Great weather for round two with 14 skippers starting out, battery problems took Peter H 60 out after 3 races, disappointing, Peter we can help just ask. A suits all round in the light South Easterly and Jen as OOD got plenty of help with the buoys and stuff were sorted as she set the stage for some great racing. Keith H 39 was once again off the mark with the first bullet, with Mick C 46, 2nd and Greg C 64 sailing out of his skin getting a well deserved 3 Place. The light South Easterly was very fluky and the beat was not easy, catching out the unwary, only too often.
Mick C 46 won the second race with Keith H 39 taking second spot , Kevin E 02 taking 3rd . In race three Jen H 69 took the winners spot before coffee, with Mike W 76 taking 3rd spot. Racing was close up and down the the fleet, we welcomed Colin T 431 in probably his first race at the club, well done Colin.
A disappointing return from the I.O.M Nationals in Scotland for Pete W 678 where he gained a 13th spot, he just did not seem to get going, but don’t panic there he will bounce back pretty quick,, Mick Coopers 53 steady improvement, moves on and he will be happy with his win in race 6, and a 2nd in race 7. The racing at the club has been very competitive, this year and that is fantastic for the club, but with that comes a keen ness to win and a little excitement , I have to say I saw at first hand a port and starboard and a boats sail touch the mark ( no turns were done ) I was also in the vicinity of another incident that started between 3 boats and escalated to 4 boats , This is what I saw ,, two boats were on starboard tack with 5 seconds to go 2 metres from the mark , one other boat was coming in to the mark at speed on port tack , clearly with no rights (port / Starboard ) the first starboard boat got through but in the same instant the Port tacker clipped the second boat and somehow spun him around onto Port tack That’s is all I saw , in that instant the first starboard tacker immediately tacked onto Port and was clear away, an incident then occurred, that may have caused some grumpiness and needs sorting Please.
Very well done to Micky Boy 46 for the win , and to all skippers for a great day of racing , also all the helpers,