IOM Scratch Winter Series Round 6
What a day sailing today. Started off with a dozen skippers at MBYC, with a mid A Rig breeze from the north. After three races, we had our first break, and during so, the wind strengthened. A few skippers started to change to B Rig, while the rest procrastinated a little, before it really picked up nicely and C Rigs were selected for all the yachts.
Unfortunately, a few skippers did not have their C's today, so were happy to sit out, rather than sail with overpowered rigs - very good idea - as the wind strengthened further and the skippers left on the water had a great time. Personally, the C hasn't been out since the 2018 nationals, so it was a real welcome change.
In the end, we got 11 races completed, with Mike Hickman (22pts) taking the day out, with Rod Jackman (25pts) returning with form from his winter break, and Lisa Blackwood (28pts) rounding out the top three.
Handicap Racing is on Wednesday, as usual, from 10am. Current forecast is around 10C and strong winds, so get those smaller rigs ready, just in case.
Sunday will be RM Scratch Series Round 6 from 10am. If possible, let myself or John Hall know if you are intending on coming, so we can make sure the day is all organised in respect to getting enough help etc for launching the dinghy and getting the day ready for its 10am button press.
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