TORPOINT MOSQUITO SAILING CLUB
21 February Divers Race Night pm
Winter Tuesdays Talks at Torpoint Mosquito
A free series of talks & events open to all
Free talk on Tuesday 3rd March in the clubhouse at 7.30pm.
Many thanks to Steve Whitting of UK Border Force for really interesting talk in the clubhouse Tuesday Evening. Next talk 3rd Mar Anchors & the Internet
Photo by Lee Jezard
Out on the River 15th Feb 2015
Dave "The Dolphin" & Jack the Dinghy Sec.
Spring series - race 3 of 8
Brian Jones takes first place.
With the fleet increasing yet again this week, in very light to no winds the race team of Richmond & England set a simple sausage course of Ferry and St John’s Lake both to starboard for race 3 of the spring series. Unfortunately four boats were on the wrong side of the line at the start. Once the X flag had gone up to indicate the error, two of the boats (the Laser 2000 crewed by Ronnie Carter & Vicky Carter and the Wanderer crewed by Jack Mann & Ron Goggin) turned back and re-crossed the line but the other two continued unaware that they were disqualified. Roger Holman & Stefano Franzolini (Jolly Boat) led the fleet around the first mark. With a tight reach down to St John’s Lake there was little chance to fly spinnakers or gain places as the tide pushed the fleet to the sides of the river to avoid the incoming tide. On the beat back Tom Crane & Eleanor Pond (Dart 18) led the fleet with Keith Watts (Laser) working his way through the fleet to second place after a poor start. These positions were held throughout the second lap. However Rob Loader (Laser) was gaining places as were both the Laser 2000 and the Wanderer after using their spinnakers and closing the gap on the leading pack. Matt Theobald (Stealth) and Brian Jones (Feva) dropped down the fleet as the wind disappeared completely before it picked up at the end of the race. The whole fleet finished within three minutes of each other with Crane & Pond (Dart 18) first on the water with Keith Watts (Laser) second and Loader (Laser) third. On corrected times Brian Jones (Feva) was promoted to first, with the Wanderer second and Watts third. Special mention to our young cadets Beth & Grace Cowd out in a club Feva who were buzzed by a large bottlenose dolphin who joined the fleet for the second week in a row.
1 Brian Jones (Feva) 2 Jack Mann & Ron Goggin (Wanderer) 3 Keith Watts (Laser) 4 Ronnie & Vicky Carter (Laser 2000) 5 Rob Loader (Laser)
About Torpoint Mosquito Sailing Club – sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving
The club is on the banks of the Tamar just below the Torpoint Ferry. Sailing can take place at all states of the tide. Run by volunteers, with low membership fees, training, a good choice of club dinghies for those that do not own their own boat, try-dives and regular windsurf sessions, water sports are accessible to all at Torpoint Mosquito Sailing Club.