The day was sunny and warm but with only a fitful wind nominally from the NW. Very variable in both strength and direction. With the added problem due to the green stuff sailing was, at best, frustrating. It was good to see Peter W achieving a good score, only missing second place on countback to Alan E. We were also treated to a very beautiful, traditional R10R on the water courtesy of Chris.
A fantastic summers morning greeted 13 skipper for round six, a good steady breeze from just south of west had the fleet sailing up and down the East bank. But just before I get ahead of myself , some members of the club have done an awfull lot for the club so the rest of us can enjoy our sailing , Chaz Jordan is one such guy who put all the money up to build a new jetty , and very nice it is too , Many thanks to Chaz , and the opening ceremonie was held just before the start of racing , huge amounts of cake was eaten by most people at tea break , and many thanks to all who contributed and helped us get a bit fatter . ok on with the racing. There should be four pictures opening of ” JORDANS LANDING”
Top suit was used during the mornings racing, and although a little frustrating at times due to a bit of the old green stuff, racing was generally good and competetive and dare I say it a little heated at times, Breeze was stronger than forecast and probably around 10 to 12 knots . Daren started well with a bullitt and Keith a second , the beats were a little one sided but we all coped well, eleven races sailed in two and a half hours, thanks to Keith Holmes and Chaz our OOD for the morning keeping things going. Mick C came out on top claiming the Martini Fin keeps the weed away. Two rounds to go , but thanks to everybody who found the time to turn up and race , a great morning .
Guys what a great day , we sailed on the South Bank which had its problems , but nothing like last year , so much improved , the sun shone and the breeze was around 8/10 knots from the North West , a long course that had the advantage of having a large jetty which was used frequently for pit stops to shed a bit of gree stuff if you had to. Frustrating it was , but not as frustrating as Bob G who dropped his tranny in the lake before the first race. well done to Keith H for the win, and well done to the race team and helpers.
Only three DF 95,s turned out for round six and Gordon took the win and Alan E takes second on countback , good breeze and a great day for sailing if a little frustrating with the green stuff which we hope will soon be a thing of the past
well done and many thanks to Ivan and Bob G for helping with the scoring and keeping everybody in order in both fleets
A delightful summer morning , sunshine, gentle breeze, what more could one ask for, someone shouted ” Lake Mower” ok it was a little frustrating but we all got a little bit of the green stuff , but it look like we may be getting the better of it , nuff said for now . 9 skippers arrived one much earlier who was found up the farm fixing the ride on for us , thanks Roger B , It was a long course on the East bank full length in fact and two laps meant we had great racing but did slightly less races than normal, Keith started well with a bullitt but on race two Phil was snapping at his heels and in fact won race two and three and got a 4th in race four which is when cyba techo took hold and the sound fron Phil’s Tranny was saying ” Transmitter batteries low” over and over again , I noticed people moving away from Phil at an alarming rate, and that sad to say was his last race as he forgot to charge his spare . Gordon won race four, and then it was normal service with Keith taking the last three races . New boy Peter webster with his first ever racing experience got better as the morning progressed and will be pleased with his boat handling, Bob Geary fresh from a two week holiday also had some consistant results. at the end of the day the cream rose to the top and Keith took the honours so well done to him, many thanks to Phil and all his helpers for the OOD duties a plaesant morning was had by all with no balling and shouting, just how it should be , finally I would just like to mention , some of you may have noticed on the South bank, a prospective new member Chris and his wife Jane were practicing with a DF 95 to get the hang of radio sailing , we hope to see more of them both and can assure them once the knack is achieved it all becomes easy and we all welcome you at any time .
Look out for round six