Clueless!?

What does the heading refer to? The OD? – No. A helm? – No. A crew? – No. It was the conditions on Saturday! Although there had been a strong breeze over Friday night and into Saturday morning, by the time racing started, what little wind there was, was all over the place. A slight swell from the south; wind patches in which the wind came from a different direction to the ripples on the water; even burgees were indicating totally different conditions to those filling the sails! It certainly seemed like it was pot luck, and necessary to be in the right place at the right time. All this made it very much harder for Robin Dawson to stay in with a chance of winning the handicap championship. He was working off the basis that he needed a 4th from two races to knock Neil off pole position, but it was only while waiting for some boats to finish that it was pointed out that he would have had better control of the situation by being OD, taking a 3rd and cancelling the last race! Hindsight’s a wonderful thing. Did he do the necessary? You’ll have to wait and see….

Tim Smith and Mike Chappell battled it out to win the first mirror trophy of the season! However, with two straight wins Tim took the trophy.

Saturday evening had naughty nighties and knickers, thongs ‘n’ things, girls’ toys and all sorts of unmentionables when Ann Summers’ rep came to the club. Everyone was in the swing(?) of things especially with the pass the parcel forfeits, including demonstrating air hostess uniforms, what not to do with large vegetables (and getting certificates to prove it!), and being careful to look but not touch some of the exhibits. To see the photos click here (Wonderful thing these camera phones NB Not for the feint hearted!)

Sunday began with threateningly high gusts, and Tim did go for a swim before the start, but the start came and the wind went, leaving all but Steve and Ruth to drift around the course in a relatively close bunch. In the afternoon, the winds seemed to have settled down, but it was not to be the case.

Week end results:

OCTOBER SERIES

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4 Pts

 1  160516  T CHITTENDEN  LAS          1   3   1   6   5
 2   13655  N LEWIS       GP           2   2   5   3   7
 3     937  W CARRUTHERS  RS400        3   4   7 DNS  14
 4    2324  R BLACKBURN   LARK         6   5   4   7  15
 5    1140  J CHRISTIE    VORTEX SP    5   1 DNS DNS  23
 6   69960  M CHAPPEL     MIR          4 DNS DNS   2  23
 7  130579  S HALL        LASER RADI DNS DNS   2   5  24
 8    1210  S HUNT        RS400      DNS DNS   5 RTD  31
 9     103  A NICHOLSON   VARIO      DNS DNS DNS   1  35
10   13733  A HODGKINS    GP         DNS DNS   3 DNS  37
11    1049  M SOMERVILLE  RS400       OD DNS DNS DNS  37
12    1072  R DAWSON      RS400      DNS DNS  OD DNS  37
13   11115  M TURNER      GP         DNS DNS DNS   4  38
14    1414  D LAW         SPORT 14     7 DNS DNS DNS  39
15  122174  P DILLON      LAS        DNS DNS RTD DNS  43

                     Points for RTD =  8   6   9   9
                     Points for DSQ =  8   6   9   9
                     Points for DNS = 16

 3 races to count

SKIDDAW TROPHY

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8 Pts
 1    1072  R DAWSON      RS400        1   1   6   1 RTD DNS   3   2   8
 2    1148  N CURRIE      RS400        2   3   5   3   1   1 DNS DNS  10
 3    2324  R BLACKBURN   LARK         8   4   1   4   6   3   2   4  14
 4  167828  I MACPHERSON  LASER        3   2   2   6 DNS DNS  OD DNS  16
 5     937  W CARRUTHERS  RS400        5   6   8   5   2   2   4   3  16
 6    1210  S HUNT        RS400      RTD RTD   3   2 DNS DNS   1   1  20
 7  130579  S HALL        LASER RADI RTD   9   9   8   5   4 RTD   5  30
 8     103  A NICHOLSON   VARIO       12 RTD DNS DNS DNS   6 DNS DNS  91
 9  161866  M LORD        LASER      DNS DNS   4   7 DNS DNS DNS DNS 101
10  160516  T CHITTENDEN  LAS        DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   5   6 101
11    1049  M SOMERVILLE  RS400        7   5 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 102
12    1125  JoHALLIDAY    RS400       10   7 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 107
13     609  A WILCOX      RS600        9   8 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 107
14     400  T KNOWLES     RS300        6 RTD DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 109
15   13733  A HODGKINS    GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS   3 DNS DNS DNS 123
16   69960  M CHAPPEL     MIR        DNS DNS DNS DNS  OD DNS DNS DNS 123
17     913  J HARDIE      RS200      DNS DNS DNS DNS   4 DNS DNS DNS 124
18   13401  G ASHBY       GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   5 DNS DNS 125
19   13867  D NICHOLSON   GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   6 DNS 126
20    1140  J CHRISTIE    VORTEX SP  DNS DNS   7 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 127
21    3473  M MOORE       FF           4 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 128
22   12682  E SMITH       MS         DNS DNS DNS DNS   8 DNS DNS DNS 128
23  122174  P DILLON      LAS        DNS DNS DNS DNS   9 DNS DNS DNS 129
24   66942  A HILL        LAS        DNS  10 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 130
25    1146  P BURNELL     RS400      DNS DNS DNS DNS   7 DNS DNS DNS 131
26  168995  G HEMMINGWAY  LASER RADI  11 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 131
27     501  J CROSBIE     RS400      RTD DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 136

                     Points for RTD = 16  13  10   9  11   7   8   7
                     Points for DSQ = 16  13  10   9  11   7   8   7
                     Points for DNS = 28

 5 races to count

MIRROR BATES SERIES

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2 Pts
 1   70142  T SMITH       MIR S        1   1   2
 2   69960  M CHAPPEL     MIR          2   2   4

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

 2 races to count

 

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