Please select your home edition
Edition
CoastWaterSports 2014

IOM open meeting at Frensham Pond Sailing Club Model Yacht Group

by Nick Royse 14 Sep 2018 18:36 BST 12 September 2018
IOM (One Metre) open meeting at Frensham Pond © Tony Schlaeppi

The Frensham Pond IOM Open Event for Nick's Knots was sailed on Wednesday 12 September. The wind was predominately north east or thereabouts. Initially some 10 mph, it faded as the day went on. This was a demanding day for course setting as the wind was predominately onshore. Accordingly the start line was almost parallel to the shore, leaving a tight area for pre-start manoeuvres.

A total of twenty two entrants braved the conditions, and a fine day's racing was had by all, even if a few races were completed in some drizzle. The entrants were divided into two fleets with four promotions and demotions between the fleets after every race.

Master of the conditions was Dave Adam sailing his Britpop design 36. Such was Dave's mastery that after eight races he was able to discard a fourth and a third place. He was greatly consistent with four second places. However, the fleet was competitive, and there were six different race winners, which made Dave's consistency all the more impressive.

In second and third place were a new design, Stephen Ridgeways Sedici 02, and John Shorrock with another Britpop 29. Dick Jobbins with a Merlo came fourth, following his second place last year.

All contestants were very well behaved with penalty turns for infringements being done promptly and usually without any reminders being needed. A strong contingent of Frensham MYG members was there - some sailing and some helping with the race administration - especially noteworthy being John Haine's PC skills with the MYA race management system, which worked flawlessly producing results and current placings within moments of the end of each heat.

The 22 sailors came from twelve clubs, and enjoyed a cream tea and prize-giving at the end of the day.

Related Articles

IOM-GBR 2021 Race Calendar
A race programme to look forward to for the International One Metre class As we come out of lockdown and into the next phase of tiering, the IOM class is delighted to announce a race programme to look forward to in 2021. For all IOM and interested sailors it's time to get your diaries out. Posted on 4 Dec 2020
IOM COG Leadership Team 2020/2023
Malcolm Appleton takes over the reins as Class Captain Malcolm Appleton excited and happy to announce that he has taken over the reins of Class Captain from Gavin Watson. Already signed up to this voyage to the future is Jonathan Clark. Posted on 3 Nov 2020
Scottish IOM Wooden Hull Championship
Socially distanced model yachting on Forfar Loch The SD IOM Wooden Hull Championship 2020 was held on Wednesday the 7th October 2020 hosted by Tayside Radio Sailing Club at Forfar Loch the home of Forfar Sailing Club. Posted on 8 Oct 2020
One Metres at Fleetwood
A blustery lake for the first gathering since the pandemic started On Sunday 16 skippers arrived to a blustery Fleetwood lake for the first friendly gathering since the pandemic started. Distancing restrictions were maintained as the competitors were split into 2 fleets, meaning less people on the lakeside whilst racing. Posted on 28 Jul 2020
IOM racing at Fleetwood
One Metre radio-controlled keelboat fun With winds coming from the South West, not the best. Anything with a bit of South in it is not too good, but up at around 18 - 20 MPH so should be doable. Posted on 10 Mar 2020
Northern District IOM Winter Series at Rotherham
Frequent gusts of up to 45mph for Round 6 What a fantastic day, one which pushed the sailors and their boats to the limit. The weather forecast proved to be right with WSW wind direction, mostly 20 to 25mph but with frequent gusts of up to 45mph. Posted on 27 Feb 2020
Radio controlled sailing at North East Clubs
Growing in popularity and becoming a positive pathway for retaining older members A club in north Yorkshire has seen radio controlled sailing growing in popularity and becoming a positive pathway for retaining older members and gaining new ones. Posted on 17 Feb 2020
Northern District IOM Winter Series at Ripon
20 competitors for Round 3 Ripon SC hosted round 3 of the MYA Northern District IOM Winter Series on Saturday 4th January with 20 entrants all keen to have a good day's racing. Posted on 5 Jan 2020
IOM Christmas Race at Birkenhead
A great day of IOM racing Wind, sun and enthusiasm by all the entrants for this years Birkenhead Christmas race for the IOM, was evident today at Gautby Road. Posted on 16 Dec 2019
Scottish District IOM Traveller at Forfar Loch
Great close racing for the fleet in light winds SD IOM Travellers 3 was hosted by Tayside RSC at their home waters of Forfar Loch. Forfar Sailing Club opened up their full facilities and provided sustenance throughout the day for the competitors and race team which was much appreciated. Posted on 7 Oct 2019