Mid Week IOM Handicap
When I went for a walk this morning at 7 am it was 1deg and quite ok, but by the time I got to Montrose, a B rig northerly had set in. It was beyond freezing, so the 7 skippers who came decided to delay sailing until 11 am - still cold but doable. As the morning progressed and the handicap series got under way, the temperature came up and the icy breeze started to abate. After lunch, everyone was on A rigs and some great handicap racing followed using a downwind start to a distant buoy followed by a long beat to windward - twice around. Wayne B had his new Woody sailing and going well. Stu Dawes bought along his almost complete Goth IOM and also acted as PRO - many thanks.
I must say that since we have been back sailing from lockdown, the sailing at Montrose has been just superb. As JCC says a world class venue.
Rod J has suggested that because of the very cold mornings we are having that we should start Wednesdays at 11.00 am during the winter, when there is a bit more warmth in the air. Everyone thought that that was an outstandingly good idea from Rod, so going forward we will start at 11.00 am and go straight into the handicap sailing. Andrew - Mid Week Co-Ordinator
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