IOM Series W3

Eight Skippers defied the wet weather predictions and arrived at the lake.

With a SSW breeze of around 5 to 6 mph, John acting as OOD set a figure of eight course in a clockwise direction of 1 and 2 laps depending on wind strength.

Deciding the tacking strategy to the first buoy was crucial in getting a good position, generally whoever got this right was in a strong position for the rest of the race.

Getting the sail positions right on the long run from buoy 2 to 3 was also critical, several race positions changed on this section if not optimally set.

Most skippers were affected by weed to some degree, probably due to heavy weather and wind direction changes.

The threatened rain arrived as promised at 2 pm, a quick break to get all togged up, for it to stop just 15 minutes later. During the shower the wind speed dropped a little more so only 1 lap races were run.

A very enjoyable day was had by all, congratulations to John for winning today’s event.

Thanks to Barbara for recording the results and keeping us all in order.

Roger