DF95 2019 Series 2 Event 2

Tuesday 11th June

Another wet Tuesday evening down by the lake at Fleetwood although it has to be said less rain and more wind than last week. 

With the wind from the NE a course was set using approximately half the lake with a beat to a mark in the NE corner of the lake, a run back to the start line and a upwind leg to a finish line in the clubhouse corner. Good calls were made by the more experienced skippers and the start line was moved out into the lake to avoid some of the previous chaos by the bank. A further windward mark was used which made the last leg a short reach to the finish but added tactics to the second beat instead of it just being a drag race. 

The wind was at top of B rig strength at times which required cleaning tacking to stay at the front.

Garry was a welcome return to the fleet this week, Derek taking the helm of his yacht for the last three races gaining 2 firsts and a 1 second (these are not shown in the results as we use our average scoring method for borrowed boats).

The weather may not be the best for this time of year but the racing was enjoyable and as always very close, results being decided by including discards.

Next DF95 racing is next Tuesday at the normal 18:30 start. If your not there your missing 2 hours of fun.

Gordon