The day started dull and showery with 6 willing skippers with various tools raking weed. Well done to them. By the start of sailing the rain had cleared leaving a nice fresh SSW wind for a course up the East bank. After a few races the strengthening wind became uncontrollable in A suit causing a few skippers to change down. A creditable 10 races were completed due in part to Phil and his new remote start button which worked well but suffered from a range problem. Plans are already in hand for the Mk 2 !
Saturday 20th June Scotland Farm welcomed 8 competitors, some from quire a long distance . Chaz Jodan was our PRO for the day and racing started promptly at 10 am from the East bank to a gentle south westerly breeze that filled a little as the day wore on. Quickly into his stride with his RG 65 Sliver was Mark Dicks with three straight wins closely followed by both Noel Donaldson and Phil Holiday with their Argons. Mick Chamberlain was fighting it out with John Goodyear to pick up the scraps , and Tom Wilgos was finding the long control area a handful but hanging in there, Jim and Bert sailing their Dragons having their own personal battle , but both managed to finish a fourth place in one of the races. Bert just getting the measure of Jim in the final standings, But the day went to Mark Dicks with 9 wins from 16 races, Thanks go to all competitors for the friendly manner in which racing took place, To Jackie who did the scoring and to Chaz for keeping law and order where necessary, results below .
Sunday the 21st June was Lincolns round 3 of the summer series and also an open day for visitors. !4 competitors cam from as far afield as Abersoch which is in Wales or as near as dam it and Ilkley although I noticed that competitor did not have a hat !!. Wind was fresh from the South west and although a couple of races were sailed on the East bank the wind was veering all the time and play resumed on the South bank. Most of us sailed with B rig but some had no other options and had to sail with top suit. John T took a while to get into his stride 5 races to be exact but on race 6 his domination started winning ten races on the trot , a hard act to follow but when your preparation is as thorough as Johns you must expect good results. Chris Elliott must have thought it was going to be a good day with three wins and a second in the first four races, but the breeze built just a little too much for Top suit but all credit to him he hung in there to gain a third overall on the day. Tim Long sailed a super regatta after quite a long layoff to post some great results and get a second on the day, Mark Dicks just missing out to Chris E for the final podium place. Results are posted below but I would like to thank all competitors , and Chaz Jordan for running the event, Jackie for doing a super job with the scoring despite HMS crashing half way through racing,
A dull damp day greeted 18 competitors for round four of this exciting series , A couple of visitors from Rotherham came along , and racing started on the south bank to a north westerly breeze around 8/10 knots. Straight out of the blocks was Dave Burke with his new shaped fin and Bulb and judging by his performance throughout the day it is a vast improvement, as the fin was covered while the boat was on the bank nobody got a clear view, and all we know it came from Europe, and not the UK as first thought, any way enough of all that. Jen Hand had a bad first race but quickly got in her stride with some good results, Jen getting a second on the day was a worthy performance. Dave Thomas sailing his Cheinz also sailed very well and finally got the win in last race of the day, Sam Gill showed some spirited races with his MX14 and certainly enjoyed his racing. Unfortunately Bob Geary had to leave at lunch time,, but looking at his result for the morning he would have been on the podium had he stayed on , his EVO 3 going very fast , It appeared that some people were a little under the weather and not sailing as well as they could and in fact we lost 4 boats shortly after lunch through fatigue I suppose you call it , in Fact Phil Harpham had said by race 12 that we had walked over 4 miles up and down the control are, After Lunch racing moved to the East Bank and became quite fluky , however as you all know cream comes to the surface and so it came to be , the clever guys and gals managing to tackle the conditions and take it in there stride, All in all a great days racing with Dave Burke taking 7 wins from 14 races means he moves up the leader board . results are posted below. can you work out which bank you sailed best on all I know is that I Mick C gbr46 sailed a little better on the East bank !!!!!!!!! The lake has its secrets.
A bright dry day greeted 11 skippers and there was WIND. A fairly steady breeze from the North west, as forecast, provided a windward leeward course along the south bank without the need to move any marks. The breeze was strong enough for most skippers to opt for B rig initially but soon changed to A rig and were tested by the gusts. 4 skippers shared line honours at some point but Mick Hunt was by far the most consistent.