Wednesday 24th May 2017 was a sunny day with some cloud and a light breeze primarily from the SE backing to ESE at times for Round 8 of the Spring Mid-week IOM Championship Series. It was a windward/leeward course starting between marks 5 and 6, up to 9, down to 6, back to 9 down to six and finish between 8 and 9.
We welcomed our newest member Terry Wright, who had purchased Angela Mears Kantun, and was sailing for the very first time, and got on reasonably well for a beginner. Graham Bartholomew has obviously got to grips with his new boat and would probably now start to challenge Colin Goodman and Vernon Appleton if they sailed. However, Graham with his consistency was the overall winner on the day with 6 points, followed by john newton on 12 points and Andy Seymour third on 19 points.
With two discards this now leaves Graham Bartholomew leading the Spring Mid-week IOM Championship Series on 5 points, followed by John newton on 7 points and Malcolm Schaffer third on 14 points.with Geoff Appleton 1 point further back.
Next Wednesday 31st May 2017 is not only round 9 of the Spring Mid-week IOM Championship Series it is also round 4 of the Monthly IOM Championship Series.