15th September 2018
It was all about the minor places as John continued his good form this Series to take the title in this the final event of our Saturday Series.
Ten skippers turned out for our new start time of 1pm, and with a light unpredictable shifting wind, A rig was the sail of choice. A figure eight course was set and twelve races were had in the time.
Garry sailed well and took three bullets finishing in second place, but it was John who out performed us all by taking seven firsts and five seconds.
Only one breakdown of note this week, Bob Jones a servo replacement caused him to miss the first three races.
Thanks to Peter for RO.
We now move on to our Winter Series which starts on Saturday October 20th at 1pm.
DF 65 Capt.
8th September 2018
Weather awful, non stop rain for most part, delayed start, great wind
straight down the lake.
Two lap triangular course
Should have been C rig to start, but Peter and Eric only had B, Eric’s
rig was broken so he had to rebuild that, so we had an early lunch and
ventured out as the rain eased, Bob started on C rig the others on B.
Peter broke down behind the start line first race (rudder servo) joined
us again in the third race.
The wind eased and Bob changed to B in third race, race 6 and we changed
to A as it eased again, tenth race Eric’s rudder servo went this time, so
we called it a day.
Report kindly provided by Bob Jolly.
The next Saturday event is on the 29th September at 10am and as we have now finished the evening events it would be really good to see more of the Squadron on the water!
Tuesday 4th September 2018
On final event of the evening series Mother Nature proved to be a cruel mistress as eleven of the Squadron were ‘blessed’ with a most frustrating breeze which fluctuated not only in strength but also in direction and the results were a reflection of the shifts.
In preparation for the Marblehead Nationals DP did not frustrate himself with the customary eight races and yours truly had to switch to a spare hull due to rudder servo failure – oh joy.
It was good to see Anna back amongst the fleet fresh from her ‘wet sailing’ successes.
Congrats to Chris C on an excellent demonstration of ‘shifty’ sailing and to Shaun H for his overall victory for the series which was competed for by 19 of the Squadron.
DF 95 Captain
6th September 2018
What a joy to see thirteen dragons out on the water for this the final evening meeting of the year. C rig was the sail of choice for the majority of the fleet with a couple opting for the B.
A figure eight course was set as we got away at the new time of 6pm. Difficult conditions didn`t stop Derek, John and Chris leading the way as usual, but it was Derek who was unbeatable taking seven bullets and finishing ahead of John who was second by seven points.
Overall a good nights sailing in tough conditions was had by all, although there were a couple of breakdowns in the evening which were quickly remedied, and the boats were soon back on the water.
So that brings us to the end of Series 3, with John taking the title with maximum points, congratulations to him, and thanks to all for turning out over the summer evenings to make the Series such a success.
My thanks goes to Peter J for being race officer over the series, it really is a big help, allowing me to sail rather than worry about who’s over the line at the start etc.
We look forward now to the Winter Series, so get your coats, gloves and wet weather gear at the ready, it will be upon us soon. Doris is already charged and raring to go.
DF 65 Capt.
Here is the final result for the series
Wouldn’t it be great to see all 18 skippers on the water at the same time! (Editor’s comment)
Hi to all you members who participate in RC Yachting events, i.e. Laser, DF65, DF95, Vane, IOM.
The 2018 Yachting Section AGM is next Tuesday 11th September at 7pm in the club house.
This is your opportunity to voice your opinion on any matters so if there is anything that is causing you concern make an effort to attend.
If you cannot attend but have any issues that you wish to raise then please inform your fleet captain.
Oh and don’t forget, we are looking for a volunteer to act as secretary for this section.
FMYPBC General Secretary
30th August 2018
The good news was, there were no jelly fish in sight, and no weed, but the bad news was, sadly very little wind for the penultimate event of series three.
Once a start line had been decided upon, as what little wind there was, was shifting all the time as it came and went. Eleven skippers set out to try their luck on a figure eight course, mainly one lappers with a couple of two lap races before darkness fell.
We made the best of what there was, and it was good to see four different skippers taking bullets from the eight races, but it was John once again who edged it with three from the eight and four seconds. Ken too was in good form taking three bullets also, and finishing close behind in second spot.
So with John doing enough to clinch the Series with one event to go, it will be interesting to see who turns out next week to fight over the minor placings.
Thanks to Peter for Race Officer Duties on the night.
DF 65 Capt.
Tuesday 28th August 2018
With the A rig breeze coming straight down the lake, ten of the Squadron were treated to negotiating the course previously set up for IOM Nationals.
Shaun H emerged a worthy winner over the eight hotly contested races which on occasions saw the ’first’ up for grabs – even on the run to the line!
As this was the penultimate evening event it would be good to see a full fleet next week – especially with the overall results still in the balance.
Due to fading light:
Event 7 is next Tuesday, the 4th September at 6pm
DF 95 Captain