14Th December 2020 “Not the Winter series”
DF 95 racing at Lincoln and 8 skippers showed up with 7 racing, A good south easterly around 7/10 knots enabled racing to take place on the south bank, It rained for the first half hour and then cleared up to give the skippers some great racing. A few skippers were missing and they missed a very good morning, and until we can see the light with this Covid stuff, many are staying home even though the bank at the farm is probably the safest place to be.
Tony did a fab job and got everything ready and sorted out the almost perfect beat run beat that allowed us to do 9 races and stop for coffee and some home made cake made with the skillfull hands of Mck Cooper.
Mick Ch 46 slow to get going had a fine day and got into his stride after the cake, Jen Hand was keeping him honest and sailed a great set of races again after the cake, Pete W 678 was not having the best of days, but was always there or there abouts, Mike W 839 is really getting to grips with radio sailing and came close on occasions. Mick Cooper had a bit to much cake and after a great first race faded for some reason , Nice to see Alan N 438 getting to grips, as was Greg C , who only lost a place on countback . The rain came back with half hour to go and the wind increase a tad for the last two races that were nip and tuck for Mick Ch and Jen H.
In all a fab mornings racing and our thanks to Tony and his helpers . all good natured stuff from the skippers, who would like to bow out this DF 95 class for 2020 by saying Happy Xmas to all and if you fancy a go come down and see us , in 2021
First time back at the lake for a while, The forecast may well have put a few off, wind 2knots gusting 6 from the south west, temperature not getting above 1 C all day, well we all know that 80% of the time you arrive at the lake and it is different. ended up 6 C and not much breeze.
9 skippers decided to stretch their legs and get some exercise, 7 actually raced one came and went and we welcomed a potential new member , Welcome Tim Cripps , Well the sun shone it was not too cold and there was a zephyr or two to get us round the course and we all had a nice chit chat, coffee and a mince pie. So to the racing ,, well it was steady, the first three races we sailed on the East bank had coffee and sailed on the South bank, Mike Williams had his new brit pop to try out , and Tim had brought along a DF 95 to have a go with, it was all very pleasant. The results you can see below , The other Highlight was Geoff Streeter won that thingy that we do on a Saturday night each month, so well done Geoff. Another member tried out some drone footage sorry cant post on here right now ,,, bit of a typo on the results , it is I.O.M “not the winter series round 4 ” I think”
Those that misssed it not to worry I am sure the full English was worth it !!!!!
Sailing at Lincoln is suspended until further notice, due to Covid 19 for any updates please follow https://www.facebook.com/lincolnradiosailingclub or watch this space
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.