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