30th June 2018
The ‘champagne’ sailing enjoyed by nine skippers included a welcome visit from Peter Baldwin who, yet again, proved that there is no substitute for experience and therefore topped the table at the end of day.
The noon start in bright sunshine and a top of the A rig north, north easterly saw three skippers taking bullets including many a change of positions, especially during the final upwind finish.
A mention for Peter Iles who sported his B rig due to ‘damage in transit’ which highlights the necessity of keeping the rigs flat packed and assembling upon arrival!
The much welcomed noon start allowed for a lunch break and during the ten races we also had plenty of time for much needed rehydration breaks prior to a 4pm finish.
Yet again the sight of these elegant yachts on the water attracted interest from the general public and the 95 continues to be a great asset to the model yacht world.
The next Saturday Series (Event 5) is on the 8th September when I hope to see all the Squadron on the water.
DF95 Club Captain