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IOM Winter Series Round 5 16th December 2018

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After the storms and high winds on Saturday who could expect light winds sunshine and a generally great days racing !!!!!

10 skippers came out to play for round five and Geoff turned up to have a bit of practice with his DF 95 , Chris E got off to a great start in race one, closely followed by Rob W with his Fraktal, Gordon Bennett was showing some great skills and got a third in race one, Jen Hand back from her Ausie adventure 32 c most days to 5 c must have been a bit of a shock, but she coped well despite have kicking strap problem’s early on. Mick Cooper showed great speed in a few races leading at the weather mark but failing to consolidate during the whole race. Adrian is improving steadily with his Sedici and will be a force to reckon with soon,. The standard of set ups on older boats continues to improve which is very pleasing, the easire it is to make small adjustments to rig if neccesary between races can make a lot of difference. The points diff between 4/5/6th was close and the same with 7/8/9th just a little tweak can move you up a couple of places.

All in all a good mornings racing one or two faces missing from the pack but it will not be long before Bob G and Mick C are back with new boats       ( mid Jan hopefully) and some of the more regular faces start showing up to have some fun.

Rob Pipped Chris for the win, first time Chris has been beaten in the series, so it is not all over yet, We are at the halfway point in the series, so the more turn out to contest it the better

 

well done to all the helpers , and competitors for an enjoyable morning congrats to Rob , hope to see more of him .

 

snipped 201812 16 IOM WS 5

 

Rob powering upwind at the Nationals 2018

 

Racing at Scotland farm 2017


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