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A great day for racing , and Lincoln welcomed 21 competitors for round 4 of the Midland District Champion Skipper series , Bacon Butties , tea and Coffee from the new clubhouse started the day withe weather playing ball full on sunshine and a decent breeze from the west. PRO Mick Chamberlain elected to start from the South Bank and two races were held With Darin Ballington getting the bullit in both, Racing then transferred to the East bank as the wind had veered around 20 degrees , it became a bit of an eye site test for some skippers at the windward mark but most coped ok, funnily enough Darin only took one win whilst we sailed on the bank, but Rob Wilson managed to get three wins. Just before lunch it was all move again to the south Bank due to a change in wind, strength of the wind was probably 80 % off top suit and made for some great racing. Lunch was just a quick half hour to let everybody get a few calories down and then more fast and competitive racing. The day was cut short a little earlier due to the sudden illness of one of our skippers, I am pleased to report he has been held overnight in Lincoln General and his condition as of late Sunday night is stable. The results are below so congratulations go to Darin and Rob who with five wins each took the top two places Chris Elliot ended up third after a steady performance. I would just like to thank all the guys and girls of the Club for all the help in and out of the clubhouse , a great effort,  and messages are already coming in thanking you for the wonderful hospitality that Lincoln always offers. I don’t need to name you, your card is marked, Thank you also to all the competitors who sailed in great spirit despite one or two frustrating moments.

We will see you all in Manor Park in about 4 weeks time .




Roger and Ivan our finishing team.







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Jen Hand       69

Chris Elliott   74

Don Charlsworth  77

Graham Whalley   16

Eric Finlay          28

Colin Walton    3

Tony Pickering  86

Chris Cook      21

Peter Cogill   110

Robert Wilson  97

John Smith     43

Brian Quinn    56

Tracy Ballington   8

Darin Ballington   98

Stephan Haywood   57

Mick Cooper     39

Albert Whitehead   34

Richard Buxton   41

Geoff Farrar      65

Chaz Jordan     99

Round 4 of I.O.M Championship and Dragon Flite 95 on 19th June 2016

Another great day at Scotland Farm Steady south-west breeze 5 to 8 knots, slightly overcast but warm and shorts were the order of the day. 11 competitors turned out for the I.O.M Championship and another two for the DF 95, Roger Bacon kindly turned out to do our scoring and a big thanks to him and our race officer and assistant Rob Wilson and David Thomas. The course was long in fact almost the complete length of the lake sailing from the East bank,  consequently eight races of good quality were sailed,,  Mick Chamberlain was quick into his stride with a new rig with different prebend , but old sails and got the first two bullets. Jen Hand was never far away and Alan Newman had two good races and then seemed to slip out of gear before coming good at the end. We welcomed new Member of the club Peter Cogill sailing his new V9 and although he came close on a couple of occasions, it is early days in the tuning set up. Mick Cooper is really starting to enjoy his racing and with his lintel ( on not a lintel day ) proved a point getting a well deserved 6th on the day. A potential new member Doug Hearn sailing his Brad Gibson design  Alternative , hopefully found the club a friendly place to be on a Sunday morning and has promised to return in the not to distant future. A few shenanigans off the water has managed to persuade ten of the swans on the lake to find another place to feed, hopefully on a permanent basis.

All in all a pleasant day with Mick Cooper supplying some superb cake for the birthday treat, and everybody went home smiling .



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A real ding-dong battle between Ivan and Gordon, match racing their way around the course, and although starting only 2 minutes before the I.O.M fleet they always finished around the same time sometimes ahead. We just need a couple more DF 95’s and the racing would be very exciting , keep your eye on the series to see who is in front after this round .


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A Quick reminder to all club members and visitors , get your entry in for next weeks Midland district race 26th June ,( yes it’s all downhill to Xmas after that )  do it through the M.Y.A online or if you are having difficulty let me know


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MDCS 4 – Get Your Entries in

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Online Entry will soon be available on the MYA website HERE