Step 3 of the Road Map

Members will be pleased to know that following the further easing of restrictions the Club premises will be available members use. The lock will be replaced on the front door entrance and current key holder will be allowed access as in the past.

With effect from Wednesday 17th May members will be allowed access subject to the adherence to the following rules:-

a. Face covering unless you hold an exemption certificate must be worn at all times when accessing and moving round the club.

b. Sitting in the clubhouse recreation area is subject to the Rule of 6.

c. Members must comply with NHS Track & Trace requirements if using the club premises.

Members are advised to read the Club Rules posted in the clubhouse.

Dragon 65 Series

Series 1 Round 5

Series 1 Round4

Series1 Round 3

13 Competitors took part. Wind ranged from a strong A+ (skippers changing down to A or B) the wind then dropped to a flat calm. Everyone changed back to A+ and eventually were rewarded with a steady easterly wind with 8 races being completed. Tie for first place but Gary Benson w=awarded the event by virtue of having 3 first place finishes.

dropping n the evening to flat clam

Series 1 Round 2

Once again competitors were faced with a light north westerly on a beautiful evening at the lakeside. Unfortunately the wind was dropping and only 6 races were completed. Chris Howarth emerged as the overall winner just beating Gary Benson. Well done to all in trying conditions.

Series 1 Round 1

11 competitors turned out for this event which saw a welcome return by Ken Crabtree. Once again competitors were faced with a light north westerly which dropped throughout the evening. Only 5 races were sailed with Malcolm Clement and Bob Jones finishing on the same points. Malcolm was declared the overall winner because he won two races to Bobs one. Congratulation on Malcolms’ first win at Fleetwood.

DF95’s Series Results

Round 5 of the series.

The evenings sailing was preceded by a thunderstorm and heavy hail. This dampened the wind to a flat calm but fortunately the wind swung and competitors were faced with good sailing conditions through the evening. There was some good racing throughout the evening and as can be seen from the scores the racing was close and competitive. Mark Rose emerged as the overall winner after.

Round 4 of the series saw six skippers turned out on a windy rainy evening, with a new start time of 6.30pm. An ever
shifting wind, gusting and coming from a poor direction made course setting difficult, and the
course had to be changed a few times. We managed eight races on the night, all on B rig,
and Gordon Bayliff once again as last week was top of the pile, taking six bullets and
finishing well ahead of the rest.

Round 3 of the series was sailed on Tuesday 28th April. At last competitors were faced with a decent breeze blowing from the north-east enabling a course to be set with a long beat to windward. Unfortunately towards the end of racing the breeze picked up and in order to protect the yachts from damage a halt was called after 7 races with Gordon Bayliff the overall winner.

Round 2 of the series took place on Tuesday. Competitors were faced with a difficult breeze bouncing off the sea wall bank resulting in many holes in the wind and making tacking difficult. The event was won by Chris Chatfield who sailed consistently throughout the evening.

Round1: Great start to the series with over half the fleet out sailing. It was a light westerly swinging northerly and dropping through the evening. Only able to complete 7 races with 4 individual winners. Congratulations to the overall winner Gordon Bayliff.

IOM and Dragon95 Nationals 2021

Entries to the two National Championships being staged later in the year have now closed both reaching their maximum level of 84.

Competitors wishing to be placed on the waiting list of entries should contact the Event Organiser as detailed in the Notice of Race

The entry listings can be accessed on the following links:-

IOM Nationals

DF95 Nationals