It is with a little sadness that some members due to location and Covid 19 restrictions were not able to be with us for the second round of the series. The fleet was also depleted due to the weather forecast. And so we had 8 skippers, a strong south westerly and luckily no rain. OOD Mike W set the course initially two good beats and a run, but after race two extended to 3 beats and two runs , Jen H 69 took the first win in fine style, trim and set up perfect, and was followed home by Dave R 57 some distance behind, all boats at this time had started on A rigs with the breeze only around 10 to 12 knots.
Race two saw Rob W 97 get the top spot with his brit Pop race three with the wind increasing saw the Sedici of Mick Ch 46 take the win. It was nice to welcome back Adrian C after a very long layoff with his Sedici and it took some time to find his feet, but he certainly had some speed, Races 6 and 7 saw elastic problems for Mick Ch and a good spell for Dave R, rigs were changed down to B and then back up to A for the last race , Jen H had had to retire with a broken shroud and 4 skippers did not start as the wind increased to virtually make A rig un controllable and it was a surprise more damage was not done. Rob Wilson took the win in some very tight racing very well done Rob , Dave R took second spot, Mick Ch third .
The racing at Lincoln has come on in leaps and bounds with all skippers showing great improvement, and I have to say the top half of the fleet are as competetive as anywhere in the country .
A very blustery day with strong gusts, probably not the most enjoyable days racing we have had , but thanks go to Mike Williams for keeping racing flowing and ensuring there were no early starters , also Greg who helped and all the skippers who enjoyed a mornings racing . Not sure when we shall be racing again so watch this space
Just to explain the above Pics , This is not an audacious port tack start by 46, he was allegedley trying to tack under the oncoming starboard boats , but his jib was hooked up to weather and he was unable to tack , resulting in the carnage in picture two where he managed to take out most of the starboard tackers, It is understood he “may” have done six turns before continuing ., but this was nt witnessed.