SW District IOM Open Event Results

South Western District (IOM) Winter Series Race 1. A fleet of 18 yachts turned up to a blustery Dartmoor today. It is only the forth time this year I have sailed my Rubix (IOM), and during the first part of the morning session it showed. The first race was like a throw back from the 6mtr Championship a few weeks ago. Richard Wills and myself collided. This time damage to Richard’s rig caused him to retire and I quickly followed due to this incident. As the morning continued I struggled with my IOM and the set up of the rig. In[…]

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IOM October results and report

The day surprisingly enough turned out well as the bad weather forecast held off ..The turn out was somewhat down probably due to the predicted weather .Still we had 6 entrants to make the day in the first race of the Winter Series for IOM’s .  John Kiff residing as the RO and Recorder .The audio recorder is a handy thing if one is short handed so the race positions were duly laid down for reference later on .   It had looked ominous as far as anyone  would show up for our fast class but the task was taken[…]

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6 M Nationals Report and Results

GRAHAM CLEANS UP AT DARTMOOR. Visitor’s from as far afield as Buccaness and Fleetwood clubs joined the Dartmoor MBC fleet boats to contend this year’s National Championships. Most of the competitors took the opportunity to go through scrutiny on the Friday afternoon preceding the event, which resulted in a more relaxed atmosphere on the first morning of racing. DAY 1 – Whilst the race team moved buoys around on the lake to cater for the forecasted veering SSW wind direction most competitors enjoyed the sun engaging with each other and talked boats. This was not the case however for Graeme[…]

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DRAGON FLITE 95 TT ROUND 12 – RACE REPORT

DRAGON FLITE 95 TT ROUND 12 – RACE REPORT. WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES – following on from a very windy race day for the 65’s the day before, Sunday dawned with much better conditions being forecasted. The race team led by Paul Newman and James Scrimshaw hoped that the variable WSW wind forecasted with a chance of going further South would remain stable enough to use the same course as the day before. This was to prove the case with only minor adjustments being made to the course throughout the day.  Racing started in ideal conditions with more[…]

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Round 11 of the TT for the DF65 report

WILD AND WET AT DARTMOOR. With an exceptionally bad weather forecast which resulted in major events being cancelled in the South West of England some wondered whether Round 11 of the TT for the DF65 go ahead? I am happy to report that it did after the Race Team at Dartmoor could see the wind direction would provide a window of opportunity to carry on racing on Shaugh lake. Without doubt though conditions were extreme, particularly on the Friday afternoon when it required a major effort by the boat crew to pre -set course buoys on the lake for the[…]

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