A good evenings sailing with a steady A+ Rig
This week saw a low entry for the racing. No doubt many potential skippers were warned off by the rather inclement weather forecast. Congratulation to those who braved the weather.
This weekend saw a good entry for the first weeknd event of the year.
Bradford Cup Sat 25th June 2022
1 Chris Harris Windrush 25 points
2 Alan & David Bell Fleetwood 25
3= Damian Ackroyd Leeds & Bradford 18
3= Shaun Wyeth Gosport 18
5 Martin Roberts Birkenhead 16
6 Lewis Wyeth Gosport 15
7 Zac Roberts Birkenhead 14
8 Andrea Roberts Birkenhead 10
9 Dave Geldard Leeds & Bradford 6
10 Tony Wilson Fleetwood 3
Moderate wind from South and then SW, with some strong gusts. Six heats were completed.
Jim Rose Bowl Sunday 26th June 2022
1 Martin Roberts 27.5 points
2 Chris Harris 26.5
3 Shaun Wyeth 23.5
4 Alan & Dave Bell 18.5
5 Lewis Wyeth 18
6 Zac Roberts 16.5
7 Damian Ackroyd 15
8 Dave Geldard 11
9 Tony Wilson 9
10 Andrea Roberts 6.5
Moderate southerly wind.
10skippers attended the race. They were faced with a light wind making for slow racing. Only three heats were completed as racing was abandoned due to a torrential downpour.
A glorious evening saw competitors facing a near perfect A Rig breeze straight down the lake. 15 competitors turned out to take advantage of the lovely evening. The list saw two guest competitors Ian & Val Hockey who were warmly welcomed by our members. 8 races were completed.
Racing throughout the evening was great especially the duel between Gordon and Mark who both ended with 4 first places and tied in the racing.
It has been a great weekend of Platinum celebration racing & lunching at the club. The club had decorated the clubroom with bunting & Robert Wheeler kindly brought along a Union Flag with the Queens Head on which we proudly displayed on the club flagpole for the weekend.
The celebrations kicked off on Friday with a handicap Pursuit Race. The morning was wet & dreary however, the rain finally stopped and with a light easterly wind racing commenced. A mixed fleet of boats containing DF95, DF65, Laser, 6m & a Mustang participated in the racing. 8 races with several different winners & places changing within the racing. The overall winner was Bob Jolly racing his DF 65, who was presented with a small bottle of fizz!
Saturday was the turn of the DF squadron. In the morning 7 DF65’s took part whilst the afternoon saw 10 DF95’s turn out. There was a brisk easterly wind with the 65’s in B rig & the 95’s in A & some in B. there were some “zippy gusts” making the runs exciting. Each fleet did 10 races so that those who had sailed both boats had walked about 8 miles by the end! There was a small bottle for both winners and another for the combined overall best score from both fleets, won by John Blackburn. Results of both fleets are on the website.
Sunday was a race for Lasers, with a Celebration Lunch (Jacobs table style). 11 boats were racing in an Easterly wind of about 8 knots. Trevor Bell the race officer pushed us hard and by 1pm 10 races had been completed using almost all the length of the lake. Our Celebration Lunch, with the Commodore attending, was held with plenty of food for everyone. After lunch a further 4 races were completed before retiring for the day & presenting the winner Shaun Holbeche with a small bottle for his win..
So a successful weekend was held as part of our Clubs contribution to Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration.
The preliminary Notice of Race has been issued for this event and can be found by clicking the link
Thanks to the genorosity of our members the Club has raised the sum of £200 to support the Red Cross in its efforts to support the people of the Ukraine at this critical time.
Well done and a big thank you to all who contributed to the appeal fund.
Picture taken in 1967. Car Park warden would have a field day. Anyone spot Chris Dick’s car?
Bob Jolly’s Dragon95 complete in club decals sailing in a good B Rig breeze.