Vane Sailing Weekend

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.

DF95 Series2 Event 4

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.

Her Majesty the Queen – Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

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.