Congratulation to Tony Edwards on winning the 2017 IOM Veterans Championships @ West Cornwall RSC over the weekend.
Racing was very close throughout the event with Tony, Bob Conner, Mick Chamberlain, Barry Chisam, John White and Peter Cropper all taking race wins on day one.
After day one with a couple of rig changes, no general recalls or protests both skippers and the race team retired to Falmouth for refreshments and a well earned rest.
Day two dawned with damp conditions, luckily subsiding prior to the first race, leaving a light shifty westerly breeze that kept skippers and the race team on their toes and undoubtedly led to a few general recalls and more than a few course changes and a few skippers found bouncing between fleets and getting there moneys worth!
With Tony Edwards having secured the title by mid afternoon on day two Bob Conner and Mick Chamberlain put up a good tussle for second and third places with Bob securing second place with a win in the final race, Mick finished two points adrift taking third place with West Cornwall skipper Barry Chisam taking fourth overall.
In all a great weekends sailing with a friendly atmosphere throughout the fleet.
A video taken by ARO Simon Clarke can be found here.
Many thanks to the West Cornwall Race Team Simon Clarke, Bill Curtis, Linda Cropper, Alan Perham, Nick Hirst, Mark Dean and Bryony Cherrett.
PRO Gavin Watson.