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Martin Lambert & Absent Friends Trophy 16th April 2023

Another good turnout for this trophy race, It remembers, the members who have passed away since the club moved to the very popular Scotland farm venue, not including the Clive Hand Memorial trophy that is held in October.

The forecast was for just about what we got, Light winds and sunshine making it a very pleasant day, the Club welcomed three visitors, and we had 14 skippers on the water, the event was run as a normal club event where all sail, and share responsibilities, including start line and finishing, it works very well. Colin H 301 and Mick C 46 did the computer work as required.

Peter Cogill, the OOD got racing underway promptly and with nice long beat and run courses there was a good bit of separation, Pete W 678 took the first bullit in fine style but then had a sleepy period which gave Rob W 97 the opportunity to take the next two wins, Tim H 67 sailing his mums boat was always going to be a threat despite never sailed a DF 95 before, I am sure we shall see more of him with this class of boat. Racing was close up and down the fleet, and it must have been exciting to watch as we had a few interesting visitors. Chris More was doing particularly well, especially towards the 2nd half when he had mastered the sometimes fluky winds at Lincoln, Alan N 438 was not having his best day, but having a close battle with Colin T 431.

Colin H 301 I am sure has got more speed in him, he is fairly new to radio sailing but shows a lot of promise. We ended up with 14 races in a relaxed atmosphere, finishing at three pm, Pete W 678 won 6 out the 14 and the remaining wins were shared by the top 4 places, |Mick Co 39 came close with a 3rd as did Colin H 301, consistency is a word we all talk about often, and as the saying goes “the more I practice the better I get” , well not in every case I am sure.

Very well done to the guys on the podium and especially the winner Pete W 678 Only been radio sailing 2/3 years , But he has youth on his side , Thanks to everybody who helped and a special thanks to Grainne Lambert who came to present the prizes.

Pete Walters receiving the winners trophy from Grainne Lambert
Dave Burke 2nd
Rob Wilson 3rd
Chris More 4th
Tim Hand 5th
Colin Helliwell our scorer, and computer wiz
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