The inaugural Lincoln winter warmer got under way on Sunday 30th January with clear sky’s bright sunshine and a brisk south-westerly to blow any cobwebs away , After a welcome from the Lincoln club with bacon rolls ( as many as you could handle ) the 16 competitors were seeded into two fleets, B rig was selected even though there were some pretty hefty gusts coming down the lake and real waves made life interesting , with the seeding races completed skippers unanimously decided on C rig and that is how it remained for the rest of the event , the early races being contested by Tony Edwards closely followed by two guy’s who have not sailed for more than 1 year Gordon Sears and Martin Lambert , Britpop and Lintel respectively ,Dave Gunson and Graham Whalley sailing their Moster’s were not to far away . At the end of the day there were one or two breakages and one or two retirements but the action continued till the last race , and whilst Tony started the day well Gordon finished in fine style with a great victory in the final thrilling race, but not quite enough to take the series spoils , results are below click to enlarge.
a few pictures of the event
wrong way Lauri
Thanks to all who came and thanks to the rain who stayed away and many thanks to the spirit in which all races were sailed
happy new year to all
Hi everybody, I hope you all had a great Xmas and are now relaxed with feet up watching the sport on TV , The entry for our Winter Warmer has reached 16 and there may be one or two late entries enticed by the smell and fragrance of bacon bap’s on the Barbie with succulent red or brown sauce , Get there early if you want to enjoy them , The weather looks as if it is going to be fine and at the moment the wind is looking to be in the south-west about 15/18 knot’s , I would ask that you bring flasks or drink of some kind ( whisky or brandy are not banned ) and because our new launching platform has not been done yet , it would be a good idea to wear wellies to help the visitor’s launch their boats ,( cos the jetty only holds two at a time) , Myself and Jackie will be doing what we can and I know Ivan will help out on the cooking of the Bacon , If anybody wants to lend a hand in any way they will be most welcome , Wrap up warm and let’s have a great day .
THE LINCOLN WINTER WARMER ON THE SUNDAY 30TH DECEMBER This is an open meeting in between Xmas and new year for I.O.M yachts . Bacon Baps on the Barbie at 9am with red or brown sauce,, The racing will start at 10am straight after the brief briefing, no race will start after 3pm which will be followed by a short prize giving for at least the first five places , the entry fee is £ 2.00 or £ 1.50 on production of a bus pass , it is open to all and especially the Lincoln lot , anybody who wishes to race must enter before 5pm 24th December by emailing Mick at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01427 610864 with name, sail number, freq, club, and telephone number, if anybody who is not sailing can lend a hand they will be most welcome and I will be most grateful, please book early to avoid disappointment as numbers will be limited to allow us to sail one fleet , and keep things moving . Dont forget to bring a flask and a snack for lunch , and wrap up warm.
It is hoped that this event will become an annual event and we look forward to welcoming the visitors to our patch
Hi Guy’s I took a few pictures while we were at the lake on Sunday , so here they are , I would also like to thank all you guy’s for putting in the effort and getting the job done I am proud of you all , the steps need a few finishing touches which we will do in January , but I think you can all picture the scene when the new jetty gets erected ( courtesy of our friends from RILMAC ) in early February , once again well done to you all
Looking real good