A difficult days sailing today at the dam - for us mere mortals anyway. Relocated due to the very low tide and the potential impellor issue with the rescue boat motor at Montrose.
Very light wind, from all directions of the compass, up to 10 knots, appearing on the water randomly and disappearing just as random, which made things interesting or difficult - depending on which end of the stick you were on at the time.
Seven skippers on site today, and just eight races completed. Some taking ten mnutes, and others 25, with same length of race.
Stu Dawes, Ray Joyce and Lisa Blackwood each sailed well in the conditions, being the only ones to have won a race. Ray and Lisa three each and Stu with two.
Winner today, was Stu on 10 points. Least wins of the top three, but most consistent, with throw outs of just a 2 and 3 for the day. Very well sailed.
A single point behind was Ray, on 11. He shared in difficulties on the water, but seemed to always find a way to get back to the pointy end of the fiele.
Three points further afield in third was Lisa, on 14. When the Skalpel was on, it was really on. Could have dominated the day save for a soft patch in the middle of the day when the boat seemed to lose its mojo for some reason, but soon regained it and came back with a few bullets to finish the day off.
Wenesday is IOM Mid Week Handicap, button press at 11am. We will be having a visit from Minister Nick Street, who will be having a look at our new dinghy and getting a bit of an idea what RC Sailing is all about. Hopefully it might also be the start of some positive communications in to the government with our future plans. For those coming, please come along with your RBRYC shirt if you have one. It will be great to see us all in our club shirts on the day to amke a good show for the club.
Next Sunday is DF95 Scratch, at the dam. Button press at 1pm.
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