Club Closed for Lockdown V2

All members should be aware of the current lockdown measures which have come into force this morning (5th November) for England. Your committee have taken the decision, in accordance with current advice, to cease organised sailing at Gautby Rd for the duration of the lockdown which is due to finish at midnight on Wednesday 2nd December. The clubhouse will not be available for any use.

These are unprecedented, difficult times, that  we are living in, and the measures taken are necessary. We are awaiting further guidance from the Government, RYA and MYA and if we can relax these measures we will certainly move quickly to implement the changes and re-start sailing sooner if at all possible.

Keep safe everyone and we all look forward to meeting up again shortly.

 John Brierley

Commodore.

DF65 Social Racing #10 (4/11/20)

Twelve Sailors made it to the start line today, including 3 new DF65 members and our RO for the day Chris Fletcher, another new member.

A light NW breeze made for A+ rigs, but the rain and drizzle reminded us tha it was not the summer!

The final scores were:

  1. NEIL WESTBROOK  – 03 – 8 PTS
  2. JOHN CARLIN             – 11 – 18 PTS
  3. SALLY COLLINGS  – 829 – 21 PTS
  4. DON MACKINNON – 933 – 37 PTS
  5. CHARLES LEGG          – 21 – 39 PTS
  6. DEREK MATTHEWS – 57 – 45 PTS – 1 x 2nd , 1 x 3rd
  7. RICHARD WALKER   – 39 – 45 PTS – 2 x 4th
  8. PAUL LITTLE               – 45 – 50 PTS
  9. CHRIS WESTON        – 194 – 64 PTS
  10. STAN METCALF        – 146 – 75 PTS
  11. MIKE DE STPAER        – 35 – 76 PTS – Retired early
  12. BARRIE BAUGH           – 46 – 82 PTS

Well done to everyone who made it to the lake to race.

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DF65 Social Racing #9 (28/10/20)

With yet another day of light and variable Easterly breezes, It was decided to sail from the Far Side for a change, to give us a chance of catching some wind.
Conditions were not easy, with constantly changing wind speeds and direction, the odd rain and hail squall, and with some obstructions in the water, all conspiring to make it very difficult to achieve consistent results.
Richard Robinson dominated with 6 wins, Neil Westbrook in second and a well deserved third for Richard Walker, who had one race win, along with Derek, John and Don.

Richard Robinson      01   –   12 pts

Neil Westbrook           03  –    30 pts
Richard Walker           39  –    32 pts
Sally Collings            829   –    34 pts
Derek Matthews         57   –    35 pts
Andrew Peter               19    –    38 pts
John Carlin                    11     –    41 pts
Don Mackinnon       933    –    49 pts
Charles Legg                21     –    50 pts
As a reminder for members – attendance at all future social racing must be pre-booked  via the club website direct links or Calendar.

DF/RG65 Social Racing #7 24/10/20

A great turnout for todays’ race with the DF65’s deciding to join the RG65’s in force, it was good to see and let’s hope this happens more often.
Unfortunately, the wind was light from the houses which left some massive holes around the course, nothing like the strong winds that were forecasted and all RG’s had their top suits on with the DF’s choosing  A+ rigs.
After a long 4 races with the rain increasing and the wind decreasing, an early break was taken and after a review, it was decided to call it a day.
Race winners were Derek (2), Sally (1) and Andrew (1) in the DF fleet and Graham took all 4 in the RG fleet.
Many thanks to Bernie for standing out in the pouring rain to start and score us.

RG65

  1. Graham Elliot          55  Argon                    3pts
  2. Brad Gibson                9  Electronica         6pts
  3. David Potter            20   Pocket Rocket    9pts
  4. Neil Westbrook      03   Pocket Rocket   11pts
  5. Alan Watkinson     23   Scurry                   15pts
  6. Dave Williams        33    Pocket Rocket   16pts

DF65

  1. Derek Matthews         57     4pts
  2. Sally Collings            829    6pts
  3. John Carlin                    11     7pts
  4. Andrew Peter               19     9pts
  5. Charles Legg                21    12pts

After 4 races

DF65 Social Racing #8 (21/10/20)

Another day of light airs at Gautby Road Lake,  with a very light SE breeze to start the day.  10 sailors raced, with a couple of new DF65 sailors practising on the far bank.
Richard Robinson won the day again, with 2 race wins, from John Carlin in second with 4 race wins, and Neil Westbrook in third with 1 race win. The points were extremely close, showing that consistency is the name of the game.   Sally,  Andrew and Don had a race win each.
The wind shifted through 180 degrees for the last 2 races, so the course was reversed, and a strong NNW breeze gave us a 2 lap race to finish the day.
Thanks go to Stan Metcalf who acted as RO for the day.
  1. Richard Robinson     01    17 pts
  2.  John Carlin                  11     18 pts
  3. Neil Westbrook          03    20 pts
  4. Sally Collings           829    31 pts
  5.  Andrew Peter             19    37 pts
  6. Mike De St Paer          35   39 pts
  7. Don Mackinnon       933   48 pts
  8. Richard Walker          39    52 pts
  9. Derek Matthews         57    53 pts
  10. Charles Legg                21    64 pts
Please note that all subsequent Wednesday racing and social sailing will be subject to pre-booking, via the Club Website, as per the Saturday Races. Go to the Upcoming events list or the Clubs’ Calendar Page, click on the Race Day you want to enter, and complete the entry details. This is to comply with the latest ‘Tier 3’ Covid restrictions, and provide Track & Trace.

Strebor Open 2020

Due to Birkenhead currently being in a Tier 3 area (and it is requested not to travel into the area), the club have taken the decision to postpone the Strebor IOM Open until a later date when the club is open to both members and visitors from other areas.  An afternoon of IOM Social Racing is planned instead for those in the local area.