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DF/RG Winter Series Round 5 31st January 2016

A cold wet morning greeted 5 skippers. The wind from the south east left the south bank and the east bank in heavy wind shadow. After much discussion and cogitation, which delayed the start, a reasonable course was set along the south bank. Ed, who was allocated sail number 0 due to his official number not yet being available, had radio problems from the start and did not manage a finish. sailing was extended to 13.00 hrs by which time 7 races had been completed. The well separated results do not reflect the closeness of the racing on the water.

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Sunday 24th January 2016

The cold weather gone as 15 competitors arrived at Scotland Farm for round four of this exciting winter series, temperatures had competitors smiling as the close fought racing took place, battles going on all through the fleet, We had two ladies racing hell for leather and it was great to see. The beat was probably the longest we have had at the farm ever,  and thanks to Darin and Penelope for laying out the marks, and also Dave Burke who was our race officer for the day, Thanks also to Penelope and Emily for doing most of the scoring for us. As I say the racing was superb with a variety of designs mixing it, this was a true advert for radio sailing. The Master took the result Darin Ballington gbr 98 well done the rest of the results are below and I know you will all be studying to see where you could have improved or done just a bit better.  Many thanks to everyone for a great mornings racing .

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pre start manoevres race 6




IOM Winter Championship Round 4 17th January 2016

6 hardy individuals turned out on a cold windless morning. Bert had brought his only boat, a Dragon Force and chose not to join in the racing. Ivan had radio problems from before the start of the first race so had no scores to record. The remaining 4 struggled for the early races but were rewarded by an only slightly improved wind from the SE which at least provided some reasonable racing later.

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What a fantastic day , full on sunshine perfect south west breeze for top suits or B suits, you could not have had it better.  8 competitors, Hello !!!!  Ok we had a two or three  of skippers that had perfect excuses, but 8 competitors !!. We have over 20 Dragons in the club, come on down and have some fun.

What was noticeable here was an improvement in skipper’s who have not been sailing too long, gradually they are getting the trim right and quickly learning the fastest  way up the first beat, Still work to do,  but you can see it is coming together , Son Beats Dad in the RG 65 series , which will be stated separate in the series results. Thanks to everybody for a great morning of 6 quality races . check your results below .


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Picture from last years Nationals at Coalhouse fort



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