IOM State Regatta 21/10/18
Apologies for the late submission of results. I wanted to make sure of a few discrepancies and confirm these as the final standings on the day – which does differ a little from the provisional results.
Twelve skippers sailed at Montrose today in solid A rig conditions, with a Northerly breeze all day except for the last four races, when the breeze swung south east. Whilst the sailing conditions were excellent the day was marred by weed which effected and frustrated all competitors. However, all yachts sailed in the same conditions, so as usual the cream came to the top with Geoff Byerley sailing Stuarts idiom woody coming out as the winner on 32 points.
There was a tight finish between second and fourth places, just two points between them. Rod Jackman came through though, with second, on 42 points (certificate and voucher is coming your way Rod), and Chris Wood and his new Corby 5 one point behind on 43, with David Jones hot on his heels with his new V10 on 44 points.
Interesting to see that “Woodies” took out two of the top three positions on the day. Their designer must be happy.
Special thanks to Stuart Harris for being PRO in, at times, trying conditions. Without the help of our volunteers, our events would simply not get off the ground
On a personal note, from the time I was able to watch the races – it was fantastic to see the communication between skippers on where they were heading, prior to meeting up. Even when there was the odd moment of disagreement, it was all heard as being respectful and not heated at all. Sailing is a competitive sport and we do all get worked up at times, and it is absolutely fantastic to see the club really doing well in this regard.
I also called in to MBYC afterwards, once I was free, and the MBYC committee expressed their thanks for the support of the club afterwards at the bar. It was also very appreciated.
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