8th June 2019
Strong wind and persistent rain made it C rigs all round for the six skippers who braved the elements for this Saturday Series event.
With the wind from the NW, and conditions very awkward at the bridge end of the lake with a large chop, we set the start line centre lake, with a beat to the top end to a spreader, and then a long run down to a leeward mark three quarters down the lake, rounding and beating back to a finish on our start line.
Eight races were had at a leisurely pace with a break for a bite to eat and a brew, midway through proceedings.
Surprisingly conditions as they were, nearly all got through unscathed, John came off worst losing his jib tie down first race, that cost him two races, and then his servo failed costing him another late on, but as we know John is a very fine sailor, and after all his troubles he still secured five bullets, and finished in second place overall.
Bob suffered also, when his boat battery ran flat with little warning from his transmitter, only beeping for a short time, his boat ended up pirouetting centre Lake, and took a while for it to come to the side.
Again a consistent sail from Garry got him top spot, although it could have been different had it not been for Johns misfortune for the last race.
Although it was a horrible day weather wise, credit goes to all the skippers who got on with it without fuss, and in the end I think we all enjoyed the sailing challenge.
Our next outing for the 65 is on Thursday 13th June 6.30pm start.
DF 65 Capt.