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From all the members to all our followers, we wish you good tidings for the festive period. Have a nice one, stay within the law, and don’t fall over too often, remember the people less fortunate than you, and try to make an old person smile this Xmas. See you on the water in 2015 or maybe before. Please remember you are not always on Starboard.
The Lincoln Club
Scotland farm greeted 16 competitors for round three of the winter series.We welcomed the young Terry Rensch as a visitor , and on arrival at the lake the immediate impression was the forecasters have got it wrong, as a light south westerly breeze was complimented with nice mild conditions for the time of the year. A course was set on the East bank, and by 10 am a good top suit breeze made for some superb racing. 5 races were held before coffee break with mince pies and a huge box of chocolates, and it was nip and tuck where ever you were in the fleet, at the break Mick C was slightly ahead with three wins and a second but the pack was chasing. During the break some big gusts came through, and it was a wise decision to drop down to B suit, After the break it was a different story with new member Darin B sweeping the board with 5 straight wins. Several skippers had some noticeable results that they can be proud of , but consistency is the key, and we all need to work on that. It was also noticeable that when conditions became tough for B rig, a number of boats could not cope and for a variety of reasons by the time we had the last race only 7 boats were still racing out of the original 16 , A great days racing and the results are below.
A decent breeze greeted 8 skippers for the second round of the Dragon force winter series . Sunny skies and a temp of around 7/8 degrees had us all wrapped up and snug. Sailing was from the east bank and the breeze had some skippers opting for top suit and some with B suit. New member Criss Elliott sailing his new Dragon stormed into an early lead with three straight wins, Whilst Mick H 14 had some problems and missed the first two races, when he sees the results I am sure he will be sure to be up and running from race one. In the early races the breeze favoured the top suits, and around race 6 the breeze got that little bit stronger and the second suits did a little better, Chris was never out of the top two and won quite comfortably, but some notable races from Mick H and also Gordon Bennett, showed that it is good racing. 10 race were completed and an early finish was agreed by all. Well done Chris and welcome to Lincoln Model Yacht club.
Round three is on the 4th January , a good time to blow the cobwebs away and come out and have some fun.
A glorious morning welcomed 16 competitors to Scotland farm for round two of the I,O,M winter series. at 9am the lake was still with not a breath of wind, but in a short time the breeze filled in from the North west allowing a course to be set along the south bank.Rob Wilson 97 stormed into an early lead winning race 1 with Darin 98 and Mick C 46 taking up 2nd and third , old campaigner Chaz 99 showing some very good form posted a fourth and Mick H 131 coming home a very creditable fifth. Race 2 was won by a newcomer to our sport Tim Hand sailing his mothers Robot 169, Tim is a very good dingy sailor and for the short time he has been at it shows a lot of promise for the future, Mick C 46 was again second, with Graham Allen 88 third, By the 3rd race the breeze was a good steady 8/10 knots in warm sunshine, time for Darin 98 to step up a gear and take control by winning the next 4 races, and letting the rest fight it out , Bob Geary 58 was sailing well with his newish Evo 3 , whilst Allan Newman 09 was having one or two range problems, race 5 was a good one for Mick H 131 posting a second, but then not able to to follow through came 12th in race 6, still very fine form for one of the most improved sailors at the club. Gordon Bennett 12 has still not quite got the hang of his new AB4 but we all know it is quite a quick boat. Chris Corrin was also sailing an AB4 and showed good consistency in the first five races. Steve Hesp 14 a newcomer to the club was having a royal battle with Bert Whitehead 72 and I am sure we shall see a big improvement in these two during the winter. Final Results are below, but I would just like to say many thanks to Jim and Norman for doing the scoring for us, and also for all the guys who turned up to race and make the mornings racing pretty exciting and very worth while.
Next UP is round 3 and it will be on Sunday 21st DECEMBER 2014, so till then
Happy Xmas and a prosperous new year if I don’t see you