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I.O.M Summer series Round 5 5th June 2022

Wow , the weather ,the forecast, the Jubilee, But hey ho 8 hardy skippers turned out for what turned out to be a fantastic mornings racing at Scotland farm, Darin Arrived early and proceeded to set out a great course up and down the East bank, the wind lighter than forecast was steady but shifty around 8 knots , and so everybody set to tuning to get the very best out of the A rig, Jen meanwhile had a little job to do before sailing, and did a great job, Mick Cooper our OOD for the day, under the close wing of Darin, did a great job and kept racing moving to allow us to get in nine long races, and claim our two discards. The rain came and went but we were all dressed for it and it was not too cold, Race one Darin stamped his authority, and followed through with two more bullets, three on the bounce!!!!, and we were wondering if he could be caught, it may have been a bit of divine intervention from the deep, with Mick C 46 taking race four, before coffee break. Pete W 65 one of the clubs top performers with his Venti had been doing a big boat race from Cowes to the Eddystone lighthouse and back and was pretty tired and maybe a little out of salts but came back strong winning the last two races. Maybe Dave R 57 had been up to something the night before, as he too was out of salts. At the end of the day it was very good racing, with Darin B 98 coming out on top, it could have been closer But Mick C 46 failure to see danger whist on Port and crashed into Dave R 57 who was on Starboard whilst clear ahead of the whole fleet, scuppered his chances of being a tad closer to the winner. There were two bottles of wine ( Jubilee weekend) on offer one for the winner, and one for the fifth placed skipper in race five, which was one by Mick C .

Well done to Darin for his win , unbeaten in the series so far , if you think you can catch him come and have a go if you think you are good enough , and well done to everyone who took part, For those that stayed away , you really did miss a great day of racing.

Racing at the farm
Coffee break
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