Reasonable conditions today for the first round of the Consistency Trophy. A 5 to 10 knot breeze coming down the dam with the usual "Brook" factor that at times could have been B Rig but most skippers electing to stay with the A Rig. Stu Harris kindly offered to take on the daily PRO duties in light of his new boat not ready, and John Banks with culinary duties for the lunch time BBQ. Format for the day was duel starting lines long distance around the cans, two laps for the first two races anyway, then 1 lap, single start line for the remaining races.
Race 1 went to Peter Sylvester making use of his "favourable" handicap, with Rob Cooney second and John Banks third. Race 2 and Wasabi crossed the line first with Andrew Wardrop second and John Banks with another third place. Denis lees was the quickest home winning Race 3 from Rob Cooney on the podium again and Tony Brewer back sailing his Cockatoo in third place. Race 4 and another bullet for Peter Sylvester with yours truly second and John Banks on the podium once more. Final race for the day went to Tony Brewer with Peter Sylvester in the action again and John Smith keeping the chasers at bay to claim third place.
Final results and next weeks PRO is Peter Sylvester, winning the day with 10 points, 4 points clear of myself on 14 points in second on countback from John Banks in third place.
Sunday is Round 1 of the IOM Winter Series with racing from 11:00 AM.
Til then, wet sails.
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