Some movement over the weekend has resulted in Andrew Parker-Mowbray,s "360" being snapped up by Tony Latham,F.O.S.S.C. and "PANIC"being aquired by soon to be new-member Debbie Powell. Tony can now slow down on refurbishing "Breakfast" and compete now in "360" Debbie will soon be joining us and hopes to join in on the fun on the 26.07.08. so she can meet us all. Fleet total remains at 19 boats but who was the young guy looking to buy a Moth at the club recently ... He apparently sounded keen.If anyone makes contact with him please invite him along to our "session" this Saturday[26.07.08..starting at noon]and he can try a Moth and meet us all. Good to see Ben Gribble out in wonderful "ONONO" last Wednesday evening and Georgia Honey in "Nutmeg" the day before both going well in unfamiliar boats.
Nutmeg Try not to make me look to silly on Sat so could you only beat me by a little way please. Bill nice pictures. Kieran will be coming alone on Sat with afriend and going out in the Topper so should be a good familys day out. See you soon New Boy
Bill great pics of Ben,s first outing in "ONONO"... For doubters of Junior boat handling perhaps you should look at how Ben is sitting in the boat and his concentration looking at the sail in quite a breeze. Together with pics of Georgia at the Frampton Moth Open in May we have two confident youngsters that need to be encouraged further.With Imogen and Edward Higson,Ed Pope who are all a little more experienced we at last have a reasonable Junior base.Add James Parker-Mowbray[who could easily hold his own with the "grown-ups"]for a little sparkle will hopefully see the Junior Division develope.Kieran is also potential. Juniors are the future of the Class. Likewise it was so good to see the 2 Juniors at SESCA having a go earlier in the year. Any other Clubs got any Juniors ....?
Frampton Moth results from last two races in Wednesday evening series... Both races had 16 boats in Gen H,Cap Series.... Jeremy Higson......6,11. Andrew P-M..........7,8. Tony Latham........12,13. Laura Honey.........7,DNS. Dave Badminton...DNS,9. Bill Gribble............DNS,13. Roger Witts..........2,DNS
It also occurs to me that Mr Badminton made a superbly sound tactical decision by "choosing" to allow the lead handicap boat to lap him before crossing the finishing line, thus saving himself the pain of that last lap in absolute zero wind, and thus screaching into ninth place on lap average from quite some way back in the fleet. ;D
Hi Another great weekend at Frampton. Had a really nice weekend with the kids all out on the water and a Fantastic turn out of 11 Moths made it like a mini open. At least 2 new people showed great interest in our boats and may join us in the future and with 1 about to have a birthday who knows it may be soon! Nice meeting you by the way. More of the same please. Take care New Boy
Saturday was superb. Shame I had to quit after tea so missed the best of the wind. And the weather held for you all too. Was a blast to see so many Moths on the water together. Really should do this again before the summer wears out, some weekend when I don't have a gig!
Next event is the Moth Training Event on Sunday August 10th. For those going to Hunts[not sure who is going now]to get some last minute practice and perhaps more importantly to see the Juniors out and new Members and Recruits[Debbie and Heidi]on the water if possible. The usual format has been requested but with more "one-to-one" coaching. Final call ...we need to know who is planning to join us [no ifs or maybe,s ]put your name on the "list"and we will see you there... Format..... Coffee and Bacon Rolls at 10.00a.m. Sail setting and adjustment Pow-Wow at 10- 10.30a.m.[No Bacon grease on the sails please !] Pre racing coaching from 11.oo a.m. Mini Races[short courses]...and lots of them from 11.30a.m. with Video evidence. Video playback and ridicule from 1.OOp.m.in the Bar Join in with Frampton Series Races at 2.OO p.m. and 3.45p.m-ish if you wish. Roger Witts