6 members took part in the usual Wednesday Social race. With a very light A+ wind from the clubhouse end Sally showed her skill in mastering the conditions and took three wins but was pushed hard by Mike de St Paer. John Carlin missed the first few races drying out his transmitter after a involuntary dunking! With the wind now increasing the lead changed with John and Mike taking two wins each. The results could have been so different if Derek had not been so keen with his three recalls. Chris was consistently third and will be a sailor to watch in future. This was Barry’s first race and has now certainly got the bug thanks to Charles’s tuition.
- Mike de St Paer 12pts
- Sally Collings 17pts. 3 x 1sts
- Derek Matthews 17pts. 1 x 1st
- Chris Weston 22pts
- John Carlin 23pts
- Barry 33pts
A great wind straight down the lake and not the forecast “houses” wind welcomed the 5 skippers to our clubs latest social IOM race. All rigged up with top suits but Graham decided to make a change to his ‘B’ rig after a quick pre-race practice before the first race which proved to be the correct choice with a convincing win in race 1, a quick rig change break was called after this race to allow all skippers to change down to ‘B’ rig.
The wind stayed with us until race 4 then started to gradually die away giving the Italico an advantage in these under-pressed ‘B’ rig conditions over the fleet, 2 more races were sailed until we called a break that saw everyone changing back to the ‘A’ rigs for the remainder of the afternoon that also saw the wind swing around 30 degrees giving some very interesting shifts and gusts to deal with.
The last 4 races also saw the sacking of Martin with Andrea taking the helm of her pink boat which she had not sailed for some considerable time. With a new trim on the boat, she proved to be a force to be reckoned with, winning 3 of her 4 starts.
It was great to see Derek sailing an IOM for the first time and he proved to be a welcome and very able addition to the fleet, also visitor John sailing well in many races but getting unlucky with the Birkenhead shifts, Charles also had many good races.
Many thanks must go to Bernie and Jack for starting and finishing for the completed 12 races.
- Graham Elliott 65 Italico 10pts 10 wins
- Martin Roberts 55 Gadget 19pts 2 wins
- John Berry 123 Lintel MMX 36pts
- Derek Mathews 91 Gadget 38pts
- Charles Legg 25 Rubix 50pts
Next week will be another RG65/DF65 social race afternoon starting at 13:00. Please enter via the links provided.
Another very pleasant sailing day, sunny with a fresh WNW 15 – 20 mph breeze straight down the lake, made ‘ A’ rigs the order of the day. Ten sailors attended, with guest sailor Dorian Crease, from Two Islands Club in Milton Keynes, showing us all how to do it – by coming 1st. overall today ! It was very close racing all day.
The top three placed sailors were all on equal points before discards, and only separated by one point finally. The other podium places were decided on count-back, giving Richard Robinson 2nd place with 3 x 1st’s, and Alan Watkinson 3rd place with 2 x 1st’s. The chasing pack saw Andrew Peter in 4th, with 4 x 2nd’s and Mike de St Paer in 5th with 1 x win.
Thanks to RO Dave Williams who managed to keep us all in line, apart from one General Recall..
- Dorian Crease 683 18pts 3x1st
- Richard Robinson 01 19pts 3x1st
- Alan Watkinson 373 19pts 2x1st
- Andrew Peter 919 22pts
- Mike de St Paer 35 33pts 1x1st
- Derek Matthews 57 40pts
- John Carlin 11 58pts
- Chris Weston 194 60pts
- David Potter 946 62pts 1x1st
- Malcolm Harvey 1019 71pts
Other points of interest for the day were Charles Legg – on the Far Side, tutoring newcomer Barry, who intends now to join us racing from next week. Dave Potter dipping out after 4 races ( and 1 win ) to show us how fast his foiling catamaran can sail, and Graham Reeves brought along his Vane 36 to try out a brand new 3D laser printed Vane Gear. [ Back to the Future ?]
PLEASE NOTE :
NEXT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AFTER DF65 RACING, IS AN
OPEN SAILING AND VINTAGE DAY.
PLEASE BRING ALONG ANYTHING YOU WISH TO SAIL.
Also … Future Dates may be subject to increased Covid restrictions – please keep checking the Club Website for any additional restrictions.
A solid NW top suit breeze was the order of the day for the 7 boat fleet. Great to see Mike and Sue back , along with Derek making his debut in the IOM fleet, with a borrowed boat from Andrew.
The story of the afternoon was how you got off the start line. Sudden wind shifts made would define how good a result you would get. At race 5 a tactical chat with the fleet would mean the fleet would get more consistent starts. So an afternoon of good and average sailing, shifts and nose diving, Thanks to Jack and Bernie . Back for more IOM racing next Saturday starting at 13:00. Please enter via the links to the right or via the Racing Calendar page.
- Martin Roberts Widget 12pts 7 wins
- Mike Parkington Widget 16pts 2 wins
- Graham Birkett Widget 20pts 1 win
- Sue Parkington Britpop 27pts
- Alan Watkinson Britpop 38pts
- Derek Matthews Widget 39pts
- Charles Legg Rubix 52pts
After 10 races
The wind before the start of racing raised questions on which rig to use and the general view is that A+ should be used although there were a number of gusts passing down the lake from the East. By the time we started racing however, the wind had dropped as the rain started. The course of 2 beats for half of the lake proved to be plenty long enough and only allowed for 7 races to be completed with the strength of the wind. The first race was won by Dave Williams in a close finish with Sally Collings. Having run Race 1, Peter Baldwin, then took wins in Races 2, 3, 5 and 7, with Richard Walker taking Race 4 and Sally Collings taking race 6. After suffering electrical problems between Races 1 and 2, Don Mackinnon offered to run the remaining races. Results have therefore been calculated based upon an average of any race undertaken.
- Peter Baldwin 63 7.2pts
- Sally Collings 829 16pts
- Dave Williams 233 18pts
- Derek Matthews 57 24pts
- Alan Watkinson 373 25pts
- Richard Walker 39 27pts
- Don Mackinnon 933 30pts
- Charles Legg 21 39.6pts
- Colin Deakin 93 40pts
- Malcolm Harvey 1019 46pts