The Club DF65 is ready

As you may or may not be aware we’ve been running a little project to get a Club DF65 together for new skippers, friends and family to try out. The boat, rigs, paint job, sails, electronics and transmitter muff have all been kindly donated by our members. Top effort all round.

The boat is available in the New Year via Bob Jolly our DF65 Captain. Drop Bob an email or drop us a message through the contact form.

One last thing, it needs a name, Poll is open for one week, anyone can vote, have at it:

 

 

DF Fleet Autumn Series 4

DF95  Autumn Series 2017
Event 4   Saturday 16th December 2017
Well, the skies cleared as forecasts and the winter sunshine was a delight.
We even managed eight races including a ‘Who can drift the quickest?’
 Then, low and behold the breeze arrived and went but not before the remaining seven races saw three skippers taking bullets.
 As you will see, Eric took the honours with David a worthy runner up
 Yet again we are in debt to Peter Jackson for doing the RO.
 The next event is Saturday 20th January at 12 noon and this will be ALL AFTERNOON as we are running separate Saturday race days and alternating with the 65s.
Season’s Greetings to you all and, as always, I will be blessed to see you on the water in the New Year.
Garry Benson
DragonFlite 95 Club Captain
And some piccies courtesy of Anna McKone.

 

DF 65 Autumn Series 4

16TH Dec 2017

Forecast was for clear skies, a rise in temperature and a 8-9 mph wind. Great, or so we thought, well they got the temp and the skies right, but where was the main ingredient to propel a yacht.

Preparing ourselves for a dull, boring drift about, in little or no wind, we went on the water endeavouring to at least show something on the score sheet. A simple sausage course was set, and we managed to complete 5 races, although not in record time, or maybe it was a record, for the longest time to complete a short course.

Enough said, the pictures below, courtesy of Anna, say it all.

Johns experience showed, and he came out on top, with Eddie a close second

Happy Xmas to you all, and see you in the New Year.

Have a good one.

Bob Jolly

65 Fleet Capt.

FMY&PBC AGM 2017

Members are reminded that the club’s AGM is on Sunday 19th November 2017, 2.30pm in the club house. The closing date for motions and nominations for office has now passed but if you want to vote or ask any questions this is your chance. The agenda is below.

I hope to see many of you there.

Ken Crabtree  (General Secretary)

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Yachting Section AGM 2017

This years Yachting Section AGM will be held on October 17th @ 19:00…

Dear members,

Your input as Yachting members of our club is vital, your ideas and requests will be used to formulate next years sailing programme. Ken has emailed out some talking points around the Dragon sailing programme, have the weekend events been a bit of a damp squib? What can we do better next year? The Agenda will be coming out shortly, if you would like anything to be included please let Derek/Ken know or just come down for a brew and a chat on the night (there might even be some biscuits on the go)