We were presented with a slightly overflowing lake today, and care needed to be taken with respect to the edge of the lake. However I'm happy to report that no one fell in.
The wind was light with Stollery A+ rigs deployed on most boats. ICE fever appears to have hit the SMFL with five of the boats in todays racing being ICE or derivatives of Roger Stollerys design.
We welcomed new skipper Nigel Rudd to our ranks, who unfortunately had to retire early just as he was starting to get to grips with his new ICE, although he was somewhat hampered but the lack of the largest sail.
Dave Lissaman was sailing his new GRP design based on a Stollery ICE, which seemed to be going well. Dave just needs to practice practice practice.
Trevor Thomas measured and tweeked his sails as usual but today did not seem to have that magic touch.
Graham Tite and John Meredith from Birmingham Model Yacht Club showed flashes of winning form, but were a little inconsistent.
Paul Risdale with his balsa version of an ICE was sailing better after some modifications from the previous outing.
Peter Shepherd could not repeat his result from the Birmingham Open as Peter Jackson was in tremendous form scoring only 16 points across all races on the day.
We all got wet feet apart from those wearing wellies. All in all a very wet day but good company and friendly competition.
|South Midlands Footy League|
|14th July 2012||Race||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10||11||12||13||14||15||16||Discards||Final|
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