A chilly Autumn day with plenty of wind from the top end of the lake. B suit was required, but as Paul Whalley did not have one available he very kindly offered to be OD for todays racing. Eleven sailors started racing but unfortunately the conditions were too much for some, with 4 failing to finish all the races due to rig or electrical failure.
It was very close at the sharp end with Richard Robinson always in the top three, but Mike De St Paer even with slightly inconsistent sailing took five firsts and managed to take the win overall. Many thanks again to Paul for running the races.
- Mike de St Paer 15pts. 5 wins
- Richard Robinson. 15pts. 2 wins
- David Williams 32pts 2 wins
- John Carlin 34pts.
- Sally Collings 39pts
- Andrew Potter 42pts
- Neil Westbrook 49pts 1 x 3rd, 1 x 4th
- Richard Walker 49pts 1 x3rd, 0 x 4th
- Charles Legg 50pts 1 win
- Paul Little 67pts
- Malcolm Harvey 86pts
Ten races held
A good days racing with 11 skippers turning up to race. Simon Bates elected to be OD and set some challenging courses with 9 full length of the lake races set.
A + rigs were used in the gusty and shifty winds coming straight down the lake.
- Mike De St paer 12 pts and 4 wins
- Neil Westbrook 16 pts and 2wins
- Andrew Potter 22 pts and 1 win
- James Douglas 25 pts
- John Carling 27 pts
- Sally Collings 28 pts and 1 win
- Don Mackinnon 36 pts
- Richard Walker 43 pts and 1 win
- Malcolm Harvey 45 pts
- Paul Whalley 65 pts
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.