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Martin Lambert & Absent Friends Memorial Trophy 18th April 2010

A true summers day for everybody,on the minus side we were in the middle of a high pressure zome and no matter how hard Darin tried to lay a course the breeze what little of it followed him round the clock. But on to the possitives, After a half hour postponment we got ourselves a breeze, we a whisper actually or is it called a Zepher, it was enough to get skipper on the water on the south side and get some very lightwind sailing moving, Social distancing was working well with an anti clockwise sysem in place and full alert for skippers on the start line.

Rob Wilson 97 got of to a fine start in trying to retain the trophy he won in 2019 ( Not raced 2020 Covid 19) but Darin 98 as ever on fine form after spending a lot of time trying to sort a decent course was not to be denied and took the win. As I have said before with such fluky Zephers you need lady luck on your side and in both race 2 and 3 our eventual winner Steve 157 took the wins , Race 4 Chris Elliott made the best of a change of course beforee Darin hit back with a win in race 5. Racing was tight all through the fleet and after returning to our original course that we then left well alone Rob Wilson got another win Dave green from Huntingdon chalked up race 7 with his Ellipsis with a fine win in what must have been the lightest wind of the day and then a show of hands before race 8 had all skippers saying enough was enough with what breeze there was it was dying luckily the race gave skippers their second discard and was won due to some excellent sailing by Lincolns own Jen Hand . Final results are below , But many thanks to all skippers for making this such a nice day.

Martin Lamberts wife came to present the prizes and watch a bit of racing , and it has to be said we did a mini “SCOTTO” as a bonus , and I would like to thank everybody who took part and supported the club it raised £ 50.00 and the winner took half and it was our scorer forthe Day Geoff Streeter ,, the other half went into club funds in our quest to raise money for a new ride on mower, that the club needs .

Finally My apreciation to all our helpers Darin, who tried so hard to give us a course, with Dave B .and Pete W . Jackie, Ed, Tony, who shared our finishing team, Geoff S who did our scoring and Mick C who tried to give you all a good days sailing. Jen who also did a lot of work behind the scenes.

We hope to see you all back in the very near future .

Very well done to Steve Haywood on winning the Martin Lambert & Absent friend Trophy for 2021 .

Results below plus quite a lot of pictuues of this action packed Sunday !!!!!!!!

Briefing and a small postponement

Peaceful racing J

prep on the bank T
Bit of breeze T
Nice T
New boat Lincolns first Venti
Not looking good at the weather mark !! T
157 and 97 contesting it, evential 1st & 2nd
Run Beat Fetch ,, who knows total contentration
Mike Williams
Darin B
Pete walters
Greg Codling
they are all on a fetch !!!!
Just enough puff around the wing mark
Dave Burke
Just drifting along !!
Whos that in the lead ????
Tight at the mark
Best breeze of the day

Bob Geary

Stephen Haywood 1st Place with Graine socially distancing with the trophy
Rob Wilson 2nd place
Chris Elliott 3rd place

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