Seven stalwarts braved the cold this Saturday for the second round of the Icicle Winter Series of club races. The wind was onshore so Mike Ewart and Keith Bell set a simple course with the start adjacent and parallel with the bank to a windward buoy and the a spreader, back to the start, which was now a gate and back to the windward buoy followed by a downwind finish. The wind was light and fluky until we had finished.
We were pleased that John Burgoine joined us as a guest with his recently completed Wee Nip, which passed scrutineering with no problems. He had not sailed his boat before the event and then proceeded to be in the lead throughout the morning, hopefully he enjoyed his experience sailing with us and will join us in the future. Mike Ewart was consistent as usual and came in second place with his pink boat.
Tim Leese and Ian Bell were fighting it out at the back of the fleet until Ian's borrowed 101 boat developed a problem with the rudder servo and had to retire, consequently we retired to the warmth of the clubhouse and did the results over hot beverages.
The Abington Park Wee Nip is an ideal starter model for those who wish to start life in Radio sailing by building their own model, as a club we have now provided over 100 “kits”, we make all the trickybits for you, to prospective model yachters throughout the UK and abroad. If enough Hollowell Skippers express an interest then we would be happy to run a build workshop should they wish to participate.