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.
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:
- NEIL WESTBROOK – 03 – 8 PTS
- JOHN CARLIN – 11 – 18 PTS
- SALLY COLLINGS – 829 – 21 PTS
- DON MACKINNON – 933 – 37 PTS
- CHARLES LEGG – 21 – 39 PTS
- DEREK MATTHEWS – 57 – 45 PTS – 1 x 2nd , 1 x 3rd
- RICHARD WALKER – 39 – 45 PTS – 2 x 4th
- PAUL LITTLE – 45 – 50 PTS
- CHRIS WESTON – 194 – 64 PTS
- STAN METCALF – 146 – 75 PTS
- MIKE DE STPAER – 35 – 76 PTS – Retired early
- BARRIE BAUGH – 46 – 82 PTS
Well done to everyone who made it to the lake to race.
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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.
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.
- Richard Robinson 01 17 pts
- John Carlin 11 18 pts
- Neil Westbrook 03 20 pts
- Sally Collings 829 31 pts
- Andrew Peter 19 37 pts
- Mike De St Paer 35 39 pts
- Don Mackinnon 933 48 pts
- Richard Walker 39 52 pts
- Derek Matthews 57 53 pts
- 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.
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.