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9 June 2019 at 15:15 #2970Predator
Although the winds went from light to, at times, non existent @ the canal this morning for the Marine Modellers Group usual Sunday IOM sailing we did manage to get 4 two lap races in for the morning.
There were 9 skippers present (from memory) however one dropped out with winch issues even before the first race. As is often the case @ Puddleduck with both the DF95’s & DF65’s, Gerald was showing his prowess with his new IOM #25 by winning or placing in each of the races today.
I was sailing my rebuilt Wedgie design IOM #144 and managed a 5th in the first scratch race and 2 fourths & a third after the first two boats started on handicap.
Not too bad for a boat that is only a couple of months short of her 21st birthday, having originally been built by Jon Holmes & first registered (AUS 1044) to Alan Furmage on 1st August 2008.
This was her first outing in competition since the rebuild & no doubt she will improve over time with a bit more tweaking but overall I was very happy with her performance especially given that she is a wider bodied skiff type design suited for much heavier weather than the millpond conditions of today.
A couple of pics
More pics from this morning can be found here
9 June 2019 at 16:58 #2971Uncle G
“Wedgie” went well today Mike, could be dangerous in a bit more wind.
All we need now is Kermit and his restored (green) IOM to turn up on Sunday to show us how it should be done.
9 June 2019 at 16:59 #2972Kermit
OH MY GOD PREDATOR you the man great to hear that she sails so well but an its a big but when the ol thing an I went past why were most or all of the sailors carrying white walking sticks and hanging on to the arms of others you were the only one without a stick or a helper soooo my question is……. is this a fair representation of the sailing members you were up against an you still came fifth an fourth an lets not forget the magnificent third an yes the boat is 21 years old but the paint is not yet a month old a bit more tweaking maybe needed but as a seasoned sailor perhaps a few quite lessons at the royal toadhall yacht club would be helpful just ring up Admiral kermit la frog for an appointment A FINE EFFORT keep trying REGARDS KERMIT PS bring along uncle G sounds like the boy needs some help to
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