A very windy day at the Lake, which meant C rig was definatley the order of the day, a few skippers were very unprepared thinking that owning one rig would do the job all year, sadly no, Racing was on the South bank and a perfect beat and run 2 laps had the fleet roughly split into two fleets The C suiters and the B suiters , Keith holms was the master and showed the fleet the way home in all races, Jen Hand borrowed Mick C’s 95 as he is still suffering from knee problems or old age more like , but her and Gordon had some good battles, with Gordon taking second spot by a whisker. Geoff S is still getting to grips but he leant a lot today that will stand him in good stead for the future .
A big thanks to the OOD’S for keeping things moving in the almost freezing wind that was up to 38 MPH at the end.
Just one little point ,, If anybody wants to get some kit IE smaller rigs from RC Yachts ( Mike Weston ) get it ordered and save on postage and ask Mike Weston if he can take it to Southport next weekend and give it to Mick Chamberlain to bring back. no charge .
Light breeze or no breeze, Eleven skippers turned out some coming from afar knowing that the forecast was not great on the breeze front, Racing started a little later than normal as we waited for a little flicker perhaps a little less than half a knot got us underway on the South bank, many taking 5 minutes just to get over the start line, Chris G 11 got it spot on and was away with Dave B 30, and also sailing his new Sedici was Bob Geary, so that was the top 3 in race one , from then on Dave B showed us all how to do it with his B/P winning the next three races, an ending the day with 3 points from 4 races, Chris E 74 was doing his best and finished up second with Bob G taking third spot, So the B\P showed some dominance on the day, that was for most a little frustrating, at least the company was good at lake side. Well done to Dave B for the win and also with Roger B as joint OOD’s and of course all the helpers. We did also with Chris E and Roger B try to salvage the sunken DF 65 but to no avail, we shall try again in earnest on Wednesday.
Not sure why results did not show up but here they are .
A great morning’s sailing marred by a DF 65 sinking during practice ,26 with Peter Webster at the helm and a full crew of three went down with out trace, close to number nine bouy the survivors were given hot coffe and a donut and sent home . Breeze was from the north west and strong enough for B suit which we carried for all 7 races, racing was from the South bank and a fair old beat and run, Most consistant were Phil and Mick andf it involved a count back as did second and third places, at this time not sure who the winner was and we may need to take advice.
Billy Mac started on C rig ?????? but then came to his senses and put B on and did very well winning race 6 . all in all a good blow out for the skippers with some close racing, Many thanks to all the helpers and Phil for the OOD duties, And if he has won very well done.
next round we would hope to get a few more skippers out so keep your eye on the calendar.