Round 4 – Weds 8th May. Results > Rd4 results May 2019 club 500
Round 4 took place between very heavy rain showers. Russ (OOD) set the course with a cut back and a long first reach to test the straight line speed of the boats. With a few missing and Richard H’s boat refusing to arm the first three races were a little like a procession. After changeover, Richard H got his boat running and the racing became more interesting. Kevin had a lousey race 5 and made several mistakes, with his boat lacking power. Richard L taking full advantage to complete his first ever 500 win. With the rain getting lighter and the wind disappearing the boats tended to bounce more which had a marked effect upon the boats especially Howard’s.
Congratulations go to Kevin for taking the win with Richard L and Howard taking the minor placings
Round 3 – Weds 17th April. Results > Club 500 Rd3 2019
Round 3 took place in near ideal conditions. Russ (OOD) set the course with a very difficult chicane at the end of the lap. The racing was once again frantic, resulting in quite a few collisions, hitting & missing the marker buoys and upturned boats. In-fact, there was quite a few non-finishers which meant that by mid racing break there was a number of drivers still vying for the round win. After changeover, Richard H and Kevin had some close racing, with mistakes being the deciding factor. Richard Lincoln raced his new 500 for the first time and found his boat very different compared to his other fast electric boats. In the end Kevin won the round with Richard H and Dave claiming the lesser places.
Round 2 – Weds 13th March. Results > Rd 2 Results MAR19 club500
Round 2 took place on a very windy Apex lake. The course was set with a tight buoy 3 and a chicane into the breeze. The wind was howling across the lake at 40+ mph and Russ had trouble keeping the boats in the starting gate. The racing was frantic, the wind affecting the boats considerable at times; resulting in a few collisions, hitting & missing the marker buoys etc. Richard took an early lead winning 2 of the first 3 races. After the changeover, from race 4 on, Kevin found his mojo and made Richard earn his points. In the end Richard won the round by being the more consistent. Well done Richard.
Club 500 is go!!!
Round 1 – Weds 13th Feb. Results > Results feb19 club500
This new class which is currently only raced on Wednesday afternoons had its first outing on 13th Feb. 5 boats entered the first round and everyone enjoyed their 6 x 5 lap races during the afternoon. Kevin Roberts reigned supreme winning all the races. A group photo and the new start gate below.