More Wind!

Saturday started out blustery, and seemed to get worse as the afternoon went on. John Crosby and John Halliday, both in RS400s, capsized before reaching the start area. Shortly after the start, the wind picked up, the rain and hail came down, and the sailors all started to wonder why we love the sport so much! However, that squall passed through (and the sun came out), but it did not stop Scumper and T coming a cropper at the first gybe mark. Steve and Ruth were soon to follow – something that was to be a bit of a bad habit by the end of the day – five capsizes – that should teach Steve not to tease Kayla about the likelihood of going swimming. William decided that it was not a good day to get a extension stuck in his shorts (tiller extension that was!!), however, he did somehow manage to get it out without a forced tack that could have left him sitting on the wrong side of the boat. The results in the first race were very close, with Scumper beating Mike Moore by just a second on handicap.

Sunday wasn’t a lot different – loads of squalls, capsizes (yes Toggle is starting to perfect his crawl), sunshine, and hailstones! The boats that held the gusts were in for some screaming reaches – just as well there’s no speed limit on Bass. Border TV reappeared to film some more shots for return of the Summer wine – this week’s stars being Foggy Dewhirst, and an interjection by one of Grumpy old men (or was that Shunty on a bad day?). The OD having wound up various helms up in the first race by starting without many of them, decided to have an endurance test in the afternoon and kept them going until there were only four boats left. Apart from those that aren’t aching too much with the odd bruise, or strained muscle, everyone should sleep well tonight.

Next weekend is the open meeting for fast and slow handicap boats as well as lasers and mirrors. Hopefully the weather will be kind  – first race 1300hrs.

Weekend results (some long series are just to date)

MAX JOULE MEMORIAL TROPHY

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4 Pts
 1    1049  M SOMERVILLE  RS400        4   2   1   1   4
 2    1210  S HUNT        RS400        3   1   3 RTD   7
 3     937  W CARRUTHERS  RS400        2   3   5   2   7
 4    3473  M MOORE       FF         DNS DNS   2   3  16
 5    2324  R BLACKBURN   LARK        OD DNS   4 DNS  18
 6    6905  N GARRISON    D 18       DNS DNS   7   4  22
 7   13655  N LEWIS       GP         RTD DNS   6 DNS  24
 8    1072  R DAWSON      RS400      DNS DNS  OD DNS  25
 9   13874  J TELFORD     GP         RTD DNS DNS DNS  29
 9    9558  P HODGKINS    RS400      RTD DNS DNS DNS  29

                     Points for RTD =  7   4   8   6
                     Points for DSQ =  7   4   8   6
                     Points for DNS = 11

 3 races to count
MUSTARD POT

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4   5 Pts
 1   13839  H GODFREY     GP         DNS   2   2   2 DNS   6
 2   13655  N LEWIS       GP          OD   3 DNS   3 DNS   9
 3   13327  M FAIRLAMB    GP           2 DNS DNS RTD   1  10
 4    1072  R DAWSON      RS400      DNS   1   1 DNS DNS  12
 5   13733  A HODGKINS    GP         DNS DNS DNS   4   2  16
 6   13791  P SMITH       GP         DNS DNS DNS   1 DNS  21
 7   13176  D LAWSON      GP           1 DNS DNS DNS DNS  21
 8   13867  D NICHOLSON   GP         DNS  OD DNS DNS DNS  23
 9   13259  J ROBERTS     GP         DNS DNS DNS   5 DNS  25

                     Points for RTD =  3   4   3   7   3
                     Points for DSQ =  3   4   3   7   3
                     Points for DNS = 10

 3 races to count
DODD TROPHY

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4   5   6 Pts
 1    1148  N CURRIE      RS400        5   3 DNS DNS   1   3   7
 2    1072  R DAWSON      RS400      DNS DNS DNS RTD   2   1  10
 3    2324  R BLACKBURN   LARK         3   1 DNS DNS RTD DNS  10
 4     937  W CARRUTHERS  RS400        7 DNS DNS   2   3 RTD  12
 5  167828  I MACPHERSON  LAS          1 DNS DNS   4 DNS DNS  21
 6  130338  RiCRITCHLEY   LAS          2 DNS DNS   3 DNS DNS  21
 7    6905  N GARRISON    D 18       DNS DNS DNS DNS   4   4  24
 8    1140  J CHRISTIE    VORTEX       8   2 DNS DNS DNS DNS  26
 9    1210  S HUNT        RS400      RTD DNS DNS   1 DNS DNS  27
10    1146  P BURNELL     RS400        8 DNS DNS DNS DNS  OD  27
11   13327  M FAIRLAMB    GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS   2  34
12    3473  M MOORE       FF           4 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  36
13     809  B SMITH       RS800      DNS DNS DNS   5 DNS DNS  37
14     501  J CROSBIE     RS400        6 DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  38
15    1049  M SOMERVILLE  RS400      DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS RTD  39

                     Points for RTD = 10   4   0   7   6   7
                     Points for DSQ = 10   4   0   7   6   7
                     Points for DNS = 16

 3 races to count

 

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