Wednesday 15.8.18. IOM.
Thanks to Terry for report and Jay for the results
WIND Southwest 8-12 mph, Temp 20’ 4 skippers today had 7 races from 11o/c till 12.45 all using A rigs The course was set at Start 8&9,12 p, X p, 12 p, X p & finish between 8 & 9. close racing today with gust causing some nose diving at the exit of 12 and some dead spot at the exit of X ,normal for this course but quite unpredictable at times.
Dave Sellens took the honours today with 10 points (3 wins) Terry was 2nd with 11 points (2 wins) & Malcom 3rd on 12 points (2wins)
Thanks to Terry for results
Wind South West 10-14 mph ,Temp 24’ with a cool breeze. We had 7 skippers today 6 using A rigs and 1 on Bs. A difficult day to set the course thus causing a delayed start to proceedings. However a course was set at the start between 8&9, 13p,Xp, and a dash to the finish between 8&9 with a total of 12 races finishing at 12.55. Peter choose to go with B rig throughout the day and probably paid the price. Quite a lot of rigging repairs and tweaking and tuning going on with boats off the water across the days racing. The changing wind was the real winner on the day catching even the best tuned boat/skipper combination out , but none the less Keith managed a score of 25 from a real close 2nd by John on 26 and Dave in 3rd on 31 With a few breakdowns and a late lunch the fleet never returned to the water, hum!
Wednesday 1 August
Six skippers turned up today, Malcolm, Terry, Peter, Keith, Dave Crane and Dave Sellens, to a lake devoid of wind! A couple of races were run but the lack of wind made them less than enjoyable for most, really only Dave S and Malcolm being able to make the best of the condition, with Dave taking the wins in both races. It was decided to break for coffee after these two races and at the same time Malcolm suffered a rudder issue that was irreparable lakeside. Conditions did not show much signs of improving and Peter decided to call it a day, Dave S also decided not to bother putting his boat back in the water. Terry and Keith both returned to the water to have a sail, followed some time later by Dave C when the wind decided to actually blow, couple of races were run with honours being taken by both Keith and Terry. Everyone decided enough was enough by 1pm. Given the conditions of the day it was decided that the day be put down to a simple social sailing day without the recording of official results.
IOM 18 July
Thanks to Terry for report and results
Wind south-south West 0-4 mph. Temp 25’ 6 skippers has 6 races between the total lols in the morning session, a course was set at start between the 11&12 , p14 ,p8 for 2 laps and finish back at 11&12 .Due to lack of wind it was a late start and an early finish at 1o/c with a long break in between. John managed to get the best from his boat by sailing a very direct course and won the day on 6 points from Geoff on 12 and Malcom in third on his return to IOMs on 14. Despite the slow conditions there was still plenty of action at the crowded marks, and from the rear of the fleet easy to predict it would end in tears
IOM 11 July 18
Thanks to Terry for report and results
Wednesday 11.7.18. I.O.MWind northeast 5-10 mph, Temp 18’, 5 skippers all on A rigs had 18 races starting at 10.30 through to 1.30. The course was set at the start between 11&12,P8,P14 & finish between 11&12. A real mix of conditions made the starts quite a contentious issue with both port and Starboard being used resulting it a fare amount of penalties. Keith won the day from John one point ahead of Geoff . No real breakdowns to report
IOM 4 July
The wind was Easterly at 7-8 mph, Temp was a very comfortable 24’ we had 4 skippers all using A rigs and had 5 races from 10.30 till 12 .15 when disaster struck when Peter lost another keel ( he’s only been back a few weeks with this new one). Bad luck Peter. We recover his boat after immediately abandoning the race and were in no mood to continue. However the course for the day was Start. Bank & 12, 8p, 13p, 8p, 13 p & finish between 11 & 12. Dave won the day with 4 straight wins ,so well done to him on 4 points, Geoff & Terry were both on 9 points but Geoffs win gave him 2nd from Terrys 3rd .
IOM 27 June
Wind East changing to North East.9-12 mph,Temp a very chilly 22’ Five skippers arrived all on A rigs for 12 races starting at 10.45 am with the last race finished at 1.45. Course started at the Bank a 12,PT@9,PT@13,PY@9,PT@13 and finished between 11 & 12. Dave never got to race due to a damaged rudder and Geoff only managed 3 starts due to rigging failure. Keith won the day with a flourish of winning the last 5 races and finishing on 16 points ,Terry & John both scoring 20 points with John taking second place on the day with his taking 4 wins against Terry’s 2.
Mark 9 was the main point of interest due to the complete lack of wind and trying to arrive on Starboard seemed to leave you open for attack, but was raced fare ( most of the time)🤔