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
Get in there Walshy!
Great report from the GBR IOM site: https://gbriom.com/2018/08/29/fleetwood-delivers-2018-iom-nationals-report/
And yes, it was a windy final day…
Report & Results curtesy of the GBR IOM class, with some great pictures from Susan Sharman, Thanks Susan 🙂
Day One Results iom-nationals
23rd August 2018
Well for the second week running we had to endure C rig weather, in what was just about sailable conditions with big waves and a heavy blow.
A few of the skippers for the National IOM Championship had arrived early for the event, and must have wondered what they were in store for over the weekend.
Seven Dragon skippers turned out, and with the wind blowing straight down the lake a simple rectangular course was set, using about half the lake.
That man John was again in top form taking top spot with five bullets, over Eddie and Ken who were not far behind. Incredibly we had no major breakdowns and credit goes to all for sticking with it, in what were very difficult conditions.
Thanks to Peter for being RO.
DF 65 Capt.