Snow Ice gale force winds , thick mud on the bank !!!!!!! No none of that , just a bit of drizzle kept numbers down, still had 10 skippers , and we all had a lot of fun. Pete W 65 started strong as usual and sorted the first two bullets, with Rob W 97 sailing his Fraktal following up in second place, as the Brit Pop was not fit for duty, The sailing was on the East bank , with the breeze just to the East of North and for some reason the beats were very fluky probably 60 % of top suit sometimes less , but it made for some interesting races, 12 completed on the day and great thanks to Pete for sorting out the Buoys. Tim H 44 pulled one in race three but was not having an easy day of it, Mick C 46 swopped boats with Colin H 54 for race 3 and race 5 just so Colin could make a judgement on the Squiggle, The Venti is now up for sale and the first £ 25.00 will secure ,,, Just joking , After Coffee Pete W seemed to take his foot of the Gaz and only had one more win giving him three wins in total the same as the old boy Mick C 46 , Dave R 57 was saying he did not seemed to have the boat speed he used to have, so I guess its back to basics, Kevin E 20 was really struggling for some reason or other, Jen H 69 called it a day after the break, followed by Geoff Streeter 0 who had the family up from Gosport, Tim H 44 was next to leave it was definitely not his day, But I cant leave here without applauding Colin H 54 who recorded his first win in the IOM class in Race 10 , so the days congratulations go to him , very well done, It really was a tricky beat and the run was not much better , Mick C 39 had some good races but again not sailing as we now know he can.
Well done to the OOD , oh and by the way we used the waterproof score sheets and the result is first class , and well done to all who came early and helped get things sorted out , a good days racing and well done to Pete W 65 for the win .