Radio Sailing Results
24th-25th April 2021
Last Saturday we had seven Ten Raters on the water in a ENE'ly breeze, in which most started in top rigs, but soon changed down to second suit. All seven managed the first five races, but in the sixth race we lost 4, mostly due to damage in the area of the leeward mark. With hindsight this was in part caused by myself setting the course with a port rounding of the leeward mark and partly by inexperience of a ten fully would up in second suit. I understand Richard has been busy in his Workshop rather than working in the house, so possibly boats are not very popular with Janice!!!
On Sunday both myself and Phil were early, it pays to get reasonable parking on a Sunday! we discussed the problems of Saturday's Course and decided to lay two extra marks, one to create a less bias start line and a windward mark inshore of the blacks, as well as making a more fair start line with a better beat and with changing the leeward mark to starboard rounding, all be it that the new windward mark was close to the shore and so in the swirly winds. Five Skippers sailed all ten races in second suit and the wins were sort of shared amongst 3 boats, though Austin took most with seven bullets.
11th April 2021
Seven of us made it to Datchet on Saturday with six Tens, the seventh being Phil's Grandson, who sailed an IOM for a while before he got cold. The six tens were the 5 Spectres, on the water together for the first time and the sixth being Geoffrey sailing one of Richards other Tens, it being the first time he sailed a Ten.
We managed 6 races in the shifty 4 to 8 knot NE'ly breeze in two groups of three, before taking the boats off the water in order to hold a minutes silence to honour the Duke of Edinburgh, this was particularly important to us as the Duke had been Patron of the MYA for many years and we do race in sight of Windsor Castle.
The remaining races were completed in short order to complete twelve races for the day. Phil won the day with 15 points, five clear of Myself and Richard with twenty. The results are below.
Last updated 16:40 on 27 May 2021