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DF 95 Winter series round two 20th November 2022

Cracking day at the farm , 13 skippers on the start line, breeze was a top suit day and it was coming from WNW at around 10 knots , It was a Buddy day where the experienced help out the less so, Many boats were set up by the old bloke , and it has to be said nobody complained and and I feel everybody seemed to sail really well, and a lot had results during the morning that maybe they were not expecting. Racing was close all thru the fleet , but straight out of the blocks Pete W 65 took the first two races, from Mick C 46 who in the first race judged the last mark completely wrong and ended up doing a turn.

The course sorted by Pete and Mick was a big zig and a small zag which gave the fleet two good beats and a long run, probably the most improved skipper on the day was Graham K 79 , but to be honest a few skippers were shining , Peter C 110 was right up there, Roger B 448 had some great results, in fact it was countback time for the two men from the East of our county.

Pete Webster 26 was showing a marked improvement finishing well ahead of Cooperman 53, Ed W 31 has lifted himself off the bottom shelf and when he gets the advised adjustment done on his boat there will be no holding him back,Mike W 76 had some great results but as we have said so many times for most of us consistency is the key, not sure what was going on with Kevin E 02 but he was mainly in reverse and he really is better than that, sort it on Wednesday Kev. The sharp end was tooth and nail between Pete W 65 and the old bloke Mick C 46, and it was exciting racing , with Pete W 65 winning the last three races it was touch and go who would take the top step, Mick C 46 prevailed, and took it by two points from Pete W, Jen Hand came home in third place after what must be said was a great mornings racing 11 quite long races using the four minute countdown worked well with the finish not to far from the start line and that was the key

Well done to Micky boy and greatest thank to all skippers who made this a morning to delight in.

Above racing at Fleetwood a couple years ago .

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