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 #10 2/6/21

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.

  1. David Potter               946    11pts
  2. Mike de St Paer            35     13pts
  3. John Carlin                     11      32pts
  4. Neil Westbrook             03    41pts
  5. Alan Watkinson          373    43pts
  6. James Douglas               73    49pts
  7. Richard Walker             39    54pts 3 x 3rd
  8. Don Mackinnon          933    54pts 0 x 3rd
  9. Dan Skinner                    27     56pts
  10. Andrew Potter              194     74pts
  11. Charles Legg                   21      77pts
  12. Malcolm Harvey        1019     79pts 1 x 3rd
  13. Simon Bates                   69      79pts. 0 x 3rd
  14. Tony Marsden             947    102pts

IOM Club Racing 2021 #3 1/5/2021

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.

  1. Martin Roberts          22     A2                     25pts     3 wins
  2. John Brierley              84     brit pop          26pts     3 wins
  3. Peter Baldwin            63     Lintel MMX   31pts     2 wins
  4. Bill Culshaw                21     brit pop           33pts     3 wins
  5. Dave Burke                  30     brit pop          41pts     1 win
  6. Neil Westbrook          03    Widget            56pts
  7. Tre Joinville                94    Lintel               57pts
  8. Andrew Peter              66    V9                    62pts
  9. Alan Watkinson         23    brit pop          80pts
  10. Mike Williamson       43    TS2                  82pts
  11. 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.

RG/DF65 Club Racing 2021 #2 25/4/21

A beautiful sunny day with the wind blowing from the SE with some serious shifts and gusts to keep you on your toes.
Peter Baldwin once again got the waders on and set a great course with quite some bias on both the start line and the leeward gate, the DF65’s started with the fleet but went to there own windward mark and if this is set correctly the leading RG’s and DF’s will finish together, as they did today.
We had 8 RG65’s that included 5 Pocket Rockets (Dave Creed) 1 Uno (Ceccarelli), 1 Argon (Graham Bantock) and an Electronica (Brad Gibson) plus 2 DF65’s, a mixture of rigs were used for the first few races with some in a lower aspect ‘A’ rig and some in there full height rig, the 2 DF’s both choosing the A+ rig.
It was Graham Elliott reunited with his Electronica that showed the early pace, winning the first 5 races, John Brierley taking the 6th race. The DF’s sharing wins in the first 4 races but Mike then taking the final 2 races before we called a lunch break. After the break, all RG’s now had there tallest rigs on with the edge going out of the gusts and another 6 races sailed to wrap up the day.
It was great to see a rare appearance from Andrea Roberts sailing an RG for the first time and I am sure she will now be hooked after todays decent set of results even if she does now have to do the washing up for the week after losing a side bet with Martin. Many thanks to Bernie for once again starting and finishing us.
  1. Graham Elliot            9       electronica            9pts   8 wins
  2. John Brierley           84       uno                        24pts   3wins
  3. Martin Roberts      184      pocket rocket    24pts   1 wins
  4. Peter Baldwin          63       pocket rocket    39pts
  5. Andrea Roberts       55       argon                    42pts
  6. Neil Westbrook       03       pocket rocket    52pts
  7. Matt Stephenson   08       pocket rocket    72pts
  8. Dave Williams         33        pocket rocket    73pts
DF65’s
Mike De St Paer      35       10pts        10 wins
John Carlin               11         18pts         2 wins
after 12 races

DF65 Social Racing 2021 #4 21/4/21

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.

  1. RICHARD ROBINSON    01   12 pts
  2. MIKE DE ST PAER          35   20 pts
  3. ANDREW PETER           919   29 pts
  4. ALAN WATKINSON      373   31 pts
  5. JOHN CARLIN                    11    33 pts
  6. DEREK MATTHEWS       57   41 pts
  7. PAUL WHITE                     45   45 pts
  8.  RICHARD WALKER        39   56 pts
  9. CHARLES LEGG                21    58 pts
  10. SIMON BATES                   69   67 pts[ 1 X 2nd ]
  11. SALLY COLLINGS          829   67 pts
  12. DON MACKINNON        933   74 pts
  13. BARRY BOUGH                  147       RTD