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IOM WINTER SERIES Round 4 21st November 2021

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Wow another blast at Lincoln, with a nor nor West blowing around 13 to 16 knots, sailing was on the South bank, It was forecast a bit nippy and the 17 skippers who sailed ( 18 turned up) I could see the thermals bulging thru, we had two ladies racing but both looked as warm as toast, On to the main stuff and it was Pete W 65, who was out of the tricky start line first and took the first three bullet’s in his Venti, he was in A suit as were some other’s but similar to round three, it was right in between A suit and B, Darin B 98 our visitor was 2nd in the first race and Jen H 69 2nd in race 2 Our very own Cooperman 39 was 2nd in race three, again with A suit in his bright yellow Venti.

By race 4 Darin was getting into his stride with his white Brit Pop , and eager to do well and had a string of good results including three bullet’s. Rob W 97 was staying in touch as was Dave R 57 , Keith H 88 was also having a good morning with some steady results, Tracy B 49 was having a great morning especially from race 5 had some great results and was really sailing well.

This is quite a hot fleet and you needed to be decisive with your tacks ,gybes and mark rounding which at time may have been a bit of an eye site test with one or two tangles at the spreader.

10 different designs on show here and as you can see, 4 skippers called it a day after the 4th race leaving 13 battling it out to the bitter end,. Very much improved was Mick C 39 or cooperman for short his level of concentration much improved, Just need to try and get a bit of consistency now and looking at the results only 6 points adrift of your mentor Chris E 74, you are getting there.

Very well done to race team and helpers , thanks guys for the photos and a very well done to Darin B for the win which could have been a lot closer if Pete W had not caught the buoy with his rigging , but hey ho that’s how it is sometimes, 10 races completed a great morning, so thanks to all for the manner in which you all sailed / raced

Tracy B and her Brit Pop
Mike W passing one of the new style buoys
98 blasting downwind
ooops !!!
Stuarts Lintel , now who is that windward boat ????
Nice
Leeward gate
77 full on , on the run
Time to Change down !!!!
10 seconds to go
Another fine Brit Pop

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