The start was delayed by thick fog and zero wind. By 11:30 the fog had lifted and a light North Westerly allowed the Race Team to set a course and start racing. By the end of th day 5 races had been completed. Well done to Bill McPhee and Alan Edgar ( Having exchanged with Mick Cooper)
Following the publication of the results for this event it became evident that events had taken place which materially affected the results and might have compromised the series results. With his usual generosity Mick Chamberlain handed over No 46 to Tim Hand, who was visiting the lake, for the last 5 races. Since Tim is not a member his scores should not be included and Mick suggested that to credit No 46 with Tims scores was not appropriate.
The score sheet has been revised and is attached below.
What a fantastic day and a fantastic turnout at the Farm for round Nine of this great series 16 skippers came to the line in a great topsuit breeze from the South, sailing was on the south bank and Keith and Chris G set the best course possible which meant a slight ” specsaver ” moment at the gate. I have to say at this point that Mick Ch only sailed the first three races in an effort to go easy on a knee injury, and Jen Hands son was on hand ( no pun intended) to sail the remaining races, of which he won two, Chris E was having a bit of a cruise as he has already won the winter series but still managed to top the order at the end. The course became a little one sided towards the end but it really was great sailing weather with the sun out and the breeze getting a tad stronger Adran Cripps had a good morning with his Sedici taking third spot and Chris G getting fourth. Birthday boy Mick Ch supplied the cake for the coffee break and it was smiles all round, with a touch of banter as always. Eight races completed so many thanks to the OOD team and all the helpers , also a very well done to the substitute Tim Hand who aint a bad sailor but has just about zero experience on Radio sailing. One round remaining I believe but well done to Chris E on todays performance.
Good turnout that could have easily been twelve but for two Injured skippers . Nice to welcome back Geoff Burrell after a long lay off. The morning started with a good A + rig breeze but some drizzly rain spoiled thing just a little , the racing was very good of the south bank with two good beats and runs and a short leg to the finish, Billy Mac got things going with a fine win, and then Alan Edgar took the next race, before Phil H got into his stride, Keith H had a slow start by his standards, but from then on was very consistant finishing off with two bullitts. Ed Whitaker I have to say sailed probably better than I have ever seen him sail in fact getting a second in race two, and in fact finishing above some pretty good skippers . Ivan S sailed particularly well, and after a very promising start Billy Mac kinda lost his mojo. The racing went well and a few more Lotto tickets were sold leaving only three, and so it is expected the draw will be next week when the I.O.M’s come out to play. Well done the race team and helpers, and congrats to Phil H for his great win
Gota say thinking about some absentee’s we could have had 15/16 out today !!!!!