Round 1 of the Marblehead Summer Series and it was more like winter with a cool south to south westerly breeze of up to around 10-12 knots and variable between A and B Rigs with a few holes here and there, plenty of shifts and passing opportunities. Only six skippers fronting for the day and PRO duties set to "honesty mode". Course was a bog standard windward leeward but mixed up a bit with around the "box" for some races and "cross over" for others dependent on the wind at the time. Racing was close all day and twelve races were completed.
Final results and it went down to the wire with Lisa Blackwood taking victory for the day on countback with 4 wins from yours truly with 3 wins, both of us on 22 points and third place going to Ray Joyce with 3 wins as well and 25 points.
Next Wednesday is combined IOM Handicap and DF95 scratch racing, and the following Sunday is the IOM State Regatta with briefing at 10:15 AM and racing from 10:30 AM. I will be taking the reins as PRO for the day.
Til then, wet sails.
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