Mixed Racing

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IOMs get there first, and take the wind!

Wednesday 11 January

With a stiff SW breeze turbulently finding its way over the trees, we were going to have an ‘interesting’ morning of racing.  we had 7 Dragon Force and 3 One Metres on the water, and because of the turbulence and dead patches, found ourselves forced up in

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Maurice(138) and Keith(66) battling it out

 

to the top third or even quarter of the Lake.  Chris managed to design somecourses that worked, with the One Metres  sing able to use a little more of the Lake.

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Chris(161), Robin(43) & Alan(976) out front.

We had a good time, but reflecting on the conditions, it reinforced in my mind, our correct decision not to host a Marblehead event in 2017.  We have felt a little guilty about it, but it was absolutely the right decision.

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Back to the day, it would be nice to see a few more Dragons on the water, but we had enough for worthwhile racing, and the course was good practice for the IOMs too.  Len had a problem
with his rigging to begin with, but he worked valiantly to get it fixed, and was there for most of the races.