A fleet of 12 IOM’s were met by a solid top suit breeze down the middle from the clubhouse end. It was to be a day of nose diving, wind shifts and boy there were a lot them. Brad started the afternoon with 2 wins with Graham getting 2 seconds. Bills new tactical masterplan of sailing fast came to the fore with wins in race 3 and 4. Neil had his best with a second in race 4. Brad dominated the races either side of the break with 5 wins from the 7 sailed. Graham got a deserved win in race 8 with Andrea finding her recent form with a win in race 10. Peter was to win the final race with Dave Hollom showing good speed with a 2nd.
Although Brad was the clear winner, a discard score of 15 showed what a hard days sailing it was. Graham was my sailor of the day with 8 top 3 places sailing his Widget. Bill showed a much improved race series performance with 8 top 4’s.
A big thank you to Bernie who was working without his usual sidekick. Was it because of this he set a new PB in general recalls ? An early Fathers day visit from Vicky sorted that out.
- Brad Gibson 62 britpop 16pts 7 wins
- Graham Elliott 27 widget 28pts 1 win
- Bill Culshaw 21 britpop 32pts 2 wins
- Martin Roberts 22 A2 39pts
- Peter Balwin 63 Lintel MMX 40pts 1 win
- Andrea Roberts 122 Vanilla 47pts 1 wins
- Dave Hollom 186 Celestial Fix 65pts (1 x 4th)
- Neil Westbrook 03 widget 65pts
- Tre Joinville 94 lintel 77pts
- Alan Watkinson 23 britpop 86pts
- John Berry 123 Lintel MMX 105pts
- Charles Legg 23 rubix 110pts
After 12 races
Next event in the IOM series, is on Saturday 3rd July.
A very variable light breeze, shifting 180 degrees from West to South made setting a course very difficult. A+ rigs were chosen. Thanks go to Paul Little, acting as Race Officer today.
We managed 8 races using ¾ of the lake and a single lap course, apart from race 8, when the breeze filled in to a steady Force 2-3 Westerly, allowing a good two lap race to finish the day.
- Richard Robinson 01 10 pts
- Neil Westbrook 03 19 pts
- Andrew Peter 919 20 pts
- Alan Watkinson 373 26 pts [ 2 x 1sts ]
- Andrew Potter 194 26 pts
- John Carlin 11 37 pts
- Charles Legg 21 43 pts
- Simon Bates 69 53 pts
- Stan Metcalfe 46 58 pts
- Malcolm Harvey 1019 62 pts
- Richard Walker 39 74 pts Rtd [ 1 x 5th ]
- Graham Reeves 189 74 pts Rtd
- Paul Whalley 00 86 pts
Finally, may we remind all sailors that pre-registration via the online website entry form is still required, to enable Track & Trace, manage numbers, and allocate RO Duties.
Once again the weather served up a great afternoons IOM sailing with an 8-10 knot breeze (with some stronger gusts early on) from the WNW giving a beat up the lake from the Clubhouse end. There some great sun as well, although the temperature at the lakeside caught a few out who arrived in a T shirt having thought that it would be warmer in the sunshine.
Racing got underway soon after 1pm after Peter had shifted the marks around slightly to make the best of the breeze, although start line often proved to be a bit too port biased in the shifting breeze. Bill Culshaw started the day well for the win in Race 1, with Peter Baldwin taking Race 2, before Brad Gibson put together a string of 4 wins before a break for a drink and chat in the sunshine.
Refreshed after the break Andrea Roberts took Race 7, then Brad added another win in Race 8. Not to be outdone in the friendly family duel that ran all afternoon, Martin Roberts gained an important win in Race 9, before Brad rounded out the afternoon by winning all of the last three races. This comfortably gave Brad the afternoon, with Peter in second only one point ahead of Andrea in third who won the family duel by 4 points from Martin.
There was some very close racing throughout the fleet with many photo finishes to cope with by our usual finishing team of Jack and Bernie. Thanks to them as usual and to everyone for sailing on a taxing afternoon with good rules observance and some very helpful comments and advice from our top helms.
There is another afternoon of IOM sailing next week starting at 1pm. If you would like to join in and don’t have a boat, get in touch with Club Captain Andrew Peter (email in Contact Section) and I am sure he will try and sort a loan boat out.
- Brad Gibson 62 britpop 12pts 8 wins
- Peter Baldwin 63 Lintel MMX 27pts 1 win
- Andrea Roberts 122 Vanilla 28pts 1 win
- Martin Roberts 22 A2 32pts 1 win
- John Brierley 84 britpop 41pts
- Bill Culshaw 21 britpop 49pts 1 win
- Alan Watkinson 23 britpop 64pts
- Charles Legg 25 Rubix 77pts
- Mike Wlliamson 43 TS2 96pts
After 12 races
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A light A+ wind from over the houses greeted the twelve sailors today. Neil volunteered to don the waders and to move the start line so we could sail from the far side of the lake a finish mark was placed half way up by the bench which enabled Stan Metcalfe our RO for the day to observe the races. It was a struggle heading for the windward mark, sometimes close-hauled and then a reach and to add to this an underwater obstruction which if you were unlucky enough to hit, stopped the boat dead in the water. Overall seven different sailors managed at least one win with Mike taking the overall spot due to his consistency with nothing less than a fourth after discards. Many thanks again to Stan who kept the 10 races racing flowing.
- Mike de St Paer 20pts 2first
- Richard Robinson 23pts 2first
- James Douglas 28pts 2first
- John Carlin 36pts 1first
- Dave Williams 37pts 1first
- Neil Westbrook 39pts
- Don MacKinnon 44pts
- Dan Skinner 52 pts
- Charles Legg 58pts
- Sally Collings 63 pts 1first
- Richard Walker 63pts
- Paul Little 65pts 1first
There were 8 RG65’s (but no DF65’s) for the first in this Summer Series of races now that restrictions are easing and Saturday attendances typically less than the limit of 18 entries. Unfortunately, the sailors were greeted to a light and fickle breeze that couldn’t make up its mind whether to blow from the East or West.
The first race was started near to the clubhouse, but ended up being a broad reach to start, although most points of sailing were covered during the race, with John Brierley taking the first win of the day. The fleet then moved ends to start in the opposite direction for race 2, which was taken by Dave Williams in his new Uno on its second outing. Races 3 and 4 went to Graham Elliott sailing the Electronics after servo issues in the Argon meant a retirement in Race 2. By now (and after an early refreshment break) the wind had picked up to a 5 or 6 knot WNW breeze with some good shifts and variations in pressure around the course. Martin Roberts took his only win in Race 5 and then John had his second in Race 6. The afternoon ended with Graham mopping up the last three races and the afternoon. Martin’s consistency gave him second, just one point ahead of John in third.
Thanks as usual go to Bernie for running the racing and scoring for us.
- Graham Elliott 9 electronica 9pts 5 wins
- Martin Roberts 184 pocket rocket 17pts 1 win
- John Brierley 84 uno 18pts 2 wins
- Dave Williams 33 uno 23pts 1 win
- Peter Baldwin 63 pocket rocket 27pts
- Neil Westbrook 03 pocket rocket 35pts
- Charles Legg 26 uno 42pts
- Alan Watkinson 23 scurry 48pts
After 9 races.