” N.T.W.S ” 27th December 2020
A window of nice weather !!! Storm Bella , it came and it went , and in between left a very nice Sunday where A + rigs were deployed in all case except one, which was due to a rig breakage. Breeze South West around 8 to 10 knots straight down the lake as we like it . Seven skippers and two helpers had another good mornings racing, Its not so easy anymore at the club with many skippers improving and you have to be on your toes in this sort of company, ( keeping socially distanced of course ) .
Pete W 65 was not hanging around taking wins in the first two races, that were all about the shifts on the beat, and Pete played them to perfection, leaving some pretty good skippers checking there trim. Race Three and Mick Ch may well hahve thought his luck or maybee even skill had returned, but his dream was shatterd in race four, with the shear pace of the little green 65 of Pete. Keith who has the skills to match the best was finding pace difficult to find, as were many others. Mike W 176 had a brief flurry and pulled a very good second, But like I said you needed to be inch perfect on the shifts, one missed and it was not easy to recover.
Meanwhile Pete 65 was rampaging on with three straight wins that even John Tushingham would have been proud of ,, and then the wind filled in for the last two or three races, a bit of dive bombing on the run and well overpressed on the beat, despite the forecast saying it would reduce, Keith 669 took race nine, his first win of the day,,, and then Mick Ch cleared up the last two races in probably B suit conditions , maybe drawing on his experience at Birkenhead two years ago when the whole fleet struggled to keep boats afloat when in C suit !!!!! “Memories”
The day belonged to Pete W 65who has come on in leaps and bound since starting Radio Sailing this year , Pete Webster was at a disadvantage from the start having to sail with a B rig , but all in all a great set of races, which quite a few skippers missed out on. VERY WELL DONE PETE WALTERS
Many many thanks to Greg who did our scoring and took a, few pics which we are all grateful for, Pete forgot the bottle of red , so I took it home and had it with a nice joint or pork ( Cheers mate ) Well this is the last race of 2020 , a year which has knocked the country back a bit and has not help our beloved Sport, lets hope that 2021 will improve after the first couple of months so the we can all meet up with our mates again .
Great close racing, come and join Lincoln for 2021 ,, the competetion gets better and better ” HAPPY NEW YEAR ”
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