A first class summers day greeted the skippers but with only a knot or two of wind the first few races were going to be tricky, Mick C had a secret weapon ( sorry its a secret) for the light air with his V9 and bagged a bullitt in the first two races, closely followed by last years winner also with a V9 David Alston. By race 4 the breeze had become a nice south westerly 5 to 8 knots and racing was conducted on the East bank, one or two bits of the floaty green stuff, affected most skippers at some stage and yes it is frustrating but in reality it did not affect the racing that was held in high humour throughout. By 11am the sun was beating down and 25C was recorded, the breeze increased as the day wore on, and some fantastic close racing ensued. Some of the skippers brought their wives who very generously helped man the finish line and input the scores into the computer, they aslo had plenty of time for a chat and thoroughly enjoyed their day. Grainne Lambert came along to present the prizes on probably the best summers day this year. Many thanks to all the helpers and the good behaviour on the bank. It was nice to see a wide selection of I.O.M designs 7 out of 9 boats. Also nice to see three or four Visitors and potential new members having a look at what we do, we hope they return and come and have a go.
Results below nice to see the V9 winning two years in a row .