Gota say one of the best summers mornings at Scotlnd farm, 11 skippers showed up for round five of the summer series. After a long lay off it looked like business as usual for Dave Burke GBR 30 with a bullitt in the first race, Jen hand with another BP following up with a fine second, There was a little green stuff floating around after quite a big cut with new machinery on Friday and that was to have an effect on most skippers during racing , one would hope that after ten races it evened itself out. The breeze was at times 90% of top suit from the Souht West comng straight down the lake and sailing was all on the East bank giving a great beat and run. The sun shone and the wind blew, Banter on lakeside was great, and not a bad word said about the green stuff which was far better than has been Mick C GBR 46 was doing well in the conditions and mast have had a very good trim on or ewas extremly lucky , you decide . Apart from the first race he was not out of the top three till coffee break. After coffee we had five more races making ten in all for the morning, and as I said one of the best mornings racing for a long time, for those who missed it, nothing to say, their loss , this is what racing is all about, and a third of the membership enjoyed every minute. Ivan was sailing his nearly new 3 Dogs and will only get better, Peter Cogill had some good races with the V9 and Mick Cooper had a frustrating morning having improved so much in the past few months and will feel he should have done a little better. Again I say a great mornings racing Congrats to Mick C in guiding the Red Dragon ( V9) to victory in quite a hot fleet.
Many thanks to Mick Cooper and Dave Burke our race officials who did a sterling job.
Quite a nice morning greeted the skippers for round 5 , and we had 9 skippers in the I.O.M, and 3 for the DF 95 class , quite a good turnout in all as the weather was forcasting only 4/5 knots of breeze, as it was we had slightly more , 7/8 knots from the west. It turned out to be a little frustrating due to some floaty weed which affected most skippers, I dont really think it affected the result. Everybody took the floaty stuff in good spirit and as we all know that this time of the year it is a hindrence to our racing. We welcomed Malcolm as a visitor, and express our thanks to race team Neil Coleman and Peter Cogill and all the helpers who did a fab job. results below and well done to Chris for his victory on the day.
The Df fleet slightly reduced due to Holidays and Mick C joining the I.O.M fleet , it looks like Gordon had a bad day , or else Ed is getting the hang of it .Ivan came out as clear winner with 4 bullitts in 7 races .
Thanks to everybody who turned up and made it an enjoyable if not frustrating morning .
8 skippers turned out for a fine but frustrating mornings sailing. The weather was fine with a gentle westerly just allowing use of the East bank. A fairly long course for 65’s resulted in 8 races being sailed. The weed was frustrating but appeared to evenly distributed amongst the competitors which resulted in 4 different skippers winning the first 4 races.
Thanks to Gordon and Roger for their efforts as Duty Officers
A first class summers day greeted the skippers but with only a knot or two of wind the first few races were going to be tricky, Mick C had a secret weapon ( sorry its a secret) for the light air with his V9 and bagged a bullitt in the first two races, closely followed by last years winner also with a V9 David Alston. By race 4 the breeze had become a nice south westerly 5 to 8 knots and racing was conducted on the East bank, one or two bits of the floaty green stuff, affected most skippers at some stage and yes it is frustrating but in reality it did not affect the racing that was held in high humour throughout. By 11am the sun was beating down and 25C was recorded, the breeze increased as the day wore on, and some fantastic close racing ensued. Some of the skippers brought their wives who very generously helped man the finish line and input the scores into the computer, they aslo had plenty of time for a chat and thoroughly enjoyed their day. Grainne Lambert came along to present the prizes on probably the best summers day this year. Many thanks to all the helpers and the good behaviour on the bank. It was nice to see a wide selection of I.O.M designs 7 out of 9 boats. Also nice to see three or four Visitors and potential new members having a look at what we do, we hope they return and come and have a go.
Results below nice to see the V9 winning two years in a row .