The Club put on an exhibition of members boats, we had a good amount of interest
from the public, once again we were in the squash court next to the meccano club.
More pictures from the show are available on the Photos page.
There was a good turnout for the April race day, 8 Scamp electric boats managed 4
races, there was repeated damage to the side of Number 20 and Number 33 ended upside
14 Victoria yachts were raced at a more leisurely pace, the wind was light and shifty
providing a good challenge to all sailors.
April 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!