DF65 2019 series 1 Event 5

16th May 2019

A good wind from the East, enabled us to use most of the lake for this the fifth event in the current series. Superb conditions for a long beat to a windward mark by the clubhouse, and a reach across the top of the lake, then a run and a reach with a beat to a finish mid lake. Nine skippers turned out, all of us on A rig, and for a change no breakdowns to hinder anyone.

John showed us all how it should be done, and with him taking seven bullets from the nine races we got in, he won the event easily. So it was left to the rest of us to fight it out for the minor placings, and with only ten points separating positions two to six, shows how close it was with positions changing all the time, but with Chris managing a second place in the last race he secured the runner up spot.

A great nights sailing, and we hope for more of the same this coming Saturday when we are back on the water with the 65.

Bob Jolly

DF 65 Capt.