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Laser sailors - Tues evening Race results week 8 Laser Ladies rule!!!!!

Laser sailors - Tues evening Race results week 8 Laser Ladies rule!!!!!

Laser Ladies rule!!!!!

We were delighted to see three new ladies join in our Tuesday even series this week, and what a result that they each obtained!!!!

Top of leader board for personal handicaps was Emma Hancox in her 4.7 rig who finished just 45seconds ahead of Anna Mason in her Radial. Debbie Degge showed her great boat handling and came in 5th. Well done ladies

Tonight’s wind and course was perfect and with 15boats hitting the start line, it made for one of the best evenings so far.

First off the line was Jeremy Higson who held a commanding lead for the first lap closely followed by son Ed and me.  Throughout the fleet various battles took place and we even had a windward capsize (thanks Mike) right in front of the club house.

Once again the personal handicap system seems to be working with less than 3minutes splitting the fleet from 3rd to 14th, so remember every second counts on the water.

We have collected some money from sailors and the cumulative are shown in race 8. Basically if you sail 20 races you are contributing £10 into helping the prize fund for our end of season bash and hopefully there will be enough for some prizes for all those qualifying. i.e 50% of the races sailed plus 1

Kind regards

John

Bartley Lasers

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Bartley Laser boys lead Midland Grand Prix Round 8 results

Bartley Laser boys lead Midland Grand Prix Round 8 results

Just in case anyone is interested in the current Laser Midland Grand Prix results so far, Bartley has 4 boats in the top 7 positions.... it’s a real credit to the club.. well-done Ed, Jeremy, Robin and John

 

Please find attached the latest results of 2014 Laser Midland Grand Prix

The next event is at Burton this Saturday 14th June, see you there.

Regards

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Martin Batchelor kindly donates a club bench remembering Pippa who sadly past away

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Martin Batchelor has kindly donated a bench remembering Pippa who sadly past away. She was an active sailor and crew over many years at Bartley.

The club bench was gratefully accepted by Mark Perrigo, Hon Treasurer and Martin Gibson, BSC Commodore

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Another Champion (Derek Campbell )joined our Laser fleet tonight

Well I am so please to report that we had another Champion (Derek Campbell )who joined our Laser fleet tonight..... and just showed us the way round and on corrected time in tough fluky conditions he manage to WIN.... well done Derek Campbell.

Also Ed Higson made it back after his amassing racing recently an becoming National Schools Champion 2014.... we are all so proud of him.... it gets harder and harder to beat him....

 

On Saturday we travelled up to Datchet Water for the 2014 National Schools Inland Sailing Championship. The forecast was for light winds on the Saturday followed by a heavier breeze on the Sunday. I was sailing in the biggest fleet there and there would be some tough competition.

 

In the final race of the day race I started at the pin end and managed to port tack the fleet and had a commanding lead. Unfortunately again the same guy who had won the first two race came flying in from the right hand side and I was trying to play it safe and not take any risks, he went onto win the race and I finished again in second.

 

Overnight the leader was winning by five points over myself and the only way I could win the event was to win the next three race to end up on equal points, if he beat me in any of them he would take the title.

 

The wind was a lot stronger on the Sunday and I was confident I would succeed, I knew I had to keep an eye on the guy who would sail to the corners and hope for the best and also the bigger lads who were still in contention. In the first race I had a solid start and worked the boat up the first beat, again the leader managed to pass me as we went round the first mark but I was certain in these conditions I could take him later in the race. I kept close to him round the course until I took my opportunity to sail over the top of him on the reach to gain room at the mark. I stayed strong and went onto win the race by a substantial distance. 1 down two to go.

 

The leader was still not worried as he had two more opportunities to beat me but I was still one step closer to him. I had another great start in the second race of the day and led from start to finish to gain another bullet, the wind had increased to around 25 knots and I didn't have much trouble pulling away from the fleet.

 

We went in for lunch and as the wind looked it didn’t look like we would go back out which was terrible news! I needed just one more win to secure the title. Luckily the wind did subside enough for the fleet to return to racing and the final race got underway. I had a decent start and was going along nicely. I lost sight of the series leader and he came out of nowhere to pass me at the windward mark. He continued to lead and I didn’t get the same chance to pass hime like in the first race. We both knew the winner would take all and we both worked so hard up the beat not giving each other an inch. I just managed to scrape in front, we sailed four beats and my legs were burning after hiking so hard up the beats. I went onto secure the final win.

 

The event was very tough and I didn't make it easy for myself after the first day, the other lad sailed well but I think just cracked under the pressure a bit and let it slip. I’m off to Weymouth for the Europa Cup on Thursday which will be a huge challenge and I will be up against Olympians! Lets win!

 

Racing results:-

 

 

 

So the revised handicaps for next week are shown here in the far right column :-

 

 

 

As always if anyone has suggestions etc please free to contact me.

 

Kind regards

 

John

 

Bartley Lasers

 

Ravens Crest

 

Impney park

 

Droitwich Spa

 

Worcs

 

WR9 0BL

 

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Summary of Laser sailors - Tues evening Race results

Cumulative After   race 6 Best   3 to count          
Laser   tue evening Handicap Results              
Name Boat Cumulative Counted Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6
John Ling 204545 23 7 Duty 4 1 11 2 5 4
Richard Baker 180231 22 8 DNS 20 5 2 1 6 8
Giles Rawlinson 77637 23 9 7 7 4   3 2
Michael parker 160551 18 10 DNS 20 3 8 6 1 Duty 5
Jeremy Higson 200890 29 12 6 6 5 3 Duty 4 9
Robin Pitt 200928 27 14 1   12 7 Duty 6 7
Ed Higson 203581 18 18 5 4 9      
John Ellis Rose 151297 19 19 4   7   8  
Simon Hardiman 186251 19 19 2   10 Duty 7  
Ian Staples 88750 2 42 DNS 20 2        
Gary Allcock 195288 5 25 DNS 20       4 1
Brad Eeles 162925 6 26 3 DNS 20 3      
Mike Acaster 189123 7 27 DNS 20       2 5
Jim Walker 138566 9 29 8   1 Duty    
Tom Clarke 120545 3 43 DNS 20         3
Alastair Baillie 143607 5 45 DNS 20     5    
Andrew Hemfrey 179865 4 46 DNS 20     4    
Mike Gibson 200886 6 46 DNS 20         6
Howard Eeles 200886 6 46 DNS 20   6      
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Laser sailors - Tues evening Race results “It’s very close at the top of the leader board”

Laser sailors - Tues evening Race results                         “It’s very close at the top of the leader board”

Following another night of exciting Laser sailing at Bartley SC we now have the following cumulative Handicap and scratch results;- please see your email for the xls spread sheet. If you have not recieved one from me please email me back at and i shall resend

This year the racing team decided to simplify the handicaps and scoring to build on the previous great series that Les Druyf created. Therefore you can see the timings and closeness of the adjusted handicaps which is proving to make such close racing and that there is very little margin for error. The feedback so far seems to be favorable but like all arrangements if you have any suggestions please feel free to share.

success

What is key is that more races you can do the better your chances are to win.!!!

“It’s very close at the top of the leader board”

The personal minute handicaps are current as per below:-

 

Laser tue evening  
Name Boat Nos Revised Handicaps
Gary Allcock 195288 3
Giles Rawlinson 77637 3
Tom Clarke 120545 4
John Ling 204545 0
Mike Acaster 189123 4
Mike Gibson 200886 2
Robin Pitt 200928 2
Richard Baker 180231 2
Jeremy Higson 200890 3
John Ellis Rose 151297 6
Andrew Hemfrey 179865 6
Simon Hardiman 186251 2
Michael parker 160551 1
Alastair Baillie 143607 9
Brad Eeles 162925 11
Jim Walker 138566 7
Howard Eeles 200886 8
Ian Staples 88750 2
Ed Higson 203581 1

With just under 20 different Laser sailors hitting the 7pm start line it would be great if we could get more to attend and race more regularly.

Remember Les’s saying “£40 first prize” and so other great awards to be given out at our end of season bash!!!! So come along and join in the fun.

We are hopefully we are ironing out the shenanigans which has meant we have had some great close racing, those of you that missed out …. Shame on you!!!..... Remember you have to be in it, to win it!!!

Kind regards

John

Bartley Sailing Club Laser fleet

Ravens Crest

Impney park

Droitwich Spa

Worcs

WR9 0BL

Mob 079 200200 36

Hello fellow Laser sailors following our Tuesday racing session we discussed the possibility of some future training sessions where we can video people to help improve racing skills.

If anyone is interested we could meet on sat mornings say 10.30pm and go out before the 1pm race!! Let me know if you are interested.

In the meantime take a look at this video taken from Ed Higson boat weekend … he was in the lead until 18minutes into the race..then you can get to see other lasers!!

The video does show incredible skills in hiking and general boat handling… well done Ed!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe6tGQDnWYc

Also feel free to check out Ed’s fabulous Laser web site

http://edwardhigson.wix.com/edwardhigsonsailing#    

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Monday Bank Holiday 26th May Club sailing Bottle Race

Please be aware that we are holding a Bottle race (tomorrow) on Mon, 26 May, 11:00 and 1pm

Prizes will be awarded as per the OD decision most likely a draw for positions throughout the fleet, so anyone can win!!

Both two to count, in case of ties the last race takes precedent

The club is open so we look forward to seeing members tomorrow

Kind regards

John

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RS400 pictures

If anyone wants any pictures of the RS400 event please let me know

Rgs
John
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RS400 Brad Eeles 74

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Top Laser sailors are making big improvements

Top Laser sailors are making big improvements

Recently some Laser sailors have been making a real effort to improve and hone their skills.

This has happen by getting on the water and pushing the physical barrier to its limits...

Sailors such as Robin Pitt 200920 and Gary Allcock 198666 have both been getting better and even pulling off the occasion first in the fleet race.

Whilst one of our top fleet leader is off ill with internal rib injury others are making strong waves. Our best regards goes to Jeremy and we wish him a speedy recovery.

Now that winter is upon us and the shortest day approaches why don't you get your boat out of hibernation and come sailing. Saturdays are the best racing days with at least 35+ boats out!!, but remember Sundays and Wednesdays are also good sailing/racing sessions.

 

So to get the best value for money from your membership at BSC come down and if you are lucky you may be good enough to buy the drinks at the bar !!! come on down and see what you are missing.

In the summer months we were getting 15 Lasers on some days so lets see if we cant beat that this Autumn winter series 

We are also running a few briefing sessions (Laser Activate days) to help those who want advice. 

The first of these are on Sat 14th at 10.30am

 

In BSC dinghy park we have 43 Lasers so imagine if 50% all came down at the same time what a fleet we would have.

Its really good fun with close racing and a laugh off the water especially when i fall in and go for a swim!.... i have heard some say we take Saturday racing seriously and whilst that's true it does not have to be over powering for anyone as there is such a wide standard of ability and that's why we ensure in the Laser fleet we look after each other 

 

So PLEASE get down here and see what you are missing...... and when you do please come and give me a shout!!! preferable before the start of the race.

 

Kind regards

John

 

Laser sailor Bartley SC

Mob 079 20020036 

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Laser Activate day 14th Dec 13 @ 10.30am

Laser Activate day 14th Dec 13 @ 10.30am

 

We are planning to for a few Laser sailors that want to improve their skills to have a one to one session on sat 14tn @ 10.30am

 

The plan is to do a off water briefing with some tips on rigging then to get on the water and have a sailing session to focus on whats improtant to them...... WITT

If anyone wants to join in please feel free to come down and join in...

 

There is no charge other than TEA and a Mince pie!!! joke joke.... so come alone..

 

If you are also after some replacement bits im sure we can sort you out with getting discounted gear..

 

Rgs

John

 

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Laser Activate day

Laser Activate day

Laser Activate day

 

Is coming soon..... are you wanting some advice and support

 

We are planning some sessions before the Sat racing so starting at 10.30

 

Please let me know if you are interested

 

Rgs

John

 

Mobile 079 20020036

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2013 Bartley SC Club Racing NOR not working

2013 Bartley SC Club Racing NOR

 

On the web site the clubs NOR are not showing an error of the link says its out of date 

 

Rgs

John

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Lasers sailors keep on winning and Robin hits glory 14th May 13

“Lasers sailors keep on winning and Robin hits glory 14th May 13”

Well at first you may say “how mad were we all”!!!. But the Laser sailors and Solo team (plus the juniors) ventured out in the wettest rainy conditions we have had for ages.

The wind started strong and tested us all on the first beat. Jeremy Higson Last week’s winner was OCS, or was it ED…ummm either way it pushed him back allowing others the shine through. Mike Acaster joined this week showing his racing skills taken from big boat sailing, and finishing 4th in the personal, but eventually three guys judged the first leg perfectly which was Sam Knight, Michael Parker, John and Robin Pitt.

With amassing down wind speed Robin pulled through and pushed the leaders with Michael using his up wind speed to nearly take John on the second beat.

Meanwhile mid fleet lots of place swopping went on, especially during the downwind legs with the lighter guys of James Crampton ED and Rob Barns. Very strange was Simon Hardiman who got taken the wrong way at the start, but managed to pull back in the end to 5th.

Finally, Robin Pitt managed to take glory on the personal, even though he nearly missed the first line!! … a big thanks to Les for stepping in to taken on the duty for us all.  

John G Ling Bartley SC Lasers Ravens Crest, Impney park Droitwich Spa, Worcs. WR9 0BL Mob 079 200200 36

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Lasers sailors keep on winning and Robin hits glory 14th May 13

“Lasers sailors keep on winning and Robin hits glory 14th May 13”

Well at first you may say “how mad were we all”!!!. But the Laser sailors and Solo team (plus the juniors) ventured out in the wettest rainy conditions we have had for ages.

The wind started strong and tested us all on the first beat. Jeremy Higson Last week’s winner was OCS, or was it ED…ummm either way it pushed him back allowing others the shine through. Mike Acaster joined this week showing his racing skills taken from big boat sailing, and finishing 4th in the personal, but eventually three guys judged the first leg perfectly which was Sam Knight, Michael Parker, John and Robin Pitt.

With amassing down wind speed Robin pulled through and pushed the leaders with Michael using his up wind speed to nearly take John on the second beat.

Meanwhile mid fleet lots of place swopping went on, especially during the downwind legs with the lighter guys of James Crampton ED and Rob Barns. Very strange was Simon Hardiman who got taken the wrong way at the start, but managed to pull back in the end to 5th.

Finally, Robin Pitt managed to take glory on the personal, even though he nearly missed the first line!! … a big thanks to Les for stepping in to taken on the duty for us all.  

John G Ling
Bartley SC Lasers
Ravens Crest, Impney park
Droitwich Spa, Worcs. WR9 0BL
Mob 079 200200 36

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