RM Winter Scratch Round 4
Wonderful conditions today at Montrose.
I left home feeling quite pleased that I spent 4 hours working on my Swing Rig as surely it was going to be used today. The difference between Cadbury's Point and MBYC was quite stark. Almost becalmed at home, yet at MBYC, there was some confusion as to whether we rig up in C1 or C2 rigs. In the end, an eclectic mix of C1, C2 and C3 was used.
A NW breeze of around 20 knots was fantastic, and it had abated to around 14 by the time we were finished.
Twelve races were completed in all, with some great racing - everyone gettng to the podium at one stage or another.
Although much of the racing was quite close, the results didn't replect this, with soeme clear air between most positions.
First place today, was Lisa Blackwood, on 17 points - a fantastically consistent day. Four wins and a 3rd and 4t as drops. Well deserved.
Second place went to Ray Joyce, on 21 points. Firsts and seconds littered through his results Very well sailed with the sometimes well underpowered C2 suite.
Third place today was Stu Dawes, on 29 points, with only a 6th and 5th being the difference from challenging Ray for second. Again, very consistently sailed.
On Handicap, Lisa Blackwood took out the double, with 3 net points, with Rod Marshall taking second with 1 net point. Ray Joyce and Andrew Wardrop tied i 3rd place on 0 net points.
Thanks, as always to Les, for being PRO today.
This Wednesday is the return of DF95 Mid Week Handicap. Buttn press as usuual at 11am. Fingers crossed we are blessed with some nice wind like we have had this last week.
Next Sunday is the IOM Mid Winter Challenge. Entries close for this tonight and we only have four entered so far. If you are intending on competing, please get those entries in as soon as possible. Late entries can be accepted until Friday, but we really need to get them in earier.
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