eSailing Lockdown Series
RYA eSailing Club Championship
LSC entered into the RYA eSailing Club Championship which is divided in three stages (club, regionals and nationals). Here is an update:
On the 25th April a series of 5 races in J70s on Virtual Regatta determined the LSC Champion to proceed to the next round of the RYA eSailing Club Championship. After some exceedingly close racing between the first two boats, separated by tenths of a second on the finishing line and tied equal on 4 points, Silver Pearl sailed by Pete Hampson beat Shearwater sailed by Andy Ormsby by one point on count-back. So Pete proceeds to the Regionals sailed during May and then hopefully the Nationals on 30th May.
Mermaid Gin Interclub eSailing Team Racing Championship 2020
Pete, Andy and Barrie Martin will represent the club in Team LSC A and Leigh Gibson, Greg Hirst and Martin Sandford in Team LSC B at the Mermaid Gin Interclub eSailing Team Racing Championship. This Virtual Regatta event organised by the Island Sailing Club (our latest addition to the list of reciprocal relationships) will be sailed during May in offshore racers (link to Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions on the Island Sailing Club Facebook page) under the Racing Rules of Sailing as modified by the Virtual Racing Rules of Sailing 20/01/19 ( link on the NoR and SIs). The teams are busy practicing every day ahead of the first match.
LSC eSailing Lockdown Series
After 4 rounds of 5 races in 49ers the LSC eSailing Lockdown Series has now been completed over two weekends in April with close racing between 10 Skippers in sometimes very variable wind strengths and direction. There were lots of place changes at speeds up to 18 knots around the 2 lap course. In round 3 only one point separated the first three boats with ties being settled on the number of firsts and then count back.
The outstandingly consistent Pete Hampson (Silver Pearl) won each of the 4 rounds and overall. The final results were:-
1. Silver Pearl (Pete Hampson)
2. Shearwater (Andy Ormsby)
3. A Day at the Races (Barrie Martin)
4. SolidBear (Leigh Gibson)
5. Ramoth (Greg Hirst)
6. Silverita (Martin Sandford)
7. Pim (Jon De Witt)
8. Storm Petrel (Tim Bizzey)
9. Duver (Nicola De Quincey)
10. Chamois (Iain Pickard)
LSC Lockdown Spring Series 2
The second series is currently underway with only 3 points separating the first three in the first round sailed on 26th April. The remaining three rounds will be sailed in May over the second and third weekends. All members and affiliates are welcome to join in as participants or spectators. If interested contact Barrie on email@example.com and review the guide to Virtual Regatta on this link...
LSC eSAILGP Racing
For more speed and excitement the LSC is hosting the eSAILGP Series in San Francisco on 2nd and 3rd May in the Fast and Furious Foiling F50s. Join in for the second of our practice racing on Friday 1st May. Contact Barrie on firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
For those not familiar with Virtual Regatta we have produced an e-sailing Tutorial. Click the How to guide on the right hand side of this page.
Date and time
Sat, 30 May 2020 11:00