IOM Winter series March Report and Results

` The day was somewhat challenging yet again .An understatement no less .The last vestiges of the awful  weather had decided not to leave us for our efforts whatsoever leaving us to cope with some torrential rain and low viz that gave the course setting many problems .  The wind started of ideal for a `B`rig  set up but not entirely  ideal as it was angled across the lake making the windward mark a tough call to see and make .With the added rain which most certainly having a heavy influence on the track everyone soldiered on regardless.  Dartmoor can ,as we all know through[…]

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DF 65 Winter Series February Results / Report

DF65 Race Report for Saturday 17th:- After a foggy drive to the lake for most skippers, they gradually arrived in “flocks” just like the landing of a “squadron on geese” onto our lake! Steve W (RO) with Dave M had made ready all the necessary kit to get the races underway, unfortunately the Dartmoor wind/weather (like a computer) said “No”. So we waited for the predicted light winds to arrive from the NNW to N direction, eventually it decided to arrive! So with a simple windward, leeward triangular course set & the control zone on the East bank, the racing[…]

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IOM Februrary Results and Report from Dave

This will be my first IOM report on our new DMBC Webpage . Our other Class Captains will follow suite no doubt. The day ahead was going to be a bit of a challenge to say the least. Someone had decided to wreck their car on the over night ice delaying our preparations lakeside. Our intrepid racers who later on  defied the conditions, quickly went into fast track rigging in no time at all . As PRO, I had set our usual windward/leeward course out, but with a longer wing mark due to the wind angle in which to create a slightly longer course without[…]

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IOM January Results / Report

IOM Winter Series January Hi All Today was the rescheduled race from 2 weeks ago. On arrival at the lake the weather was much the same as 2 weeks ago! However after emailing on Friday the 6 who said they would race arrived. Initially it looked like B rig but the wind dropped before racing started so A rigs it was. A windward leeward course with a spreader was used with the buoys not too far up the lake due to bad visibility and wind shadow from the south bank. Neil missed the first 2 races due to having to[…]

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Open Day September 2017

On Saturday 30th of September, the Dartmoor Radio Sailing Club held it’s second Open Day at Shaugh Lake. The event was attended by members of Plymouth Model Boat Club, and Exeter Model Boat Club, and from St Dennis in Cornwall.  The lake was divided into three sections, namely a Fast Electric area where the high speed craft were demonstrated along the south shore of the lake, the middle area being allocated for the sailing boats, and the north shore was allocated to the Scale Model section. The east shore had a specially laid out slalom course for timed runs by[…]

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