While the girly men hid in their beds this morning, the true sailors - all 7 of them - fronted the dam in 4 degrees with a top of A rig northerly to enjoy some robust IOM scratch racing.
A course of 6 to 5 to gate to finish was set and 13 races were completed.
There was a bit of weed around so some skippers suffered and there seemed to be an outbreak of tuning issues for some, but an excellent mornings sailing with the dam winter conditions at their best.
Lisa Blackwood came through to win the day, winning five of the thirteen races, finishing on 20 points, followed by Andrew Wardrop and his Corby 5 (27 points), with Rod Jackman coming in third (34 points).
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