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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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.
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.
- Richard Robinson 01 19pts 1 win
- Mike De St Pear 35 22pts 3 wins
- Sally Collings 829 25pts
- Andrew Peter 919 27pts 2 wins
- Dave Williams 233 33pts 1 win
- Derek Mathews 57 37pts 1 win
- John Carlin 11 41pts 1 win
- Charles Legg 42 42pts 1 win
After 10 races
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.
- John Brierley 84 Britpop 12pts 4 wins
- Martin Roberts 22 Slim chine 14pts 4 wins
- Peter Baldwin 63 Lintel mmx 18pts 2 wins
- John Berry 123 Lintel mmx 35pts
- Lawrence Drennan 57 Britpop 37pts
- Derek Mathews 66 V9 45pts
- Tre Joinville 55 Widget 47pts 1 x 3rd
- 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:
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.
- Richard Robinson 11 Pts
- Dave Williams 16 pts
- Neil Westbrook 19 pts
- John Carlin 25 pts
- Malcolm Harvey 40 pts
Thanks again to Don Mackinnon for being RO.