IOM Winter Series January 2019

 We had a most pleasing turn out for this IOM race from you ,the members, on the day .  It goes to show we still have many members who enjoy racing this class within the Club.  The weather or should I dare say the actual wind strength caused some certain different opinions among the participants as to what rig would be the most  applicable on the day occurred initially. . Just about 99% of the helms opted for the `A`rig ,bar one who shall be nameless who had a word or two with Odin the night before as to what[…]

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IOM Winter Series December 2018

Hello all you IOM helms and more                   The `Xmas Edition` of the IOM class boats racing  was held after a previous date was cancelled due to some weather that put paid to our on going race schedules for this year .   The response from the members was second to none  despite several of our IOM class racers were otherwise disposed in some far flung parts of the country. Or dare I mention it …shopping ?   The weather in the early morning looked rather daunting to say the least as[…]

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6 Meter Winter Series November 2018 Results and Report

6M WINTER SERIES.   NOVEMBER RACE REPORT. Seven skippers gathered on a very grey looking morning to contest the latest round of the series. The forecast one has to say, was not encouraging with a light Easterly wind and rain. However, you never know with Dartmoor as the day turned out to be much better than expected, resulting in a good day’s racing and the normal 16 races being run. A rather unwell Graeme Harris laid an Olympic style course assisted by Dave Morris, unfortunately Graeme’s efforts were not to be rewarded as he felt unable to stay and race. Hopefully[…]

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IOM Series October results and report

Hello all .                The decision as always to race was carried out to the `T` by the IOM Fleet organisers .. We were most emphatic that as the IOM fleet members have the 3 prescribed rigs ,we race  .Graeme Harris had an untried #3 rig so it was a good chance to see it perform in the conditions on way or another .  Knowing that the `weather` was going to blow an absolute  `hooley` a few helms  arrived to make the best of it .         For a start all[…]

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6 Meter September Results and Report

Hello all Yet another of our Summer racing series comes to an end, namely the 6’s . Played out  with equal enthusiasm with  all of you who raced in  these classic yachts over the past months  . Yesterday was no exception . The course setting was back to a windward/leeward setup again with a few minor `tweaks`by Graeme Harris  along the way  during the day to make the best of the wind direction the racers had to work with . The  start of the race sequences were somewhat in the lighter winds the helms had  faced but as the day progressed the wind increased to a reasonably good breeze that showed these[…]

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IOM Results and Report for September

The `Last of the Summer ` IOM series was played out in a fine fashion at our lake on Saturday for this rearranged fixture  . The weather was excellent all round  for the 9 entries who took part  . A  few were absent due to vacations and racing in offshore regattas etc .Soon to return shortly from what I hear. The usual vagaries of the wind on Dartmoor behaved themselves today as did the helms I might add .In fact a well controlled competitive day overall ensued .  Good to see the return of James Scrimshaw after several months away from our  Club activities with his[…]

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