IOM Open “Ted Ward” Trophy Series No 1
Saturday 19th January 2019.
What a great start to a new open series, the weather eventually was kind to us after the early snow showers which turned to slush.
Forecast was cloudy with 6/8 mph wind easterly which gave us a few problems setting a start line however, our sailing o/d with the help of others were able to set a reasonable course and start line.
All boats were on top rigs with visitors from Lincoln, Bridlington, Askern and the home club Rotherham. Racing proved to be competitive all the way through the eleven races.
Geoff Farrar started well, but had boat problems after two 1st places, but it was Malcolm Yeoman’s who came to the fore showing us the way round. Dave Darwell myself and Peter Cogill where left to fight it out for 2nd 3rd 4th places.
Congratulations to Malcolm for his consistent performance, second and third were close between Dave Darwell and myself with only 2 points in it.
The self-observing went well with all competitors doing there turns when needed. A very enjoyable days racing with plenty of good banter by everyone. This is what sailing is all about long may it continue.
Brian Quinn Racing Officer Rotherham.