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DF 65 Summer Series Round 5 11th August 2019

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Another great day of racing , and after the recent gales and storms the wind was down to about 15/18 knots from the south west , it made for a great course on the East bank, Bob G and Geoff B set a good course using half the length of the lake with three good beats for each race . 11 skippers turned up , one forgot to bring his boat and was immediately despatched home to get it , Racing started about ten minutes late, but was exciting from start to finish, The beat was tricky with some strong gusts and you needed to be on you toes to get to the weather mark in front , Mick Chamberlain was very quick with his B suit and won the first four races , Keith Jen and Adrian were all chasing hard, with Jen and Adrian getting the upper hand in race 5, with a first and second respectivley . Just before race 6 Mick C was seen with a yellow energy bar in hand, which he tried to keep hidden from view, and when seen with it played it down!!!! he then went on to win the next four races, and was quick to play it down that the bar had made all the differnce . It was good to see the racing get closer as the morning wore on, a good sign that the whole fleet are improving, Tuning and set up are probably more important on the DF 65 class than on the I.O.M so getting it right and keeping it in the memory bank is a priority, The rain held off for the whole morning and it was pleasantly warm 9 races completed so good going.

Many thanks to everybody for helping out especially getting the dingy out at the end well done to the OOD’s  , It was nice to see exciting competitive racing with very little lip movement. The day was once again weed free, and the lake does look in superb condition so we can count ourselves extremely lucky when so many other venues are suffering as we have done in the past ,

snipped 201908 11 DF65 SS 5

The said energy bar
Mick C DF 65 with Icarex sails in green

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