SUMMER SERIES   2016

 

A total of  SIX  rounds will be sailed, with SIX races being sailed EACH week, best FOUR rounds to count.   The same yacht must be sailed in each round, unless mechanical problems cannot be repaired at the lakeside.  
 

ROUND ONE

Seven skippers turned up on a beautiful Tuesday morning with hardly much breeze to choose a course from, and as the day progressed so did the weather, with the breeze being variable throughout the six races.    

A select number of buoys were placed to form a triangular course, starting from Mark 1 and a marker cone on the jetty, we headed to Mark 6, then up and across to Mark 4 at Brant's, heading to Mark 1 for two laps.  Very close sailing throughout the day even when the leader had a considerable lead the rest of the fleet did have times to catch up as and when the wind directions changed.

    Good start for the series by Dave Johnston, Roger Monks and Brian Hartley getting the top 3 positions on the points table.    

ROUND TWO
Just the five hardy crew turned up today with a good N/West breeze, although conditions as usual were a little flukey, with more than enough wind at times, then petering to a light puff at the drop of a hat.  Course sailed start 7 and the corner of the pontoon, up to 3, down to 1 across to 6 then to 7 and the corner of the pontoon up to 3 down to 1 across to 6 then to 7 for two rounds.
 
ROUND THREE
Six skippers turned up on a beautiful Tuesday morning with a little breeze.  The course was a figure of 8 type course starting from between Mark 7 and the Jetty corner, heading to Mark 3, down to Mark 1, across and up the lake slightly to Mark 6, down to Mark 7 for two laps, finishing from Mark 7 between Mark 8 and the Lectern.

Unfortunately due to sailwinch problems Tony was unable to sail with his usual boat, but with thanks to Geoff he let Tony borrow his boat for the day.  There weren't many incidents on the water apart from a couple of buoys being missed in a couple of the races, and with uncertain breezes, some of the finishing places were very closely tied.  Thanks to our new member Adrian for writing down the score positions for the day and would like to welcome him to the section.

ROUND FOUR

Seven skippers turned out on a beautiful Tuesday morning, greeted by the sun and very little breeze.  A course was picked following the figure of 8 style by starting between Mark 1 and the cone on the Jetty, leading across and up to Mark 6, down to Mark 7, back across and up the lake to Mark 2, down to Mark 1 for two laps however due to wind conditions this was reduced to one lap finishing from Mark 1 to Mark 8 and the Lectern.

There weren't many incidents occurring on the water apart from the odd bump from 56 and a couple of buoys missed and with uncertain wind conditions it brought again some rather close finishing positions and a mix of leaders throughout the course.

ROUND FIVE

Six skippers turned up for a fairly good days sailing, the sun was out and a slight breeze across the lake, although finding a course to sail was difficult.  It was decided to sail a triangular course starting from between Mark 6 and Mark7, heading across the lake to Mark 3, heading almost 180 to head back to Mark 5 then down to Mark 7 for two laps, finishing from Mark 7 to Mark 8 and the Lectern. 

Another week of not many incidents and only a couple of buoys missed, very close sailing and finishing positions were close.

ROUND SIX

A dull grey day but quite warm, still and flukey East South East wind around 7mph! this was still frustrating racing with positions changing every 20yards.  Course sailed was start between 2 & 3, beat to 7 then 5 and then to 3 back down to 7 for two rounds.  Congratulations to Adrian recording his first win in the series, Tony was back with us this week having resolved all his winch problems, with a win race 4, Paul was on form winning races 1 and 6, Dave had bad luck on the finishing line but clocked up 3 good second places.
 

Well done Brian Hartley, clocking up his fourth consecutive win in this series

 

 

 

 

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