Jonk didn't have it all his way today. It was blustery but in .general around 15 knots with the odd gust maybe hitting 18. We raced at the beach today and had to reset the course a couple of times because the wind shifted. At least Doris had well and truly departed.
We ran about 10 races.. Jonk, Robin and Mark shared honours. Ben took the last race of the day. We decided today that we needed to be firmer about the rules and that meant a few turns were necessary... mainly by Mark.
It was Mikes birthday today and guess what he got... a new transmitter. Sadly he found once again he could tack to port
but not starboard, or something. Whilst adjusting things Mike dropped his boat. after that it had developed a leak... Best wishes Mike
It was spring. It was mild. We were joined by Buzz from coalhouse fort who very kindly helped us all with tuning the 65. He came with his beautiful v6 and also he bought a 95 to tempt us.
Dave also came with his iom, although he soon had his hands on a 65......tempted?
Racing was informal, fun and punctuated by a shifty breeze. we went to the western end today to utilise the breeze better.
Buzz stormed to the front in the first race but Jonk, Mark and Robin got the measure of him and in the end Jonk won the day overall.
Thanks Buzz for all your help. was the V6 dominant ...no, was it beautiful...yes. i think most thought that the new style tray and gooseneck were worthy upgrades
Ok so it was snowing and about 0 degrees, but there was a 15 kt easterly coming in and Jonk, Robin, Mike and Mark braved the drizzly sleet and held several races. Time flew by and no one noticed the sleet and everyone had a blast.
Jonk and Robin used V rigs and Mark and Mike were using A rigs but there was nothing between the boats. Mike had rudder servo issues and not being able to tack to port was a bit of a disadvantage. Jonk took the gun in most races and Mark and Robin had a few discussions about the rules. So no change there then.
When Mike gets a service that allows him to turn left he will be far more competitive....