ISO Open - Island Barn Reservoir SC (15th October 2000)

The final Open Meeting in the ISO Traveller Series took place at Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club on Sunday 15th October. In conditions of balmy autumnal sun and almost total calm, racing did get underway as scheduled.

Race 1 saw Gareth Griffiths (579) from the home club get clear from the pack and was never challenged for the lead. The following pack made the most of a zephyr of wind to close up giving the home club boats the first three places. An early lunch was called in the hope of an early afternoon breeze. Race 2 got away after a marginal improvement to the wind, the visitors Pete Lindley (1013) Team RWO with Andrew Frogley, another new crew, won in a decaying wind followed closely by Mike Perry and Andy Hubbard (1192). In Race 3 the Island Barn Commodore Peter Curtis with Katz Harber (918) found their way to the front in the fickle light breeze and this time was followed home by fellow club member Gareth Griffiths (579) with Mike Perry (1192) 3rd after a late charge on the last beat.

Everything was still to play for at the start of the 4th and last race. Again the race started with a light breeze allowing all boats to get away from the start cleanly and Commodore Curtis (918) went on to win the race and consequently the meeting, leaving Griffiths (579) in 2nd and 2nd overall.

Full Results Here....