11 I.O.M’s came to the line on this blustery cold March morning that started at 0930 with a twenty minute rig and tune guide led by Martin Lambert and assisted By Mick Chamberlain , The importance of having new strings and good bowsie’s was first and foremost, in that easy quick adjustment is necessary to get the best from your rigs and the ability to fine tune, Racing finally got under way a little later than normal but the 6 races were all completed just after noon. B suit’s were the order of the day and it was going to be a battle royal between martin and Mick The Brit Pop seemed to have the edge in the conditions but it was very close between the two, Chaz Jordan also had some good results with 3 third places , but consistency gave overall third place to Dave Gunson with his Italian Moster. Colin Marsden gained a third in race 5 a fantastic achievement, A little more work on the strings and things during the week could see Colin on the podium more often. Bob Geary has a new boat on order and looking at his results and his consistency he should move up a peg or two when it arrives. Seymore,Jenny and Roger must be pleased with how the day went,and Jim just needs a little more practice with his lovely wooded Triple Crown. We managed to stay dry and the sunshine when it came through gave some welcome warmth. Results posted below .
DRAGON FORCE RACES
In the afternoon we had 10 Dragons , although the wind had increased by the time we started it was B suit , and one or two members were lacking in that area leaving 7 entries to fight it out over a shorter course, You really had to sail the dragons to get them through the chop on the beats but downwind they flew. we had 8 races and with a big black rain cloud threatening we called it a day around 230pm and all managed to get packed up before getting wet , Martin got his own back on Mick and everybody had some good races. We need the thank the young lad who did the scoring for us , The one thing we need to do is ensure we all have a B rig for the events , Probably the best way is to Contact RC Yachts ( Mike Weston and you can buy the rig kit and a set of sails for aprox £ 50.00 , there are also one or two sail makers in the club that may make you a set, so you only have to ask , I will try and help when I return in a bout ten days time , these boats are going to be very exciting when we get 14/15 boats out .