A fine day with good sunshine and a steady westerly breeze 10/12 knots greeted 7 I.O.M skipper and two DF 95 skippers , racing was conducted from the East bank and the windward mark proved to be a bit of an eyesight test. Mick Chamberlain gbr46 started well with three wins and Jen Hand then got the next two. Racing was very good and we managed to get in 9 races despite the interruption for Phil’s big birthday cake, The weed in the lake proved less of a problem than we first thought, and there was good banter on the bank. Results are below , and you will also see the DF95 results , Gordon still not better and so it was down to Ivan and Ed to keep that flag flying , Ivan winning on the day and Ed still learning and getting better as each day passes, Lesson learned is always have a spare battery and change it a tea break , well done to the OOD and all the helpers, for making it a great mornings racing .
DF 95 results below , The races were sailed all morning with Top suit where it may have been better for the DF 95s to move down a rig .
Cake at the lake Phils 50th nice cake
Seven skippers turned out on a glorious summer morning to contest round five of the exciting series , A steady light south westerly breeze meant top suit was the order of the day, The atmosphere on the bank was chatty and informal and 9 races were completed. Top skipper of the day was Chris Corrin closely followed by series leader Phil H and then Bob G, who I am sure when when we see the series will have maintained there stranglehold at the top of the leader board. well done to all especially OOD Alan N and assistant Geoff B .
Next round is round 6 and will be on August 7th
A total of 10 skippers, 7 club members and 3 visitors, sailed a full length course along the south bank. The wind was as promised 10 mph generally from the west but generating some interesting eddies when it occasionally moved towards the south. The temperature in my car was recording 24degC on the way home.
The entry began to reduce from about 12.30 and only 7 remained by the end of racing.
A total of 10 races were completed and the winner was David Alston. David acknowledged the result but declined to accept the trophy on the grounds that he was not a club member and was not sure where he may be in the world come next year . It was suggested and agreed that Grania would take care of the trophy until next year , a label will be engraved and added to the trophy in due course, Very well done to the race team in difficult and frustrating conditions.
A warm Southwesterly with the forecast 15-16 gusting to 25-30 mph welcomed a total of 14 skippers, 12 IOM and 2 DF95. Various problems and failures reduced the IOM fleet to 7 and limited the DF event to 5 races.
The duty team were reduced due to the lack of Gordon,who we wish a speedy recovery, but a tight race was run by Phil, ably assisted by Joe.