3rd Sept – IOM

September 3, 2006 at 3:57 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

A blustery day for racing
Blustery winds meant todays racing was action packed. All but one of fleet opted for the second smaller suit of sails, which meant that their yachts were under more control, the exception to this was Graham. Graham’s sail choice was decided but the fact he only has a full set in is sail wardrobe, so that was all he had to go with.

Inspite of carring too much sail area for the windward part of the course, the down wind legs were when he made up the places. While the fight for second place was tight on every occasion, Graham’s Triple Crown lead for the morning session.

The afternoon sesion was a different story, what started off as a moderate breeze, soon increase after the start when the yachts were beating to windward. By the top mark, the less canvased boats had a clear advantage as Graham was left pirouetting out of control towards the wing mark. Meanwhile the rest of the fleet continued round the course, until Ted won with a borrowed Comet design. The second suit became too much for the conditions so racing was abandoned for the afternoon. While the winds were strong, the thrill of seeing boats on the edge of control was an interesting sight for the spectators.

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