RBRYC Results - RM Summer Series Scratch Round 1
An earlier start for the sailors today, given the poor afternoon tide conditions. Proved to be a great decision to change times, with it being extremely low at the end of the day.
Eight skippers fronted the starting line today, with Rod Jackman sailing Lisa's Skalpel for the day. He got comfortable very quickly, taking out the first two races. Unfortunately for Rod, some electrical issues took him out mid way through the day - otherwise he would have seriously challenged the top two today. I think Rod will be back sailing the RM's again very soon.
Great sailing conditions throughout the day ensured that all racing was real close and nicely contested, showing through with 6 of the 8 skippers taking a win on at least one race.
In the end, as is normally the case, the cream rose to the top, and John Cole-Cooks focus and consistency ensured the round win on the day, on just 22 points (from 13 races). Lisa Blackwood was almost always at the pointy end as well, coming in second on 29 points. Third place was decided on count-back with John Hall proving the older Fuzzy Logic still has the goods in a bit of breeze, taking the third position.
A big thanks goes to Mike Hickman, who came out to Pro for the day.
This coming Wednesday is back to the IOM Mid Week Handicap from 10am and Sundays racing is a DF95 scratch day - at Risdon Brook Dam as well, from the normal summer start time of 1pm.
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