MDCS 2017 R5 Manor Park Entries

The following skippers have already entered via the MYA online entry system.

1: Laurie Brown (69), 2: Graham Whalley (16), 3: Don Charlesworth (77), 4: David Alston (11),

Please help the host club by getting your entry in by 21:00 on 13th July 2017.

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MDCS & C 2017 R5 Manor Park SC NOR & Entry

The racing now moves onto Manor Park SC who have stepped in to host the Watermead event for the fifth round of this years series to be held on 16th July, see NOR below for details.

The MYA online race entry system has been activated here:

https://mya-uk.co.uk/event/md-iom-mdcs-5/

Please help the host club by getting your entry in by 21:00 on 13th July 2017.

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IOMMDCS 2017 R5 Venue Change

Earlier this year Chris H and I discussed the ongoing development work being undertaken at Watermead and the effect it was having to club sailing.
Since then Clive Bardell has confirmed that unfortunately this is still the case and they would not be able to run the IOMMDCS R5 this year.

A few Midland skippers had been discussing this possibility and were looking round for an alternative venue. So after several conversations and emails we had an official offer from the Manor Park committee saying they would be happy to host the event, so round 5 will now be at.

MANOR PARK SC on 16th July 2017.

A NOR will be issued shortly and the online entry system activated.

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MDCS &C 2017 R4 Leicestershire RYC Race Report.

The race team arrived to gusting conditions from the right direction for the lake. The competitors all decided to start in the largest sail suit which proved interesting as by the time of the first race it was a marginal decision. Laurie Brown was the skipper who mastered the conditions best initially with two wins on the bounce, his main advantage appeared his control in the gusts keeping the bow above water!

After the second race a generous break was given to allow all bar three skippers to change down as the wind and gusts increased, the correct decision with hind sight was to stick with the large rig as the wind temporarily dropped and Don Charlesworth showed the way in the next two races before the remaining skippers switched down. Don again showed mastery of the conditions in race five before one of his blips in race six a fourth place and one of his discards!

Our long distance visitor Peter Cropper from West Cornwall was quietly going about his business by consistently sailing in the event his problems came later as he unfortunately had electrical issues resulting in three maximum scores, without which he may have challenged for second place rather than his third overall. Credit to Peter for persevering with the repairs to enable him to continue.

Don rather dominated the days sailing winning overall with eleven wins out of seventeen races and all his other counting scores being second places. Second in the event was taken by Dave Alston with a display of consistency which did not attract attention but got the job done. With such a small field it may not surprise but out of the entry we had five different heat winners, none more happy than Chris Cook sailing his Slimtel after struggling with the conditions.

It was good to see that the podium was filled by three different designs, Britpop, V9 and Asbo 2.

The higher wind range showed that skipper’s need to check their smaller rigs as Rob and myself were treated to some sailing antics as jib luff wires were getting caught on spreaders.

The gusting conditions caused numerous incidents most of which were dealt with in good humour so a thanks from the race team to all the competitors for not making it a difficult day on the bank which allowed time for plenty of sailing. With the higher wind range rather than Charnwood’s normal more moderate conditions it was a pity that not more midland skippers experienced the event.

Pictures of the winners are in the gallery, and thanks to all who attended.

Race report by Eric Finley.

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MDCS 2017 R4 Leicestershire Race Results.

Sundays results from round 4 of the summer IOM series at Leicestershire RYC have been posted under the results tab.

Both the individual and club positions have also been updated.

A short race report will follow.

Thanks go to Rob and Eric for race management.

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IOMMDCS R4 Leicestershire RYC Enteries

The MYA online entry system is now active, https://mya-uk.co.uk/event/md-iom-mdcs-4/

1: Laurie Brown (69), 2: Colin Walton (3), 3: Chris Cook (48), 4: Stephen Hodgkinson (14), 5: Graham Whalley (16), 6: Don Charlesworth (77), 7: Chris Harris (22), 8: Peter Cropper (68), 9: David Alston (11),

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MDCS 2017 R4 Leicestershire RYC NOR

The series now moves onto Leicestershire RYC for the fourth round to be held on 11th June, see NOR below for details.

The MYA online race entry system will be activated soon so please check in again.

Please help the host club by getting your entry in by 21:00 on 8th June 2017.

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IOMMDCS R3 Lincoln drone footage

Earlier this week there was a circular email from the Lincoln club mentioning that some drone footage of the racing had been created by Phil Hewitt and this had been posted on to Youtube, to view click the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv2ZCmSHje4

 

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MDCS 2017 overall skipper position update.

A small error happened in the overall skipper results after the Lincoln round, so appologies to Colin Walton for posting him under two seperate jib number entries, this had the effect of reducing his overall score. This has now been corrected and the revised result is under the Race Results tab.

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MDCS 2017 R3 Lincoln Race Pictures.

A small selection of the pictures taken at the recent Lincoln IOM race have been added into the Gallery.

There is also a photo album in Micks flickr account,  https://flic.kr/s/aHskWvQ9Rk

https://lincolnmodelyachtclub.wordpress.com/

 

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