IOM Summer Series #2 19/6/21

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.
  1.   Brad Gibson          62            britpop            16pts   7 wins
  2.   Graham Elliott     27            widget             28pts    1  win
  3.   Bill Culshaw          21             britpop           32pts    2 wins
  4.   Martin Roberts    22             A2                     39pts
  5.   Peter Balwin         63            Lintel MMX   40pts    1 win
  6.   Andrea Roberts  122            Vanilla             47pts    1 wins
  7.   Dave Hollom       186            Celestial Fix   65pts    (1 x 4th)
  8.   Neil Westbrook    03            widget              65pts
  9.   Tre Joinville           94           lintel                 77pts
  10.   Alan Watkinson    23           britpop             86pts
  11.   John Berry             123           Lintel MMX  105pts
  12.   Charles Legg          23           rubix                110pts

After 12 races

Next event in the IOM series, is on Saturday 3rd July.

DF65 Social Racing 2021 #12 16/6/21

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.

  1. Richard Robinson    01   10 pts
  2. Neil Westbrook         03   19 pts
  3. Andrew Peter           919  20 pts
  4. Alan Watkinson      373  26 pts [ 2 x 1sts ]
  5. Andrew Potter         194  26 pts
  6. John Carlin                   11  37 pts
  7. Charles Legg               21  43 pts
  8. Simon Bates                69 53 pts
  9. Stan Metcalfe             46 58 pts
  10. Malcolm Harvey    1019 62 pts
  11. Richard Walker          39 74 pts Rtd [ 1 x 5th ]
  12. Graham Reeves        189 74 pts Rtd
  13. 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.

IOM Summer Series #1 12/6/21

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.

  1. Brad Gibson            62      britpop               12pts   8 wins
  2. Peter Baldwin        63       Lintel MMX     27pts   1 win
  3. Andrea Roberts    122      Vanilla               28pts   1 win
  4. Martin Roberts      22      A2                        32pts   1 win
  5. John Brierley          84      britpop              41pts
  6. Bill Culshaw            21      britpop              49pts   1 win
  7. Alan Watkinson     23      britpop             64pts
  8. Charles    Legg         25      Rubix                77pts
  9. Mike Wlliamson    43      TS2                     96pts

After 12 races

DF65 Social Racing 2021 #11 9/6/21

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.

  1. Mike de St Paer               20pts      2first
  2. Richard Robinson          23pts      2first
  3. James Douglas                28pts       2first
  4. John Carlin                       36pts        1first
  5. Dave Williams                 37pts        1first
  6. Neil Westbrook               39pts
  7. Don MacKinnon             44pts
  8. Dan Skinner                     52 pts
  9. Charles Legg                    58pts
  10. Sally Collings                    63 pts      1first
  11. Richard Walker                63pts
  12. Paul Little                           65pts       1first

RG/DF65 Summer Series #1

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.

  1. Graham Elliott           9         electronica             9pts   5 wins
  2. Martin Roberts      184         pocket rocket      17pts   1 win
  3. John Brierley            84         uno                          18pts   2 wins
  4. Dave Williams          33         uno                          23pts   1 win
  5. Peter Baldwin           63        pocket rocket      27pts
  6. Neil Westbrook        03        pocket rocket      35pts
  7. Charles Legg             26        uno                         42pts
  8. Alan Watkinson       23        scurry                    48pts

After 9 races.