FROSTBITE  TROPHY SERIES 2018

 

A total of  SIX  rounds will be sailed, with SIX races being sailed EACH week, best FOUR rounds to count.   The same yacht must be sailed in each round, unless mechanical problems cannot be repaired at the lakeside.  
 
ROUND ONE
The 2017/8 Frostbite Series got off to a good start with a healthy fleet of seven skippers for Round 1 of the competition. A triangular course was set from the start line between the podium and Mark 7, diagonally across the pond to Mark 3 then along the far side of the pond to Mark 5 and back to Mark 7.

Simon got off to a great start by winning the first race with Brian hot on his heels. Phil Parsons, who didnít finish the first race, then won the second and third and had a good day by finishing third overall. Brian Hartley once again took the dayís honours after winning races four and five, with Simon Booth taking the second spot.

Congratulations to new members Phil Parsons and George Younger who both had a great first round, and both of them show a lot of promise for the future.

Please accept my apologies for the delay in posting these results, but I have spent a long time trying to sort out my old Vista PC before I could start to understand how the system works.

I would like to thank John Foster for his help and great patience in assisting and educating me in order to reach this stage. Hopefully the next round will be posted far more promptly.

If we donít meet this week, I would like to take the opportunity of wishing all members a very

Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.  

ROUND TWO

Round 2 of this year's Frostbite Series finally got under way in good sailing conditions, albeit rather cold. Five skippers competed on a triangular course from the pontoon and buoy 7, diagonally across the pond to buoy 3, then along the far side of the pond to buoy 5 and then back to buoy 7 finishing at buoy 8 on the second lap.

Brian Hartley got off to a flying start by winning the first four races, and was narrowly prevented taking all six races by losing out in race 5 after being pipped to the line by Paul and George. The rest of the field jockeyed for positions - all with various degrees of success and failure, usually brought about by chaos around buoys 3 and 5 where the wind took control and caused mayhem, collisions and the resulting shouts of anguish from the innocent! Bad luck of the day belonged to Dave Johnston who, despite celebrating his 81st Birthday, had to retire in Race 4 with technical problems.

Jammy obviously took the honours again today with Paul in second place and Phil third.

 

  Frostbite Trophy 2017/18
   
  Rounds in Series 6      
  No. Best Scores 4      
                BEST 4 TOTAL POINTS
    POINTS IN ROUND
POSITION SKIPPER 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Brian Hartley 10 10         20
2 Phil Parsons 8 8         16
3 Paul Beardshaw 4 9         13
4 Dave Johnston 6 6         12
5 George Younger 5 7         12
6 Simon Booth 9           9
7 Roger Monks 7           7
8                

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