All Change?

With William Carruthers having just completed the move from Flying 15 to RS400, it seems there are several moves in the air. Dave Nicholson will be getting a new GP, Phil and Rich Hodgkins are between boats – will it be a GP?, Malcolm Clayton moving up to the Hodgkins boys’ boat. Will Michala take Malcolm’s boat, and will Roy Blackburn move from Lark to RS400?

A steep learning curve for William and Emily - but they're afloat and upright!With the arrival of William’s RS400, there was a lot of encouragement to get on the water and boost the fleet of RSs on the water. But when was he going to make that first move? Bridget couldn’t wait for him to ‘get his knickers wet!’ Would he be in shorts and T shirt? Daughter Emily had been promised the first sail, so everything had to wait until Sunday afternoon when she turned up and nervously got changed. But she did get in the boat, she did reluctantly fly the genniker, she did have to crawl on the foredeck to rerig the genniker after dad had forgotten to tie the ends of the sheets, she did sail the whole race, stayed upright, didn’t win but enjoyed it! Well done!

As for the rest of the weekend’s racing, there was plenty of sun, plenty of wind, some exciting courses, the odd capsize, some close racing, and innovative starting procedure by use of Herb’s whistle! Scott Beattie took three firsts from Paul Burnell to win the Mellor Mug, Mark Somerville won the Handicap Isel Cup with three firsts, but it was all on the last race in the GPs with David and Lynn Lawson taking the honours from Phil SMith and Toggle Cowan

FF MELLOR MUG

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4 Pts
 1    3673  S BEATTIE     FF           1   1   1 DNS   3
 2    3521  P BURNELL     FF           2   2   2   2   6
 3   93673  J SOMERVILLE  FF         DNS DNS DNS   1   9

                     Points for RTD =  3   3   3   3
                     Points for DSQ =  3   3   3   3
                     Points for DNS =  4

 3 races to count
ISEL CUP

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4 Pts
 1  161866  M SOMERVILLE  LAS          1   1   3   1   3
 2    1140  J CHRISTIE    VORTEX       2   2   1   3   5
 3    1210  S HUNT        RS400        3   3   2   2   7
 4     501  N CURRIE      RS400        4   5   4   4  12
 5    2324  R BLACKBURN   LARK         5   4 RTD   5  14
 6    1125  JoHALLIDAY    RS400        6   6   6   6  18
 7   69960  M CHAPPEL     MS         DNS DNS   5 DNS  25
 8     103  A NICHOLSON   VARIO      RTD RTD DNS DNS  26
 9     937  W CARRUTHERS  RS400      DNS DNS DNS   7  27

                     Points for RTD =  8   8   8   8
                     Points for DSQ =  8   8   8   8
                     Points for DNS = 10

 3 races to count
GP14 COMMODORES PRIZE

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4 Pts
 1   13176  D LAWSON      GP           2   1   2   1   4
 2   13791  P SMITH       GP           1   2   1   2   4
 3   13142  R HODGKINS    GP           3   3   3 DNS   9
 4   12329  J WOOD        GP           4   5   6   4  13
 5   13118  V BELL        GP         DNS DNS   5   3  19
 6   13238  D NICHOLSON   GP           5   4 DNS DNS  20
 7   13326  S WATSON      GP         DNS DNS   7   5  23
 8  913161  D SPENCE      GP         DNS  OD DNS DNS  25
 9   13371  J RILEY       GP         DNS DNS  OD DNS  25
10   13733  A HODGKINS    GP         DNS DNS   4 DNS  26

                     Points for RTD =  6   6   8   6
                     Points for DSQ =  6   6   8   6
                     Points for DNS = 11

 3 races to count

 

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