Yet another fantastic day at Scotland farm 16 entries and 16 races sailed , Weather conditions started with a little rain , and top suit but by race three the breeze had picked up to a steady B suit breeze. The club welcomed four visitors from the Rotherham club, Sam, David, Peter and Malcolm. After a slow start from Dave Burke he quickly got into his rhythm with 4 straight wins closely followed by a Mick Hunt posting some good early results, Jen Hand again started slow but gradually found her form with some cracking results towards the end of the Day,as did Phil Harpham , who is now reaping the rewards of such hard work Building his own Goth,, consistancy is of course what we all strive for and Malcom Yeomans from the Rotherahm club put some pretty close scores together after Lunch, to give him the bragging rights for the visitors. With 16 races , it is a pretty long day for most people and we certainly walked the banks today, it all became to much for Chaz who had a lay down midway through the afternoon and poor of Jo had a touch of hayfever , I think Rob was under orders not to be late home , I must admit I was flagging at the end, but the day turned out nice and sunny and very windy. I am sure everybody enjoyed them selves and had some great racing where ever they were in the fleet. Results are posted below.
You will see two guys tied for 9th but on countback I believe Rob W got 9th and Sam G 10th
Mick C admin
Yet another fantastic days racing at Scotland Farm . 14 competitors came to the line on a warm overcast morning with a gentle westerly wind allowing top suit conditions. Chris Elliot won the day by a handsome margin showing the rest just how to set up and sail the Dragon. three RG 65’s were on the water two were breaking wind ( wait for it ) designs sailed by Phil and son Jo Harpham and the other a home built design by Gordon Bennett who eventually opted for his White Dragon with a new design in sails see pic below, It was nice to see anew member sailing his Dragon and we welcome Geoff Burrell to the club, We also think it should be mandatory for new members to bring cake on there first day sailing !!!!!!, also nice to see was Rob Wilson sailing a Dragon purchased from that well known site called Ebay complete with classy sails and a bargain at £ 90.00. Alan who is not yet a member (but soon will be) is making up a dragon at home not quite finished, did the scoring for us. This is probably the best fleet of Dragons we have had at the club and as the weather gets warmer we should be seeing even more , after all there are 24 in the club and they make for jolly exciting sailing . A few pics below and at the bottom the results. Every body went away happy with there sailing and look forward to the next Dragon race next month .
A fine day with reasonably steady WSW wind varying between top A and bottom B. 10 entries were recorded plus one visitor who sailed Mick C’s 00 for most of the event. The event was ably run by Chaz – for which many thanks. Hints tips and advice were freely given and much appreciated as befits a Championship event.
Another fantastic day at Scotland Farm for round two of the summer series for the I.O.M. 17 competitors came to the line including two visitors from Manor Park and Rotherham. Racing took place on the east Bank and a long windward leeward course was set about 30 yards from the bank. The breeze started at around 8/10 knots and steadily built by lunchtime to 12/14 knots enabling most competitors to hang on to top suit , with the occasional dive on the run in the gusts. Rob Wilson was race officer and with the help Of Darin B and his daughter Penelope, moved marks as necessary to create a perfect beat. Penelope and her sister Emily then did a fantastic job on the finish line throughout the day A real Family affair With Tracy B ( Mum ) sailing as well, so nice to see the whole family involved.
Phil Harpham has worked tirelessly to build his Goth XP from scratch and finally the boat was ready for its first sail sporting a new set of sails from CAT SAILS and the boat looking great in its green and white livery , the boat after one or two teething problems with the winch, sailed above all expectations and Phil can be very proud of his achievements.
The racing was dominated by Darin who achieved a score of 14 points from 14 races , He is certainly raising the bar at Lincoln and is definitely the man to beat, Close on his heels was Dave B 30 who also managed to squeeze in a few wins, Mick C managed a third place sailing his AB4 design, Rob Wilson who did a fantastic job as race officer came in fourth and Jen Hand was next up in fifth. Chris C 18 is getting the hang of the ISIS and will improve the tuning , He also has new sails again from Cat so watch out when he gets them on.
Many thanks to our visitors for coming to sail with us,, if you liked it, come again you are more than welcome, and tell your friends , The Locals at Scotland Farm are friendly . Many thanks to every body who made the day very enjoyable and the racing superb.
admin Mick C