Thursday 17th May
Well somehow we managed eight races in our allotted time, changing course after course, searching for the slightest of a breeze. Ten skippers turned out, and we welcomed Walter for his first outing with his 65. Chris managed an evening’s racing without any breakdowns and took top spot, with Paul a close second only two points behind. Credit goes to all for sticking it out, because towards the end it really was pretty much standstill in places.
Let’s hope for better conditions, when we next meet on Saturday 19th at 10am.
15th May 2018
Nine of us began in what was a healthy A rig wind, slightly across from the far corner of the lake. A course was set of a beat to the windward mark, with a run down to a gate, and then a beat back up to the finish. The temperature dropped and the wind got up halfway through the event, and we all changed to B rig to prevent any breakages. As you can see from the results, it was a close thing, as only two points separated the top four spots.
Thanks goes to Derek for race officer duties.
Our next 95 event, is on Tues 22nd May at 6.30pm.
Report by Bob Jolly standing in for Garry
Thursday 10th May
Ten skippers enjoyed a lovely sunny spring evening sail, in what was about a seven mph wind, which gradually died away as the evening went on. Eight races were managed on a combination of a large sausage course and a smaller triangular one. Chris had problems with his boat again, and quickly commandeered Derek’s boat to keep his interest in the competition alive. Paul Reid took the honours for the evening with two bullets and four second places.
Our next 65 meeting, is Event 5 on Thurs 17th May at 6.30pm.
DF 65 Capt.
Thursday 3rd May
Nine skippers battled it out over a sausage shaped course, with a gate at the boathouse end of the lake. Nine races were completed in the evening in what was a patchy wind, and it was difficult to find the lines.
Breakdowns again this week for Harry and Chris, the luck is not with them at the moment, although Chris was soon back on the water with a borrowed boat, and finished on top of the pile, taking four bullets.
Eddie first time out with his new hull, and Ken likewise with his non numbered sails, both did well finishing mid table, but beware sailors, for when Ken gets his new go faster shiny number 49 put on, he will take some catching.
Our next DF 65 event is 10th May, 6.30 pm, and don’t forget, there is a club boat available for use, if you want to bring along a friend.
DF 65 Capt.
Tuesday 24th April
Mother Nature can be a cruel mistress as was proven to the 95 Squadron who endured six of the eight races in the lightest of breeze over a course which DP set to ensure we revisited our ‘right of way knowledge’ and to sharpen us up for the fleet racing TT this coming weekend.
Eventually the breeze filled and blessed us for the final two races which enabled DP to amend the course which proved less frustrating and provided some interesting tacking duels.
Please also find below the final overall results of the 95 Squadron’s Autumn/Winter Series and congratulations to Tim Lanigan for another excellent performance.
See you on the water!
DF95 Club Captain
and the final results of the 2017/18 winter series
Thursday 26th April
A good turnout of 10 skippers enjoyed B Rig conditions in what was a favourable Westerly wind, enabling us to set a trying rectangular course of 2 laps in the main, with a couple of single laps thrown in to get us to 8 races, before darkness fell.
It was a good chance for those entering the TT to get some practice in, and all looks good for John Plant who was in great form, taking the night’s honours with 7 firsts out of the 8. Uncle Derek could only take part in 1 race and duly won that. For the rest of us the Benson brothers sailed consistently taking second and third spots respectively, Chris`s night was marred by some unknown electrical problem. It got quite chilly late on, and Harry retired into the warmth of the clubhouse near the end, complaining of frostbite.
Thursday 19th April
Well what a great turnout of 11 skippers for our first evening meet of the year, shame the wind was missing, barely a blow gave us no option but to set a simple up and down course and take pot luck as to whether you got a shift, but the cream as always came to the top, with Chris Haworth taking the honours for the evening, having missed the first race, so it became his discard, and Uncle Derek taking second spot.
A couple of breakdowns during the evening, notably Harry and Martin saw them pushed down the order, as they couldn’t complete the 6 races we achieved on the night, and Mike and Ken with sail and winch problems affected their results towards the end.
All in all a good evenings sailing was had, and we look forward to our next 65 event on Thurs 26th April 6.30pm.