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Travellers Series Round 2 - Lincoln - Report

posted 29 Apr 2018, 10:44 by RG NCA   [ updated 29 Apr 2018, 10:45 ]
15 skippers descended on Scotland Farm for the second TT of the 2018 UK RG65 series and were welcomed by Mick Chamberlain and his merry group of helpers.
The unseasonably warm weather meant that spectators had to deal with a number of pairs of lily-white legs sticking out of the bottom of shorts.  When the racing got under way we unfortunately found that it was not only shorts that the weather had brought out, but weed on the lake too which had a big impact on the racing.
After the briefing the racing got under way in steady SE wind conditions which kept everyone on A rigs for the whole day.
Tim Long came flying out of the blocks on a borrowed boat to take the first win but, like others, had to make regular pit-stops in the next few races to clear weed allowing Ken Binks, Phil Holiday and Wayne Stobbs to take the gun in the next 3 before again coming good.
The weed issue settled down after lunch allowing close fought racing right up to the end of the 18thrace shortly before 16:30 with no less than 9 skippers taking wins on the day and Clive Cockayne, Wayne Stobbs and Tim Long taking 3 each.
In the end Clive Cockayne was rewarded with the overall win due to his consistent performance throughout the day followed by Phil Holiday, Nigel Brown and Wayne Stobbs.
5 different designs in the top 6 and a number of boats being raced for the first time is a great sign that the class is as competitive as ever and so we look forward to the UK National Championships on 12/13 May at Two Islands.
Thanks very much to Mick, Ed Whittaker and David Pearson for staging the event and enduring the skipper’s weed-induced-moaning with smiles and sympathy.