On a lovely day with very little wind, and the sun shinning round 10 of the Club 500 championship took place.
10 skippers turn up for todays racing, the 1st race saw John W have problems with his rudder putting him out of competition for the day, Tony lost bind which kept him out of the 1st two heats.
Really close racing was had by the rest of the boats, and the top 5 place could have been completely different if the missed buoys rules hadn't been in place.
The results were Glenn 1st, Lance 2nd, Martin 3rd, Mike A 4th and Colin 5th
A blustery day saw 9 skippers compete the event. A simple windward/leeward course with a spreader & a downwind gate proved a challenge with the swirly wind & everyone on A rigs.
4 different winners from the first 4 races showing no one quite getting to grips with it. The wind increased to wards midday so an early lunch was called as some wanted to rig down. As it happened, B rigs proved a little to slow, so after lunch those brave enough to stay with the A rig had an advantage, especially as the wind calmed down a little for the last few races.
After an indifferent start, Brian took the bullet in 5 of the last 6 races & added the overall win today to yesterdays victory. well done to him on some very good sailing this weekend.
Discipline on the water was exceptional this weekend, especially today with the tricky winds, so I thank all the skippers for that.
Thank you to all who supported the weekends events & helped set up & pack away.
Special thanks to our resident scorer Dave Marsham, without whom I wouldn't be able to race.
18th August - IOM Sailing Regatta
Only 4 skippers turned up today for what proved to be a great days racing in good conditions.
Poor John had some early issues & didn't really get going until the end. Jamie, sailing a 95, keep up well with some good tactics, pushing the IOM's & overtaking them on several occasions. Brain had a flying start but was slowly pegged back by the race officer, both finishing the day on the same score, but it was Brian who took the overall win on count back.
Thank you to all who supported the day & we look forward to more of the same tomorrow with the 65's
1st July 2018 - Scale Steering
Here are the results for scale 1st July 2018.
Well done to all who took part and scored for the rounds and helped put out and pack away you have our thanks. see you next time.