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DF 65 Winter series Round one 30th October 2022

Not a bad day at Lincoln , in fact it was a fantastic day and make no bones about it, 14 skippers showed up , some from quite long distances to have a crack at this great series, with great little boats the DF 65.

Keith and Jen sorted all the kit and racing started on the South bank with two reasonable length beats that got extended to three, the breeze !! it was one of those days , that picking the bank to sail on was always going to be difficult and so it was at times an eyesight game, the strength was perfect A +rigs all morning, Pete W 65bhad initial problems and missed the first two races which enabled Mick C 46 to take full advantage and take the bullet in the first race in second Jen H with a completely re done boat , third spot was Adrian C 63 who sailed consistently well all morning before he was called away and missed race 7 and 8 and if he had not the score could have been very different ( as long as he did not forget to round buoy 8 ) not the only one I may add . Race two saw Keith H 669 return to form after a short lay off . unfortunately Keith had a fall while resetting the course and decided to retire from racing , (we have checked on him early evening and he is fine) Race three saw a great result from Alan N 232 and he got a third , Mike W 76 was stringing together some great results as was Pete W 26 , the racing through the fleet was very competitive and some great battles ensued, we started with 14 skippers and for the first time in a while 4 fell by the wayside before racing finished, The ding dong battle at the sharp end went on and on between Pete W 65 and Mick C 46 with Jen and Mike looking for any scraps that were left , Mick C 46 with four wins took it on the day, It really was a great mornings racing with a few other skippers knocking on the door , Very well done to all and especially helping to put all the gear away,

Put this series in your diary folks , it is a great series , anybody reading this and wants to know a little about radio racing get in touch and come and have a go , there is much more to this than meets the eye, just pop down any Sunday morning and have a go .

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