Probably the worst turnout we have had this year for all sorts of reasons , Holidays , Kit failure , Failure to read the calendar, etc etc , but we did have 6 Dragons out on a lovely day for sailing top suit and a good steady North easterly breeze. Two laps of a windward leeward course took the leaders about 17/18 minutes to complete the course. Martin was desperate to stamp his authority early on with Chaz and Bob fighting to hang in there, but as we all know consistency is the key and with Martin taking the the 10 races and ending with only 9 points, it shows what is needed to win a series. Looking at Bobs results it was disappointing to see he did not win a race, perhaps a relaxing week in New York will give him renewed vigour , Norman was not really feeling himself after scoffing a whole bar of chocolate, Jim is improving with every week and Gordon keeps plugging away and with a new winch fitted only hours before the event may well have been a little stressed , results below and a few pics below that
Scotland Farm will be the venue for the Clive Hand Memorial trophy and MDWS1 on the 12th October . For all those who wish to sail the on-line entry is now open on the MYA website calendar.
Some of the very best Skippers from the Midlands and beyond will be racing , Please get your entry in early to avoid disappointment. If you do not wish to sail in the event but wish to help out on the day please let Mick know A.S.A.P
Another great attendance for a great days racing. The weather forecasters got it wrong again and we did have some wind – basically from the north west but rather variable. At least we did not have far to walk to the start line. Racing was very close, particularly in the middle order. I hope the other 14 IOMs and 7 Dragons enjoyed it as much as I did.