Another great turnout 14 contestants for round 8 of the I.O.M summer series at Scotland Farm . The weather was overcast warm and with a threat of thunderstorms to come waterproofs were kept handy.
A decent top suit breeze stayed with us all the morning and the rain held off , a good windward leeward course was set with Starboard rounding and a gate at the leeward end, We had a guest sailing an R.C Yacht for the first time , but I suspect not the last Les is an old Sailing friend of Mick C and was up for the weekend with his wife Annie. The racing got of to a good start and Martin C was using a badly rigged AB4 for the first time but very soon got the hang of it. The results are posted below , but the most notable improvement came from Mick Hunt GBR 14 with a very good 3rd place , there were battles up and down the fleet and Jim Dinmore was also showing some good form with his new boat, and when he gets it settled and trimmed will soon see himself climbing the ladder and putting some established club members to shame , results and pics below , The Dragon force series held on the same day will be posted a little later .
DRAGON FORCE SUMMER SERIES ROUND 7 20TH JULY 2014 RESULTS
9 Dragons came to the line for the afternoon racing at Scotland Farm , it could have easily been 11 yachts but Jenny ( forgot transmitter) and Mick ( rudder servo failure ) also one or two had to rush off for much more important things to do !!!!!! So they missed the fine competitive racing that we always get with the dragons and the down poor of rain that we got in race 6 .
Although Phil 44 won the first race he kinda faded for the next three races with a couple of 7ths and a 6th, not sure why that happened but I am sure he knows that if he brigs consistency to his game he would give the top guns a run for there money. Martin took full advantage of Mick and Bob not sailing to stamp his authority and win by a good margin, Chaz showed some great promise and sailed a steady set of races banging in a couple of “bullets” in race 3/5and only being out of the top three on two occasions, Norman also showed consistency, but Jim’s sailing continues to improve and I can see by the end of the year he will be mixing it with the middle of the pack guy’s , His grandson James needs to put a little more application into the game and a lot more practice ,, he showed in the last two races that he can do it , but does need to concentrate and apply himself,, and at his age his learning curve will be dramatic and he could end up as one of the guy’s to beat at club level . Martin wins from Phil and Chaz ,,Phil just nicked it on Count back for second place
All in all a very satisfying day and some great racing , we would also like to welcome two new members to the club Dave and Bert and we look forward to helping them in any way we can .