The club intends to hold racing for those interested in competing in Barts Little Boat Bash (BLBB) on Saturday 14th September with a nominal start time of 14:00. This will be as part of the Open Sailing and Vintage day at the club, when the club is Open from 12:00 until 16:30.
There will be 3 races run (details are contained on the MYA web page in the link above) and all radio classes are welcome to participate. To gain an indication of numbers it would be appreciated if you could email the Club Captain Andrew Peter by Friday 13th September. His contact details are on the Contacts page.
We do hope that you will be able to attend and participate in this event to raise funds for this very worthwhile charity.
Following very heavy rain at the normal starting time, there was very little wind which varied significantly in direction from one moment to the next and so a decision was taken to abandon racing for this week.
As a reminder, there is RG65 and DF65 racing on Saturday 31st starting at 11:00. Visitors very welcome to join in.
A decent top end No1 SSE wind from the clubhouse this week. David Potter had a good day in his first race in this Club IOM series now at week 9 winning 6 races sailing the new Dave Williams boat. Bill took 4 wins and Neil 2 (although that should have been three!).
- David Potter 33 15pts
- Bill Culshaw 21 20pts
- Neil Westbrook 03 29pts
- Lawrence Drennan 57 37pts
- Alan Watkinson 23 40pts
- Steve Toulson 86 53pts
After 12 races sailed
The wind was everywhere but mainly from over the top of the houses. Kris really got on top of the conditions and had a very convincing score-sheet.
10 races were held with thanks to Sally and Ernie for their help in running the races.
Our Club President made a welcome appearance if a little late, missing the first 4 races, but still put on a commendable performance for his first time with a radio boat.
1st. Kris Morrow. 16pts
2nd. John Brierley. 17pts
3rd. Neil Westbrook. 18 pts
4th. Andrew Peter. 23 pts
5th. Alan Watkinson. 39 pts
6th. Richard Walker. 42 pts
7th. Bernie McNulty. 51pts
8th. Dave Pickup. 55pts
9th. David Halstead. 58pts
Six RG65 and three DF65 sailors turned out to sail this week, including two welcome DF65 visitors from Gresford. There was a good breeze down the lake from the WNW, leading to plenty of discussion about whether it was an A or B breeze for the RG65 (or perhaps an A or A- depending on your rig wardrobe). All of the DF65’s opted for an A rig to start with. John Brierley had a good start with a 1,2,1 in the first three races until Graham Elliott found his form and won the next four races until there was a break for lunch and a change of batteries for everyone. Andrew Peter had the best morning from the DF65 sailors with visitors Rob Andrew and David Bradley taking a few wins between them. Andrew gave some setup tips to both visitors and racing was very close between them later in the morning.
Having started with a good sailing breeze straight down the lake at the start of the day, it had changed to be well across the lake by the second session, giving a delay whilst the course was angled diagonally across the lake to provide the chance of a windward leg. Graham carried on his winning form from the morning, gaining six wins from the next 8 races sailed, narrowly missing out to Peter Baldwin in those two. Andrew also had the lions share of wins in the DF65 fleet during the afternoon.
Thanks go to Bernie for scoring during the day assisted by Neil after problems forced his early retirement.
The next RG65/DF65 racing day is on Saturday 31st August starting at 11am.
- Graham Elliott Electronica 9 16pts
- Peter Baldwin Pocket Rocket 63 26pts
- John Brierley Pocket Rocket 84 38pts
- Dave Williams Pocket Rocket 33 52pts
- Alan Watkinson Pocket Rocket 23 53pts
- Neil Westbrook Pocket Rocket 103 82pts
- Andrew Peter 919 15pts
- David Bradley 98 23pts
- Rob Andrews 835 40pts
Just a reminder of the next few weeks racing (see the Calendar for full listing):
17th August RG65 & DF65 start time 11:00
24th August and 7th September, IOM start time 13:00
31st August RG65 & DF65 start time 11:00