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I.O.M Summer Series Round One 17th April 2022

14 skippers turned out for probably the best Day of the summer so far and shorts were on show. A steady South Easterly 5 to 10 knots had the fleet racing on the South bank, Peter C and Kevin E set the course and moved marks accordingly. First out of the blocks was Darin B 98 , and there were skippers with their eye on Scotland in a couple of weeks time and Darin was one of them, Pete W 65 took the next bullet, and it was plain to see these two would do battle till the end, Sailing out of his skin Mick Cooperman 39 got a second in the first race after leading the whole race, with 25 yards to go Darin pounced, but the boy did well and his Venti was performing, Darin took the next two races with Pete being called over at the start not making life easy for himself. Mick C 46 was trying out a new rig and new sails, on his Venti and was taking a bit of time to try and get the settings right, A personal battle With Dave R 57 was exciting to watch and tense on the water. Rob W 97 was having trouble with his rig and missed a couple of races, but came good towards the end with two fine wins. Jen H 44/69 was trying different things, and came good again towards the end. But Mr Consistency Darin B, jumped on the top step after a sterling fight with Pete , both had three wins a piece , but Pete W 65 had two premature starts which did him no good at all, Mick C 46 was not unhappy with the days proceedings, but I am sure could do better. Kevin E 85 showed well in some races, so expect more from him, Mike W 76 is still climbing up the fleet.

The Racing was great and the last hour or so the wind increased a little , Only 3 points the difference between Darin and Pete and Mick C 10 points adrift ( must do better )

Well done to Darin for his win , and many thanks to the OOD’s who did a great job. Only one criticism, we really do need to do better with our scoring at the finish, I have done the very best I can

Darin Stretching his legs

Lakeside sheet below Must do better

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