Mid-week IOM Championship (21/06/2017)

Round 12 and the final round of the Spring Mid-week IOM Championship Series took place on Wednesday 21st June 2017. The wind had returned to Coalhouse Fort with a very strong breeze (12 – 14 mph) primarily from the NE veering to ENE at times, producing some excellent racing.

Unfortunately there was only three members able to take advantage of this, as Geoff Appleton had transmitter problems and so was not able to start. Graham Bartholomew seems to have now become well acquainted with his new boat and so won 8 out of the 9 races. Our new member Terry Wright is beginning to learn about his boat and the art of sailing. It was a windward/leeward course starting between marks 10 and 11, up to mark 9, down to mark 13, up to mark 9, down to mark 13 and finish between marks 11 and 12.

Graham was the overall winner on 7 points, followed by John Newton on 13 points and Terry third on 20 points.





Pos. Skipper Sail # Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 Graham Bartholomew 65 7.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
2 John Newton 43 13.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
3 Terry Wright 35 20.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0

Being the final round and with four discards, Graham Bartholomew is the winner of the Spring Mid-week IOM Championship Series on 6 points, followed by John newton on 11 points and Geoff Appleton third on 20 points.

















Pos. Name Sail Total Disc. Result
1 Graham Bartholomew 65 23 17 6
2 John Newton 43 28 17 11
3 Geoff Appleton 16 40 20 20
4 Andy Seymour 85 48 27 21
5 Malcolm Schaffer 101 44 22 22
6 John Horsfield 97 52 29 23
7 Colin Goodman 61 60 32 28
8 Terry Wright 35 57 29 28
9 Vernon Appleton 36 61 32 29
10 Angela Mears 33 63 32 31
11 Dave Sellens 47 61 29 32
12 Peter Herbert 11 60 27 33
13 Phil Hulson 82 66 32 34
13 John Lambert 52 66 32 34
13 Ray Bland 54 66 32 34

Round 5 of the IOM Monthly Championship Series will take place next Wednesday 28th June 2017.

The Summer Mid-week IOM Championship Series will commence on Wednesday 5th July 2017 and we are looking at a new scoring system together with a handicap championship as well as on the day positions, so watch this space.

IOM Ranking 4 (18/06/2017)

Following round 3 of the IOM Ranking Series the previous day, round 4 took place on Sunday 18th June 2017 at Coalhouse Fort RYC under very similar conditions, except the temperature seemed slightly higher. Apart from that, the wind direction and strength yet again were a major factor on the days racing, creating major problems for both the Race Officer, Geoff Appleton and all the competitors.DSC_5050

Based on representation by the MYA Race Officer following discussions with the competitors and the Race Team, it was agreed that the event would be run with two heats, at least initially for the seeding races. Assuming these went OK the event as a whole would run with two heats, which actually happened.

DSC_5043As per the previous day, the temperature and changeable wind conditions caused some frustration amongst the competitors, but overall everybody was well behaved and the race team would like to thank everybody for their understanding with the decisions that needed to be taken. AT one point a sea breeze could be seen approaching the venue and so a decision was take to delay the start of the next race, which was explained to the competitors. Throughout the day there were many course changes which entailed moving from one end of the lake to the other and back again. But even this did not prevent changes in wind strength and direction during a race creating difficulties and frustration for competitors.

There was a protest/request for redress regarding the same incident, with the protest being dismissed and the request for redress being upheld.

Yet again, the top skippers showed their experience under very trying conditions, but it was Rob Walsh and Colin Goodman who were the obvious contenders with Rob eventually taking the win and Colin second followed by Josh King in third.

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Results:

































Pos. Skipper Sail # Club/City Hull Score 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Rob Walsh 25 Fleetwood BritPop 12.0 5.0 1.0 3.0 8.0 1.0 2.0
2 Colin Goodman 61 Coalhouse Fort RYC BritPop 14.0 1.0 6.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 10.0
3 Josh King 26 Windrush BritPop 19.0 4.0 3.0 1.0 12.0 3.0 8.0
4 Graham Elliott 9 Birkenhead BritPop 23.0 2.0 7.0 3.0 6.0 5.0 7.0
5 Martin Roberts 122 Birkenhead Nitro 33.0 6.0 12.0 10.0 4.0 10.0 3.0
6 Nigel Brown 55 Gosport V10 33.0 4.0 10.0 5.0 7.0 7.0 16.0
7 Graham Bantock 95 Chelmsford RYC AKA 34.0 3.0 16.0 26.0 1.0 9.0 5.0
8 Tony Edwards 75 Yeovil MBC BritPop 37.0 5.0 9.0 7.0 15.0 19.0 1.0
9 Mark Dennis 19 Chelmsford RYC BritPop 40.0 1.0 17.0 20.0 2.0 16.0 4.0
10 Simon Clarke 94 Windrush BritPop 41.0 2.0 5.0 4.0 13.0 17.0 25.0
11 Darin Ballington 98 Manor Park RSC BritPop 41.0 7.0 8.0 8.0 9.0 11.0 9.0
12 Rob Vice 181 Clapham MYC BritPop 45.0 6.0 11.0 17.0 11.0 4.0 13.0
13 Trevor Binks 72 Eastbourne BritPop 48.0 9.0 23.0 11.0 16.0 6.0 6.0
14 Vernon Appleton 36 Coalhouse Fort RYC BritPop 60.0 3.0 13.0 16.0 25.0 13.0 15.0
15 Dave Allinson 04 Chipstead SC Fractal-2 62.0 17.0 20.0 14.0 5.0 12.0 14.0
16 George Beacroft 15 Chelmsford RYC Vision 62.0 14.0 25.0 13.0 10.0 8.0 17.0
17 Dave Alston 11 Manor Park RSC V 66.0 7.0 14.0 6.0 17.0 26.0 22.0
18 John Cleave 00 Ryde Chaste 73.0 15.0 2.0 15.0 23.0 20.0 21.0
19 Vinnie Zammit 17 Norwich MYC BritPop 74.0 11.0 28.0 12.0 18.0 22.0 11.0
20 Derek Priestley 67 Fleetwood In Transition 77.0 10.0 4.0 18.0 26.0 19.0 26.0
21 Roy Stevens 54 Tri-Services RYA BritPop 83.0 8.0 15.0 22.0 19.0 23.0 19.0
22 Peter Crisp 180 Chipstead SC Kantun S 89.0 9.0 26.0 25.0 14.0 15.0 30.0
23 Barry Raven 32 Chelmsford RYC BritPop 96.0 8.0 18.0 28.0 30.0 32.0 12.0
24 Chris Elliott 74 Lincoln MYC BritPop 96.0 17.0 32.0 19.0 28.0 14.0 18.0
25 Mike Kemp 37 Two Islands RYC Fraktal 96.0 11.0 21.0 21.0 22.0 21.0 23.0
26 Greg King 47 Windrush BritPop 100.0 10.0 19.0 30.0 20.0 24.0 27.0
27 Jenny Hand 69 Lincoln MYC BritPop 108.0 13.0 22.0 29.0 24.0 29.0 20.0
28 Cameron Vice 194 Guilford MYC Greyhound Mk 2 114.0 14.0 29.0 24.0 27.0 25.0 24.0
29 Colin Walton 3 Manor Park RSC BritPop 115.0 12.0 27.0 27.0 21.0 28.0 29.0
30 Alf Reynolds 42 Chelmsford RYC Italiko 121.0 13.0 30.0 23.0 31.0 27.0 28.0
31 Tracey Ballington 8 Manor Park RSC BritPop 126.0 12.0 24.0 31.0 29.0 30.0 31.0

Thanks to all competitors and members of Coalhouse Fort RYC for their fortitude on another difficult day with difficult decisions having to be made.

Report courtesy John newton and photos Dave Sellens.

IOM Ranking 3 (17/06/2017)

Saturday 17th June 2017 saw some 33 skippers arrive at Coalhouse Fort RYC for Round 3 of the IOM Ranking Series. The forecast for the day was very high temperatures and little or no wind from a westerly direction – not good.DSC_5015

Based on the number of competitors, the forecast prevailing conditions, and local knowledge, Race Officer Geoff Appleton decided to run three heats. And so with a wind that was constantly changing both in strength and direction, even during a race, racing got underway. The changing conditions not only made it extremely difficult to set a fair course, but also made it a challenge for the competitors in trying to find the wind.At times the wind would go from a good breeze to very little and even change direction during a race and so at times it was a lottery if a skipper was in the right place at the right time. Obviously with these conditions and the very high temperatures, clearly some people became quite frustrated but overall most competitors accepted the situation and got on with their racing.

DSC_5001Despite the conditions and frustrations there were only two protests were received one of which was a request for redress which was denied by the Protest Committee. The other in race 4, was based on a starboard boat having to take avoiding action on a Port boat, with the Port boat failing to take a penalty turn – the protest being upheld and the Port boat being disqualified.

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From the start it became quite obvious it was going to be close and the eventual winner would be decided between, Peter Stollery, Colin Goodman, Tony Edwards and Rob Walsh. In fact going into the last race their were three skippers on 9 points, namely Peter, Colin and Rob. Because of the conditions, the last race of the day was very tight on the time limit and as a consequence, at the request of the majority of the ‘A’ heat skippers, the final ‘A’ heat was shortened to a one lap, which proved to be significant in defining the final positions. DSC_5011

  Results:


































Pos. Skipper Sail # Club/City Hull Score 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Peter Stollery 39 Guilford MYC BritPop 12.0 1.0 3.0 4.0 1.0 8.0 3.0
2 Colin Goodman 61 Coalhouse Fort RYC BritPop 14.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 7.0 6.0 5.0
3 Tony Edwards 75 Yeovil MBC BritPop 15.0 2.0 4.0 7.0 4.0 1.0 4.0
4 Rob Walsh 25 Fleetwood BritPop 15.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 6.0 3.0 6.0
5 Josh King 26 Windrush BritPop 19.0 3.0 5.0 10.0 3.0 7.0 1.0
6 Darin Ballington 98 Manor Park RSC BritPop 21.0 6.0 7.0 6.0 5.0 2.0 2.0
7 Graham Elliott 9 Birkenhead BritPop 22.0 2.0 10.0 3.0 2.0 5.0 12.0
8 Vernon Appleton 36 Coalhouse Fort RYC BritPop 28.0 3.0 6.0 13.0 8.0 4.0 7.0
9 Mark Dennis 19 Chelmsford RYC BritPop 36.0 4.0 8.0 5.0 9.0 11.0 10.0
10 Simon Clarke 94 Windrush BritPop 45.0 8.0 15.0 9.0 10.0 9.0 9.0
11 Chris Harris 22 Windrush ODD 54.0 3.0 13.0 11.0 19.0 27.0 8.0
12 Graham Bantock 95 Chelmsford RYC AKA 55.0 1.0 11.0 17.0 14.0 12.0 20.0
13 Tony Guerrier 50 Three Rivers RYC V10 56.0 5.0 9.0 8.0 34.0 18.0 16.0
14 Ken Binks 83 Eastbourne BritPop 65.0 6.0 23.0 15.0 12.0 14.0 18.0
15 Derek Priestley 67 Fleetwood In Transition 65.0 4.0 18.0 12.0 17.0 14.0 19.0
16 Trevor Binks 72 Eastbourne BritPop 68.0 4.0 14.0 20.0 22.0 16.0 14.0
17 Dave Alston 11 Manor Park RSC V9 75.0 6.0 21.0 14.0 21.0 17.0 17.0
18 Mike Kemp 37 Two Islands RYC Fraktal 76.0 7.0 32.0 26.0 18.0 10.0 15.0
19 Roy Stevens 54 Tri-Services RYA BritPop 80.0 10.0 19.0 23.0 30.0 15.0 13.0
20 Nigel Brown 55 Gosport V10 83.0 5.0 17.0 16.0 20.0 25.0 28.0
21 John Cleave 00 Ryde Chaste 85.0 8.0 26.0 25.0 11.0 19.0 22.0
22 Dave Allinson 04 Chipstead SC Fractal-2 86.0 7.0 12.0 19.0 33.0 24.0 24.0
23 Vinnie Zammit 17 Norwich MYC BritPop 90.0 10.0 31.0 33.0 16.0 22.0 11.0
24 Martin Roberts 122 Birkenhead Nitro 91.0 11.0 27.0 18.0 15.0 20.0 33.0
25 Peter Crisp 80 Chipstead SC Kantun S 96.0 9.0 16.0 21.0 29.0 30.0 21.0
26 Greg King 47 Windrush BritPop 101.0 9.0 23.0 29.0 23.0 21.0 25.0
27 Colin Walton 3 Manor Park RSC BritPop 104.0 5.0 20.0 27.0 25.0 31.0 27.0
28 Chris Elliott 74 Lincoln MYC BritPop 107.0 7.0 29.0 24.0 24.0 23.0 31.0
29 Austin Guerrier 28 Datchet Water V10 111.0 8.0 25.0 30.0 26.0 26.0 26.0
30 Tracey Ballington 8 Manor Park RSC BritPop 114.0 10.0 24.0 22.0 31.0 29.0 29.0
31 Alf Reynolds 42 Chelmsford RYC Italiko 121.0 11.0 33.0 28.0 27.0 32.0 23.0
32 Jenny Hand 69 Lincoln MYC BritPop 127.0 11.0 30.0 31.0 28.0 28.0 30.0
33 Andy Seymour 85 Southend MBC V8 133.0 9.0 28.0 32.0 32.0 33.0 32.0

The Race Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all the competitors for their understanding of the decisions taken under the difficult conditions that prevailed and to thank all the Coalhouse Fort RYC members who assisted throughout the day.

Report courtesy John Newton and photos Dave Sellens

Mid-week IOM Championship Series

Wednesday 14th June 2017 was a glorious day, with a strong breeze strengthening as the day progressed, primarily from the NE veering to the ENE. It was a windward/leeward course starting between marks 11 and 12, a beat to mark 9, a run down to mark 13, a beat to mark 9, a run down to mark 13 and a beat to finish between marks 11 and 12.

A number of skippers had problems, namely John Newton who broke a shroud even before racing started and had to carry out a temporary repair; Geoff Appleton who lost contact between his transmitter and receiver and so retired after race 4; Malcolm Schaffer who snapped his winch cord and so retired after race 6; and Peter Herbert who had various issues throughout the day retiring after race 7.

There was some close racing at the front between Andy Seymour, John Newton and John Horsfield, but it was Andy’s better consistency that took the overall win with 9 points, followed by John Newton on 12 points and John Horsfield third on 15 points.









Pos. Skipper Sail # Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 Andy Seymour 85 9.0 1.0 3.0 4.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0
2 John Newton 43 12.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 4.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 3.0
3 John Horsfield 97 15.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 1.0
4 Terry Wright 35 34.0 6.0 5.0 6.0 6.0 5.0 6.0 4.0 4.0 4.0
5 Geoff Appleton 16 38.0 4.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0
6 Malcolm Schaffer 101 39.0 5.0 8.0 5.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 8.0 8.0 8.0
7 Peter Herbert 11 46.0 8.0 6.0 8.0 8.0 6.0 5.0 5.0 8.0 8.0

Being the penultimate round and three discards, Graham Bartholomew still leads the Spring Mid-week IOM Championship Series with 7 points, followed by John Newton on 12 points and Geoff Appleton third on 21 points.

















Pos. Name Sail Total Disc. Result
1 Graham Bartholomew 65 22 15 7
2 John Newton 43 26 14 12
3 Geoff Appleton 16 36 15 21
4 Andy Seymour 85 44 21 23
5 Malcolm Schaffer 101 40 16 24
6 John Horsfield 97 48 23 25
7 Colin Goodman 61 56 25 31
8 Vernon Appleton 36 57 25 32
9 Terry Wright 35 54 22 32
10 Angela Mears 33 59 25 34
11 Dave Sellens 47 57 23 34
12 Peter Herbert 11 56 21 35
13 Phil Hulson 82 62 25 37
13 John Lambert 52 62 25 37
13 Ray Bland 54 62 25 37

The final round of the Spring Mid-week IOM Championship Series will take place on Wednesday 21st June 2017, so let’s see a few more skippers participating.

In the next quarter, we will be looking at different scoring system, plus a handicap score based on a skippers performance, so watch this space for more information.

IOM Ranking 4 (Sunday) Entry List


No Name Sail No. Club Hull
1 Jenny Hand 69 Lincoln MYC BritPop
2 Graham Elliott 9 Birkenhead BritPop
3 Colin Goodman 61 Coalhouse Fort RYC BritPop
4 Nigel Brown 55 Gosport BritPop
5 Rob Walsh 25 Fleetwood BritPop
6 Vernon Appleton 36 Coalhouse Fort RYC BritPop
7 Chris Elliott 74 Lincoln MYC BritPop
8 Trevor Binks 72 Eastbourne BritPop
9 Mike Kemp 37 Two Islands RYC Fraktal
10 Alf Reynolds 42 Chelmsford RYC Italiko
11 Graham Bantock 95 Chelmsford RYC AKA
12 Greg King 47 Windrush BritPop
13 Darin Ballington 98 Manor Park RSC BritPop
14 Dave Alston 11 Manor Park RSC V
15 Simon Clarke 94 Windrush BritPop
16 Colin Walton 3 Manor Park RSC BritPop
17 Mark Dennis 19 Chelmsford RYC BritPop
18 Derek Priestley 67 Fleetwood In Transition
19 Roy Stevens 54 Tri-Services RYA BritPop
20 John Cleave 0 Ryde Chaste
21 Vinnie Zammit 17 Norwich MYC BritPop
22 Ken Binks 83 Eastbourne BritPop
23 Andy Seymour 85 Southend MBC V8
24 Dave Allinson 4 Chipstead SC Fractal-2
25 Tony Edwards 75 Yeovil MBC BritPop
26 Peter Stollery 39 Guilford MYC BritPop
27 Tracey Ballington 8 Manor Park RSC BritPop
28 Paul Allen 27 Birkenhead BritPop
29 Martin Roberts 22 Birkenhead Nitro
30 Peter Crisp 80 Chipstead SC Kantun S
31 Rob Vice 181 Clapham MYC BritPop
32 Cameron Vice 194 Guilford MYC Greyhound Mk 2
33 Barry Raven 32 Chelmsford RYC BritPop
34 Tony Guerrier 50 Three Rivers RYC V10
35 Austin Guerrier 28 Datchet Water V10

IOM Ranking 3 (Saturday) Entry List

IOM Ranking 3 (Saturday) Entry List

No Name Sail No. Club Hull
1 Jenny Hand 69 Lincoln MYC BritPop
2 Graham Elliott 9 Birkenhead BritPop
3 Colin Goodman 61 Coalhouse Fort RYC BritPop
4 Nigel Brown 55 Gosport V10
5 Rob Walsh 25 Fleetwood BritPop
6 Vernon Appleton 36 Coalhouse Fort RYC BritPop
7 Chris Elliott 74 Lincoln MYC BritPop
8 Trevor Binks 72 Eastbourne BritPop
9 Mike Kemp 37 Two Islands RYC Fraktal
10 Alf Reynolds 42 Chelmsford RYC Italiko
11 Graham Bantock 95 Chelmsford RYC AKA
12 Greg King 47 Windrush BritPop
13 Darin Ballington 98 Manor Park RSC BritPop
14 Dave Alston 11 Manor Park RSC V
15 Simon Clarke 94 Windrush BritPop
16 Colin Walton 3 Manor Park RSC BritPop
17 Mark Dennis 19 Chelmsford RYC BritPop
18 Derek Priestley 67 Fleetwood In Transition
19 Roy Stevens 54 Tri-Services RYA BritPop
20 John Cleave 0 Ryde Chaste
21 Vinnie Zammit 17 Norwich MYC BritPop
22 Ken Binks 83 Eastbourne BritPop
23 Andy Seymour 85 Southend MBC V8
24 Dave Allinson 4 Chipstead SC Fractal-2
25 Tony Edwards 75 Yeovil MBC BritPop
26 Peter Stollery 39 Guilford MYC BritPop
27 Tracey Ballington 8 Manor Park RSC BritPop
28 Paul Allen 27 Birkenhead BritPop
29 Martin Roberts 22 Birkenhead Nitro
30 Peter Crisp 80 Chipstead SC Kantun S
31 Chris Harris 122 Windrush ODD
32 Tony Guerrier 50 Three Rivers RYC V10
33 Austin Guerrier 28 Datchet Water V10

Dragon Force 65 Monthly Championship Series

Sunday 11th June was also round four of the Dragon Force 65 Monthly Championship Series. Following round 4 and one discard, Glenn Meekcoms continues to lead the Championship on 3 points, followed by Dennis Graham on 10 points and Malcolm Schaffer third on 12 points.

























Pos. Name Sail Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Total Disc. Result
1 Glenn Meekcoms 418 1 5 1 1 8 5 3
2 Dennis Graham 23 3 5 2 11 21 11 10
3 Malcolm Schaffer 101 7 1 4 10 22 10 12
4 John Lambert 877 7 5 6 2 20 7 13
5 Buzz Coleman 12 7 5 1 11 24 11 13
6 Mark Hainsworth 34 7 5 3 11 26 11 15
7 Angela Mears 348 7 5 13 3 28 13 15
8 John Newton 43 5 5 5 11 26 11 15
9 Geoff Appleton 16 4 5 7 8 24 8 16
10 Dave Bland 88 7 4 8 5 24 8 16
11 Dave Crane 182 7 5 13 4 29 13 16
12 Keith Gray 27 7 5 5 11 28 11 17
13 Rodney Latham 777 2 5 13 11 31 13 18
14 George Patten 95 6 3 12 9 30 12 18
15 Steve Bines 836 7 5 13 6 31 13 18
16 Lance Bennett 10 7 5 13 7 32 13 19
17 Dave Sellens 790 7 2 13 11 33 13 20
18 Jim La Roche 90 7 5 9 11 32 11 21
19 Jamie Cornwell-Stevens 700 7 5 10 11 33 11 22
20 Chris Theodorou 873 7 5 11 11 34 11 23
21 Bill Still 0 7 5 13 11 36 13 23
Half +1 Scores to count Discards

The next round of the Dragon Force 65 Monthly Championship Series is scheduled to be on Sunday 9th July 2017.