IOM State Regatta
Huey was in a good mood today after yesterday's gales, the sun was shining and a light to moderate breeze coming mainly down the dam but with the mandatory "Brook Factor" to keep us on ours toes, and a forecast for an afternoon sea breeze. PRO Les Hanson briefed 12 skippers and got racing underway at the scheduled time. By lunch time there had been 7 closely contested races with 5 different winners. The usual doldrums ensued during the lunch break with the first hints of a sea breeze but the nor westerly had one more phase in it and another 2 races were sailed before the sea breeze finally kicked in. Five races were sailed in the sea breeze and the usual funkiness at the top end made conditions challenging at times. In the afternoon session there were five separate winners and racing was close all day. Out of 14 races there 7 different winners. Michael Hickman and David Jones had 3 wins a piece, Rod Jackman, Ray Joyce and myself had 2 wins each, and Peter Sylvester and Peter Darcy a win each as well. In the end it was a comfortable win for Mr Consistency, Michael Hickman on 25 points, a mere 13 points clear of Rod Jackman on 38 points in second place, 8 points clear of third placegetter yours truly, by a point from the fast finishing David Jones.
Next Sunday is Marblehead Summer Series Round 1, with racing starting later at 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM.
Till then, wet sails.
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