Summer at last! It has taken until the week before Christmas for us to get a nice warm day with a sea-breeze. A lovely day for IOM handicap racing at ‘the dam’!
Lovely day doesn’t mean easy sailing conditions though. It took a while for the sea-breeze to brew. It only really came in for the last three races and until then it was fighting a light Northerly and flickering between both directions.
The duties of PRO were shared around today until Rod Jackman turned up. Rod has been on a major touring trip in Northern Australia and it is great to welcome him home. We are looking forward to seeing his new K2 IOM on the water early in the new year. Thanks Rod for doing the duties today.
The nice day brought a few other old faces out too. It is always great to see Darcy on the water and he sailed well today too scoring two race win .
Third place overall today went to Peter Turner who won the first two races straight off the bat. Second went to Mat Gray who spent most of the day giving the whole fleet 30 or 40 seconds of handicap. Today’s winner was Ian Hey who really performed well in the afternoon’s racing. Congratulations to all.
Next Sunday is of course Christmas – so no sailing! I am guessing that many will be heading away over the Christmas and New Year period. We have however scheduled handicap racing (IOM’s) for the Wednesday following Christmas for those who are available and keen.
Wishing all club members a Merry Christmas.
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