If you keep the score sheets and wonder what happened to round 5 that is the one we moved (so we could watch England lose their World Cup match!) and will be raced at the end of the series on 29th Aug.
Round 2 Summer Series (Sun 29th July) results > IOM Summer Series Rd2 2018
I suspect many stayed away this morning due to the heavy rain and strong winds but down at the lake it was really not so bad. We had a little bit of light drizzle a couple of times but only for a short while otherwise it somehow stayed dry. The wind was fairly strong coming directly from the south between the gap to the fishing lake. There were just 6 entries, 4 started off on their No2 rigs while myself and John W were on our No1’s, mainly because we were not able to change down! As it turned out being on the No1 rigs proved to be the right decision so after 4 races at the coffee break the others all quickly switched up and the fleet was better matched (shame!).
Round 1 Summer Series (Sun 15th July) results > IOM Summer Series Rd1 2018
We started with a very light southwesterly “breeze” but thankfully it increased as the morning went on and moved around so it was coming in from the west, the course was quickly moved and lengthen to suit. 9 skippers completed 11 races, we finished slightly earlier than normal at 12.35pm as everyone was feeling the heat!
Russ Chilcott won it scoring 22 points, with Ron Lee and John Woodman tied in 2nd place on 23 but Ron takes the place on count-back.
Round 4 Weds night series (20th June) results > Rd4 IOM Weds Night Series 2018
For a nice change for a Weds night IOM round we had a strong westerly breeze which got stronger as the evening went on. The only problem was that is was coming straight over and around the biggest of the trees in the right hand corner which made picking the route to the windward mark a bit “tricky” at times!
Richard Aucott avoided the biggest holes slightly better than most and won this one scoring 21, Scott Smart was very close in 2nd place on 22 with Nigel Clarke 3rd on 24.
Round 5 Spring Series (17th June) results > IOM Spring Series Rd5 & FINAL overall points table 2018
There was a fairly light southerly breeze but thankfully it picked after the coffee break gaining in strength so we were able to complete 12 races. Nigel Clarke and Andy Harding were by far the most consistent of the 7 skippers, in the end it was Andy who took the honours winning the round ahead of Nigel by just 1 point.
Well done to Andy.
Nigel’s 2nd place and a pretty awful (by his standards) morning for John Woodman means that Nigel retains the Spring Series trophy with a winning score of 93 points to John’s 91. Not so far behind was Daron Maynard who takes 3rd spot on 87.
Congratulations to Nigel – that’s his 3rd Spring Series win in a row.
Round 4 Spring Series (3rd June) results > IOM Spring Series Rd4 2018
Despite the forecast of just 5mph winds there turned out to be a half decent north/westerly breeze which was enough to keep the fleet of 8 boats moving along and we somehow got through 11 races! John Woodman managed to avoid the dreaded “Apex holes” better than everyone, he won it by a margin scoring 14 points. Russ Chilcott was 2nd on 24 with Nigel Clarke taking 3rd on 32 just ahead of the rest.
Well done to John.
The 5th and final round of the Spring Series is in fortnights time on 17th June.
Round 3 Weds night series (30th May) results > Rd3 IOM Weds Night Series 2018
It was a pleasant evening but lacked one import element for yacht racing – WIND! There was almost none at all which meant we could only complete 4 very slow and long races before the meeting OOD Scott put us out of our misery and let us go home!
John Stone drifted around slightly better than most and won it scoring just 6 points, with Nigel Clarke 2nd (7) and Richard Aucott taking 3rd spot (9).
Round 2 Wednesday night series (9th May) results > Rd2 IOM Weds Night Series 2018
Thankfully the threat of rain never materialized and the very light southerly wind did just enough to keep the boats moving. The heavy cloud cover meant it got dark earlier than it should have with the 11 skippers struggling to see the furthest windward marker by especially by the 6th and final race of the night.
Mike Cooke’s newly painted (Aardvark green) Rocket design won this round with a score of 7 points. John Stone took 2nd spot (11) with Nigel Clarke 3rd (14)
Round 3 Spring Series (6th May) results > IOM Spring Series Rd3 2018
11 entered the third round in the Spring series on a seriously hot and very sunny morning, not a normal Bank Holiday weekend! There was a light westerly breeze, just enough to keep things moving so 9 races could be completed. John Stone racing his Rocket was the winner scoring 9 points. 2nd places was much closer with 3 all tied on 16 points but it was Richard Aucott who took the place on count-back, ahead of Nigel Clarke and John Woodman.
Round 2 Spring Series (22nd April) results > IOM Spring Series Rd2 2018
We had a good turnout with 14 entering, a half decent westerly breeze and a nice long course with a gate at the downwind end. 9 races were run before the usual cut-off time. John Stone was in a class of his own winning 5 races, he won this round on a score of 7, Mike Cooke was the best of the rest in 2nd place on 13, with Nigel Clarke 3rd on 19.
Round 1 Wednesday night series (18th April) full score sheet > Rd1 IOM Weds Night Series 2018
We had a good turnout with 11 skippers, a nice breeze and lots of sunshine for the opening round in the series! The good light meant we were able squeezed in 6 long races before the sunset. John Stone and Bob Conner led the fleet most of the time, in the end John came out on top winning this round on a score of 4, with Bob on 7 and Richard Aucott in 3rd place on 9.