There was a decent top suit breeze from the W/WNW almost straight down the lake again for this week, the last practice day before the RG65 Nationals next weekend, where 5 club members have entered (currently making up nearly 30% of the entries!).
Graham Elliott (Electronica) carried on his form from previous weeks, by winning all but one of the races before the break, a run that was interrupted only by Martin Roberts (Pocket Rocket). After the break, Brad Gibson helmed the Electronica for the remaining races, taking wins in 3 of the 5 races, losing out to John Brierley (Uno) for the other two. There were some very close finishes in a number of races, with the finish caller sometimes getting confused with a near ties between 84 and 184.
Meanwhile in the DF65 fleet of two boats, Andrew Peter took the day with 8 wins from Paul Hounslow with 3.
Thanks as usual to Bernie and Jack for running the racing. Next week will be the first of 3 consecutive Saturday’s of IOM Club racing.
- Graham Elliott/Brad Gibson 09 electronica 10pts 8 wins
- John Brierley 84 Uno 18pts 2 wins
- Peter Baldwin 63 Uno 28pts
- Martin Roberts 184 Pocket Rocket 38pts 1 win
- Neil Westbrook 03 Uno 41pts
- Dave Williams 33 Uno 48pts
- Alan Watkinson 23 Scurry 53pts
- Andrew Peter 19 10pts 8 wins
- Paul Hounslow 82 14pts 3 wins
After 11 races
A lovely late hot summer day greeted the 10 Dragon sailors, with the wind more or less straight down the lake. Perfect A+ weather. Our OOD Derek Matthews set a long course using the whole of the lake which at times caused the fleet to spread out. The start line being quite long enabled the boats to find their own space with only two individual recalls. The racing at the front of the fleet was tight which resulted in several very very close finishes with Charles holding his nerve and coming out on top. Thanks again to Derek for the running of the races.
- Charles Legg 14 pts 3 wins
- Richard Walker 15 pts 1 win
- Dave Williams 16pts 2 wins
- Sally Collings 26pts 1 win
- Paul Hounslow 32pts
- Simon Bates 42pts 2 wins
- Barrie Baugh 46pts
- Malcolm Harvey 48pts
- Paul Whalley 54pts
- Stan Metcalfe 61pts
9 races held.
Sunny, warm and plenty of wind met the six RG65’s for the first of two “pre-Nationals” racing practice sessions. With the wind coming from the clubhouse end, playing the shifts was of upmost importance in gaining a winning advantage. John sailing his Uno, managed 10 race wins with Martin in a Pocket Rocket taking the other 2. With the wind on the edge for top rigs it was interesting what rigs were selected and when as a first change. As usual a big thanks to Bernie for running the racing. Next week (11/9) is the last practice before the Nationals the following weekend at Keighley. All RG’s or DF65’s (including visitors) are welcome to join us. Just book in via “Upcoming Events”. Don’t forget that there is also a DF95 racing practice session and tuning advice prior to the Nationals taking place next Saturday morning starting at 10:00 (finish at approximately 12:30).
- John Brierley Uno 10pts 10 wins
- Martin Roberts Pocket Rocket 24pts 2 wins
- Neil Westbrook Uno 29pts
- Charles Legg Uno 37pts
- Alan Watkinson Scurry 38pts
- Dave Williams Uno 70pts (retired early with damaged winch)
12 races sailed.
9 Dragons were out today, however the wind was not behaving . What little wind there was, came over the factories with plenty of holes to be found by all.
Sally Collings was OD for the day and with the wind coming from all directions (or not!) a short triangular course was set with 1 lap racing.
8 races were run to the frustration of us all.
- Neil Westbrook 03 8 points 4x1st
- Dave William’s 233 13 points 2x1st
- Derek Matthews 57 16 points 1x1st
- Andrew Potter 194 24 points 1x1st
- Simon Bates 69 26 points
- Charles Legg 21 30 points
- Richard Walker 39 32 points
- Stan Metcalfe 21 34 points
- Paul Whaley 53 52 points
Well done to everyone for sticking with it.
A perfect NW wind with plenty of sun met the 5 RG 65’s for the Summer Series #3.
With Neil launching his new Uno this week, we had a fleet of 4 Unos and 1 Scurry. Although John won 10 of the 11 races the racing was tight with the fleet enjoying close racing for the other podium positions. Lots of tuning up for the Uno fleet with significant improvements in performance seen possible. Thanks once again to our Race Officer Bernie
1st John Brierley Uno 9pts.
2nd. Neil Westbrook Uno 24pts
3rd. Alan Watkinson Scurry 27pts
4th. Dave Williams Uno 30pts
5th. Charles Legg Uno 33pts
After 11 races.
With a very light and flukey south easterly breeze, A+ rigs were installed on all except two boats. [167 & 53]. We managed to sail eight single lap races, and the race positions were extremely closely fought and hard won in the sometimes difficult wind conditions.
Guest sailor Guy Roberts from Stratford sailed well in his first ever DF65 races, managing a third in race 4, even with a reduced ‘A’ rig. And Sally doing extremely well overall, even though she had to do her ‘ Cinderella’ flit again, missing the last two races.
Finally, James Douglas did a grand job as race officer today, so many thanks to him for running the racing.
A reminder to all DF65 sailors that the Saturday series of RG/DF65 races are open to any DF65 sailors who wish to compete, using a slightly shorter course for the DF’s than the RG’s and separate scores kept. The afternoon usually has very good racing for all, if there are sufficient numbers in both classes on the water.
As a secondary reminder, there will be a one off Practice tune up session of racing for DF95’s on the morning of Saturday 11th September starting at approximately 10am. Please register via the Upcoming Events list so that we know who is likely to attend.
- Andrew Peter 919 10 Pts
- Sally Collings 829 17 Pts
- Alan Watkinson 373 18 Pts
- Neil Westbrook 03 19 Pts
- Andrew Potter 194 20 Pts
- David Williams 233 22 Pts
- Guy Roberts 167 39 Pts
- Stan Metcalf 46 40 Pts
- Paul Whalley 53 50 Pts