Firstly, let me begin by thanking all those who gave up their time to host and race manage the events in this winter’s Midland District IOM series, without your help this would be all the poorer.
We have a new champion in Graham Whalley of the Manor Park RSC who takes over from Rob Wilson, so many congratulations Graham. You attended all events and sailed every race possible 71.
The series final results are here: IOMMDWCS 19-20 Final Positions Skippers MVSRS with discards and a copy has been posted to the Series results page, along with the Roll of Honour update.
Looking at the final positions we had 50 different skippers from 8 Midland clubs participating, and we also had skippers from 8 other MYA clubs from outside our district.
As mentioned above we achieved 71 race starts this winter, against 74 last year, so comparing the results across the years is possible, and it shows that participation is key to getting a good overall position.
You may notice on the results sheet that there is an “sailing average” score, this is what you scored divided by the races you finished in and is a measure of consistency. The person with the lowest score is Chris Harris who averages 2.25 per race start, in practice that equates to either first or second in each of his counting races. There was also other memorable average scores Rob Vice with 2.38, Nigel Brown with 2.86.
We are now looking towards the IOM summer series which starts at Market Bosworth RYC for the “Sears Trophy” on 8th March so look out for the NOR.