Sunday 29th July - Festival of Model Boating 70th Anniversary
The plans for Sunday are to officially start at 10.00, and at some point in the day, probably around 12.00-12.30 have 70 boats of all types on the water at the same time which should be quite a sight!
Members: We will start setting up for the day at 07.30 any help and assistance would be appreciated.
Sunday morning when the skippers turned up for the Dragon 65 regatta, it look pretty misrable, No Water and No wind.
Short keels were attached and a simple 3 leg sausage using 2 gates at either end of the lake with the start and finish line slightly off set 3/4 of the way round the course.
We managed to complete 8 legs before lunch and a further 4 after, remarkably the wind was light and tricky but constant.
Dave Crane was unstoppable, having his settings just right for the wind conditions, closely followed by John Wren, John Moore and Lesley Parks, all within 2 points of each other.
2 skippers left at lunch time, and Nigel suffered a burnt out (smoking) rudder servo.
A good day was had by all on a warm and sunny day.
Thanks to those that help set up and put away, special thanks to Dave Marsham for scoring the races.
On a glorious day with the sun shinning the 8th round of the Club 500's took place with 11 skippers champing a the bit.
Floating leaves cause a problem today with many boats having to come in to have their props cleared before carrying on, one race was abandoned as the wind changed direction and blow them across the course.
A rope was floated across the surface to hold them back and the racing continued.
Pete again came out on top with the rest of the field getting mixed up with Lance 2nd , Glenn 3rd, Colin 4th and Mike E 5th.
Next round August the 5th.
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.