A good day of top end A rig IOMs with a northerly running. TasWater has shut the main track for storm repair works, so we did a two lap course, up to O then down to where the gate is usually, however as one buoy was dropped over the side on replacement after the IOM Mid Winter Regatta, the block line was too short, and it is now underwater hence only one buoy was there today. To alleviate congestion on mark rounding we then changed the course. The outer buoy 9 was then added which kept the running boats clear of those rounding up and onto the windward leg.
The handicap system is getting a hard look at to see if it can be made more equitable, however today, with 7 races overall there were 6 different winners spread across the fleet. David Murfet won two races however the RO was lenient on his first start because he did not compete in the previous Long Distance day. Four skippers required separating on count backs and generally the finish scores reflect that the system is going OK.
The stand out winner today was John Hall who is to be congratulated for scoring consistently well overall.
Thanks to Dennis Lees for taking over the RO duties, Peter Sylvester for delivering the BBQ trailer and Roddy for getting it back to the shed. Lisa arrived in time to oversee the BBQ before she ran off with a kebab, thanks Lisa, and Wayne for buying the new boat battery and getting in on site during the week. Many hands make light work.
Thank you all.
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