Ready for the off!!

It was a dull damp start but that didn’t stop 10 crews venturing out into the mist, the start was a little delayed to allow for the launch of the final ‘Patrol Boat’ but it’s important to have the patrol crews in place for this race, many thanks to Kev Christian & Claire Allison, Helen & Emily Kee, Graham & Adrian Wilson and Ken Callister & Crew for keeping an eye out for the welfare of the competitors.

Blowing westerly around 10 knots at the start made for quick progress to Maughold Head but with the wind turning more southwest it turned into the obligatory beat.

First to cross the line in just under three hours after the start was Tom Cringle and Darsey Withington in their new to them Laser 2000, this was good enough to seal the win ahead of James Bishop and Raph Kee in second and third ( both sailing Lasers).

Many thanks to Barry Murphy for the photos.