The first round of the I.O.M winter series and C rig was the order of the day, there were times you could have used B rig and one or two skippers tried with some success. Dave Burke and Ed ran a good event as OOD’s and thirteen skippers sailed , some notable absentees, including one optimistic skipper who only packed his top suit, so it could easily have been 15 plus. The breeze from the North West provided us with a super beat and full length run on the South bank, 9 races completed with a little salad as it is now called, but with such a strong breeze you could power through it most of the time. A new Sedici was on show for the first time and showed some good pace but as with any new boat was hampered by one or two teething problems. Chris E gbr74 won the day with 5 first places and excelled in the breeze. I think all skippers went away happy with their racing, it was a fab day for sunshine and fast runs, and a great oportunity to try those small rigs that normally do not get used. Many thanks to all skippers for being there, and the officials for keeping things moving. A minutes silence was observed as close to 11 am as possible.