The invitation to try to out a sail of IOM’s tomorrow (Wednesday) has been cancelled due to the inclement weather forecast, so apologies. We will look at an alternative date as soon as possible.
Round 1 of the Frozen Fingers DragonForce 65 Winter Championship Series will take place on Sunday 22nd October 2017. As discussed at the lake last Sunday, when the vast majority of skippers indicated they would like to start racing at 10:00am, can we therefore ask that skippers are ready to start Race 1 at that time please?
Round 2 of the Dragon Force 65 Sunday Championship Series took place on Sunday 15th October 2017 on what was a warm partially cloudy day. The wind was primarily from the south at 10 – 12 mph gusting to 14 mph occasionally. All skippers started on A sails and remained on these throughout the day.
The course was a triangle and sausage in the middle of the lake, starting between marks 7 and 8, a beat to 12, downwind to 8, a reach to 7, beat to 12, downwind to 8, and finish between 12 and the bank.
Chris Aldred suffered a leak which caused him to retire after race 6, whilst John Newton had a snapped main sheet whilst leading race 5 necessitating him miss race 6 as well. Congratulations to George Patten on his first win with the Dragon Force 65, with our newest member, Geoff Howell, also having a first place, as well as Keith Gray. Despite a few bad starts, John Newton was able to recover to take first place on the day with 23 points, followed by Dave Bland who continues to improve in second on 32 points. Rodney Latham was third, also on 32 points but only had one win compared to Dave.
With Angela Mears, Glenn Meekcoms and Dennis Graham missing todays racing this now leaves Dave Bland leading the Dragon Force 65 Sunday Championship series with 20 points, followed by Keith Gray on 16 points and James Beale third on 15 points.
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Just a quick reminder that Round 1 of the Frozen Fingers for DragonForce 65, takes place next Sunday 22nd October 2017.
Our President, John Coster has asked us to pass on his apologies for not being at the lake for the last few months due to his wife’s illness. However, he hopes to visit as and when things improve, but in the meantime, wishes everybody well, in their endeavours.
We all wish Jane and John all the best for the future.
Looks like a good day for IOM’s tomorrow (Wednesday) with a South Westerley wind at about 10mph. It is the final round of the Summer Mid-week IOM Championship Series.
Congratulations to Colin Goodman on coming third in the 2017 IOM National Championships at Datchet Water, behind Rob Walsh and Gavin Watson, this last weekend.
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