A breezy blustery day greeted 15 competitors at Scotland farm for round 10 of the I.O.M summer series, We welcomed a new member and a repeat visitor to the club on what was to be a good blow with B suits all round. The rain held off but we had a brief two-minute shower about mid morning and then the sun came out to stay . Proceedings were slightly delayed as the wind changed direction just prior to the start and a new course had to be set along the south bank and we eventually started at 10 15 am .Race one was won by Mick Chamberlain GBR46, but it was by no means easy on the windward leeward course with places changing on a regular basis. Martin Lambert having completed the sale of his Lintel and having to sail an old but perfectly formed Gadget GBR 14 was finding things a little more difficult , especially as this was Lintel weather , The other Lintel in the fleet Chaz Jordan’s GBR 99 had yet another early bath going home before the first race was completed. Graham Allen sailing his new Chienz was performing well as was Bob Geary s new EVO 3 GBR 58 , but none as well as Robert Wilson Fraktal GBR 97 designed by Graham Bantock who went on to dominate the next 4 races leaving all in his wake. The racing was exciting, with battles throughout the fleet taking place, making for some very fast and furious racing , The results are posted below , but I would just like to give my thanks to Martin for having a teach in on rigging and first beat strategy including starting as soon as racing had finished , there will be more of this in the future because we find that the level of sailing has improved this year , which is good for the individual and for the club.
The 5th place was taken by Martin Lambert on count back