Mid-week IOM Championship Series

The final round (Round 12) of the Summer Mid-week IOM Championship Series took place on what was initially a bright sunny day which clouded over quite quickly and actually threatened rain at one point.

The wind was primarily from the South West and was quite a good breeze at 8 – 10 mph gusting to 12 mph. It was a windward/leeward course, starting between marks 8 and 9, a beat to 12, down to X, a beat to 12, down to X and finish between Mark 7 and the flag on the bank.

Coalhouse Fort Marks

Although there was only three IOM skippers and Graham Bartholomew practising with his RG 65, there was some good close sailing at times, with Terry Wright continuing to show improvement, with a little help from friends. So much so that he actually won two races, his first ever since joining the club recently. Peter Herbert is also showing signs of improvement with good boat speed but some silly mistakes letting him down.

However, with his consistency, John Newton was the overall winner on the day with 7 points followed by Terry Wright on 12 points and Peter Herbert third on 20 points.

Pos. Skipper Sail # Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 John Newton 43 7.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0
2 Terry Wright 35 12.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.0
3 Peter Herbert 11 20.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0

Being the final round of the Summer Mid-week IOM Championship Series, leaves John Newton as the overall winner on 20 points, followed by John Horsfield on 19 points and Graham Bartholomew third on 18 points.

Pos. Name Sail 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total Dis Res.
1 John Newton 43   4     3   5 5   6   3 26 6 20
2 John Horsfield 97 2 3 4 2 2   4 3   5     25 6 19
3 Graham Bartholomew 65   5 5 4 4       3       21 3 18
4 Geoff Appleton 16 3   3         4 1 4     15 1 14
5 Terry Wright 35 1 1 2 1 1   2 2 2 2   2 16 4 12
6 Jim La Roche 39   2   3     3           8   8
7 Peter Herbert 11             1 1   1   1 4   4
8 Andy Seymour 85                   3     3   3
9 John Moore 37     1                   1   1
10 Malcolm Schaffer 101                         0   0
11 Colin Goodman 61                         0   0
12 Vernon Appleton 36                         0   0
13 Angela Mears 33                         0   0
13 Phil Hulson 82                         0   0
13 John Lambert 52                         0   0

Just a quick reminder that next Wednesday 27th September is Round 8 of the Monthly IOM Championship Series, with Graham Bartholomew leading on 25 points and Geoff Appleton and John Newton sharing second and third on 18 points.

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Sunday Dragon Force 65 Championship Series

The penultimate round of the Coalhouse Fort RYC Summer Sunday Dragon Force 65 Championship Series took place on Sunday 17th September 2017 on what was a partly cloudy day. The wind was initially from the NNW but gradually veered to NNE and varied in strength from virtually nothing to about 4 – 5 mph and so A+ plus sails were mainly the order of the day.

The wind being from primarily from the North, it was a windward/leeward course in the middle of the lake, starting between marks 7 and 8, a beat to 6, back to 8, returning to 6, and back to 8 with the finish between 5 and 6.

Coalhouse Fort Marks

James Beale started the day with a good win in the first race, but was unable to maintain this performance for the rest of the day. Keith Gray had a good day and was consistent, but Dennis Graham, apart from a couple of bad races was the better skipper on the day. Following a bad start, John Newton started to improve until race four when holding a substantial lead, experienced a transmitter issue and had to retire for the rest of the day. With the variable wind etc. only 6 races were completed, of which Dennis Graham won three and so was the overall winner with 9 points. He was closely followed by Keith Gray on 10 points with George Patten third on 15 points.

Pos. Skipper Sail # Score 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Dennis Graham 23 9.0 2.0 4.0 4.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
2 Keith Gray 27 10.0 3.0 1.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
3 George Patten 95 15.0 5.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 3.0
4 James Beale 188 20.0 1.0 5.0 6.0 5.0 3.0 9.0
5 John Newton 43 25.0 4.0 2.0 1.0 9.0 9.0 9.0
6 Dave Bland 88 28.0 7.0 7.0 5.0 7.0 5.0 4.0
6 Terry Wright 97 28.0 6.0 6.0 7.0 4.0 7.0 5.0
8 Bill Still 327 37.0 9.0 8.0 8.0 6.0 6.0 9.0

Being the penultimate round of the Coalhouse Fort RYC Summer Sunday Dragon Force 65 Sunday Championship Series, it is very close and so everything to play for in the next round. John Newton and Dennis Graham are tying for first place on 55 points, with John taking it based on count back and Glenn Meekcoms third on 46 points.

Pos. Skipper Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Total Disc. Result
1 John Newton 43   11 10 17   8   10 13 4   73 18 55
2 Dennis Graham 23   10   16   7 9 9 12 8   71 16 55
3 Glenn Meekcoms 418   8 12 15     8   11     54 8 46
4 Keith Gray 27 6 5 7 10 6   10 7   7   58 17 41
5 George Patten 95 2 7 5 8 7 3 4 5 5 6   52 14 38
6 James Beale 188 3   1 13 4 6 2 6 3 5   43 6 37
7 Angela Mears 348   9 11 14               34 0 34
8 Howard Dalton 364     9 12         10     31 0 31
9 Dave Bland 88   3 8 6 3 4   3 6 3   36 6 30
10 Geoff Appleton 16 5     9 5   1 8       28 1 27
11 Terry Wright 97 4 2 2 4 2 5 5 2 7 2   35 8 27
12 Dave Crane 182   4 4 3 8   7   4     30 7 23
13 Jim La Roche 90   6   7     6   8     27 6 21
14 Malcolm Schaffer 101       11         9     20 0 20
15 Steve Bines 836     6 2 1   3 4       16 1 15
16 Bill Still 0 1   3 5   2   1 2 1   15 2 13
17 Buzz Coleman 12               11       11 0 11
18 Ian kemp 590   1   1               2 0 2
19 Rodney Latham 777           1     1     2 0 2
20 John Lambert 877                       0 0 0
21 Chris Theodorou 873                       0 0 0
22 Lance Bennett 010                       0 0 0
23 Mark Hainsworth 34                       0 0 0
24 Dave Sellens 790                       0 0 0
  Discards – Half+1                              

An opportunity to wish all Coalhouse Fort RYC members all the best for next weekend at the Dragon Force 65 National Championships at Eastbourne – keep the Coalhouse Fort RYC Flag flying!

Dragon Force 65 Monthly Championship

Sunday 10th September 2017 also was the penultimate round of the Dragon Force 65 Monthly Championship. Mainly due to his consistency and partaking in more events, Glenn Meekcoms is the current leader of the Dragon Force 65 Monthly Championship with 9 points. This Championship shows the benefit of actually turning up at as many events as you can. Dennis Graham who has completed in one less event is second on 15 points and John Newton third on 22 points only having competed in 3 of the events.

The next and final event of the series is on Sunday 8th October 2017.

Watch this space for the dates of the Frozen Fingers Dragon Force 65 Winter Championship, consisting of six rounds, commencing in October through until March.

Positions:

Pos. Name Sail Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Total Disc. Result
1 Glenn Meekcoms 418 1 6 1 1 9 3 3   24 15 9
2 Dennis Graham 23 3 6 2 11 9 2 2   35 20 15
3 John Newton 43 5 6 12 11 9 1 1   45 23 22
4 Malcolm Schaffer 101 8 1 4 10 9 7 5   44 19 25
5 Keith Gray 27 8 6 5 11 2 8 14   54 25 29
6 Angela Mears 348 8 6 12 3 9 4 14   56 26 30
7 John Lambert 877 8 6 6 2 9 18 14   63 32 31
8 Dave Crane 182 8 6 12 4 3 15 10   58 27 31
9 Howard Dalton 364 8 6 12 11 9 6 4   56 23 33
10 George Patten 95 6 3 12 9 6 10 9   55 22 33
11 Dave Bland 88 8 4 8 5 9 12 8   54 21 33
12 Geoff Appleton 16 4 6 7 8 9 9 14   57 23 34
13 Buzz Coleman 12 8 6 1 11 9 18 14   67 32 35
14 Mark Hainsworth 34 8 6 3 11 9 18 14   69 32 37
15 Steve Bines 836 8 6 12 6 5 16 14   67 30 37
16 Rodney Latham 777 2 6 12 11 7 18 13   69 31 38
17 Jim La Roche 90 8 6 9 11 9 11 6   60 22 38
18 Terry Wright 97 8 6 12 11 4 14 7   62 23 39
19 James Beale 188 8 6 12 11 9 5 11   62 23 39
20 Dave Sellens 790 7 2 12 11 9 18 14   73 32 41
21 Lance Benett 10 8 6 12 7 9 18 14   74 32 42
22 Bill Still 327 8 5 12 11 8 13 12   69 25 44
23 Jamie Cornwell-Stevens 700 8 6 10 11 9 18 14   76 32 44
24 Chris Theodorou 873 8 6 11 11 9 18 14   77 32 45
Half +1 Scores to count   Discards

Sunday Dragon Force 65 Sunday Championship Series

Round 9 of the Sunday Dragon Force 65 Championship Series took place on 10th September 2017 on what was an overcast day with a strong wind primarily from the SW and gradually strengthening as the day went on. Whilst there was some substantial floating weed along the bank stretching out about 2 – 3 metres, a clear launching area was established.

With this in mind the course was two rounds of a triangle, starting between marks 8 and 9, a beat to 12, down to 8, then 7, back to 12, down to 8, then to 7 and finish between marks 11 and 12.

Coalhouse Fort Marks

With 13 skippers on the day, it was decided to have two skippers for each race to act as observers with average points being allocated for those race(s). For the first two races there was a mixture of sails used, with some skippers opting to use ‘B’ whilst others used ‘A’. However as the day went on skippers gradually changed down to ‘B’ such by the lunch break everybody was on ‘B’

After a few races, Rodney Latham suffered water ingress and so lost control and consequently had to retire. Various skippers had issues throughout the day, including, Bill Still, Dave Crane, and Malcolm Schaffer. There was some very close racing at times, especially between John Newton and Dennis Graham, with tactics playing a part at times. At the end of the day, both John and Dennis ended up on 10 points with John taking the overall win based on his 5 wins versus Dennis four wins. Glenn Meekcoms was third on 16 points.

Pos. Skipper Sail # Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 John Newton 43 10.0 2.0 1.0 4.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 1.0 1.0 3.0
2 Dennis Graham 23 10.0 3.0 3.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0
3 Glenn Meekcoms 418 16.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 5.0
4 Howard Dalton 364 23.0 1.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 5.0 7.0 5.0 6.0 2.0
5 Malcolm Schaffer 101 29.0 5.0 5.0 2.0 5.0 3.0 4.0 14.0 5.0 14.0
6 Jim La Roche 90 37.0 14.0 5.0 7.0 6.0 7.0 6.0 3.0 4.0 6.0
7 Terry Wright 97 39.0 6.0 13.0 5.0 2.0 8.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 14.0
8 Dave Bland 88 39.0 4.0 10.0 8.0 8.0 10.0 6.0 4.0 5.0 4.0
9 George Patten 95 50.0 6.0 9.0 9.0 7.0 7.0 8.0 7.0 8.0 7.0
10 Dave Crane 182 60.0 7.0 6.0 9.0 4.0 6.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0
11 James Beale 188 64.0 14.0 7.0 6.0 14.0 9.0 6.0 8.0 14.0 14.0
12 Bill Still 327 66.0 14.0 9.0 10.0 14.0 9.0 9.0 6.0 9.0 14.0
13 Rodney Latham 777 92.0 14.0 8.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 14.0

This now leaves John Newton still leading the Sunday Dragon Force 65 Championship Series on 51 points, followed by Dennis Graham on 47 points an Glenn Meekcoms a close third on 46 points, all to play for as we move forward.

Pos. Skipper Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Total Disc. Result
1 John Newton 43   11 10 17   8   10 13     69 18 51
2 Dennis Graham 23   10   16   7 9 9 12     63 16 47
3 Glenn Meekcoms 418   8 12 15     8   11     54 8 46
4 Keith Gray 27 6 5 7 10 6   10 7       51 11 40
5 Angela Mears 348   9 11 14               34 0 34
6 James Beale 188 3   1 13 4 6 2 6 3     38 6 32
7 George Patten 95 2 7 5 8 7 3 4 5 5     46 14 32
8 Howard Dalton 364     9 12         10     31 0 31
9 Geoff Appleton 16 5     9 5   1 8       28 1 27
10 Dave Bland 88   3 8 6 3 4   3 6     33 6 27
11 Terry Wright 97 4 2 2 4 2 5 5 2 7     33 8 25
12 Dave Crane 182   4 4 3 8   7   4     30 7 23
13 Jim La Roche 90   6   7     6   8     27 6 21
14 Malcolm Schaffer 101       11         9     20 0 20
15 Steve Bines 836     6 2 1   3 4       16 1 15
16 Bill Still 0 1   3 5   2   1 2     14 2 12
17 Buzz Coleman 12               11       11 0 11
18 Ian kemp 590   1   1               2 0 2
19 Rodney Latham 777           1     1     2 0 2
20 John Lambert 877                       0 0 0
21 Chris Theodorou 873                       0 0 0
22 Lance Bennett 010                       0 0 0
23 Mark Hainsworth 34                       0 0 0
24 Dave Sellens 790                       0 0 0
  Discards – Half+1                              

Mid-week IOM Championship Series

Round 10 0f the Summer Mid-week IOM Championship Series took place on Wednesday 6th September 2017 on what was an overcast day. The wind varied between WSW and NW throughout the day creating some difficulties at times. Race 1 was a windward/leeward course in the middle of the lake starting between marks 8 and 9, a beat down to 12, down to X, back to 12, down to X and then finish between marks 7 and 8. However, with the wind varying as it was, the course was moved to the northern end of the lake, still a windward/leeward course, starting between marks 4 and 5, a beat to 2, down to X, back to 2, down to X and finish between marks 1 and 2.

Coalhouse Fort Marks

With the wind changes as they were, there was a certain amount of luck involved, but due to his better consistency, John Newton was able to take three wins giving him the overall win on the day with 9 points. There was then a very closely fought out fight for second, third and fourth, with John Horsfield, Geoff Appleton and Andy Seymour all ending up with 14 points. However, with two wins and two seconds, John Horsfield managed to take second place, with Geoff Appleton third and Andy Seymour fourth.

Pos. Skipper Sail # Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 John Newton 43 9.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 3.0
2 John Horsfield 97 14.0 2.0 5.0 5.0 3.0 6.0 1.0 1.0 2.0
3 Geoff Appleton 16 14.0 4.0 3.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 4.0 1.0
4 Andy Seymour 85 14.0 3.0 1.0 2.0 4.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 4.0
5 Terry Wright 35 28.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 6.0 5.0
6 Peter Herbert 11 33.0 7.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 4.0 6.0 5.0 6.0

With 2 rounds to go, John Newton now leads the Summer Mid-week IOM Championship on 20 points closely followed by John Horsfield in second on 19 points and Graham Bartholomew third on 18 points.

Pos. Name Sail 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Total Dis Res.
1 John Newton 43   4     3   5 5   6       23 3 20
2 John Horsfield 97 2 3 4 2 2   4 3   5       25 6 19
3 Graham Bartholomew 65   5 5 4 4       3         21 3 18
4 Geoff Appleton 16 3   3         4 1 4       15 1 14
5 Terry Wright 35 1 1 2 1 1   2 2 2 2       14 3 11
6 Jim La Roche 39   2   3     3             8   8
7 Peter Herbert 11             1 1   1       3   3
8 Andy Seymour 85                   3       3   3
9 John Moore 37     1                     1   1
10 Malcolm Schaffer 101                           0   0
11 Colin Goodman 61                           0   0
12 Vernon Appleton 36                           0   0
13 Angela Mears 33                           0   0
13 Phil Hulson 82                           0   0
13 John Lambert 52                           0   0

Dragon Flite 95 Sunday Series

Following on from the Dragon Force 65 racing in the morning, 5 Dragon Flite 95 boats came to the start line. Racing the same course as earlier with the 65’s, 10 races were completed with a S to SSE wind starting at 7 and gusting to 12 knots and finishing at the very top of the A rig range with gusts in excess of 20 knots. This proving to be just sailable for some, it was decided to call it a day after some great racing.

Results:

Pos. Skipper Sail # Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 Buzz Coleman 12 8.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
2 Dennis Graham 101 16.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
3 Chris Aldred 33 28.0 6.0 3.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 3.0 4.0 4.0 3.0 3.0
4 George Patten 151 31.0 4.0 5.0 4.0 5.0 5.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 4.0
5 Dave Crane 178 33.0 2.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0