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IOM Championship and DF 95 Summer Series round 7 22nd August 2016

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!7 in all,13 for the Championship and 4 for the DF95 series  turned out for a breezy round 7 of this series  A suit was used in the warm up around 0930 but not 15 minutes had passed when most skipper were sent scurrying for there B suit. The wind was from the west which made the windward mark a little testing as the Sout Bank is still unsailable, We welcomed Steve Haywood from Market Bosworth, who like a few others treated this as a warm up before next weeks Nationals and he went on to win by a convincing margin, The start line having a little stb end bias meant a little bunching at that end but generally no problems. Phil Harpham had to retire afetr only one race with sail damage, and then helped Rob Wilson our OOD with race control , many thanks to him for that. Chaz Jordan was the next casualty and left after race 4, Rob Wilson had a bad start with his first three races and will be regretting it because the final out come would have been a lot tighter. The sailing was fast a furious and a great advert for radio saing thanks to the OOD team Rob and Joe. Next round is on 11th September so try not to miss it , results and DF 95 report below. .

3 of the best .

I.O.M’s racing in 2016 , Many thanks to the Photograqpher for this great shot

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Four DF95’s came to the line with a mixture of rigs from A to C and the racing was fantastic , Ivan fell foul of Mick C Bigger boat on a couple of occasion in uncontrollabe racing accidents ( say no more ) except sorry . Alan Edgar borrowed a DF 95 for the first time and apperard to enjoy himself. but the clear winner of the day and all nine races was Gordon Bennett now fully recoverd from his hand injury , again a great days racing and nice to see 4 boats racing .

BUZZ'S BOAT 4

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Mick and Ivan Admin


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