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DRAGON FORCE & RG 65 ROUND THREE WINTER SERIES

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Snip of results from round three 20th December 2015

12 Competitors came to the line for the last race of 2015 , round 3 of the D/F & RG 65 winter series , It would have been 14 but for two skippers having problems before the start of proceedings. The morning started in brilliant sunshine and a brisk South westerly just took the edge off temperatures which remained around 10 degrees, so very warm for the time of the year , John Tushingham was our guest and certainly showed everybody how a Dragon should be sailed , He also brought a new design that will be launched around March next year the Dragon Flite 95 that caused a lot of interest and most members had a go and were suitably impressed by the speed and balance of the boat, On to the racing which was hard-fought and exciting ,  most skippers had B rig but one or two only had A rig available and suffered in the strong winds. Three new members came down with their Dragons  and I believe learnt quite a lot as the morning wore on. There were some notable results well worth mentioning, Gordon Bennett ( 23 ) sailed exceptionally well to gain a third place, just one point behind Dave Burke,  Chris Corrin sailing a borrowed boat was consistently good, and Bert Whitehead in only his first full season of sailing just got better and better, and gained a second place in race 5. The fleet/class gets stronger at Scotland Farm and we all look forward to 2016 , many thanks go to Phil who did the scoring for us. At tea break Mulled wine and mince pies plus other delicacies were the order of the day, with smiles all round .

Merry Xmas to all our friends and foe’s this Xmas , and great sailing for you all in 2016

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