RG65 Social Racing #1 11/7/20

Five RG65 skippers were treated to a super sunny afternoon sail in a decent top suit breeze of 6 to 10 knots with a few stronger gusts from the NNW.   John Brierley set out his stall for the afternoon winning four of the first 6 races before there was a short break for drinks, with Neil Westbrook and and Peter Baldwin taking the other two wins.  After initial problems with a wayward receiver and missing the first race, Dave Williams was loaned a replacement and went well to gain a second in race 2.

After the break, John continued his wining ways with another two and a further one each for Neil and Peter.  Alan Watkinson came good in the very last race, gaining a second after some early problems with rig selection and setup.  This gave John the overall win after 10 races, with Peter second and Neil third.  Many thanks to Bernie for acting as RO and scorer for the afternoon.

  1. John Brierley           84     Uno                         10pts
  2. Peter Baldwin          63     Pocket Rocket    16pts
  3. Neil Westbrook       03     Pocket Rocket     19pts
  4. David Williams        33     Pocket Rocket     28pts
  5. Alan Watkinson       23     Scurry                     32pts

Next week (18/7/20) continues with IOM Social Racing #4; if you are interested in joining in, please contact Graham Elliott to be added to the list.  Further events listed on the 2020 Calendar.

Calendar Updated

The 2020 Calendar has been updated with the Social racing dates through to the 15th August.  Please check the website regularly for any changes to the maximum numbers that are allowed to sail as this may change over the coming weeks.  If you wish to sail on any of the forthcoming weeks, please contact Graham Elliott so that you can be added to the reserve lists at this stage and then you will be automatically added to those sailing, when numbers increase.

Upcoming Social Racing

After three sets of IOM social racing in recent weeks, our Sailing Secretary is busy organising further events on a Saturday to cover both the RG65 and IOM.  Current plans for the next social racing events are as follows:

JULY 11th                 RG65
JULY 18th                IOM
JULY 25th                IOM
AUG 1st                     RG65
AUG 8th                    IOM
AUG 15th                   IOM              ALL 2pm START
All of these events are now being added to the Calendar and that page will have a link to a page for each event showing who is sailing on that day (when available), along with any potential reserves in case anyone cannot make it.  Please therefore check out the Calendar page (you can get there via the menu or using the image titled “Club Racing” on the RHS side of each web  page)

IOM Social racing #3 4/7/20

This Saturday was race 3 of the lockdown 6 boat bubble . Instead of the predicted 2nd suit breeze the fleet was to sail in a very light to mid range A suit breeze, sort of from the top end of the lake, with a change on almost every leg of the course all afternoon. Bill came out with the race 1 win with Brad 2nd. 4 races were sailed before our drinks break and Grahams 3 course meal. Along with his big boots it would cost him dear later in the day. Brad had 2 wins and 2 seconds to take a grip on the afternoon. Martin got his first win of the lockdown.

After the break, Brad held his form with 2 more wins and 2 seconds, the last coming from a great recovery. Graham had a 2 and 3 but but races 7 and 8 may be deleted from his note book. Bill came back strong with a 2, 4, 3 in the last 3 races to take 3rd place from Graham. Peter came good in the better breeze in race 7 with a 3rd. Martin converted his good starts in race 7 & 8 into race wins, Race 8 had a blanket finish. We had a beer or fanta and a debrief after a hard afternoons racing.  Overall results after 8 races:

  1. Brad Gibson                 2      8pts
  2. Martin Roberts         55      11pts
  3. Bill Culshaw               21       17pts (1 win)
  4. Graham Elliott          27      17pts  (0 win)
  5. Peter Baldwin            63      26pts
  6. Lawrence Drennan  57      37pts

Further Social Racing dates

Following on from our trial social racing, the committee have agreed to a further 6 events, keeping the number of participating skippers to a maximum of 6 (unless the guidelines change during the period covered).
All participation will be by pre-entry to Graham Elliott – email is on the Contacts page.
JULY 11th              RG65
JULY 18th             IOM
JULY 25th             IOM
AUG 1st                  RG65
AUG 8th                 IOM
AUG 15th                IOM              ALL 2pm START
Please email Graham with your order of preferred dates, he will then sort out the fleet for each date which will then be posted on the website giving everyone a fair chance of sailing. Please do not just turn up and expect to sail as you will be turned away if 6 skippers are already present.

DF65 Social Race #1 Wed 1/7/20

The 6 sailors for the first DF65 Social racing event are:

Alan Watkinson
Richard Robinson
John Carlin
Mike de St Paer
Don Mackinnon
Derek Matthews
Neil Westbrook will open up as keyholder.
There will be additional events on Wednesday 8th and 15th July.  Please email Andrew Peter if you wish to sail on either of these days.