DF65 2019 series 1 Event 7

30th May 2019

Ten skippers turned out for last event of this series, and we were greeted with quite windy conditions, fluctuating all evening. They all set out on B rig and soon moved to C after a few races, they should have moved back to B a few races later, but carried on as was, as time wasn`t on our side, as we were a little late getting underway.

Using the club boat, Bob`s evening was curtailed by a rudder servo failure, just as he got on the water. Walter too had a servo problem late on and had to miss the last three races.

A sausage shape course was set, with a beat up to the windward mark midway up the lake, then a run down to a gate by the bridge, back up to the windward mark again, then a run to the finish.

Eight races were had on the night, with John in fine form easily taking the honours with six bullets (after borrowed boat rule). Good to see Darren continue to improve, finishing in fourth place just behind Ken and Bob Jones.

So that brings us to the end of this series, and congratulations go to the top three, Chris Howarth winner with 382 pts. John Plant second on 352 pts. And Ken Crabtree third with 316 pts.

Next up is the start of series two, which is on Thursday 6th June at 6.30pm. 

Bob Jolly

DF 65 Capt.