Glen Riley is getting hard to beat with his V11
“If in the process of winning you have lost the respect of your competitors you have won nothing “Quote Paul Elvstrom
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Nice Southwest breeze made for some great racing with the fifteen boat fleet. Do we change rigs to B was the big question and those who made the change ended up being better off .
Neil was top after eight races of close racing
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A nice light south west came in to greet the nine boat fleet on the race coarse . Glen Riley again was top of the leader board after eight races
A rig or B rig ?
No one was sure at first and with a seven boat fleet the 20 knot south west wind eventually came in with most being caught out with A rig on . Glen Riley again showed the way around the track
Glen Riley notched up four wins to show he is the man to beat . Great racing in south west wind with competitors opting half and half for A and B rigs. Good to see two new boats built and designed by owners Shane Tobin and Neil Deverell with both taking race wins
It was a very testing time for the thirty three sailors competing in the North Island IOM Championships at Lake Manuwai during the weekend.
Wind was light and shifty and this was a big challenge to RO Rob Nelson to lay fair race courses. Only ten races were completed; however, the old saying: ‘The cream always rises to the top,’ had Ian Vickers taking yet another regatta win. Not only his new boat from his latest design was first but Reuben Muir and Glen Riley were also second and third and they found the V11 IOM boat extra slippery.
Overall everyone seemed to enjoy the regatta with competitors coming from as far south as Wellington.