Chilly morning forecast with rain showers forecast, but that did not stop 10 skippers turning out for the first DF 95 race of the Winter series. The weather did not disappoint either if gave us what it promised.Geoff S only got his 95 on friday but here he was racing,Roger B first time out and a great start, Billy Mac was going well as was Gordon B, this I can tell is going to be a great fleet of one desighn racing with three other members about to take the plunge, The racing was difficult at time as the breeze came and went, and it was important to keep the boat moving and not stall, Keith H was the master today and from 5 races scored only 8 points, Billy Mac got two bullits at the end which he must be pleased with.
Our thanks to the race team and all the helpers which made for a very enjoyable mornings racing.
If you want to join this growing class of one design boats dont delay round two in around 4 weeks away
Congratulations to Keith and lets hope we all enjoyed the carrott cake at half time as a small celebration for the first DF 95 race of many.
On a morning far too warm for winter 12 skippers enjoyed some splendid sailing. The wind was fairly steady initially from the SW moving slowly towards the W during the morning.
Thanks to Peter ably assisted by Jen for keeping the the racing moving at a steady pace and allowing 9 races to be completed.
8 Skippers arrived at the lake amid the rain that never stopped but thankfully lighter winds than we had yesterday. A mixture of A and A+ rigs were on show and initially A+ was favorite, a short course with 3 laps was laid and briefing done, Adrian ( 63 ) just got his boat on the water in time for the first start and promptly romped away with the bullitt closely followed by the two Micks. Race two Adrian again took control and was first over this time followed by Alan Edgar ( 890) with Mick Cooper have brain fade halway up the first beat, his worst result all morning and he will be left thinking whatmight have been !!!!!!. despite the teeming rain the bank was lighthearted and the racing was very very good, so all you guys who stayed in bed missed a great day. Coffee was called after 4 races and we all crammed into the shed/clubhouse for refreshments It seemed that cake was in short supply. on a return to the water Alan Newman had a water problem with his transmitter and could take no further part. Mick Cooper was ready fo a victory and thats just what happend in race 5 , with his A + rig he took full advantage on the downwind sections but found it difficult to tack upwind , he soon got the hang of a gybe tack and won a great race, Adrian had a rudder problem which would not get resolved and in the last two races Gordon Bennett showed his skill in the building breeze with two second places. Mick Chamberlain won the day.
No Salad was experienced in the making of round one .
Thanks to all the guys for helping out and giving us all some great racing on probably the worst day of the year so far.
This Post should have been 30th September 2018
6 skippers showed up for round 9 of the DF 65 summer series on a chilly and overcast morning The breeze fluctuated between 5 and 10 knots and varied in direction giving the skippers an interesting beat . Bill aided by Chaz ran the mornings racing, Phil was a little slow to get going but when he did he got 5 straight bulletts, Bill came in second. I understand it was an enjoyable mornings racing and must apolagise for the lateness of this report as the two main correspondents have been away on National duty , I would also add that the final series result will not be published untill the end of October due to ourt current scorer having a nice time in Turkey on a real sailboat .