A bit of a difficult day for most today, with C rig conditions early, blowing to a C2 and then on to a B2 for those who had them.
We moved the start line back towards marks 9 and 10 to get away from the glare, which worked quite well. 10 races were completed today, with many sailors missing multiple races due to various types of maintenance issues, which always seem to come out when the wind is stronger. Some intemittent comms issues and book breakage soon dropped the field down to 5, with another coming off hte water with a few races to go.
Very consistent pace today with his F-6, John Cole Cook came out the winner on the day, on 12 points - winning half the races.
Nipping at his heels, was Ray Joyce, on 14 points for second place. Very consistent when one of his drops is a second!!!
Third place today went to Lisa Blackwood, on 19 points, also a very consistent performance.
I was also there to see Andrew Wardrop take a very commanding win in race 7. The gremlins he has been deaing with now in the past (touch wood).
Handicap results today gave just rewards to John Hall, on 3 net points (seeded 7th, finishing 4th) for the handicap win today. John Cole-Cooks performance was noticed as well, coming in second on 2 net points (seeded 3rd, finished 1st). Reward also for Andrew Wardrop, taking third on handicap with 1 net point (seeded 6th, finishing 5th).
A few of us walking away today to lick some wounds, but nothing too serious and the yachts will be set and ready the next time the RM's hit the water.
This coming Wednesday is IOMHandicap, at Risdon Brook Dam, and next Sunday is Long Distance, from 11am at MBYC, while our DF sailors also head up to Launceston for the George Fish Memorial DF95 State Championship. Good luck to all competitors.
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