Eight sailors fronted up today for the first Long Distance day of the year. Lisa Blackwood brought along her new A Class yacht, Sister Blister, and gave it a quick shake down. From reports, it was sailing quite well for a first outing. Quite likely to see a second one making its debut in the next week as well.
Conditions sounded a bit tough with some fronts coming through, and along with it, some squalls across the dam. Everyone had to sail it though, and from who I spoke to this afternoon, it was quite an enjoyable day.
Andrew Wardrop came out most consistent on the day, winning on 14 points from new member, Justin Rogers, in Second on 17 points on countback from Peter Sylvester. From the results, it was pleasing to see you could drop a blanket across the first five places, showing the handicapper was on the money today.
Thanks to Lisa, for helping Justin out after his Cockatoo suffered a bit of water ingress and receiver failure – being able to finish the day off with Lisa’s Nitro. Great to see members helping each other out. It really makes a day enjoyable.
On Wednesday, we have our usual IOM Handicap at the dam, from 10am for some scratch warm ups and the handicap races starting from 11.
Next Sunday will see the resumption of IOM Scratch racing at MBYC from 1pm (Summer Series Round 2)
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