By Gary Boell
Heartfelt congratulations to Peter Feldman for some incredibly consistent sailing over the weekend. Hats off to Mike Feldman and the team (so many volunteers) at Sarasota Model Yacht Club for hosting the rather “brisk” 2022 IOM Gator Round-Up. Under the watchful eye of Fred Rocha, we got off 14 races(42 heats) over this past weekend. Saturday saw mid A conditions on several courses, with Sunday being a little lighter (morning rain leading to sun at the end of the day). All three fleets had incredibly tight racing, as the shifts were the one constant in the course. Our race committee did a fantastic job of setting square course in these challenging conditions.
It was great to see so many newer IOM skippers at this event, as the talent pool within the class is clearly getting deeper ever second. In short, lot of different boats saw the front end of the fleet.
Podium and scoresheet: