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DF 65 Summer Series Round 4 24th July 2022

Another great morning at Lincoln , only 9 skippers, but weather was perfect for good racing on the East bank, Jen very quickly got the course sorted and Roger B taking over from Pete W had everything out ready for action by the time the skippers arrived, As you can see by the pictures the Banks are parched, and we could do with some rain, but at least it did not come during racing.

The day belonged to Mick C 46 I am afraid it seems he could do no wrong obviously had a good set up and for once his brain was in gear. But having said that the racing was very close and it seemed many incidents were avoided at a crowded weather mark, that was close to the bank so all could see clearly what was happening. It seemed to be an A suit day and most stuck with A , although one skipper stuck with B and was hoping the breeze would do as forecast and increase, but hey , it did increase but not quite enough, in race seven the wind was at its strongest and Mike W 76 was just 20 yards from the line and then unluckily fell into a small hole in the wind and got pipped on the line . The start was crucial and it suited Mick C 46 it was judging where to be on the line on Starboard and making sure you had the room to quickly flip onto Port and away , too close to the bank and no wind, too far down and you were struggling to leeward, The course was made a lot shorter than normal due to the far jetty being out of use, it worked very well as walking was at a minimum, and also you could sit on a bench and see both ends of the course easily if you wanted to. We managed to get in twelve races, and a good coffee break, and as I say the racing was superb with some close racing up and down the fleet ( well I would say that wouldn’t I )

Many thanks to all the helpers and ED W for doing the scoring

Parched grass , waiting for rain

The weather mark
The new Windex’s
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