A bright and breezy day greeted 12 skippers to our water for this years Coventry Trophy.
Colin Goodman taking the honours on the day with Vernon Appleton, Mark Dennis and Dave Allison battling it out for the next three places. Vernon and Mark scoring equal but Vernon taking second place on a count back with Mark just 2 points behind.
Wind Easterly 5 – 10 mph. Course Start 6 to pole on bank, T, 2, 6, T, 2, 6, Finish 2-3.
A nice sunny day brought 5 boats to the water to enjoy some close racing with a total of 11 races being run.
With similar conditions predicted for the Coventry Trophy meeting next Sunday it bodes well for a very enjoyable days sailing to come. There is still time for anyone who has not as yet entered to make contact with Geoff and book in and get on the water in some decent weather.
DF65 Sunday Club Racing 15-04-2018
Fog and a light NE breeze, rapidly dropping to no more than a breath, started a difficult mornings racing. With what wind there was swinging Easterly then South Easterly then North Easterly then back to southerly, the same coarse was not sailed more than twice. Geoff Howell Showed Some great consistency to finish in second on 17 points 8 points ahead of James Beale in Third.
DF95 SundayClub Racing
With the mornings variable winds becoming an solid Southerly increasing to 12 to 14 Knots, 3 boats took to the water. After a couple of battery problems it was decided to concentrate on some tuning and 10 races consisting of long windward then leeward leg. Great sailing with closer racing as the afternoon moved on. 95’s will be sailing after the 65’s on club Sundays from now on.
If anyone with a registered IOM, who has not already entered and wants to join in and race at the Coventry Trophy meeting this coming Sunday, 22 April make contact with Geoff Appleton ASP and he will fit you in.
The club is also looking for some volunteers to assist with a number of duties on the day, again please let Geoff know if you are able to help out in any way.
The weather is looking good for the weekend and some great racing should be on the cards
With thanks to Terry Wright for info
Southerly 20 mph gusting +5 11c felt like 3c.
Course Started between 8 & bank to port turn at 12 back to port turn at 7 for 2 Laps & finish between 12 and bank.
All slippers on C rigs ( for those not up to speed that’s old No 3 rigs)
DF 65 Results 1 April 2018
Please be advised that the Coventry Trophy and Round 3 of the Eastern District IOM Championship Series, will be hosted by Coalhouse Fort RYC.
The event will take place at Coalhouse Fort Princess Margaret Road, East Tilbury, Essex RM18 8PB on Sunday 22nd April 2018. There will be a skippers briefing at 09:45am with the first race following shortly after. No race will start after 4:00pm and any race in progress at 4:30pm will be abandoned, unless a vote of participants indicates finishing earlier.
All MYA Members with a Certified boat are welcome and should use the MYA Online Entry Form if possible. If not please email Geoff Appleton (email@example.com) and John Newton (firstname.lastname@example.org) ensuring you include, Name; MYA No.; Frequency; Sail No.; Hull Type; and Emergency contact name and number.
MYA Standard Sailing Instructions (SSI’s) will be used and skippers are reminded they will be required to sail in accordance the RYA Racing Charter.