Cold Wet Miserable,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,!!!!!!!! you must be joking, The wind from the south east was a tad blustry the rain held off most of the time and the racing was fast and furious with some great races from the South Bank, more good news ,, the big jetty is now usable, more good news ,,,, no frigging weed at all.
Only seven of us but the race team Jen and Peter did a grand job and we all had fun. B suit was the order of the day for all and the gust had the boats doing a bit of diving at times , the beat had some big shifts and you played them or died. Chris Graves had the perfect trim and controlled the racing from the front, Mick Chamberlain wished he had stayed in the pub in Carenaevon, but hey it was truly great racing.
Very well done to Chris superb peformance
well done the race team
The day was warm turning to hot with a light W to WS breeze providing a long course along the south bank. Weed was slight but ever present ensuring that all skippers were affected at some time.
As can be seen from the results racing was tight with 3 skippers tied on 23 points. The tie was broken in favour of Gordon but not until 4th places were considered.
Thanks to Gordon (OD) and Mick (AOD) and a mention for Roger for doing the scoring.
Another fantastic day at Scotland farm clear blue sky’s and a great South Westerly that varied in puff from 5 knots to 11knots , Sailing was on the east bank side and privided a great beat and run, there was a touch of weed ( floaty) in the first three races but one or two skippers managed to find it and take it out with there fins ,,, Job done , after that it was great sailing and nip and tuck throughout the fleet, Some great improvements in sailing skills were seen especially from Mick Cooper who managed to resist many temptations to tweak between races , maybe Jan was a calming influence, but it worked only three points adrift of a podium so well done. It was good to see Chaz back at it again and he sailed well, in race six led for two laps the breeze was up to 12 knots at that time so suited the lintel fine but he just lost it on the final beat to the finish. Ed Whitaker also had some good sailing cos in the first and last race he got a third, so just the middle bit to sharpen up on.
Results below but many thanks to Keith and Allen our OOD’s for keeping it moving and getting eleven great races in.
DF 95 report ,,A great day dawned good breeze and wall to wall sunshine 13 skippers enjoyed the morning and the race officers did a fab job , A little on the DF 95 racing it was nick and tuck and a little frustrating due to a bit of salad but more of that in the next report for the I.O.M it was all taken in good spirit, and we all had a great morning, Alan had to retire with a dead rudder servo.
At the end of the day three Brit Pops took top spots and many congratulations to Jen Hand for leading the bouys home, all I can say is it must be a good trim you had on today Jen. Nice to see Roger Bowtle right up there with his Lintel, and great to see Chaz back racing, after his visit to specsavers.