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DF 65 Winter series round 5 23rd Feb

Hi guys and girls two reports for this event from our round the world reporters Keith and Jen many thanks.

After an extremely windy day Saturday it was somewhat calmer for the start of the racing on Sunday morning.Unfortunately, Micky Ch had been on holiday all week, and we did not have our usual “Thursday NEWS”, resulting in two skippers turning up with the wrong boats! Oh how we miss him.  A long course was laid along the South bank, and two laps were completed on each race all morning. Starting on A+ rig, by coffee break we were changing down to A and almost immediately to B. Bill McPhee changed down to C and said what a pleasure it was to race whilst watching some of us with rudders pointing to the skies. No surprise, Pete  came out on top for the morning with 9 .points closely followed by Keith on…11………….For those of you who missed it – it wasn’t cold and we didn’t get wet. Our new jetty is now well clear of the water, but it was a welly job if you wanted to retrieve your boat on the south bank .

2nd report

Today was a day to practice rig changes. No rain and A+ rig to start. Peter W & dave Rigby  moved the marks & set the course along the south bank. Gordon arrived only to find he had brought the wrong boat, so did Roger B ,,,   Roger B borrowed Mick Ch boat for the first four races then gave it back to Mick ,,,,   so who said no news is good news  !!!!   First 3 races were sailed using A+ rig but it was noticed the wind was getting stronger and those on A rig were keeping up. Early break to change down to A rig. Before the end of coffee break because the wind was increasing  most people had realised B rig was the order of the day.  1st race after coffee proved changing down was right. By the end of the last race if we had carried on we would be changing down to C rig. Another good days sailing and thanks to Mick Ch  for running the event. Great win for Pete with Keith a close second well done to everybody .


many thanks to all the helpers to get stuff out and put away ,,  when are these strong winds going to stop it has been three weeks now, and there seems no end to it . News will resume this week hopefully.

please note the date on the scores below should read  23rd February 2020



Pete Walters doing well in his first few months of radio sailing .

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