All results for the 2017 Clive Hand below
Congratulations to John Tushingham who is now a two times winner of the trophy , and a cheque for £ 10.000, “it is in the post”
some randon pictures below .
A very calm lake greeted the first arrivals at the lake with not a breath of wind as the first of the bacon butties got served up. 23 skippers with a variety of design came out to play some from as far afield as Norwich , West Cornwall and Fleetwood, many probably wishing they had not botherd. But by 10 am there was a faint wisp of wind and after a thirty minute delay a course was set along the south bank and the first of the seeding races got underway. Frustrating was a word used by many not just because the wind was light and fluky but there was also a little green stuff that attacked when you least expected it some suffered more than there fair share but it was annoying. Stephen Haywood and Peter Cropper won the two seding races, and racing proper started soon after, ( the bacon butties were going down very well at £ 150.00 each and with free tea or coffee all day the galley was busy. Nine skippers from Lincoln took part, and all in all it was quite good racing and if I may say so seem to improve as the day wore on. Soup and French bread for lunch Leek and Potatoe with many returning for seconds. After lunch the breeze probably increased to around 6 knots so things were really hotting up, good banter on the bank and i dont think I heard a raised voice all day. The very last race was increased to two laps , and sods law had it that on the final run the wind deserted the lake and we waited an age for a small puff to take the fleet to the finish. As many of you saw we had a man with a couple of drones doing some filming his name is Phil , we had hoped for more breeze to make it interestin but I am sure in the weeks to come we shall see the edited footage and it will be splendid. many thanks to all the helpers for the day race team and galley staff it is allways appreciated the effort you all put in and we could not do it with out you. also many thanks to all the skippers who made it such an enjoyable day. we hope you were not put off by the green stuff and ther is talk of making the event a few weeks later for next year to allow it to clear completely .
September 2017 update
Bacon butties will be available on a first come first served basis at £ 1. 50 each and scrumptiously fresh, do not miss one. At Lunch time we shall be doing Scotland Farms & Lincolnshires legendery Leek and Potato soup, assisted by tasty french bread in fairly large cups . A small fee will secure your lunchtime treat.
Tea and Coffee will be available for most of the day till say 2pm at a guess.
It is also anticipated that the event will be filmed using a DRONE by a fully qualified person, the finished footage will eventually be displayed on our website.
A BIT ON HEALTH AND SAFETY,AND OTHER THINGS . Just be very carefull when you go to the jetty’s to launch for practice or racing, the jetty’s could be slippy,very slippy when wet, always hold on to the handrails and don’t rush, once launched clear the jetty so others can launch as well.
There will be ladies present so please leave the toilet how you would wish to find it CLEAN !!!!!
Smoking is not permitted in the control area when racing.
Your race Officer for 2017 is Dave Thomas assisted by Graham Allen who will also be chief scorer
CURRENT Entries so far for 2017, LAST MINUTE ENTRIES MAY BE ACCEPTED
18 STEPHEN HAYWOOD
19 SIMON PURDON
20 RAY ATKINSON
21 DARIN BALLINGTON
22 TRACY BALLINGTON
23 SIMON CLARKE
24 PETER CROPPER
25 SAM GILL
There will be a collection for the R.N.L.I please give generousley for this great cause
LAST YEARS INFO BELOW 2016
A report by the Lincolnshire Echo written by Caroline Wilson with photo’s by John Jenkins