IOM Saturday Series, August Edition

IOM Saturday Series, August Edition It was: wet, gusty, shifty, frustrating, fun, out of control at times, and above all, very very close! Thanks to Barbara Varker for her steadfast help in the rain and to Graeme for helping to sweep up the buoys. Congratulations Graeme for taking the win…every point counted today! Keith Simmons Sailing Sec.

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Df95 Evening, August Edition

Df95 Evening, August Edition A character building session in which light and variable winds challenged the patience and karma of every competitor. Many close finishes and frustrating “snakes and ladders” type beats. The result could have been very different had Kim not missed race one and two. Many thanks to Barbara Varker for keeping order and running the racing. Keith Simmons Saling Sec.

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IOM Saturday Series, July Edition Report

IOM Saturday Series, July Edition Report Another typical “Summer” day on Dartmoor. But an anything but typical race day, blessed by a generally steady breeze and lack of rain. An adaptable windward-leeward course was set, with gates at both ends, a configuration that while keeping the fleet close together also allowed helms a chance to recover with a good decision at either rounding, likewise there was always a chance to squander a good lead! The net effect was a lot of close, fun and sometimes stressful racing, which repeatedly saw all the yachts finishing within 30 seconds. Every helm had[…]

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6m Saturday Championship, July Edition

6m Saturday Championship, July Edition RESULTS The final results don’t accurately reflect how close the racing was this Saturday, with six evenly matched yachts battling it out on a new “rectangle with sausage” course. It was interesting as different helms seemed to drift in and out of form with clusters of good results. Graeme Harris, finished most strongly to defeat Doug Penman, who had been leading at the mid point. Whilst Kevin Boyd’s challenge faded along with his batteries! The “Battle of the Varkers” was as intense as usual, with Port Tack starting Barbara unlucky to lose a clear lead[…]

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