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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IOM News

Dave Morris and I have had discussions recently about the continuation of the IOM Race officer Rota system. Many of those who have done it felt that it was worthwhile, but thought the ARO and particularly the Average points awarded was not really needed. With this in mind Dave has compiled a preliminary listing of helms who would appear to be suitable to take on the role of RO, however there are others but for reasons of distance travel etc**  have not as yet been placed on the listing. The whole objective of the idea is for the Club to[…]

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6 Metre Winter Series

The commodore asked the 6 Metre members who were present on Saturday as to their thoughts on what the 6 metre class wanted to do about Winter racing. After some discussion it was generally agreed that because of low racing numbers that the 6’s will race ad hoc on the first Saturday of the month. With racing courses being arranged so as not to stop others from using the Lake It is hoped that the fleet racing numbers will generally increase. The ultimate aim is of course to see an active racing fleet with its own fully organised racing series[…]

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Dragon Force Winter Series

Whilst waiting for the wind to re-appear after lunch on Saturday, the Dragon force members were asked by the commodore to take a vote on whether to allow the new A+ rig to be used in Club Series racing During the Winter Series? After some discussion, a majority decision was made to continue with the A, B and C rigs for that series and to review the subject again of A+ usage for the 2018 Summer Series.  Although the Dragon Force and Dragon Flite boats are unlikely to see an Open Event being held by the club in 2018 the[…]

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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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