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DF 65 Winter Series Heat 7 25th February 2018

The day started dry and bright but with a cold easterly breeze which gradually increased during the morning. Most skippers took the opportunity to try out their shiny new A+ rigs. The early sailing was somewhat mixed while skippers came to terms with the sensitivity with which these rigs react to adjustments. They also proved difficult to handle as the wind strength increased. The A rigs came out after the break

Many thanks to the officials and helpers and to Gordon who, despite not having a boat to sail, stayed to do the scoring.

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IOM Winter Series Heat 4 18th February 2018

The morning started dull and misty with a very light wind from the South East but became brighter and less cold with wind improving to light from the South. Initially the course was along the South bank but was changed at mid way to the North South diagonal. Both courses proved challenging.

There were 13 entrants and every skipper sailed in every race.

Thanks to Jen and Peter for running the morning and to Chaz who, despite not having a boat to sail, came down to do the scoring.

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DF 65 Winter Series Heat 6 11th February 2018

The day was bright, the wind was fresh and the temperature was +4 or thereabouts. The initial reaction was “what are we doing here” but with suitable clothing a good time appeared to be had by everyone. The wind was from the North West which meant a long course along the South bank. However with the strength of the wind and encouragement from the Duty officer 8  races were completed.

Thanks to Phil H for keeping things moving under difficult circumstances.  The start box battery connector had failed and Phil was doing a manual (vocal ?) countdown.

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IOM Winter Championship and DF 95 Winter Series Heat 5 4th February 2018

The wind for today was light to moderate Northerly moving round towards the East during the morning. Fortunately enough marks were in place to cover both eventualities with a course change at the coffee break. With two fleets on the water and a fairly long course the usual cooperation of all skippers was required to achieve 8 races in the allotted time.

As can be seen from the results there was some close racing with a range of skippers having some good results. The tie between Jen and Chris was only broken by using the discards.

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