On a day where the lake had been fenced off, a course was set out from the platform, changing the course slightly with the boats heading out to the far right buoy instead of the centre buoy.
11 skippers turned out with several boats not finishing the racing due to crashing out or mechanical failure.
Pete took the win (again) with Glenn 2nd and Lance 3rd, with Jamie and Martin in close pursuit.
The early morning rain died away quickly & left the 9 skippers with a light ENE wind which increased during the day & we were even blessed with a little sun towards the end of the 12 races.
Sailing was less frustrating than the previous day, with the easterly producing a lot less holes & progress around the course was much easier.
Leslie sailed fast all day & set the early pace, with Liam being consistent too before having to leave early. Unfortunately our Secretary also took an early bath (literally), but the 7 remaining skippers pushed on to the end & were rewarded with some good racing as the conditions improved.
Thank you to all who took part this weekend for supporting the event & help with the packing away.
Special mention to Dave Marsham who scored for us all weekend, making it much easier for me to race,
Please note that sailing regattas are usual held on 3rd weekend of the month, this one was the exception to allow many of us to compete in the TT series next weekend at Coalhouse Fort. Good luck to all those that have entered the TT & there still a couple of days left to put your name down if you fancy a chance to race against some of the top skippers in the country.
6 IOM's & 2 DF95's contested todays regatta. Sadly the promised 15mph wind never materialised & we spent a lot of the time in light to no wind at all. Despite this & the light rain, we managed 8 races before a group descission was made to call it a day.
As nobody dominating the morning session, the half time results were very close with John Wren just holding the lead on count back & only a few points separating the entire fleet. Andy Seymour had the best of the afternoon racing by winning the final 3 races & so securing the overall win.
With the water level at its highest, there was only one incident of the dreaded weed that I can recall, which considering most were using long keels, was unusual.
The usual good humored banter kept up all day even with the frustrating conditions & some good racing was had by all.
Thank you to all who helped set up & pack away. A special thank you to Dave Marsham for doing the scoring & start button pushing all day, as well as supplying doughnuts.
Hope to see many DF65's tomorrow, although the wind is forecast to be lower it is from our most favorable direction, so we are hoping for a good day. You can probably get away with a long keel, however, it is always advisory to bring a short keel if you have it.
7th January - Scale Frostbite Regatta
Thank you to all the people who took part in the Frostbite Regatta today. Here are the results: