At the end of the Whitsun break, and with all the glorious weather, a lot of sailors were obviously tinkering about at somewhere other than the club!
Those that did sail enjoyed some good racing. Toggle Cowan took to the helm for a change, sailing the first race with his wife Joan, and then the final race under the watchful eye of Robin Dawson – If only Toggle had listened to his helm he wouldn’t have been at the centre of so much ribbing – Toggle became a master at close rounding of marks, so much so that he is now the proud co-owner of a multi coloured boat! (i.e. coloured with paint that matches some of those marks he rounded so closely). Ken Bell did query whether competitors were allowed to move marks as well as the race officer, but Toggle assures us he did do turns for each of the marks that he came into contact with!
As the results show, only two boats sailed all four races and therefore were in the running for the Tinker Trophy this year – John Halliday in an RS400 and Jim Christie in a Vortex. Jim sailed consistently to take the trophy – so will he be at this year’s prize giving, or will he be ‘doing his hair’?
TINKER TROPHY PN Boat Helm Class 1 2 3 4 Pts 1 1140 J CHRISTIE VORTEX 2 1 1 1 5 2 1125 JoHALLIDAY RS400 3 2 6 4 15 3 13118 V BELL GP DNS DNS 4 2 28 4 13733 A HODGKINS GP 4 DNS 3 DNS 29 5 913791 M COWAN GP DNS DNS 5 3 30 6 170613 S DUNNETT LAS 1 DNS DNS DNS 34 7 13142 R HODGKINS GP DNS DNS 2 DNS 35 8 4 P DILLON TOP DNS DNS DNS 5 38 9 66942 J FERGUSON LAS DNS DNS DNS RTD 40 10 2324 R BLACKBURN LARK DNS DNS RTD DNS 41 Points for RTD = 5 3 8 7 Points for DSQ = 5 3 8 7 Points for DNS = 11 4 races to count