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I.O.M SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 1 + DF 95 SUMMER SERIES ROUND 1

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Oh what a day . The first round of the championship was sailed in bright sunshine with a steady westerly making some great A rig sailing conditions. Only 7 competitors !!!!!!!!!! say no more ,. Today was the first also of a fleet of Dragon Force 95,s I say a fleet 4 turned up and 3 raced , read more about it further down the page. But back to the Championship, We also had the pleasure of Jill Burke who came all the way from Stalybridge to do our scoring, Thanks Jill,  and also a new member to our club came racing Keith Holmes also with his loverly wife Sue, we hope you enjoyed your maiden sail at the club, and we see more of you in the future. Also down for a flying Visit was Graham Allen delivering goodies for the new club house with his girlfriend. The racing , well for once the V9 brigade showed the BritPops the way round, and it is not often I say that , but in all honesty I hope it is a trend that continues , With a few skippers away at the Midland event, some playing with cars and others still wiping the sleep from their eyes,  we were always going to struggle with numbers , but the racing was great,  we learn a bit about the rules, and we had a great time . Many thanks to RO Dave B and assistant  Ed W for a stirling job, dealing with an unusual direction , ( we sailed for the south bank ) and also did 11 races , results below .

SNIP OF ROUND 1 17 TH MAY 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP

For the first time a fleet of DF 95’s raced at Scotland Farm , could have been 4 boats but in the end was only 3 . We started the DF’s  2 minutes before the I.O.M and it worked very well in that the whole fleet finished very close together . Well a very good start for Ivan , But I have to say Gordon will be seeing the optician on Wednesday as several marks hit his boat and he had to do plenty of turns Ed is progressing well with his sailing and was pleased with the performance of the boat . Th club now has 5 Dragon flite’s 95 and it will be good to see them all on the water at the same time , now the weather is warming up let there be no excuses. Well done to Ivan  Results below

snip of round 1 17th April 2016

Mick C


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