Despite the heavy rain & cold NE wind, 8 skippers turned up for the start of the regatta today. Only Liam showed sense by deciding it was to awful to race & went home, while the rest of us sat it out in the hut until things brightened up a little.
A windward leeward course was set along the west bank of the lake as the cricket pavilion was throwing a huge shadow over the rest of the lake & a large block of leaves & twigs cover the middle. Despite the wind blowing from 0 to ridiculous, A+ rigs seemed to be the ones to be on & we were able to keep them under control most of the time.
Kingsley & Angela also came to their senses quite early & retired to the tea urn, although Kingsley kindly lent his boat to the visiting James Beale from Coalhouse Fort club, who proved very fast on his debut at our lake.
The races were challenging & fun, however, everyone was picking up twigs & leaves that needed clearing in many races, making it frustrating too.
4 skippers managed wins, although Jamie put in a very strong finish by taking 6 of the last 8 races & run out a worthy winner.
As ever I am indebted to Dave for scoring, Howard for helping all day & to those who braved the conditions.
With 1 round to go, the overall championship scores are still wide open, anyone in the top 5 can secure a podium position.
27th October - IOM Sailing Regatta
A brisk NW wind saw the 6 skippers on the other side of the lake for todays racing. A windward/leeward course with a downwind gate provided some great racing with the inevitable Southchurch wind shifts keeping all on their toes.
We managed 12 races with just 1 tea break in the cold but sunny conditions, with Brain & myself tied on points at the halfway point, however, I managed 4 wins from the last 6 races to take the overall win.
This makes for an interesting last regatta, with any 1 of 4 people able to win the championship.
My thanks once again to our scoring stalwart Dave Marsham, even if he did manage to wipe all the scores from the board, but we got over it.
Tomorrows DF65 regatta looks like a tricky NE wind & possibly some rain, but it should be fun.
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
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.