Tinker Weekend

The Tinker Association are held another of their rallies at the Club this weekend. For Saturday, following a mirror-like lake at dawn, the wind filled in significantly in time for racing forcing sailors to contend with some blustery conditions at times. There were few contenders for club racing which was run alongside the tinkers’ racing in the form of a weekend series for none other than the Tinker Trophy.

The Hallidays set off for the race, but a capsize before the start made them think twice about continuing and they were ashore before racing started. In fact the start was delayed because the OD donated the Bates anchor, and warp, to Neptune as neither he, nor official starter for the day, realised that the anchor was not actually tied to the boat!

The 2nd race was delayed while a wedding party had their photos taken by the shore. Well not really, but the sailors had plenty of time to watch while the OD carefully planned the course, only for the wind to shift again – the best laid plans…

All the single handers (including the dart!) had their turn at capsizing, particularly at the gybe mark, but William and Lesley coped with the conditions and went on to win the race. There were occasions when they had to bear away from the reach on the leeward shore by as much as 60 degrees, and the shoreline seemed to approach somewhat too quickly. Common sense prevailed and the gennaker was taken down so that the boat could at least lay the leeward mark.

The  Saturday night high winds failed to die down as the pressure kept dropping. The Tinkers opted to have an early finish and  packed up without trying for any more races. The few club sailors that turned up waited a while to see if the winds eased as per the forecast. However, it is questionable as to whether the forecast can be believed as, at one stage, it stated that the wind at Keswick was just 10mph – As if! The recorded windspeed from the club equipment showed 37mph. While waiting for the wind to ease, Shunty and Tim went fishing for the missing anchor and warp (see later), but to no avail

Overnight and final results:

HANDICAP TINKER TROPHY

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2 Pts
 1    1303  W CARRUTHERS  RS400        2   1   3
 2  160516  T CHITTENDEN  LAS          1   3   4
 3     303  M COWAN       VAREO        3   2   5
 4   45866  L TYSON       TOP          5   4   9
 5    6905  N GARRISON    DART         4 RTD  10

                     Points for RTD =  6   6
                     Points for DSQ =  6   6
                     Points for DNS =  6

 2 races to count
Tinker overnight/final results

Overall

Sail No

Name

Type

Crew

H’cap

Race 1

Race 2

Total pts

Position

88

Nick and Win Derbyshire

Star

1

146

13

14

27.00

9

140

John & Val Allen

Star

2

152

13

18

31.00

12

998

Dennis Aldred

Star

1

146

3

3

6.00

3

1193

Ken Robey

Star

1

146

5

14

19.00

7

1470

Peter & Anne Cross

Star

2

152

4

6

10.00

4

1547

Malcolm Ellwood

Star

1

146

2

0.75

2.75

1

2003

Arthur Clive

Star

1

146

13

14

27.00

9

2576

Alan Swindells

Star

1

146

17

18

35.00

15

2698

Dave McCall

Tramp

1

156

17

18

35.00

15

4784

Roy Bradshaw

Star

1

146

13

7

20.00

8

4996

Stewart & Barbara Warden

Star

2

152

0.75

2

2.75

1

5805

Mick & Sharon Milwood

Star

2

152

17

18

35.00

15

6188

R John Blake

Star

1

146

6

4

10.00

4

7199

Peter, Sue, Richard Williamson

Star

2

152

17

14

31.00

12

7234

Ray Isaac

Supertramp

1

153

14

14

28.00

11

7299

Nigel Kirby

Star

1

146

7

5

12.00

6

7407

Graham Eaton

Traveller

1

152

17

14

31.00

12

 

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