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||2015 Mid season results after
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|SSC Race report
and week summary: Sunday 11th October 2015
Sunday race day started with a very strong NE blowing the average
dog walker half way down the beach. On my trip down to test
out the conditions for our PM frostbite sail I must admit I
thought it doubtful. It was pleasing though to hear activity
already happening in the dinghy park area as the sound of washing
and polishing which was possibly a hardy new Laser sailor preparing
for the next race.
As it turned out on investigation it was club president Rolfe
John power hosing his trusty cruiser who after his exploits
at Bart’s Bash may possibly think he is a rejuvenated
dinghy sailor now but alas was getting his boat ready for
By the time the main fleet started to arrive at the club
the wind had dropped to almost zero which had a few thinking
of an early dinner and home to watch Ireland on the TV taking
on France in the World Cup. A few drifted off but 5 Lasers,
one Phantom and Malcolm in his trusty Graduate decided to
give the new OOD water starting a try.
Lasers seem to be the breeding at the moment as another one
turned up today proudly manoeuvred into position by Lloyd
who could possibly be a real contender for a title next year
if he bends the ear of his tactically efficient sailing sister
Rosie to keep her distance on the start line and understand
that brothers have priority or is that debateable.
Maurice and Terry out in the Flyer on OOD duty for our first
time in possibly over a year of talking about water start
OOD’s but the conditions just have not been right. Today
however was almost too perfect for the OOD but not that great
for the sailors. There were though 7 boats out and off they
went at the sound of Maurice’s enthusiastic starting
hooter, normal proceedings followed as current in form Phantom
sailor James sort of shot off in one direction and a few of
us drifted after him.
His main competition was currently sitting in the rescue
boats in the form of Simon and Maurice who was OOD, so they
were out of the game and our Dinghy Captain was tucked up
watching the racing from his kitchen window while making another
Gin and Tonic with a round of sandwiches for his rugby fanatic
wife Julia, so he was not going to challenge today either.
It was up to in form junior Hywel and along with Jeremy Corbyn
in his Graduate often referred to as Malcolm our club trainer
to push James round and not make it too easy for him. He did
mention though that he had just returned from a very enjoyable
weekend away with his tactician wife Katie but had to get
in quick as he was cooking the Sunday dinner so that did not
bode well for the rest of us, he was not going to be late
The wind sort of came up and then it sort of calmed down
but enough for the new Lasers to tussle it out in competition
that I am sure will be well contested next year. Steve seemed
to be having problems with his self drainer popping out which
does not help and can be painful along with our editor who
had drifting problems and no wind which at times can be a
bonus but not today.
Rosie obviously had not read the script and was in front
of brother Lloyd in his new boat which currently had it’s
self bailer missing so that could have been a disaster on
it’s maiden voyage, an obvious family meeting to be
held tonight I gather to sort the final race finish positions
Eventually the race was won by James in the Phantom, 2nd
Hywel in the Laser and 3rd Malcolm in the Graduate.
A second race did sort of take place with not a lot of wind
but will not count in the final results. 1st though was James,
2nd Hywel, 3rd Malcolm.
Well done to Maurice and Terry on OOD and Tom and Simon on
rescue along with the normal helpers of Clare, Nina and John
beavering around the slipway with trolleys and advice.
Sunday October 18th. Race start 10am with Dave and Terry
Details of all socials can be found on the website or on
Facebook or by contacting Nina Mammatt direct via her email
as social secretary which can be found on the website.
Both Nina and Jo are taking orders for tickets to the Xmas
social with tickets costing £20.00 each which is great
value and also promoting the Halloween Party on Saturday 31st
October with the ever popular fireworks from the harbour.
Jo also has an excellent range of clothing with club badges
that she seems to be very busy taking orders for so don’t
miss out on those and contact Jo as soon as possible as they
may make a good dare I say it Xmas present.
No gossip this week as everyone seems to go quiet when I
arrive on the scene these days so let’s wait and see.
Photos show the new Laser arriving at Lloyds and Sunday race
day start line.