DF Squadron Club Racing Series 2 No.7

DF95 Fleet Tuesday 18th July

Tonight Derek kindly revisited the ‘ask for water’ rule prior to racing and this resulted in calamity free & enjoyable racing.

Nine skippers were again treated to a NNE in which all but two initially sported a B rig and subsequently switched up to an A rig as the wind abated. The exception to this was Russell who ploughed on all evening with his B and proved very competitive beating to the first mark.As you will see from the results four different skippers took bullets and some of the finishes tested Derek (who kindly was RO) to the limit.

This series has seen seventeen skippers participating with this exciting class and congratulations go to overall winner Chris Chatfield and to runner-up Mark Rose who pushed him all the way.

Next Tuesday is the first of a new series and I look forward to seeing you on the water.

Garry Benson
DF95 Club Captain

DF65 Fleet Wednesday 19th July

What has happened to the weather on Wednesdays? At 5.30pm it was lashing it down with thunder and lightning but as fleet captain I felt obliged to turn up and thank whoever for also turning up. To my surprise nine skippers arrived and by 6.15 the rain had turned to a light drizzle but the wind had completely disappeared; lake flat as a pancake. After watching a few boats drift aimlessly at 7pm I decided to abandon any chance of racing. What happened? Ten minutes later the wind picked up so eight of the nine skippers started racing over a short triangular course. After two races the rain came down again but, hey, we’ve come down so let’s carry on, which six of us did. Despite the wind starting to die again and eventually going in the opposite direction we managed to achieve six races. As usual results and final positions for the second series are below.

  

Congratulations to Mark who takes the series and Paul, runner up.

Thanks again to Peter Jackson for scoring, from the comfort of his car!

Ken Crabtree,  DF65 Fleet Captain