Well, what can we say – IOM Woodies take out the top three positions. Phil Jackman returning to Montrose, skilfully sailing his Idiom into first place on 20 points. Andrew Wardrop came in second just one point behind Phil and Rod Marshall also sailing very consistent coming in third on 26 points. Of note also, Chris Wood’s Woodie not placing outside the top four.
Welcome back to Montrose as well, to David Jones, who showed he has lost nothing, coming in fourth place. We also had Justin Rogers returning to IOM racing, after a successful day at the DF65 event the day prior (more to come later on there). Welcome to new member, Phillip Krause, with his first day sailing with us, with the Club “A”. He will soon be a regular as well on our sailing days. Please introduce yourself to him and extend the warm RBRYC welcome.
Les Hanson had the Pro hat on again today, and he set about making some good courses in the very light early air – a difficult task. A great field of thirteen skippers were sailing today – a great turnout for a Long Weekend holiday, and makes good the decision of the committee to return to Long Weekend sailing after suggestion by some members. We had stopped the Lon Weekend sailing in the past due to poor turnouts and the perceived reasons of people wanting to get away for those weekends.
We got five races in before retiring to the MBYC clubrooms for a BBQ lunch and social chat. From all accounts, a very enjoyable break in proceedings and something we do need to have more often to promote the social side of the club. Thanks to my little sidekick, Ryan, for sorting out the lunch requirements and hot drinks for the sailors during the break. Lisa was also kind enough to share some of the spoils of her victory in the DF65 “Peter Smith Memorial” racing the day prior by breaking open one of her wonderful Puddleduck Red Wines for all to share.
After lunch, another five races were completed, with the last a double size course from what I was told.
The day – from an outside view – certainly looked very peaceful and enjoyable, and I am sure both, our returning sailors and our newest new member were all made to feel welcome throughout.
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