Wow AND WOW in Capitol letters , After the rain we have had over the last few days and especially last night, It was such a nice surprise for 12 skippers to be greeted with wall to wall sunshine and a great north westerly around 10 / 14 knots . Mick Ch and Gordon sorted out the course whilst Jen got an early start on the Portaloo ready for next weekend , Sailing was going to be on the South bank with three great beats and two runs to a gate., It was perfect, only glitch was the starter misfired 2/3 times , an Electrical short maybe, it was intermitent and Jen continued the countown when it misfired, Mick Ch was on fire today, the racing started in A suit for the preambles and the first race, but it was clear before the race ended that B suit was required, and so the race team gave 15 minutes for almost everybody to change down to B suit Racing restarted with all but one skipper on B suit. the top five skippers were all on B suit , Jen and Keith and Gordon were trying there hardest in the waves and Pete our new member was going well but the conditions and the waves made life difficult. it was looking like a white wash but Keith managed to get the win in race 6. The racing was superb all morning. The level of the lake is rising alarmingly and probably another foot of water and we could be raising all the jetty’s again !!!!!
Well done to everybody for helping out, and getting the dingy put away , and a great turnout for round one of the series
Suport the club and come sailing for a couple of hours on a Sunday morning. results below
A south easterly wind with a little drizzle of rain at various times greeted the 12 sailors this morning at Scotland Farm.
Top suit was chosen even though there were very strong gusts that were to cause problems to one or two skippers.
Good to see a few sailors arriving early to help OD Peter Cogill set the course and arrange some of the bouys, equipment etc. Most notable was Chris Graves.
The lead ebbed and flowed between Rob Wilson,Chris Elliott and Keith Holmes with Rob winning on countback, a very close call.
On reflection a brilliant mornings racing for those present and a big miss for those absent.
Lastley a big thank you to Rob Wilson and Chris Elliott for giving help and guidance to those in need!
Results below Note all entrants are members of Lincoln ,
Many thanks to Mick Cooper for the write up and Geoff Streeter for the results,
Wet !!!!! Wet !!!!! Wet !!!!! , that was the forecast and for once they got it right. It did not stop raining at all, but 9 skippers came out to play and in the very light 2/4 knots breeze we got some good racing in on the East bank.
The First race was one by Goeff S 80 A fantastic start and he led from start to finish, well done Geoff.
There was plenty of very tight racing throughout the fleet and all races were completed without a single retirement, Well done to Alan and Pete for doing the OOD duties, and of course many thanks to all skippers for making it a pleasant ( apart from the rain ) Morning and for helping put everything away at the finish. Not sure when the next DF 65 tuning session is check the calendar. But I will say just ask if you want your boat looked at before you start racing to ensure it has the best possible trim for the conditions.
If there was a skipper of the day it would have to be Geoff S 80 only been sailing a year and now firmly off the bottom of the results Well done .