ISO Open - Glossop & District SC (7th & 8th October 2000)

A very varied range of conditions for the ISO class at Glossop & District SC on the weekend of the 7th & 8th of October. Saturday and rain accompanied by no wind set the scene for the day. Race one and local boys Dave Burke and Steph Lucas lead the fleet round and won by a good margin from Team RWO which was sailed by Pete Lindley and Rob Clarke from Castle Cove SC. Race two and the wind dropped of to nothing and the fleet drifted round the course for an hour before the shortened course signal was made, allowing the very northern pairing of Chris Graham and Mandy Hindle from Newbiggin SC to take line honours, with second place going to the flyweight pairing of Charles Chandler and Adam Savage from Elton SC. Racing over for the day and with an excellent evening down the local Italian Restaraunt in Glossop town, the fleet prepared for a windier racing on the Sunday.

Sunday morning and an increaseing force 3 wind as forcast awaited the fleet. A confused first start of the day saw the fleet disapearing up the beat with five minutes still to go, baffelled we were, but the kind race officer restarted the sequence. After the restart, two close windward leeward laps of the reservoir, Chandler & Savage crossed the line first with the southern father and son pairing of Mike and Chris Perry from Weirwood SC, second. Race four and an increasing wind played into the hands of Team RWO, who after some prestart manouvers managed to bury Chandler & Savage in the pack thefore giving them a bit of a head start up the windy beat. The lead was soon cut down by a dodgy kite drop at the leeward mark by RWO which allowed Chandler & Savage through into the lead, but were soon overhauled by RWO who went on to win the race. Last race of the weekend and again more prestart manouvers between Team RWO and Chandler & Savage. Close racing all the way round throughout the fleet, but Team RWO just managed to hold on to the lead and won the race giving them overall victory by one point over Chandler & Savage, third place went to Dave Burke and Steph Lucas from Glossop & District SC who were first Glossop boat overall.

Full Results Here....