled together from information that Bodge sent to me. Thanks for standing in today Bodge.
It was a nice sunny day with variable winds mostly Northerly 0 - 5 knots with occasional North West gusts of over 10 knots. A-rig was the obvious choice and was used throughout the day.
Martin Svensen had rudder servo issues in the pre-event scratch racing but stayed on to officiate today. Thanks for your work Martin.
Today we were able to welcome Richard Harradine who was visiting from the Gold Coast. Richard sailed Peter Webberly’s spare TS2 (number158) and was extremely happy to win the last race of the day. We are glad that you enjoyed sailing with us Richard.
While nearly all skippers got to the podium at some stage it was the guns who showed their class today. Lisa Blackwood, Jammy Jones and Ray Joyce stole the day taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Saturday and Sunday: It’s the IOM State Championships at Montrose. There is an impressive start list. Late registrations can be made on-line. Briefing on Saturday is 10:15 for a 10:30 button. Anyone who is not sailing is most welcome to drop in to help with official duties.
Next Wednesday: IOM handicap sailing at the dam. (11:00 button)
Wednesday 29th November: Stay Chatty Regatta. A handicap charity sail. (More information to follow on this)
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