Typical Cornish weather of Sunshine and a light WSW – WNW breeze greeted the travelling IOM district skippers to Argal reservoir. Peter Cropper our PRO made the decision to sail a single fleet with the West Cornwall race team taking up observing duties. With plenty of shifts and a sea breeze at times overtaking the gradient, conditions were a little tricky with plenty of positions changes on each and every leg of the course.
James Edwards proved that his brand new Britpop is quick out of the box winning the first two races. After four races and a brief pit stop Mike Cooke took to the front of the fleet winning race 5 with his own design rocket. By race 8 and a break for lunch Tony Edwards held a single point advantage over James Edwards with Gavin Watson a further 4 points adrift.
In the afternoon with conditions getting trickier Watson used home advantage to take the overall win from Tony Edwards, James Edwards finished third after winch issues and an extended nutritional break. Nick Martin finished fourth with West Cornwall’s Nick Hirst taking fifth and the most improved prize.
Many thanks to the West Cornwall Race team of Peter Cropper (PRO), Barry Chisam (ARO), Linda Cropper and Tony Wright.