DF65 Winter Series 1

DF 65 Autumn/Winter Series 1

Jan 6th 2018

What a delight to have B rig conditions on a rain free day for a change, as that was what greeted us on arrival at the lake, for this the first event of the New Year. Although it was spoilt for some with breakdowns, namely: – Garry-rudder failure late on, Mike-winch failure late on, and Ken’s winch which failed prior to us getting under way, so he took out the club boat, but that let him down later on with a faulty switch.

For the rest of us, it was a day of great racing and some close finishes, on a triangular course which was set. We completed 10 races at a leisurely pace, and decided that was enough as the temperature really dropped late in the day.

Tony appeared just after the lunch break to take a few photos, and was persuaded to join in for a few races, taking over Bob’s boat, he actually won the final race of the day, so hopefully he has the bug again for the 65, and will become a regular on Saturdays.

On the whole, the new format for Saturdays, was a great success, and should work well for the Dragons, with the 95 up next on 20th Jan.

Tim was once again top of the tree with 5 bullets and 3 seconds in the day, followed by Uncle Derek and Chris.

Thanks goes to Peter for doing the scoring duties.

And a special mention to Garry for contributing B rig, sail bag and servos for the club boat.

Bob Jolly

65 Class Captain

The Club DF65 is ready

As you may or may not be aware we’ve been running a little project to get a Club DF65 together for new skippers, friends and family to try out. The boat, rigs, paint job, sails, electronics and transmitter muff have all been kindly donated by our members. Top effort all round.

The boat is available in the New Year via Bob Jolly our DF65 Captain. Drop Bob an email or drop us a message through the contact form.

One last thing, it needs a name, Poll is open for one week, anyone can vote, have at it:

 

 

MYA IOM National Championships 2018

Event Schedule:

Friday 24th August

11:00 – Club opens for Measurement, Registration and Practice
18:00 – Retire to The Mount for debrief etc

Saturday 25th August

08:00 – Final Measurement and Registration
09:45 – Race Officer briefing
10:00 – 1st Warning Signal
19:00 – No race will start after 19.00
19.30 – Any heat still in progress will be abandoned

HAPPY HOUR! Beers for all in clubhouse.

Sunday 26th August

09:15 – Race Officer briefing
09:30 – 1st Warning Signal
19:00 – No race will start after 19.00
19.30 – Any heat still in progress will be abandoned

PARTY NIGHT! Team racing (boats will be provided) B.B.Q Presidents Quiz!

Monday 27th August

09:15 – Race Officer briefing
09:30 – 1st Warning Signal
15:30 – No RACE will start after 15.30
16.30 – Any race still in progress will be abandoned

How to enter & further information:

Confirmed Entry List @ 15.01.18

  • Austin Guerrier, Datchet
  • Chris Chatfield, Fleetwood
  • John Sharman, Keighley
  • John Brierley,Birkenhead
  • Mike Kemp, Two Islands RYC
  • Gavin Watson, West Cornwall RSC
  • Rick Ford, Fleetwood
  • Roy Stevens, Scarborough MYC
  • Bill Lees, Ayr Bay Radio Yacht Club
  • Michael Barnett, Bournville
  • Steve Taylor, Aberdeen Model Yacht Club
  • Jen Hand, Lincoln RSC
  • Peter Cropper, West Cornwall
  • Ken Binks, Eastbourne
  • David Perkins, Cambridge
  • David Adam, Three Rivers
  • Mick Chamberlain, Lincoln RSC
  • Dave Burke, Lincoln RSC

DF Fleet Autumn Series 4

DF95  Autumn Series 2017
Event 4   Saturday 16th December 2017
Well, the skies cleared as forecasts and the winter sunshine was a delight.
We even managed eight races including a ‘Who can drift the quickest?’
 Then, low and behold the breeze arrived and went but not before the remaining seven races saw three skippers taking bullets.
 As you will see, Eric took the honours with David a worthy runner up
 Yet again we are in debt to Peter Jackson for doing the RO.
 The next event is Saturday 20th January at 12 noon and this will be ALL AFTERNOON as we are running separate Saturday race days and alternating with the 65s.
Season’s Greetings to you all and, as always, I will be blessed to see you on the water in the New Year.
Garry Benson
DragonFlite 95 Club Captain
And some piccies courtesy of Anna McKone.

 

DF 65 Autumn Series 4

16TH Dec 2017

Forecast was for clear skies, a rise in temperature and a 8-9 mph wind. Great, or so we thought, well they got the temp and the skies right, but where was the main ingredient to propel a yacht.

Preparing ourselves for a dull, boring drift about, in little or no wind, we went on the water endeavouring to at least show something on the score sheet. A simple sausage course was set, and we managed to complete 5 races, although not in record time, or maybe it was a record, for the longest time to complete a short course.

Enough said, the pictures below, courtesy of Anna, say it all.

Johns experience showed, and he came out on top, with Eddie a close second

Happy Xmas to you all, and see you in the New Year.

Have a good one.

Bob Jolly

65 Fleet Capt.