A good day for sailing even though the fresh breeze was from the wrong direction. North West to North is never an easy direction at Scotland Farm but the race officers, team Harpham, were up to the challenge and a challenging course was set using the existing mark positions.
Of the 9 skippers who started the event only 5 were still sailing at the end due to a variety of reasons.
Ties were resolved in favour of Gordon ( 2 ist places to Ivans 1) and Roger ( a 4th place to Micks 5th}
5 IOMs and 4 DF95s turned out on a seriously windy morning. The MetOffice forecast was 20 to 25 miles per hour gusting to close on 40! Fortunately the direction was from the SW and the marks along the South bank were ideally placed.
There was a mix of B rig and C rig in both classes with the advantage appearing to be with the smaller rig.
Alan N ( with a little bit of help from his friends) kept kept the racing going and 9 races were sailed.
The tie between Alan and Chaz was resolved in favour of Alan due to his 3 first places compared to Chaz’s 2.
7 enthusiastic skippers turned out on this, the first round of the DF65 Winter series. The weather was unseasonably mild but the wind was fitful from the SW dropping to next to nothing on occasions. The lake however was very consistent ensuring that all skippers were affected by weed all morning. The competition was more like a lottery than racing.
Somehow 7 races?? were completed in the allotted time.
Duty officers were Bob and Ivan
Wow , what a fantstic mornings racing, A bit of rain for less than an hour, a stirling job by the OOD’s Dave and Neil , and a great turnout. Racing was on the East bank with a light south westerly to start that gradually increased as the morning wore on. Great start by Jen hand with the two main contenders getting greened out. Chris E then went on to take the next two, with a port starboard taking Mick C out of contention for two races. New boy chris G showed some good form and consistancy, the racing was fast and furious with no quarter given or expected, Dave B gbr 30 was most consistant and came out on top 1 point seperated Chris E and Mick C who had the greater Discards probably some of the best racing at the farm for a while. Well done to all who competed, good turnout and a good spririt, nice to see Dave B and Jen H back after quite a long layoff and we can now look forward to the winter series.
If you have not entered for next weeks Clive Hand get your entries in before Thursday .