DF Squadron Club Racing

Tuesday 18th April DF95 Fleet

Tonight we welcomed David Foster and Robin Gray to our fleet and guest skippers David Stewart and Shaun Priestley.

On an uncomplicated course, kindly set by Derek, eleven skippers persevered in a breeze with more holes than a string vest and only five races were completed before sundown! Chris Chatfield suffered the dreaded winch servo burn out and Derek and son Shaun missed the final slog due to family commitments which somewhat distorted the overall result. Nevertheless, congrats to Tim Lanigan whose consistency speaks for itself.

Wednesday 19th April DF65 Fleet

At first it looked like some skippers were going off our booklet’s start time of 6.30pm as turnout was low but the last minuters brought it up to a respectable twelve; could do better though! Perhaps the effort of the all day Pop-up DF95 on Monday and yesterday evening’s club DF95 meeting had taken their toll on the skippers who have both classes.

We had a reasonably stable westerly wind and completed eight races by eight o’clock. We could have possibly done more if we hadn’t spent time on trying to guide a couple of out-of-control boats back to shore; electrical problems! Poor Mark suffered his just 2 or 3 yards from the finishing line, in first place; he might have won the night otherwise. As it was John Plant took the honours.

Next week we should be able to have a later start; watch for the email!!