Nine skippers turned out in the pleasant warm evening sunshine, a simple triangle course was set in the A rig conditions, and eight races were completed in the time.
Breakdowns spoiled the night for a couple, Harry winch and receiver, and Walter rudder, preventing them competing in all races.
A word for Mike, who in the last race of the evening, decided he`d like to take a dip and have a closer look at the jellyfish, and to show them his transmitter. Seriously though he did hurt his foot, and we hope he recovers soon.
Chris C took the honours this week with three bullets and three seconds. Thanks to Peter for doing the scoring, and to everyone for not laughing when Mike fell in.
Our next 65 meet is on Thurs 31st May at 6.30pm
DF 65 Capt.
Tonight eleven of the DF95 Squadron enjoyed ideal conditions in an A rig breeze which cooled the evening sunshine.
DP set a couple of excellent courses and reminded the fleet of the often problematic confusion at the port/starboard priority at the marker rule which resulted in trouble free and highly competitive racing.
Three skippers took bullets and it is to be noted that Susan S is now getting amongst the middle of the fleet!
Next Tuesday the 29th is the last of this series and I hope to see you on the water.
DF95 Club Captain
We arrived at the lake in bright early morning sunshine, but alas no wind, so we had a brew and waited to see what might happen, about 50 mins later the breeze got up enough for our A rig, and we were soon on the water. A+ rig and it would have been sooner, but that argument is for another day.
Disappointingly only 3 of us (there must have been something going on somewhere else), it was a shame because it turned out to be a good day of racing, at an easy pace, we took our time in the beautiful weather, and enjoyed 11 races before the breeze left us, and we had no option but to call it a day at about 3pm.
John took the honours just by a point.
Thanks to Peter for race officer duties, he also took the club boat out, to wash off the cobwebs and check her over. The boat goes really well, and is always available at a 65 event for anybody to have a try.
Our next 65 event is on Thurs 24th at 6.30pm.
DF 65 Capt.
Thursday 17th May
Well somehow we managed eight races in our allotted time, changing course after course, searching for the slightest of a breeze. Ten skippers turned out, and we welcomed Walter for his first outing with his 65. Chris managed an evening’s racing without any breakdowns and took top spot, with Paul a close second only two points behind. Credit goes to all for sticking it out, because towards the end it really was pretty much standstill in places.
Let’s hope for better conditions, when we next meet on Saturday 19th at 10am.
Thanks for the Video Tony