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IOM Winter series round three 7th November 2021

Wow what a day, good strong breeze from just North of West made for fantastic racing along the South Bank at Scotland farm.

19 competitors showed up but only 18 raced , we had a couple of welcome visitors racing and a few more on the banks watching the excitement , It was mixed feelings for skippers on which rig to use , A or B, Chris E 74 very quickly changed to the B rig as racing started and so missed the first race which was won by Darin 98 using his A rig , Peter C 110 got 2nd spot with a B rig and Pete with his new Venti on A rig got third .

Race two and it was quite clear the Chris E 74 had made the right decision to go with B as he won with ease the next three races, I say with ease, probably an overstatement but he was in clear control, out of eight races, Chris 74 and Darin 98 cleaned up on all the first positions, Leaving Tim 44 and Pete 95 to pick up the crumbs. Dave R 57 had his moments but it was not enough on the day. Breakages,,, yes there were a few ( but too few to mention) and by race four everybody had swopped to B rig, there were some coming’s together on the runs that I saw out of the corner of my eye, and I was sadly involved in one of them Mick 195 and that sadly told me it was time to call it a day, the culprit was Graveyard Gravesy and he blamed me, ( can you believe it ) ah well all’s fair in love and war. ( was my fault really I was blinded by how bright his boat looked !!!)

It was a fantastic mornings racing at the farm and thanks must go to Rob W 97 our OOD on the day and everybody who helped including Greg who did the scoring, Congratulations to Chris for his 1 point win over Darin, their by keeping the visitors at bay, but we do hope he comes again, A very well done to all competitors, for the spirit in which we raced, most of us can now go home and lick our wounds and get the boat sorted for the next round in two weeks time 21st November , the day after our AGM See you there .


Jen flying downwind

More pics to follow middle of the week when we find out how to reduce them

The Finish
Great start for Darin 98
Geoff going well

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