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I.O.M Winter series round 5

Lovely blue sky , lightish winds from the North 14 skippers, but hey Just a word of warning if you are up for OOD,, ensure the dingy is tied onto something before you go for a full lifeboat launch !!!! nuff said, the course on the south bank was perfect, a great beat and run round twice, and there was enough shifty stuff to catch you out, we welcomed Darin and Tracy as visitors ,and Darin showed us all how it should be done with a superb show of sailing/racing his 20 year old Widget, his worst result was a fourth, (and I noticed he was eating a sandwich,) just joking but it showed us all we have a way to go. A variety of designs on show here and the racing was really good and competetive up and down the fleet, Pete W showed some good form and Adrian C is now getting the hang of the Sedici , despite a bit of a dodgy looking bend in the mast. The Two lady skippers were seperated by 1 point, and had some great races, Chris G was wearing long trousers today but his head was still in Mexico. Disapointing show from Mick Cooper today, and I am sure we will all study the score sheet and hold our hands up to some errors in tactics and maybe trim and correct before round 6 .

A great mornings racing  Thanks to Chris E and all the helpers , and many thanks also must go to Geoff S who supplied some juicy cake for the half time break and also for working out the scores for us .

 

Brit Pop at speed

Just in case you wondered what a Widget look like

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DF 65 Winter series round two

Great turnout today, 14 Dragon DF 65 skippers made for a superb fleet, the  weather as far as being dry and not too cold was good (for November) but lacked a decent breeze, 1 to 2 knots max ,,  Sailing off the East bank trim and tactics needed to be spot on to get the most out of the very light “air-movement”!. great battles up and down the fleet and only four races due to very liht winds , Mick Chamberlain, took the honours and it was noticeable that he did all the finish line duty, he also won the Scotto  draw! £ 25.00 , “you need to be in it to win it” a new sheet will start next week ,,  overall a great days racing. Thanks to Alan N and Roger Bacon as OODs. with some guidance from Keith ,,  and all the helpers who got the stuff put away .
Alan Edgar
Many thanks Alan ,  We also saw the 10 Rater of Rob Wilson on the lake a fantastic sight of the big racing yachts
scores below for round two of the DF 65 Winter series thanks to Geoff Streeter

Not a Df 65 I know , but this is a Kanton 2 It took the first three places in the I.O.M worlds held in Brazil just this week, Like it ??? Venti was 4th ,,,, and Our own ” GBR Skipper ” Peter Stollery was 5th with a Brit Pop,,  extremley well done in a fleet of 80 yachts. Will we see a Kanton at Scotland farm ????.

I.O.M Winter series round 4

November , and it felt like it , fog,  no wind wet under foot.  But hey whats going on  14 skippers turning up for what i reckon is the worst day of the year so far ,, aha I got it Chaz is having his birthday party 76 years young and loadsa cake in the clubhouse yum yum.

Ok just after ten and a 2 knot breeze came in from nowhere and hey presto we were racing on the South bank, Chris took the first two races but it was nip and tuck with Jen Keith and Mick Ch all vying for a piece of the action, The wind increased very slightly which helped but due to the direction of the wind the course was a little one sided, Racing stopped after race race three to rewrite the score sheet as it was sodden wet , after the short break for the cake we moved to the East bank and the breeze filled in maybe 6/7 knots but was still one sided ( Just unfortunate direction ) Peter Cog was right up there Chris G found a loose bit of string which he pulled tight and the boat lunged ahead ,, amazing . Adrian was not having a great day but it is allways more dificult when you are organizing everybody, Great to see Roger back with us but water in his Tranny messed his day up.

Gotta say a great fleet out today and a decent bezze at the end Chris took the honours on countback and there was close racing all thru the fleet, Guys and gals just take a look at your disgard race try and remember where you may have gone wrong and rectify that mistake next time to get yourselves a better result.

Thanks to OOD’s and helpers

 

 

Cheers Chaz the cake was fab Dad

 

Brit Pop going a bit too quick !!!!

 

DF 95 Winter series round two

Fantastic mornings racing , 13 skippers turned up in this more than popular one design class. Racing took place on the South Bank, with a steady  A rig breeze around 8 to 10 knots from the North West, We welcomed a visitor from down sarf Neil and are sure he enjoyed the racing. Firstly I must apolagize for the lack of specific training , my fault entirely in failing to be clear what was  Required .

Keith H got off to a great start winning the first race with Mick and Jen hard on his transom, role reversed in race two with Mick taking the win from keith and Pete getting third spot. the racing was good up and down the fleet, and there were some great tussles, Mick and Keith had a good look as some skippers set ups, to try and maximise rig tune. The course was just a little one sided but it was the same for all. The sun shone and at the end of the morning we were all quite warm. Mick just took the honours but was pushed all the way, Bill just squeezed out Mick Co on countback. Have a look at the results everybody , and try to work out where you may have been able to do just a bit better, there will be races you remember vividly and think ?,$£!)(  .

Great racing , and thanks to Mick Co and Ed for officiating and Keith for handing out some info on adjustments to DF 95 rig

We could soon be 15/16 skippers in this class, and the one design aspects means boat set up , and how you handle the start and first beat are paramount .