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DF 65 SUMMER SERIES ROUND 6, 26th Oct 2021

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Nine boats registered for the last in this series for the Summer Season.

An unpromising start to the day of very light winds and overcast skies, slowly improved and by the start of Race 1 the breeze was starting to fill in from the South, so the East Bank was set up for the race course. The breeze continued to build so that by the last race it had reached the top end of A+ rigs! A sensible course set by PRO Gordon Bennett meant that racing was fairly close and consistent through the 10 races, although the filling breeze and flucky gusts caught everyone out at one time or another.

A comment of “no weed today” for the first few races, meant that from then on someone was the unlucky one to pick up an unwelcome passenger.

Dave Rigby , 180 dominated the day with only Mike Williams, 76 and visitor Simon Fairman, 666 getting the better of him in a couple of races. Peter Hellen, 79 had one of his best races of the series in Race 8 and decided to then call it a day, leaving on a high! Everyone fell victim to the gusts that on occasions stopped the boat in its tracks, though Ed Whittaker, 31 seemed unluckier than most.

A good mornings sail was had by all, there was a nice friendly atmosphere throughout on what turned out to be a warm sunny day.


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