In from Hugh Mcadoo 10R Class Captain
Graham Bantock gives a master class on Ten Rater racing!
6 skippers made the start line for the Eastern District Championship at Chelmsford’s Blackwater Lake at Heybridge and after Saturday’s wild and windy weather most had checked out their smallest rigs in preparation for the early arrival of storm Imogen. However conditions were quiet benign to start with most shippers selecting 2dr Suits. Graham and George gave us a simple windward leeward course with no spreaders or gates which remained unchanged for the day, except for minor tweaks to the start line pole on the bank. Chelmsford Club provided plenty of helpers and Observers, Many Thanks. With six boats there was no need for any seeding so racing started at around 1000hrs, Graham unfortunately had radio problems in the first race, so was out of contention and Hugh tried to finish on his own finish line which was not the correct one and so let Richard in to win the first race. The second race was dominated by Graham sailing his Diamond with Hugh second, this was to be the finishing order for the later races with Mark sailing his dual rated Prime Number extremely well given the conditions to generally finish 2nd or 3rd depending on whether Hugh made a mistake or otherwise.
The same event, with another report from the Eastern District website.
Sunday February 7th 2016, dawned as a bright morning with a bitingly cold south westerly blowing. The direction was made full use of by Graham Childs who set a windward leeward course for the running of the Eastern District R10R Championship at Chelmsford RYC’s water at Heybridge.
Only six competitors gathered to compete for the event. Four R10R’s and two Marbleheads rated as R10’s. The competitors were reduced five during the second race when Alf Reynolds boat sank. After a brief unsuccessful search the races were recommenced while Alf prepared his second boat.