8 of our members took part in the first DRAGONFLITE 95 TT event at Southport on Sat. With a large entry of 33 boats racing in 2 fleets our members acquitted themselves well finishing as follows:
- 4th Derek P
- 9th Tim L
- 12th Mick P
- 14th Chris C
- 22n Garry B
- 24th Anna Mc
- 26th Susan P
- 31st Mike B
Sunday saw a much reduced compliment of Fleetwood Boats with just 3 of us in a fleet of 28 DF 65’s raced all as one fleet which made the starts & the racing overall challenging to say the least. The wind was light & all sailors but 3 were using the A+ rigs. 8 long 2.5 lap races were completed by 3pm our results as follows.
- 2nd Derek P
- 23rd Mick P
- 27th Susan P
The A+ rigs really made the difference! & if you wish to race on the TT circuit they are WELL worth the £70 investment.
Full results on the dfracinguk site with great photography from Anna Mc
Also on Sunday there were 7 lasers racing on a separate course although I haven’t seen any results I do know that Shaun Holbeche from Fleetwood won & that they sailed 16 races!
Autumn / Winter Series 2 3rd Feb 2018
With the TT event being held at Southport on the day, it was understandable that only a small group would contest the 2nd event of the club’s Winter Series, so while the big boys were away, it was a chance for others to get some points for the series.
A rigs were the order of the day and we had to contend with a light drizzle for most of the day.
A two lap triangular course was set, and we got four races in before we took a break for a brew and a bite to eat. Harry joined us after the break, and we managed to get in another six races, making it ten for the day, before we called time.
Eddie took top spot with Bob second, both having the same points.
Many thanks goes to Peter Jackson for doing the race officer duties.
DF 65 Club Captain
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.
65 Class Captain
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: