A great days sailing at MBYC today. Northerly breeze all day. Starting with about 4 knots, and increasing to close to 20 by the end of the day.
Ten skippers fronted for the day, one RM, five A's and four IOM's.
The handicapping was pretty much spot on from the star, with most skippers pretty close to each other as they finished. The A Class yachts were all awarded the same handicap on each race compared to the rest of the fleet, in order to also compete on a level basis for their scratch day.
Unfortunately, it was a day of attrition, with the most in one race being 9 yachts, and four by race 4, reducing to just four yachts by the end of the day. That said, a lot of fun was experienced by the skippers on the water. The RM going to C rig, IOM to B rig an A's in between A and B, with the A rig being way over-powered towards the end.
Today, The GothicA was the yacht to beat. Must say, my favourite sailing conditions and the yacht excells in it as well.
Kyle got the double today, winning the Handicap Round, on 12 points, with Lisa Blackwood's Sweet 6 in second, on 16 points, and Adrew Wardrop's Blitz 6 rouding out the top 3 with 17 points.
A Class Scratch, Kyle got the win with 7 points, with Lisa Blackwood two behind in second, on 9 points, and John Hall 6 further back in third, on 15 points.
Tomorrow will see the Forcett Lakes club hosting their IOM Woodie day from 10am. All with Woodies are welcome to compete, and if you don't ahve one and have the imte, please come down for a look. They have a great sailing location down there.
The following Link is some action from A Class racing yesterday, and I'll try to get some footage from today's sailing out and linked to tomorrows email about the Woodie event.
Wednesday is regular IOM Handicap at the dam, with DF95 Scratch next Sunday.
On a little housekeeping topic. It has become quite a regular occurance where the same 3-4 people have been setting up and packing up the sailing days. It would be really appreciated if we could get some more people asissting where they can on any sail day. We do understand there are an amount of sailors with heart conditions, bad backs etc, and thta is perfectly OK. We don't want someone getting hurt at all, but if you can, please have a look about and see if there is anything you can do to help as well. Tidy up and put stuff in the officials box, roll the scorers trolley to the trailer etc. Every little something, is something someone else doesn't have to do.
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