cockwells logoCockwells Saturday Points Series

4th May

The course was a down wind leg out to Castle then a beat up the river and across to the turning mark where the race was finished for all classes giving a very good sail that also gave time for an onshore visit to the club for tea. The sun shone and the wind was brisk, an ideal start to the season for some boats. N. Glanville's Morwenall won G class with the topsail up and a successful test for the jobs done during the winter. Mike Stratton on Deliverance in C class managed to make up a couple of minutes on G class which pleased him. Pity he kept his hat on in the club, which as we all know invokes a FSC rule meaning drinks all round!!

skinners logoSkinners Tuesday Points Series

7th May

Another excellent evening's sailing which was needed after a week or so of testing times. The race officer sent all classes on courses which brought the fleet home by 8.00pm, some flying spinnakers up to the club. At one point it was thought some classes would have to have shortened courses but the wind held and the expected finish at Falmouth Boat Construction Buoy (aka Trefusis) was cancelled leaving all boats to finish their courses at the club. S Hill's Xtreme in Q class completed one round and as he was the only IRC boat out was allowed to finish earlier than planned. W class, which is now a strong fleet saw N Chamberlain's Wild Child win, a great result. In G class Perham and Franks' Clementine was out for the first time and was the first boat at the club line. On launching her boat earlier in the week Sue Grigg had discovered damage to her mast on Katy and could not therefore step the mast so unfortunately missed this race. The Vice Commodore was seen to transfer his allegiance before the start of the race leaving the Commodore and his crew to join Len Cheshire on Fridays Child.

Kaye Price