The forecast said we should have 11 to 12mph winds from the south/south west but instead we had 0 to 3mph from the North! After 2 long, painfully slow and very cold races the OOD Scott called for an early coffee break – a big cheer all around! Thankfully it picked afterwards and continued to increase which made for some very enjoyable and close racing. It was good to see Nick out sailing with us again and Clive popped along to say hello and wish us all a Merry Christmas.
Winter series round 3 (Sun 2nd Dec) results > IOM Winter Series Rd3 2018-19
Winter series round 2 (Sun 18th Nov) results > IOM Winter Series Rd2 2018-19
Winter Series round 1 (Sun 4th Nov) results > IOM Winter Series Rd1 2018-19
Sedgemoor are 2018 Champions! – the club has been the top scoring of the 9 clubs that entered MYA south west district IOM events in the district. Thanks to Richard Aucott, John Stone, Scott Smart, Daron Maynard, John Woodman and Nigel Clarke for making the effort to take part in the district events and putting the Sedgemoor Club into the top spot!
Round 6 Summer Series – (Sun 7th Oct) results & FINAL overall series table > IOM Summer Series Rd6 & FINAL overall points table 2018
We had 9 entering on a lovely sunny morning, sadly there was almost no wind and what we did have only came in short intervals and swung around 180 degrees at times – which was fun! Richard White was sailing with us for the first time, though a few breakdowns kept his boat on its stand for long periods. Thanks to Mike Cooke who kindly offered to be the RO so all the skippers could stay on the water and race, this meant we managed to complete 11 single triangle lap races before the 12.45pm deadline – at which point the wind picked up! This round would decide who would win the overall series between Russ Chilcott and John Woodman, and it was fairly close between them until the coffee break when Russ lost his way (in several races!) while John won 5 of the last 6 races! This which meant John won this round and the series fairly comfortably in the end.
Congratulation to John on winning the Summer Series 2018.
Russ finished as runner-up just a single point ahead of Scott Smart in 3rd place.
Round 5 Summer Series has been cancelled due to the forecast of very poor weather
Round 4 Summer Series – (Sun 2nd Sept) results > IOM Summer Series Rd4 2018 We had a few away racing at various district events plus some on holidays so were left with only 5 of us to race at this round. That did at least mean all the skippers were on the water together so we got in 9 races despite a pretty light southerly breeze.
Scott Smart lead the way early on with John Woodman finishing in 5th and last for the 3 races before the coffee break. I’m not sure what he had during the break but he came back to win the next 4 in a row – many of them by a good margin!
The run of wins meant John took this one scoring 12, Scott was 2nd on 16 and Russ Chilcott was 3rd on 17.
Final round of the Wednesday night series – (Weds 29th August) & overall points table > Rd5 (moved from July 11) IOM Weds Night Series & FINAL overall points table 2018
We had a good westerly breeze which shifted around and increased in strength after a few races so we no longer had a shadow from the big trees in the right corner. The meeting OOD Scott Smart set a very long triangle/sausage course with a gate at the leeward end which provided some good close racing especially on the final leg to the finish line. 8 Skippers completed 7 races before a few of the boats RX red flashing lights could be seen right across the lake – always a sign it’s getting too dark!
Richard Aucott and Bob Conner who were fresh back from the IOM nationals took 1st and 2nd places respectively at this round, Bob nicking 2nd from Scott courtesy of the count-back.
Having won the last 4 rounds in a row Richard takes the overall Weds night series with a score of 123 points. Nigel Clarke finishes in 2nd place on 118 with Scott 3rd on 110. Congratulations to Richard on winning the series.
Latest News (26/8/18)
MYA IOM south west series 16th Sept – our club will host round 5 of the IOM south west district series on Sunday 16th September. It was due to held at Bideford MBC but they had to cancel due to very low water levels. As we had nothing on that date we have stepped in to host it. This meeting is for MYA members with IOM measured yachts only. Info on entry will be on the MYA south west website soon
Round 7 Wednesday night series – (Weds 22nd August) results > Rd7 IOM Weds Night Series 2018
We had just 7 skippers entering tonight’s round but there was enough of westerly breeze to keep the boats moving around a long triangle/sausage course, cloud cover meant it got dark pretty early but we still managed to get in 7 races.Richard Aucott was in good form winning this one by quite a margin, he scored 11 points, ahead of Nigel Clarke in 2nd place on 18. Scott Smart and Ron Lee tied both on 22 but Scott nicks 3rd spot on count back.Well done to Richard on his win tonight. I hope you join me in wishing him the very best of luck at this weekends IOM Nationals at Fleetwood as he flies the flag for the Sedgemoor MBC
Round 3 Summer Series – (Sun 19th August) results > IOM Summer Series Rd3 2018
We had a fairly strong but constantly swinging breeze coming from the south west and raced 2 laps of a long triangle course with a gate at the leeward end. There was a “little hole” around the No2 marker but apart from that the winds kept the fleet moving along nicely and the 8 skippers completed 12 races.
Doug Penman made a rare appearance having a day off from his house building project, he was always in the top few places and won this round scoring 14 points. Richard Aucott was 2nd on 18 and Russ Chilcott finished 3rd on 22.
Well done Doug – hope to see you again before xmas!
Round 6 Wednesday night series – (Weds 1st August) results > Rd6 IOM Weds Night Series 2018
If you keep the score sheets and wonder what happened to round 5 that is the one we moved (so we could watch England lose their World Cup match!) and will be raced at the end of the series on 29th Aug.
We had pleasant night with 9 skippers racing in a light southerly breeze coming mostly across from the open fields on the far side. Just last week the Councils Parks guys had been busy clearing most of the reeds, long grass and some of the lower tree branches all along that side of our lake – and you could notice the difference on the water!
The OOD Scott Smart set a long triangle/sausage course with a finish at the windward mark, the last few meters to the finish line proved to be a bit tricky at times! We got through 8 races on the full course, but with fading light and winds we agreed to do just the triangle for the 9th and final race.
Well done to Richard Aucott who did just enough to hold off Nigel Clarke and win this round 14 points to 15. John Woodman was best of the rest in 3rd on 19.
Round 2 Summer Series (Sun 29th July) results > IOM Summer Series Rd2 2018
I suspect many stayed away this morning due to the heavy rain and strong winds but down at the lake it was really not so bad. We had a little bit of light drizzle a couple of times but only for a short while otherwise it somehow stayed dry. The wind was fairly strong coming directly from the south between the gap to the fishing lake. There were just 6 entries, 4 started off on their No2 rigs while myself and John W were on our No1’s, mainly because we were not able to change down! As it turned out being on the No1 rigs proved to be the right decision so after 4 races at the coffee break the others all quickly switched up and the fleet was better matched (shame!).
Once he was on the right sails Richard was hard to catch and he won it scoring 13 points, John W was 2nd on 16 and I took 3rd on 22.
Round 1 Summer Series (Sun 15th July) results > IOM Summer Series Rd1 2018
We started with a very light southwesterly “breeze” but thankfully it increased as the morning went on and moved around so it was coming in from the west, the course was quickly moved and lengthen to suit. 9 skippers completed 11 races, we finished slightly earlier than normal at 12.35pm as everyone was feeling the heat!
Russ Chilcott won it scoring 22 points, with Ron Lee and John Woodman tied in 2nd place on 23 but Ron takes the place on count-back.
Round 4 Weds night series (20th June) results > Rd4 IOM Weds Night Series 2018
For a nice change for a Weds night IOM round we had a strong westerly breeze which got stronger as the evening went on. The only problem was that is was coming straight over and around the biggest of the trees in the right hand corner which made picking the route to the windward mark a bit “tricky” at times!
Richard Aucott avoided the biggest holes slightly better than most and won this one scoring 21, Scott Smart was very close in 2nd place on 22 with Nigel Clarke 3rd on 24.
Round 5 Spring Series (17th June) results > IOM Spring Series Rd5 & FINAL overall points table 2018
There was a fairly light southerly breeze but thankfully it picked after the coffee break gaining in strength so we were able to complete 12 races. Nigel Clarke and Andy Harding were by far the most consistent of the 7 skippers, in the end it was Andy who took the honours winning the round ahead of Nigel by just 1 point.
Well done to Andy.
Nigel’s 2nd place and a pretty awful (by his standards) morning for John Woodman means that Nigel retains the Spring Series trophy with a winning score of 93 points to John’s 91. Not so far behind was Daron Maynard who takes 3rd spot on 87.
Congratulations to Nigel – that’s his 3rd Spring Series win in a row.
Round 4 Spring Series (3rd June) results > IOM Spring Series Rd4 2018
Despite the forecast of just 5mph winds there turned out to be a half decent north/westerly breeze which was enough to keep the fleet of 8 boats moving along and we somehow got through 11 races! John Woodman managed to avoid the dreaded “Apex holes” better than everyone, he won it by a margin scoring 14 points. Russ Chilcott was 2nd on 24 with Nigel Clarke taking 3rd on 32 just ahead of the rest.
Well done to John.
The 5th and final round of the Spring Series is in fortnights time on 17th June.
Round 3 Weds night series (30th May) results > Rd3 IOM Weds Night Series 2018
It was a pleasant evening but lacked one import element for yacht racing – WIND! There was almost none at all which meant we could only complete 4 very slow and long races before the meeting OOD Scott put us out of our misery and let us go home!
John Stone drifted around slightly better than most and won it scoring just 6 points, with Nigel Clarke 2nd (7) and Richard Aucott taking 3rd spot (9).
Round 2 Wednesday night series (9th May) results > Rd2 IOM Weds Night Series 2018
Thankfully the threat of rain never materialized and the very light southerly wind did just enough to keep the boats moving. The heavy cloud cover meant it got dark earlier than it should have with the 11 skippers struggling to see the furthest windward marker by especially by the 6th and final race of the night.
Mike Cooke’s newly painted (Aardvark green) Rocket design won this round with a score of 7 points. John Stone took 2nd spot (11) with Nigel Clarke 3rd (14)
Round 3 Spring Series (6th May) results > IOM Spring Series Rd3 2018
11 entered the third round in the Spring series on a seriously hot and very sunny morning, not a normal Bank Holiday weekend! There was a light westerly breeze, just enough to keep things moving so 9 races could be completed. John Stone racing his Rocket was the winner scoring 9 points. 2nd places was much closer with 3 all tied on 16 points but it was Richard Aucott who took the place on count-back, ahead of Nigel Clarke and John Woodman.
Round 2 Spring Series (22nd April) results > IOM Spring Series Rd2 2018
We had a good turnout with 14 entering, a half decent westerly breeze and a nice long course with a gate at the downwind end. 9 races were run before the usual cut-off time. John Stone was in a class of his own winning 5 races, he won this round on a score of 7, Mike Cooke was the best of the rest in 2nd place on 13, with Nigel Clarke 3rd on 19.
Round 1 Wednesday night series (18th April) full score sheet > Rd1 IOM Weds Night Series 2018
We had a good turnout with 11 skippers, a nice breeze and lots of sunshine for the opening round in the series! The good light meant we were able squeezed in 6 long races before the sunset. John Stone and Bob Conner led the fleet most of the time, in the end John came out on top winning this round on a score of 4, with Bob on 7 and Richard Aucott in 3rd place on 9.