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DF 65 Winter series round 3, 26th February 2023

Wow , another great day of racing at Lincoln 13 skippers showed up on a chilly but very nice Sunday morning , A moderate N Easterly enabled racing to take place on the East Bank, Very shifty I have to say with a funny patch in the middle of the beat that caused more than one skipper some anxiety pulses. Young Jen Hand 69 was out of the blocks to take the first bullet, in style from Pete C 110 and Mick C 46 2nd and 3rd respectively, A new comer to the DF fleet but not to RC sailing Rob W 26 came close in race 2 with a second, and was learning fast. Pete W kinda hit a few boats in the first two races so it was an unusual bad start for him , but he clawed his way back. from Race 5 the retirements started for a variety of reasons, Alan N 232 was not having a great day, same as Ed W 31 , Geoff S 580 had his family down to watch so was keen to do well and I am sure he will be pleased with his result, included in the retirements were Mike W 76 , and Alan E 890, Race officer Adrian C 63 kinda missed the first three with gear failure which he eventually sorted, The Breeze all morning had some strong gusts and the beat was a test , get it right and you were away clean , get it wrong and the word dumped came to mind. Mick C 46 was sporting some 3/4 year old Icarex sails on and either his phenomenal skill or the sails definitely worked for him today, Him and Pete W 65 took four wins apiece and Jen picking up the last or in this case 1st one , We also welcomed ( although boatless at the mo) Richard a new member at the club who should take delivery of two shining DF’s next Tuesday so look out guys the fleet is growing, Still a few skippers missing but hey a good turnout for a chilly morning.

Great to see Gordon B out racing , after all his hard work on the new Jetty on the South Bank , but well done Mickey boy 46 for once always in control and he appeared to certainly have the boat speed, ahead of his visit to Southport for the first of the TT’s next weekend, Jen H 69 will also be at Southport so we wish them both well .

thanks to everybody who helped get the gear away and many thanks Adrian our OOD for the day


racing needs to start with at least two laps to allow separation for so that the final beat to the finish allows time for the two winners to get settled in time to take down the scores, Race one today proved a tricky one to sort due to only one lap and the first six crossing the line very close together , all good fun , well done everybody .

All you need to go DF 65 racing .

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