Only 13 boats were being rigged this morning was this due to the thunder and lightning ??????? The forecast was strengthing winds . Between force 4 or 6 later. The laser sailors had no problem deciding what sail to use. That's if the remembered to pack it in their cars. Adrian didn't have this problem.
Adrian was the S.O.O.D. today and he had his full compliment of team. Zuki was manning a patrol boat with Sophie assisting her. Well done Zuki for your help today. Two boats required their help , the gusts were quite testing at times.
Rowland started at he meant to go on, what did he has for breakfast? Was he struck by lightning and the extra energy resulted him storming into a huge lead!
Final positions are :
1st. Rowland. 2nd. Newton 3rd. David
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Very little wind greeted the sailors. It didn't greet the S.O.O.D. Because he or she didn't turn up! Thankfully O.O.D. S who were there did a great job with help from other sailors and the course was set and the race countdown started on time. Everyone started but it took some of the sailors and age to cross the start line. Julian in his Solo couldn't take anymore of the punishment and retired before the first mark. Thank you Julian , because soon as you retired the wind started to fill in . You must of been a sacrifice to the Gods ! The slower boats had a disadvantage over the faster boats because the laser mob and Steve in his 505 soon caught them up.
Karen and Peter started to pull away from the catching pack. They then had clear wind and there was no stopping them, the wind picked up further to a force 2 and The Jolly Sailor thought it was becoming quite enjoyable !
Steve and Mike were doing very well but typically sailing in a pursuit race , the faster boats caught up in the last couple of minutes of the race . Four boats past Steve and Mike, how cruel
It can be.
Final positions are
1st. Karen. 2nd. Peter. 3rd. Steve.
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This Saturday (5th October) the Model Yacht Section are hosting the ‘IOM Open Meeting’.
The Work party will also be busy in the morning – for those at a loose end ! (a nautical term)
If members are looking to sail, can they co-ordinate it with our Model Yacht PRO.