Sunday the 17th June turned out to be first class as far as the weather was concerned especially after all the rain we have experienced in recent weeks. Six competitors came to the line for the I.O.M Shield that was raced in the morning in a fresh westerly that had the fleet starting with top suit and quickly changing to B suits for most of the six races, a fair swell was also evident sometimes making tacking tricky. The sun was out and the racing was very pleasant, results are below should you wish to analize your own personal performance as I do for every event , was it gear failure, did I go the wrong way up the beat , did I go to close to the mark, ( trying to be greedy) and touch it ,and end up doing turns , there are lots of little things that mess up our potential first position, and if we analize and try not to make the same mistakes we can improve and do a bit better in the next race.
The second race of the day was for the I.O.M Trophy , and by lunch time the wind had abated and it was jackets and jumpers off and top suits back on as the wind died to about 4 knots from the west. Again we had some close racing and Gordon had changed to another boat to try and work out which was quicker , well I think he proved a point , after missing the first race he came in first in the second , and had a series of very creditable results ending with up second to Mick for the Trophy with Ivan a close third, It was one of the best days at the lake we have had this year and in due course I will put up the series results so far , but in the mean time here are the results for the trophy