14 sailors made it to the start line, with a light and variable Westerly breeze, A+ plus rigs were chosen.
Race Officer Richard Robinson set a course using the full length of the lake, and all went well until race 5, when we were hit with a severe squall and hailstones, scattering the fleet and making it almost impossible to sail to the finish line. After a brief respite, after which some decided to depart early, we managed another 3 races, making eight in total, with a two lap race to finish.
Another day of very close racing, as the points testify.
- Alan Watkinson 373 7 Pts
- Andrew Peter 919 15 Pts
- Neil Westbrook 03 20 Pts
- John Carlin 11 24 Pts
- Paul Little 45 28 Pts
- Tre Joinville 19 29 Pts
- Mike De St Paer 35 31 Pts
- James Douglas 73 38 Pts
- Sally Collings 829 43 Pts
- Charles Legg 21 51 Pts
- Richard Walker 39 54 Pts
- Stan Metcalfe 46 59 Pts
- Malcolm Harvey 1019 66 Pts
- Barrie Baugh 147 67 Pts
A total of 11 sailors turned out for the third in this series of individual IOM club race days for an afternoon of racing in a good but cool top suit breeze straight down the lake (WNW) and plenty of sunshine. Racing got underway soon after 1pm following some minor course tweaks by the Commodore after last weeks RG65 racing. With plenty of shifts to either make good gains or catch you out, the racing was close with place changes throughout the fleet in most races.
Martin Roberts set the pace by winning race 1, followed by Bill Culshaw taking race 2 by a big margin having picked up a great shift on the RHS of the course soon after the start whilst most of the fleet was tacking up the near bank. He followed this up with wins in races 3 and 5 with John Brierley gaining his first win in race 4. Martin then won the race 6 before a short break was taken, with the overall result al to play for in the next 6 races.
The “re-fuelling” break helped Peter Baldwin gain his first win in race 7, before Martin picked up his third win in race 8. John took race 9 and Dave Burke race 10 having been second in a number of previous races. John then gained his third win in race 11 and Peter rounded out the afternoon with the final win. So the wins were spread over 5 different helms and the final points were very close, with only one point separating Martin in first and John second and then two points between Peter in third and Bill, fourth. Thanks once again to Bernie and Jack for running the afternoon. Photos courtesy of Dave Williams.
- Martin Roberts 22 A2 25pts 3 wins
- John Brierley 84 brit pop 26pts 3 wins
- Peter Baldwin 63 Lintel MMX 31pts 2 wins
- Bill Culshaw 21 brit pop 33pts 3 wins
- Dave Burke 30 brit pop 41pts 1 win
- Neil Westbrook 03 Widget 56pts
- Tre Joinville 94 Lintel 57pts
- Andrew Peter 66 V9 62pts
- Alan Watkinson 23 brit pop 80pts
- Mike Williamson 43 TS2 82pts
- Charles Legg 25 Rubix 105pts
After 12 races
If anyone in the club (or prospective members) would like to try sailing an IOM, then Andrew Peter has a couple of race ready IOM’s to loan out. Please make contact with him at the club or through the contact pages if you wish to give it a try. There may be other loan boats available in the club if both of those are used up in the future. We would love more sailors to experience the buzz of close competitive racing available at the club in this fleet.
A big thanks to Charles Legg, who acted as Race Officer for this weeks racing, as part of the new system of rotating RO duties.
A light ESE breeze and sunshine saw a full turnout of 15 sailors, with A+ rigs being the choice. As ever, the wind filled in as the day progressed and the course was altered more than once to reflect the conditions. As the results show, competition was stiff with new faces and new members sailing in this class are making sure of that!
It really is great to see “New Blood” in the fleet and on the water. Looking forward to more enjoyable competition, then we suggest getting your name on the race list.
- Andrew Peter 919 22pts
- Richard Robinson 01 23pts
- Neil Westbrook 03 28pts
- Mike de St Paer 35 34pts
- John Carlin 11 37pts
- David Williams 233 39pts
- James Douglas 73 50pts
- Paul Little 45 54pts
- Richard Walker 39 58pts
- Simon Bates 69 68pts
- Sally Collings 829 68pts
- Andrew Potter 194 90pts
- Stan Metcalfe 46 90pts
- Alan Watkinson 373 93pts
- Malcolm Harvey 1019 99pts
10 races sailed.
Numbers for organised club racing on Wednesday and Saturday have been increased to the maximum MYA suggested number of 15 starting with DF65 racing on Wednesday 28th April. Please check the event links to see whether there are now additional spaces to book.
- Graham Elliot 9 electronica 9pts 8 wins
- John Brierley 84 uno 24pts 3wins
- Martin Roberts 184 pocket rocket 24pts 1 wins
- Peter Baldwin 63 pocket rocket 39pts
- Andrea Roberts 55 argon 42pts
- Neil Westbrook 03 pocket rocket 52pts
- Matt Stephenson 08 pocket rocket 72pts
- Dave Williams 33 pocket rocket 73pts