Our thanks go to the fantastic hospitality received from Sutton in Ashfield sailing club for allowing full facilities including full galley and bar, and weed free sailing area for the weekend 26/27th October for this prestigious National event. Lincoln had three contestants in the fleet of 21 Chaz Jordan Clive Hand and Mick Chamberlain who all gave a good account of themselves in the sometimes trying conditions. The Galley always had things on the go from 8am till late with bacon and sausage butties tea and coffee and fantastic Pie and peas at lunch time with I might add two different deserts with custard for those who had room. But on to the sailing , The first race stated with a protest , that was eventually thrown out , but it seemed to set a precedent with many more protests before the event was over, PRO Darin Ballington and ARO Graham Allen did a fantastic job keeping the event moving and running it in an orderly fashion , During the weekend all three suits of sails were used and although it was not cold everybody got slightly damp , But it was a pleasure to dry out by the log burner in the clubhouse. After Day one the top three were quite close with John Arundel leading the pack , Day two on Sunday brought a new rule in , DO NOT recross the finish line after finishing !!!!!!! Your host ( Me ) wholeheartedly agreed with this at the briefing , and promptly went out and won the first A fleet race, and then for some inexplicable reason went back over the finish line , and was promptly DSQ , Micks next race was also a disaster after getting entangled with another boat , and although he recovered it was not going to be enough to beat the consistent John Arundel . A fantastic weekend was had by all and Praise once again to the Sutton club and their committee for allowing us to use their facilities , Thanks also to Ivan and Beth for coming down to help cart the props and buoy’s back to Lincoln , and finally all the people from Both Rotherham and Lincoln clubs who popped in to support us , well done
results are below
It is all systems go for this years veterans , Sutton in Ashfield clubhave gone out of there way to make us all welcome
The Galley will be open on Saturday and Sunday the weather is forecast to be breezy and we shall i am sure have an awfull lot of fun ,
if you want to make the trip down please use these corodinates for you sat nat N53.1277 W1.2319
results will be posted as soon as possible after the event
Lincoln’s turn for the jubilee trophy came round on Tuesday 15th October and the weather could not have been better, 16 skippers contested the event the last this year with a steady 60% top suit breeze, sunny and not to cold. Chaz Jordan was OOD and kept things moving at a nice pace , Finishing line was run by Roger Bacon and Jackie Hunt with John Gray scoring , Rogers wife helped out in the galley along with Anne and Jackie Quinn and my thanks must go to all who helped make the day go well, 9 races were completed before we had a break for lunch , Pie peas and gravy , topped with mince sauce went down a treat , and to follow apple crumble and custard made it difficult to leave the club house for more racing , John Tushingham was firmly in charge and continued his winning ways into the afternoon with the rest of the fleet struggling to find the same speed, the event was very good natured, with at least three observers for each race. The day ended in good time to have the meeting to discuss the Jubilee for next year, before heading home , A bit of a shame more people from the Lincoln club did not come and have a look and support the event but I guess that’s life. The results are posted below just click the link.
same as above but PDF lincoln-5-teams-jubilee-regatta-held-at-rotherham-15-october-2013 pdf document
A skippers eye video of one of the races is here just click the link below to go to you tube
Another skippers eye view
Hi guys and gals , just want to let you know that on Sunday the 20th October it will be the last in the seasons series for Radio Marble heads at the Apex , So dust them boats off and lets have a good turnout , it does not matter if you have only got a I.O.M you will still have some great racing.
YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE
As you also know the I.O.M veterans Nationals are being held and run by Lincoln Model Yacht club at a change of venue on the 26th/27th October I notice that we only have three entries from Lincoln , Pretty disappointing, especially since 90% of our membership is eligible, but no matter !! we have been very lucky to obtain probably the best race team in the country to help run the event which as you all know will be held at Sutton in Ashfield sailing club , I do know that one or two of our members will be coming along to have a look see at what goes on , there is a galley with tea and coffee and snacks,, so why not come and support your fellow club members bring the family along, have a cuppa and a bit of cake and cheer us on,, you will be assured of a warm welcome at Sutton that I can assure you.
All details including a map are on this site under I.O.M Veterans