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DF 65 Summer Series Round 1 29th April 2018

A mere 4 skippers arrived for the first race of the Season which gave plenty of time to welcome Geoff Streeter, who performed creditably well considering it was his first time on the water.

The wind was N to NE and of a strength which kept all skippers on A rigs. The strength and direction resulted in a bitterly cold morning leading one skipper to ask ” If this is the first of the Summer Series, why are we wearing all this gear?”

Duty Officers were Ed and Ivan with the usual support of all concerned.

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Tie broken in favour of Gordon, who had more second places.

 

The Martin Lambert & absent Friends Memorial Trophy

A fantastic days sailing at Scotland Farm 12 skippers turned out for this event and I believe all went home happy, Sunshine and a good breeze from the South West enabled sailing to be held on the East bank, we were pleased to have 4 visitors from yesterdays RG 65 meeting but generally a poor turnout from club members. Mick Chamberlain , Ivan and Roger did the starts and finishing with no real incidents and everybody sailing in a fair way, the event was good humoured and won by Chris Elliott with his Britpop,  Tim long second with his Vision and Michael Parkington 3rd with his Brit Pop. A few Piccys below , but just like to say any thanks to all for coming .

 

Winner Chris Elliott with chairman Mao, er sorry Mick.

2nd place time ” Snackers” Long

 

3rd place Mike Parkington

4th place Chris Graves ” just waiting for a PSN !!!!!

 

Should have gone to Specsavers !!!!!!

 

I am Sure it was A & C

All clear , Roger part of the A team

Chris E leads , with Chris G still waiting for his personal sail number !!!!!!!

Sorry which side of the mark was it !!!!

 

The Late Martin Lambert

 

Dragon Force 65 Winter Series Round 9 15th April 2018

A mere 6 entries attended what turned out to be a very pleasant mornings sailing. Temperatures approaching double figures and a gentle SW breeze allowed for a course along the South bank. Two beats and a run and gentle pressure from the RO allowed 11 races in the time available.

Thanks to Gordon ably assisted by Roger and Keith for keeping the action going.

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I.O.M Winter series round 6. 8th April 2018

Lovely start to the day 13 skippers , not to cold, the odd drop of rain, not much breeze 3/4 knots max. The weather marks were a bit of an eye sight test for some, with most failing at some stage in the morning. Nice to report no salad , Rob and Bill got things underway prompt, and Chris E was soon into his light weather trim to take the first race, closely followed by Rob W and this was to be the battle royal for most of the morning with the two B/P’s sailing really well. Mick C with the Sedici never really got a look in, and I have to say it was pretty consistant sailing for most of the skippers.

After a cupper , Rob took a firm hold on things and did not loose the  last four races, and deservedly won the day. Roger B had problems from the off and did not sail, Many thanks to all skippers for a nice relaxed morning, Keep your eye on the series results as they should be up by Tuesday.

So the end of the Winter series and despite being what seemed a long Winter only 6 heats sailed . Lets all make an effort to make the summer series the place to be for 2018 but first up we have the Martin Lambert & Absent friends Memorial Trophy on the 22nd of this month, please support this event , you know it makes sense .