Grotty Potty Stakes

The Flying 15 team racing had to wait for the winds to fill in (or was it just for the OD to arrive – perhaps he knew something the sailors didn’t!). From the clubhouse, winds could be seen at the southern end of the lake, but they struggled to make any headway into the northern bay. So the OD set courses to suit. Once started the winds held well and there was some good racing when even Steve Goacher had to work his way through the fleet of 20 boats. The wind shadow caused by spinnakers on some of the dead runs helped shuffle boat positions, and the beats all had shifts/curves that gave opportunities to gain and lose places.

The weighted scoring  system for older boats helped its deviser Ian Preston and team to pull through to second position after three races – pity the didn’t get the last race right. Howard Green had Keels on Wheels on his sail, but sailed more as if he had wheels dragging from his keel!

That said, although there was a few grunts and groans on the water (and that was just aching bodies), everyone had a good weekends racing.

Not quite a Gotcha Oscar, but the winning team from Windermere seem pleased with their lot!

Last year’s Grotty Potty winner, Miles, seemed spoilt for choice as to who should get the coveted award this year. As Miles was unable to accurately read the word PORT emblazoned on John Hardisty’s hull, led to John being awarded the trophy for yet another year

Team Name

Boat / Helm

Wtg

R1

R2

R3

R4

Tot Adj

Pts

 

Gotcher Gang

3721 Steve Goacher

1

1

1

5

0

73

73

73

 

1

3728 Nigel Tullett

5

7

9

4

0

3787 David Brockbank

4

17

5

14

0

 

Flippin Heck Man Bobby

3590 Dave Douglas

3

8

17

18

0

94

94

94

 

2

3636 John Hardisty

12

2

8

7

0

3702 Terry Crumpton

6

5

6

2

0

 

Lanky Fat Boys

3593 Robin Dawson

-2

16

14

7

16

-8

100

100

100

 

3

3734 Howard Green

15

9

2

19

0

3770 Neil Platt

2

3

4

1

0

 

Bass Tards

3268 William Carruthers

-2

11

11

13

9

-8

129

129

129

 

4

3473 Mike Moore

10

15

15

11

0

3560 Ian Campbell

8

6

16

12

0

 

Derwent Apprentices

3420 Athol

18

12

10

10

0

132

132

132

 

5

3587 Ron Donaldson

13

13

11

6

0

3612 Dave Giles

7

10

14

8

0

 

Y Mochyn Dus

3479 John Saunders

19

16

18

17

0

146

146

146

 

6

3521 Paul Burnell

14

18

12

13

0

3675 Adrian Tattersall

9

4

3

3

0

 

Forgot the Potty

2504 Stephen Kirkpatrick

-3

20

20

20

20

-12

192

192

192

 

7

3385 Miles Middleton

-2

17

19

19

15

-8

-2

17

19

19

15

-8

 

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