RBRYC Results - IOM Mid Winter Challenge
Our first event post Covid, and what a success. 15 sailors turned out at MBYC for ht Mid WInter Challenge. After an initial debrief, we all got set for the first race in very light conditions. Unfortunalely, Andrews electrics failed him (hopefully back up and runing very quickly) and forced him out of the days event.
We were fortunate to attract a northern invader in Ted Stevens from the north of the state. He thoroughly enjoyed the comradare amongst the competitors and is looking forward to coming back to the next IOM event that we hold.
Racing was close throughout the day, and the results do not justify this, but the usual suspects did come out the most consistent over the 11 races, with Lisa Blackwood coming away with the win on 23 points. Clos by in second was John Cole-Cook on 26 points, with David Jones taking third place by countback from Mike Hickman - both on 35 points.
Welcome also to Justin Rogers, who has been sailing with us for a little while, but I believe this was his first "ranking" regatta. His enthusiasm was nothing short of fantastic, and we are sure to be seeing him becoming more competitive with every event he enters.
We are very fortunate, as a club, that we have a good number of very highly ranked skippers, as well as a plethora of very keen skippers keeping them honest. A good competitive spirit amongst all, which guaranteed a fantastically competitive and fun return to the bigger events.
A special thanks needs to go to Les Hanson for carrying out the PRO duties today, in what became very difficult conditions in which to set a course.
This Wednesday is the return of the IOM Handicap, starting at 10am, and we have our DF95 George Fish Memorial Tasmanian CHampionship next Saturday/Sunday , 11th/12th July. Please get your entries in as soon as possible. On line entry is now available on the RBRYC website under the Ranking Events tab.
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