2019 DF65 Saturday series Event 4

20th July 2019

Luckily the early morning rain had passed through for the six skippers who turned out for our Saturday event. The wind was fairly strong and it was C rigs all round. A long figure eight course was set, and it was a real test on tacking ability in the very blustery conditions.

With John and Garry present, it was always going to be a battle between those two, on who was going to do better on the day. It was very close as usual between the two, with only one point separating them in the end, in Garry’s favour.

Walter had a decent day sailing consistently, and took third place respectively.

Darren was having a good day with some fine results, but unluckily had power failure mid-way through, and that put an end to his participation. Diagnosis, leaking boat, water on electrics. So he has until next Thursday the 25th 6.30pm, when we are back on the water again with the 65, to get his boat back in order.

So an enjoyable, fun, but very tough days sailing was had, and eight races were done with plenty of walking. The strong wind stayed with us all afternoon, so we agreed eight was enough for us all.

Bob Jolly

DF65 Capt.