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Dragon Force 65 Summer Series Round 1 23rd April 2017

First round of the summer series and a good turnout with 11 skippers, a steady westerly with nice warm sunshine made for some great races . Ivan Stevenson started well with a fine win, and then Keith Holmes clicked into gear and proved the master of the Dragons with some fine sailing eventually winning the day with 9 points from 9 races, Great thanks to the race team of Roger Bacon and Bob Geary who did an excellent job.  Look forward to the next round which is in the calendar.


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A DF65 at speed , photo many thanks Sue Brown

IOM Winter Championship and Dragon Flite 95 Winter Series on 16th April 2017

Well thats it the last round done and dusted and congratulations to Keith Holmes for an emphatic win, The weather was actually great , decent breeze and a great course set on the south bank. 8 races were completed, all on top suit, and the rain held off, well just a spot or two, Phil Harpham showed a good  set of results as did Mick Cooper with his Lintel getting better as the morning went on.

Our many thanks to Roger Bowtle our OOD and one or two helper to get the lake organised and especially to all the competitors for making it such an enjoyable morning.


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4 Skippers in the DF 95 fleet came to the line for the last in this winter series and Gordon Bennett took the honours from Ivan , It was nice to see Phil Turner who is very new to sailing having a go woith a borowed boat and by the end of racing was getting around the course in promising fashion. The DF 95’s again started with the I.O.M fleet and apart from one small incident the two fleets sailed well with no nasty repurcusions, proving once again that for now the two fleets can work together,

Well done to Gordon for the race win.


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Round 7 I.O.M Winter series.

Perfect conditions for the last round of the winter series, a third of the membership came and raced and loved every minute , with temperatures in the low 20’s  and a warm steady  Southerly breeze everybody was happy, OOD’s Darin and Allan set a course along the East bank and with three long beats and two runs there was plenty of time  and opportunity for place changes in the wind shifts and you needed to be on your toes to take advantage.

The usual suspects garnered mostly the first three places, But for once this was not all about the superstars, the racing here was about Mr ordinary        ( no disrespect ) Forget about B/P’s and V9’s ad flash boats coting a few bob , this was about Evos the AB4’s and the Lintels, with odd gadget thrown in and Young Roger Bowtle with his skiff like racer, that’s where the battles were won and lost. The near perfect conditions made for some real battles between these guys and if I picked out a stand out star, well they all were. Just look at the results and see for yourself, If you had been there you would have loved it . I took a few pictures on the day and will try and get them uploaded as soon as possible. Many thanks to the OOD’s and also many thanks to ED and Allan who came along to do the finishing line.


A few tips from the Master about rig tune before racing


Lintel and AB4 keeping the B/P’s honest


Rogers latest Boat looking good

Offwind racing to wing or not to wing ????

Both boats still on starboard , can 39 bear away round the mark or what ?????


Not all about radio racing at Scotland Farm , it’s lambing time again .

will try to publish more pics soon