Chipstead SC Radio Sailing held the IOM Final Round 6 of the Met & Southern Series open meeting on the 23rd November 2019. All the main contenders where present with other IOM skippers from a number of clubs being welcomed by Dave Allinson and Peter Crisp who was the Race Officer for the day.
The day started with drizzle and light winds but the weather improved during the day although the wind remained light. However the wind direction allowed a good course to be set only requiring a small change in the afternoon this resulted in 16 races being run.
The racing was very close throughout the fleet. However in the morning Dave Allinson managed to score well to take a small lead over Trevor Binks at lunchtime. The next 3 places were also hotly contested by 4 boats all being within 1 point of each other.
The lunch break was welcomed, giving an opportunity to get enjoy a Pasta Bolognaise and bread, a hot drink and cake, laid on by the Chipstead SC Radio Sailing members.
Assistant race officer, Garven McKie, continued to keep the racing going with back to back races. The afternoon saw Trevor pull ahead with some good results by the chasing group Mike Adams, Martin Graham, Vernon Appleton and Stuart Ord-Hume.
Overall it was an enjoyable day’s racing for all those who attended. Special thanks were given by the prize-winners to the Chipstead Club members who ran the event and provided the catering.
The results of the final round of the Met & Southern Event
1st Trevor Binks
2nd Dave Allinson
3rd Martin Graham
4th Mike Adams
5th Stuart Ord Hume
Full results and pictures being shown below
Dave Allinson then calculated and presented the Met & Southern Trophy to the winners in the overall series event. The Overall Series result being 1st Trevor Binks, 2nd Vernon Appleton, and 3rd Dave Allinson. Pictures below.
There is no doubt that this radio sailing club has fantastic facilities, very well suited to running events with a large lake with good access on the banks and the clubhouse and excellent launching facilities right in the centre of the activity.
Report by Peter Crisp Secretary Chipstead SC Radio Sailing (Race Officer for the event)