In blessed weather the Fleetwood 95 Squadron enjoyed (give or take the multiplying jellyfish) the customary eight races in an A rig WSW warm breeze.
It was good to have Shaun In the fleet again and as ever he proved to be competitive after initial rig tuning, etc.
Many thanks to Peter Jackson for setting an excellent course and the RO duties.
Yes, more pictures! This stuff doesn’t happen very often so we might as well send it all out. Thanks to Bob Jolly for the pictures.
Good evening model yacht racing fans! Tonight we present a video of the recent A-Class Championships. It was very good, by all accounts.
There is no getting around it… This is big file and it might take a while to stream/download/watch but hopefully, its worth it… these were some Classic Fleetwood Vane A Conditions™ … One for the ages. Thanks to Bob Jolly for sending the footage in.
We’ll also be dropping another massive gallery of pictures soon (when your internet has calmed down)
The 65s were up first this time at 12 noon. It was B rigs all round in a NNW wind. There were the usual disasters of bits falling off, breaking or burning out. Results and league table to date are below. Note, there is one more Saturday event on 9th September.
Thanks again to Peter Jackson for scoring and brief report.
Ken Crabtree DF65 Fleet Captain
Many thanks to Peter Jackson for being RO.
It would appear that there was some close racing and it was good to see Eric back on the water, although it would appear he endured a few problems.
It seems that our lake is succumbing to the universal infestation of jellyfish but despite their presence the cream (excuse the pun) as the results reflect, still rises to the top!
After an unseasonal rainy day we were blessed with sunshine and an A rig NNW blustery breeze. Derek set a three point course with an unbiased start which proved critical for the initial beating marker and (give or take the occasional helping of jelly) the subsequent finishing position.
A reminder that this Saturday (the 12th) at 2.30pm is event five of the Saturday Series and I look forward to seeing you on the water.
DF95 Club Captain
DF65 Wednesday 9th August
Yours truly is now incapacitated with a fractured ankle and is totally reliable on Peter Jackson for supplying me with the scores and a brief summary.
It seems eight skippers had to contend with a NNW wind that went from B rigs to C rigs and back to B again plus the jellyfish.
Our present leader Paul Reid burnt out his winch after the first race but he is still out in front.
Tonight’s results and the league table after three races are below.
Ken Crabtree DF65 Fleet Captain
Intrepid french photographer Erick Rossignol has sent in some great pictures and video from the recent Marblehead & 10R National Championships.
Massive gallery of pictures can be found here, David’s clearly chuffed with the photographs, Thanks Eric 🙂
More great pictures have come in from the Parkingtons, this time the PRACC weekender which took place a few weeks back, featuring the awesome A Class this time with electronic waggly bits. I’ve stolen a few images for the website and the rest can be checked out here