Waiting for wind

The weekend’s sailing at the club saw the conclusion of the first set of long series, but the damp forecast and lack of wind was enough to cause several would be sailors to find something else to do. Dave and Lynn Lawson secured the Spring Cup with two firsts, Hugh and Rhonwen did give them a challenge but managed to inexplicably tip their boat in and go for a swim.

Sunday’s racing was delayed waiting for wind, but when it did come in and settle from the West, there was a pleasant force 1/2. Malcolm Clayton concentrated so hard on ensuring that his son had uncleated the genny when they tacked, it slipped his mind that his new boat had a centre main which he had forgotten to uncleat – time for another capsize drill me thinks! The afternoon race was the Jimmy Lancaster Memorial Trophy, and as is the tradition, the fleet were sent around the lake. Ian Campbell broke away from the rest of the fleet with Mike Moore in hot pursuit, but no-one was able to catch them on the run down the lake. William Carruthers, still getting to grips with the RS, did try to reach down the lake, but with a lack of wind, and the challenge of going under the shade of Sale Fell, it did not prove to be a tactical move, and he duly tagged along behind the fleet for the rest of the race. He even experimented flying the genniker when close hauled – again, not a good tactical move! However, Joan Cowan took to the front on William’s boat while husband Toggle sat back and double checked her life insurance! She did say there would have to be a role reversal – she would lie down and have a snooze while Toggle made the tea that evening – did she get her way?

BARF PLATE

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4   5   6 Pts
 1  167828  I MACPHERSON  LAS        DNS DNS DNS DNS   1   1   2
 2    2324  R BLACKBURN   LARK       DNS DNS   2 DNS   2   4   4
 3  125514  R BRYCE       LAS        DNS DNS DNS DNS   3   2   5
 4    1117  K JAMIESON    FF         DNS DNS DNS DNS   4   3   7
 5     103  A NICHOLSON   VARIO      DNS DNS   3 DNS   5   6   8
 6    3521  P BURNELL     FF         DNS DNS   1 DNS DNS DNS  10
 7    1125  JoHALLIDAY    RS400      DNS DNS DNS DNS   6   5  11
 8    1210  S HUNT        RS400      DNS DNS DNS DNS  OD DNS  12

                     Points for RTD =  0   0   4   0   7   7
                     Points for DSQ =  0   0   4   0   7   7
                     Points for DNS =  9

 2 races to count
SPRING CUP

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8 Pts
 1   13176  D LAWSON      GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS   1   1   1   1   4
 2   13839  H GODFREY     GP         DNS DNS   2   3 DNS DNS   2   2   9
 3   13791  P SMITH       GP         DNS DNS   1   2 DNS DNS DNS DNS  23
 4  913789  A SMITH       LAS        DNS DNS   3   1 DNS DNS DNS DNS  24
 5   13161  S SPENCE      GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS   2   2 DNS DNS  24
 6   12329  J WOOD        GP         DNS DNS   4   4 DNS DNS DNS DNS  28
 7   13238  D NICHOLSON   GP         DNS DNS  OD DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  33
 8   13326  S WATSON      GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  OD DNS  33
 9   13142  R HODGKINS    GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS RTD DNS  34

                     Points for RTD =  0   0   5   5   3   3   4   3
                     Points for DSQ =  0   0   5   5   3   3   4   3
                     Points for DNS = 10

 4 races to count
FF BLENCATHRA TROPHY

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4   5   6 Pts
 1    3560  I CAMPBELL    FF         DNS   2   1 DNS   1   1   3
 2    3473  M MOORE       FF         DNS   4   3 DNS   2   2   7
 3    3521  P BURNELL     FF         DNS   1   4 DNS   3 DNS   8
 4    3332  W SOMERVILLE  FF         DNS   3   2 DNS DNS DNS  10

                     Points for RTD =  0   5   5   0   4   3
                     Points for DSQ =  0   5   5   0   4   3
                     Points for DNS =  5

 3 races to count
MUSTARD POT

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4   5   6 Pts
 1   13749  R DAWSON      GP           1 DNS DNS   2 DNS DNS  15
 2   13655  N LEWIS       GP          OD DNS DNS DNS DNS   1  16
 3   13176  D LAWSON      GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS   1  OD  16
 4   13327  M FAIRLAMB    GP           2 DNS DNS   3 DNS DNS  17
 5   13839  H GODFREY     GP           3 DNS DNS   4 DNS DNS  19
 6   13791  P SMITH       GP         RTD DNS DNS   1 DNS DNS  20
 7   13238  D NICHOLSON   GP         RTD DNS DNS DNS   2 DNS  21
 8   12007  M CLAYTON     GP         DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS RTD  27
 9  913789  A SMITH       LAS        DNS DNS DNS RTD DNS DNS  31
 9   13118  V BELL        GP         DNS DNS DNS RTD DNS DNS  31
10   13142  R HODGKINS    GP         RTD DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS  31

                     Points for RTD =  7   0   0   7   3   3
                     Points for DSQ =  7   0   0   7   3   3
                     Points for DNS = 12

 3 races to count
JIMMY LANCASTER MEMORIAL TROPHY

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1 Pts
 1    3560  I CAMPBELL    FF           1   1
 2    3473  M MOORE       FF           2   2
 3  161866  M SOMERVILLE  LAS          3   3
 4  167828  I MACPHERSON  LAS          4   4
 5  137629  Ma FAIRLAMB   LAS          5   5
 6    1140  J CHRISTIE    VORTEX       6   6
 7     937  W CARRUTHERS  RS400        7   7
 8    2324  R BLACKBURN   LARK       RTD   9

                     Points for RTD =  9
                     Points for DSQ =  9
                     Points for DNS =  9

 1 races to count

 

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