A very foggy morning greeted the 10 skippers for round six of this winter series, a slight breeze coming out of the North West enabled OOD Chris Elliott to set a good beat and run course on the South bank.
Pete W 65 got a first in the first race but was unable to hold off the challenge of the Brit Pop from Chris E 74 who won the next two races. Peter H 60 with a new to him Italico was having fun and needs just a tad more experience to get up the leader board but I am sure it will come. with the The racing was slow as you would expect, but the buoys were easily spotted in the fog, and some good tight racing ensued. Mick C 46 was sailing his new Venti and seemed very pleased with its performance and is looking forward to the 2022 season.
Both Jen H 69 and Mick Cooper 39 were not sailing there best and Adrian C 77 was also below par on the day, Chris E 74 got another bullet in race 5 and that just about sealed his position on the day , with Pete W 65 having mid morning blues, But finally came good in the last two races of the day, Dave R 57 continued his fine form with the Vision edging out Mick C 46 on countback, with his two race wins in races 6 and 7.
Well done to Chris E for the win, and well done also to the race team including Chris the OOD for setting up and clearing away , many thanks to Tony J who did the scoring. and Alan Edgar for a few piccys
Just like to wish everybody at the club a merry Xmas and happy new year and remember round 7 is on the 9th January 2022 so see you all next year .
What a pleasant change to have warm sailing conditions more Spring like than Xmas time, a pleasant top suit breeze, and the 13 skippers had big smiles on there faces.
Pete Walters had us set up for a box shaped course on the East bank, and it was just about a perfect beat and run course, hot of the line for the first race was Pete W 678, and a very warm welcome back to Gordon B 38 who took second spot, Mick Ch 46 got third spot and then went on the take the bullets in the next two races. Mick Cooper 53 sailed out of his skin to take second with some exceptional sailing skills in race two, and I have to say some very good performances were seen from Mike W 76 and Roger Bowtle 448 who has had quite a long lay off from racing. The racing was very keen and competitive, and with the shifts it was very easy to get caught out . Pete W 678 was not his usual self and it should be noted it always more difficult when you are race officer and have other things on your mind ( like the start line ), Jen Hand 69 appeared to be star of the day and every time I looked she seemed well out in front, in fact she won more races than anyone with 4 Bullets and some very good second places, her racing skills and tactics are getting better every week and she seemed very relaxed, maybe a weight has been lifted from her shoulders.
Mick C 46 seemed to be finding his old form but do not lets talk too soon, but as it turned out he was more consistent, and took the win by 1 point from Jen on the morning, probably most improved skipper was Mick Cooper 53, and Alan Newman must also have been pleased with his performance and getting a couple of third places in this company is no mean feat.
Got to say a very well done top Mick C 46 for his win ( you have no idea how happy I am )
All our thanks must go to Pete W our OOD and Peter Helen for doing the finishing and of course the race results, and all who helped put the kit away after racing.
Next Sunday is the last race of the year for the I,O,M class and provided the weather is fair we could have a great turnout at Scotland Farm, come along and see what radio racing is all about starts at 10 am
Eagle Lane LN 6 9BP
Another windy day sailing on the South Bank, pretty dam cold, and a choice maybe of A suit or B suit, everybody except Tim H 44 went for B, and two of the first three races for Tim were his discards.
Rob W 97 with his Fraktal 2 and B rig took the first three bullets and then a second in the fourth, Stuart J 66 sailing his Lintel in Lintel weather did well and got a second in race three, the wind abated a tad from race four which allowed Tim H 44 to get a win and then it was coffee break, when all the hotshots changed to A suit, Coffee over and half the fleet stuck with B suit, it was still marginal but Tim H managed to win race 5 and the breeze came up a few knots allowing Mick C 165 in a borrowed boat to take the next win in race 6, the breeze stayed up and Chris E 74 won race 7 with Mick C in close company getting the 2nd place, and Dave R 57 who was sailing very consistently getting 3rd spot.
Rob W 97 continued his steady consistent racing as the wind got lighter and all those who stayed with B suit were just history as racing moved to the East bank for one last race, which was won by the ever improving Dave Rigby, Chris was second and Tim took third with countback from Dave, The racing as ever was sharp and competitive and I am sure a joy to watch. and ended in bright sunshine.
Many thanks to all helpers especially Greg and Peter for doing the finishing and scoring, Very well done to Rob for his win over 12 races and all skippers for the great atmosphere the racing was sailed in.
Cold , yes it was a bit cold, windy, no not really, sunny yes it was, In fact it was perfect conditions and with A+ rigs set all round , the 9 skippers had some great racing, unfortunately nobody could give Pete W 65 the competition on the day and he ended up with 7 bullets from 9 races Jen H 69 and Adrian C 63 were the only other winners in races 5 and 7. Mick C 46 had a breakage in race 2 that was quickly fixed, but on the day he was no match for Pete. Mike W 76 was also headed home early with a rudder servo failure as was Alan Edgar. The temperature never got above 1 degree but in the sun and with the walking it did not seem to bad.
Congratulations to Pete on his win , and many thanks to all who helped out especially to Peter Helen who did our scoring for us. I for one was pleased to get home and sit in front of a roaring fire.