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
A good sunny day with the wind from the Clubhouse end, A+ was the chosen rig of the day. With Neil volunteering to don the waders, one of the start line marks was moved to make a non biased start. Several boats were keen to get going but fell foul of the start line judge. A few boats had electrical problems and had to retire and then with the wind strength increasing the last few races saw several more retire. 10 races were held with David Potter and Mike de St Paer taking 9 race wins between them, with David just coming out the winner. John Carlin took third place with a good consistent sail. Many thanks to the RO for this week, Dave Williams.
- David Potter 946 11pts
- Mike de St Paer 35 13pts
- John Carlin 11 32pts
- Neil Westbrook 03 41pts
- Alan Watkinson 373 43pts
- James Douglas 73 49pts
- Richard Walker 39 54pts 3 x 3rd
- Don Mackinnon 933 54pts 0 x 3rd
- Dan Skinner 27 56pts
- Andrew Potter 194 74pts
- Charles Legg 21 77pts
- Malcolm Harvey 1019 79pts 1 x 3rd
- Simon Bates 69 79pts. 0 x 3rd
- Tony Marsden 947 102pts
A total of 11 sailors turned out for the third in this series of individual IOM club race days for an afternoon of racing in a good but cool top suit breeze straight down the lake (WNW) and plenty of sunshine. Racing got underway soon after 1pm following some minor course tweaks by the Commodore after last weeks RG65 racing. With plenty of shifts to either make good gains or catch you out, the racing was close with place changes throughout the fleet in most races.
Martin Roberts set the pace by winning race 1, followed by Bill Culshaw taking race 2 by a big margin having picked up a great shift on the RHS of the course soon after the start whilst most of the fleet was tacking up the near bank. He followed this up with wins in races 3 and 5 with John Brierley gaining his first win in race 4. Martin then won the race 6 before a short break was taken, with the overall result al to play for in the next 6 races.
The “re-fuelling” break helped Peter Baldwin gain his first win in race 7, before Martin picked up his third win in race 8. John took race 9 and Dave Burke race 10 having been second in a number of previous races. John then gained his third win in race 11 and Peter rounded out the afternoon with the final win. So the wins were spread over 5 different helms and the final points were very close, with only one point separating Martin in first and John second and then two points between Peter in third and Bill, fourth. Thanks once again to Bernie and Jack for running the afternoon. Photos courtesy of Dave Williams.
- Martin Roberts 22 A2 25pts 3 wins
- John Brierley 84 brit pop 26pts 3 wins
- Peter Baldwin 63 Lintel MMX 31pts 2 wins
- Bill Culshaw 21 brit pop 33pts 3 wins
- Dave Burke 30 brit pop 41pts 1 win
- Neil Westbrook 03 Widget 56pts
- Tre Joinville 94 Lintel 57pts
- Andrew Peter 66 V9 62pts
- Alan Watkinson 23 brit pop 80pts
- Mike Williamson 43 TS2 82pts
- Charles Legg 25 Rubix 105pts
After 12 races
If anyone in the club (or prospective members) would like to try sailing an IOM, then Andrew Peter has a couple of race ready IOM’s to loan out. Please make contact with him at the club or through the contact pages if you wish to give it a try. There may be other loan boats available in the club if both of those are used up in the future. We would love more sailors to experience the buzz of close competitive racing available at the club in this fleet.
With a steady ESE breeze from the Clubhouse end of the lake, RO Neil Westbrook decided that A rigs were the order of the day for everyone. Ably assisted by Dave Williams, a course was set using the full length of the lake. Ten races were completed, with the final race over two laps.
- RICHARD ROBINSON 01 12 pts
- MIKE DE ST PAER 35 20 pts
- ANDREW PETER 919 29 pts
- ALAN WATKINSON 373 31 pts
- JOHN CARLIN 11 33 pts
- DEREK MATTHEWS 57 41 pts
- PAUL WHITE 45 45 pts
- RICHARD WALKER 39 56 pts
- CHARLES LEGG 21 58 pts
- SIMON BATES 69 67 pts[ 1 X 2nd ]
- SALLY COLLINGS 829 67 pts
- DON MACKINNON 933 74 pts
- BARRY BOUGH 147 RTD