Wednesday 17th May saw round 7 of the Spring Mid-week IOM Championship Series at Coalhouse Fort. The water level was back up and so no issues with regards launching or recovery of boats. It was a strong breeze primarily from the NNE and so it was a windward.leeward course in the middle of the lake, starting between marks 11 and 12, up to 9, back to 12, up to 9 back to 12 and finish between 8 and 9.
Graham Bartholomew is obviously getting to grips with his new boat both in terms of set up and sailing and consequently nobody managed to get near him. However, it was close racing between, John Newton, Malcolm Schaffer and Geoff Appleton all of which took several second and third places, with John just getting the better of the trio. Therefore it was Graham who was the winner on the day with 9 points, with John second on 23 points and Malcolm third with 24 points.
With one discard, this now leaves Graham Bartholomew leading the Spring Quarter Mid-week IOM Championship Series on 6 points, followed by John Newton on 8 points, and Malcolm Schaffer third on 14 points.