A warm day for sailing today. Unfortunately, the sea breeze didn't really come in, and in its place, we had some very confused winds from all points of the compass. Some were real trying for the PRO to set a reasonable course, however, we did what we could.
Just 8 races were sailed today, and I think there would have been six different courses set. Hardly a complaint from the sailors, so the courses must have been OK (I think).
Consistency was the order of the day, and our top three certainly showed us all how it should be done.
Rod Jackman was the one to beat today, taking out first position on 13 points. His counted scores did not venture outside the top 3.
Second, was Mat Gray, on 15 points.
Third today, just two points adrift was Michael Hickman, on 17 points.
Not far behind were a group of four, who only had six points separating them, showing how close the racing really was today.
In all, the day was sailed in great spirit, and I am sure all competitors enjoyed themselves even though the wind was a bit on the light side. The light wind sailing is a massive skill and it's great watching the light air skills in action today.
On handicap today, we were very closely bunched up, Rod Jackman, Stuart Dawes and John Hall all finished on +1 differential between the days result and their seeded position to be tied for first.
Michael Hickman, Lisa Blackwood, john Cole-Cook and John Short were all tied in 4th with equal 0 differential between the days result and their seeded position.
This Wednesday sees IOM Handicap racing at the Dam, with DF95 Scratch next Sunday from 10am, alowing for our BBQ lunch and end of season awards from 1pm.
If you are intending on coming to the BBQ, please let either Andrew Wardrop or myself know so we can adequately prepare for the day. Even knowing you cannot make it would be appreciated.
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