DF65 Social Racing #10 (4/11/20)

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:

  1. NEIL WESTBROOK  – 03 – 8 PTS
  2. JOHN CARLIN             – 11 – 18 PTS
  3. SALLY COLLINGS  – 829 – 21 PTS
  4. DON MACKINNON – 933 – 37 PTS
  5. CHARLES LEGG          – 21 – 39 PTS
  6. DEREK MATTHEWS – 57 – 45 PTS – 1 x 2nd , 1 x 3rd
  7. RICHARD WALKER   – 39 – 45 PTS – 2 x 4th
  8. PAUL LITTLE               – 45 – 50 PTS
  9. CHRIS WESTON        – 194 – 64 PTS
  10. STAN METCALF        – 146 – 75 PTS
  11. MIKE DE STPAER        – 35 – 76 PTS – Retired early
  12. BARRIE BAUGH           – 46 – 82 PTS

Well done to everyone who made it to the lake to race.

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DF65 Social Racing #8 (21/10/20)

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.
  1. Richard Robinson     01    17 pts
  2.  John Carlin                  11     18 pts
  3. Neil Westbrook          03    20 pts
  4. Sally Collings           829    31 pts
  5.  Andrew Peter             19    37 pts
  6. Mike De St Paer          35   39 pts
  7. Don Mackinnon       933   48 pts
  8. Richard Walker          39    52 pts
  9. Derek Matthews         57    53 pts
  10. 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.

DF65 Saturday Social Racing #1

A very light NW breeze greeted 8 intrepid “ Tier 3 “ sailors for our first
DF65 Saturday Race.  A Plus rigs were the order of the day, and with it being anyone’s guess which way the slight puffs of wind would come from, the score sheet was variable – just like the breeze.
Richard Robinson won the day – but only 1 race, Mike de St Paer came second with 3 wins, Sally was third with no wins, but obviously sailing consistently well for a podium place. Andrew had 2 wins for a fourth, and then everyone else – Dave, Derek, John and Charles enjoyed a win each.  Thanks to Bernie for running another afternoon of club racing.

  1. Richard Robinson     01         19pts     1 win
  2. Mike De St Pear         35         22pts     3 wins
  3. Sally Collings           829        25pts
  4. Andrew Peter           919         27pts     2 wins
  5. Dave Williams         233         33pts      1 win
  6. Derek Mathews         57         37pts      1 win
  7. John Carlin                  11          41pts      1 win
  8. Charles Legg              42         42pts      1 win

After 10 races

IOM Social racing #11 10/10/20

As everyone arrived for sailing this week, they were greeted with another great 12-15knot breeze straight down the lake and some sunshine after the heavy rain earlier in the day.  The only problem was that the lake was about 5m wider than normal with the concrete walkway completely covered all around the lake.  After spending some considerable time attempting to clear the overflow blockage without success, sailing commenced at 1:30, with wellingtons or waders being the only way to get your boat in the water.

John Brierley and Martin Roberts were closely matched in the first session with a similar number of wins, with only Peter Baldwin managing to nab one from them.  John Berry, Lawrence Drennan and Derek Matthews all had some good races before the short break for an al fresco drink and a bite to eat.

In the second session, we were joined by Brad Gibson sailing John Berrys’ Viper to good effect, although his results have been excluded to avoid skewing the overall result.  John, Martin and Peter had similar results in this session, with Neil Westbrook and Tre Joinville also picking up some good scores.  John took the day from Martin with slightly better consistency, with Peter taking the final podium position.  Thanks once again to Bernie and Jack for running the racing.

  1. John Brierley            84      Britpop                 12pts    4 wins
  2. Martin Roberts        22      Slim chine           14pts   4 wins
  3. Peter Baldwin          63       Lintel mmx        18pts   2 wins
  4. John Berry                123      Lintel mmx        35pts
  5. Lawrence Drennan  57     Britpop                37pts
  6. Derek Mathews        66     V9                          45pts
  7. Tre Joinville               55      Widget                47pts 1 x 3rd
  8. Neil Westbrook         03      Widget               47pts

After 10 races

Next week is scheduled to be a DF65 afternoon, always assuming that we are still able to race with talk of a restricted local lockdown.  It may be worth bringing some wellies though if you are sailing!  Here’s what it was like on Saturday:

DF65 Social Racing #5 23/9/20

Light wind and rain at the start of the Wednesday race the wind from the top end of the lake. 6 sailors, but unfortunately Don had transmitter/receiver problems from the start so elected to act as RO. Due to the wind, a short course was sailed but later with the wind filling , the final few races used the full extent of the lake. 10 races were held with race wins going to Richard, John and Dave. Close finishes seem to be the order of the day with fractions of an inch (centimetres) separating the boats. The day went to Richard with his six wins.

  1. Richard Robinson   11 Pts
  2. Dave Williams          16 pts
  3. Neil Westbrook        19 pts
  4. John Carlin                25 pts
  5. Malcolm Harvey     40 pts

Thanks again to Don Mackinnon for being RO.

RG65 Social Racing #5 19/9/20

Another sunny and windy day (from the E or ENE) at Birkenhead for our latest social RG65 club race. All 7 boats opted to use there ‘B’ rigs with some big gusts arriving from some very strange directions at times. It was Brad Gibson that made the best start to the day, registering 3 wins in the first 3 races, unfortunately Graham Elliott had some early winch line problems so had to miss a few races to re-string.
After 6 races we had a quick break, this saw a slight drop in the wind and a few skippers opting to change rigs but the results did not change much with Brad Gibson dominating with 8 wins and 4 seconds.
A great days sailing with 12 races completed and all before 4.15pm and great to see John Brierley back on the water.  Many thanks to Bernie yet again for starting, finishing and scoring on the day.
  1. Brad Gibson            9    Electronica         12pts    8 wins
  2. Graham Elliott     55   Argon                    25pts    4wins
  3. John Brierley         84  Uno                        29pts
  4. Peter Baldwin       63  Pocket Rocket    36pts
  5. Alan Watkinson    23  Scurry                   46pts
  6. Neil Westbrook     03  Pocket Rocket   49pts
  7. Dave Williams       33  Pocket Rocket    58pts

After 12 races