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I.O.M Summer Series round 9 7th August 2022

Another cracking day at Lincoln Roger Mick Cooper and Greg sorted out everything and racing was on the south Bank ( sounds Posh ) Darin popped out in the dingy and fiddled with the course so we had a good beat and run , round twice and then a half beat to the finish. Darin started well in the first race with the freshly polished Brit Pop of Chris G 11 in close pursuit, Next race had Pete W 65 fresh from his Cowes week success, taking the bullet, I have got to say a very warm welcome back to Roger Bacon who has been absent for some time with his widget, we hope to see more of you Roger. The racing as always was very close up and down the fleet and the banter on the bank is the best I have heard for many a day, never a mention of any skippers without fathers !!!!all great stuff , Darin continued his winning ways in races 4/5 with both Dave R 57 and Pete W , and on occasion Mick C 46 trying to get in the mix.

The breeze was west n west and good serious racing as I have said 70 / 80 % of top suit with the odd gust , really warm, Once again several boats missing for whatever reason, This is August so a few on Hols and a few CBA .

The end result was Darin on the top step Followed but Pete W , and a very fast Vision of Dave R taking third. A few of us will be asking question as to why they did not sail to what they feel is their potential today and whilst there were one or two strands , I am pretty sure it never upset the racing results.

Many thanks to all who made this a very nice morning’s racing oh and before I go, I just wanted to mention the very last race out of twelve where Mick C 39 sailed an almost perfect race to take the win with his Venti , 4 years ago he had never even seen a boat, so this is inspiration to you all, well done Mick .

results below and cumulative will go up in the week.

Take it easy and enjoy the rest of you weekend.

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