I wasn't on site for much of the day today, but we got 9 sailors to Montrose today. Unfortunately, the weed had a bit of a comeback, and soaunds like it caused some chaos half way through the first race.
Luckily for us, we do ahve two very capable locations to sail at, so the decision was made to de-camp and resume the day at Risdon Brook.
The time taken to do this didn't hurt the day too much, with 9 races finished - with a half hour extension to the day.
From the little I saw at the end of the day, the dame turned on everything, from being becalmed if in the wrong spot, to nosediving ont he downwind legs. Quite a challenge to et everything right by the looks of it.
Lisa seemed to get it right more than not though. After a slow start tot he day, it looks like she missed a race to perform some tuning to the yacht (Assumed by me) and came back to the water, winning 4 of the next 6 races - enough to come out winner of the day on 16 points. Well done Lisa.
Rod Jackman survived some strong challenges to take out second spot, alost always in the top three in todays races, securing the second spot on the podium with 20 points.
Third today, on countback, was Mat Gray - just one point behind Rod - on 21 points.
Some real close racing to conclude the scratch series racing for the year.
On handicap today, Rod Jackman took home first place with 3 rank differential points. Lisa Blackwood, Stuart Dawes and Ian Hey all tied in second place with 1 rank differential point each.
Wednesday see IOM Mid Week Handicap at the dam, starting at 10am
Next Sunday, 17th December is a general sail day followed by a BBQ lunch and club presentations for the years sailing. Sailing starts at 10am through to 1pm, and we expect the BBQ to start and presentations from around for those not intending to sail, but with to come along for a snag, a chat, some festive cheer and celebrations of the years achievements. We also extend a warm welcome to our dinghy sailing brothers and sisters, who will be sailing after the BBQ on Sunday.
During the BBQ, we have decided to run a Sydney-Hobart sweep as a little fundraiser, with tickets for yachts at $2 per ticket, so bring some coins with you and grab a yacht or three for the sweep.
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