George's electric boat jumped onto the island then he skilfully got it off only to
back-flip on again ending upside down.
Thanks to Colin it was rescued but there was too much water inside the electrics
for any more back-flips!
Although there were only 4 boats it was quite close, Colin's scamp joining in at
the front and winning a race, he should have won 2 but was pressured into making
a steering mistake and missed a mark. Simon 1st, Colin 2nd, Cliff 3rd ,George 4th
Sailing was the same as last month, very difficult.
Ian did well and won a race with his spare boat, It has the original kit sails, which
were actually just what was needed as when the wind dropped we struggled to get our
cambered racing sails to flip.
Linda sailed well and won the day, Peter’s 2 wins broke the tie for second place
leaving Simon in 3rd.
Chasing hard were Ian and Paul on the same points with 4th and 5th.
June Racing on the pond
May Racing on the pond
Scamp Electric racing, no ducklings on the water and we got started bang on time.
It was closer that the results show as George led race 2 from the start to the very
last mark of the second lap, when the pressure got to him and he got his left and
right rudder muddled up.
There was no damage to the boats so maybe it only occurs when Ken is racing?
Simon 1st George 2nd Kevin 3rd
Victoria Yachts :-
We had to delay the start for half an hour due to no wind and when we finally got
a breath of Easterly air we decided that the only way to get a beat from the start
was to move to the other end of the pond so we all moved down to near the steps and
used the buoys as a start line.
We manage to do 5 races with 4 different winners. Well done to Phil who won his
first Victoria race, just pipping Paul Biggs to the line!
Sailing was very difficult in almost drifting conditions at times.
Kevin used his rescue boat to fish Harry and Paul from the reeds just as Phil was
entering the water with tight fitting borrowed waders, it was not a pretty sight!
Simon 1st, Peter 2nd, Linda 3rd
July Racing on the pond
A short report due to the weather, Due to young coots on the pond we cancelled the
scamp racing for July, the Victoria yachts did a practice race instead.
We did a few races from the swans-nest end and after coffee the wind had changed
enough for us to move back to the welcome shade of the trees.
Most of the 11 skippers were frustrated at times due to the very light wind and patches
Peter did well and came 1st, Simon 2nd , Paul 3rd, Linda was struggling a bit but
still managed a 4th.