DF 65 Saturday
April 2023 and the DF fleet comes to Scotland Farm , Thorpe on the Hill. First up the DF 65 , 40 skippers from around the country descend on our lake to give some great racing, the wind direction was not the best and ranged from 6 knots to around 10 knots. It was a chilly day with the breeze strait out of the North. Buzz Coleman, from Coalhouse Fort in Essex won the day with an impressive 4 wins from 8 race’s held in two fleets, John Tushingham from the Keighley up on the Yorkshire moors was second and Nigel Brown from the Gosport club , way down South was third Three local skipper’s took part, in this first day of racing , and the club can be commended for their organising ability, Bacon butties , and soup and bread to warm up the coldest hands ,
full results below for round 3 below , scroll down further for the DF 95 results . and plenty of Pictures .
DF 95 Sunday
After a very pleasant dinner and presentation at the Railway inn for about 50 skippers, on the Saturday night , of which 26 were presented with their Global’s shirts for the forthcoming Global’s , (26 was the UK’s allocation in the scheme of things ,,) in May this year, which will be held at Fleetwood in Lancashire, where we have 15 country’s represented from of course around the ” Globe ” Great night and great food with chit chats going on until the early hours.
But I must move on , early Sunday morning and the breeze was lighter , but hey ho it had veered a tad and was now out of the North East , Straight down the lakes East bank, and dare I say it almost perfect conditions. Today we had 52 skippers and so it was necessary, to have 3 fleets . Starting with the Seeding race’s that were won by Craig Richards and David Adam from down South and John Sharman from the North west end of the country, we then had a short break and then some right royal action. The Start line was ( as an observer ) perfect , Skippers will not agree, I am sure , and so we had one or two general recalls, and the first 2 thirds of the beat was just about normal but the last 50/70 yards to the weather mark were a test of everyone’s ability, and it was never the same for each race, At the end of the day the skippers who handled it best were at the top of the leader board, Graig Richards, took the win , closely followed by Dave Adam and John Tushingham . But I have to say very well done to all competitors over the two days of racing, The home club Lincoln had 6 skippers racing on the Sunday so very well done to them, I would also like to say many thanks to the Lincoln club, for putting on the event and all the helpers over the last two days who contributed to a great event, on and off the water.
Also many more pics from Sue Brown can be seen here , click the link
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