DF65 2018 Series 1 Event 4

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.

Bob Jolly

DF 65 Capt.


DF95 2018 Saturday series 1

31st March 2018

A bitterly cold 20+ mph wind greeted us on arrival at the lake, but at least it was dry, B rig was the sail of choice, and a 2 lap triangular course was set. 6 Hardy skippers including guest Gordon Bayliff from the Barrow club started the day just after 10am, and because of the cold we agreed to do 4 races and have a break for a hot brew, then continue on until we had completed 8, then have lunch and a warm by the hot air blower.

Peter Iles joined us after lunch, and we braved the elements for another 6 races, calling it a day around 3pm, completing 14 races in all.

Tim Lanigan comfortably took the honours for the day, followed by Dave Burke, and John Plant who had borrowed Uncle Derek’s boat for the day.

Garry Benson

DF95 Capt

IOM Open – Mayoral Cup – 8th of April

Most of the big dogs are away in Croatia, so this might be more of tune up than a proper Open Meeting!

Event Schedule:

• 09:30 Registration
• 10:00 First Race
• 16:00 Prize giving

Please enter via the contact form, just let us know know your sail no & club. Entry costs £3 on the day.

Current Entries:

  • Chris Chatfield
  • Tim Lanigan
  • David Foster
  • Bob Jolly
  • Mike Parkington
  • Sue Parkington
  • John Brieley
  • John Plant
  • Tim Long
  • Alan Watkinson

DF Racing TT Weekender 2018

DF65: Saturday 28th April

  • 09:45 Briefing
  • 10:00 Warning Signal
  • 13:00 Lunch (ish)
  • 17:00 No race to start later than
  • 17:30 Any race still in progress will be abandoned
  • Prize giving


De-brief in the Mount on Saturday night.

DF95: Sunday 29th April

  •  09:15 Briefing
  •  09:30 Warning Signal
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 16:00 No race to start later than
  • 16:30 Any race still in progress will be abandoned
  • Prize giving

Fine Print:

  • Event entry fee is £5 per day payable at registration
  • Enter by dropping us a mail here contact form
  • Please let us know which days you’ll be sailing, sail numbers and an emergency contact number.
  • The clubhouse canteen will be open all weekend serving a variety of hot & cold drinks, sandwiches cakes & chocolate at reasonable prices.
  • On site all weekend for advice, maintenance and that laugh will Mike Weston.

Runners & Riders:

  • Peter Baldwin, 63
  • Tim Lanigan, 502
  • Snackers, 99
  • Dave Burke, 30
  • John Howard, 8
  • John Brierley, 335
  • Barry Rolfe, 1119
  • Chris Chatfield, 183
  • Jim La Roche, 909
  • Brian Holland, 795
  • David Nickerson, 165
  • John Tushingham, 51
  • Liz Tushingham, 71
  • Ken Binks, 83
  • Barry Mayer, 17
  • Chris More, 302
  • Lisa More, 303
  • Mike Parkington, 679
  • Sue Parkington, 696
  • Clive Porter, 21
  • Buzz Coleman, 12
  • John Sharman, 344
  • Susan Sharman, 334
  • Mick Chamberlain, 46
  • Garry Benson, 688
  • Anna McKone, 889
  • Mike Benson, 883
  • Garry Box, 66
  • Andrew Peter, 919
  • Tony Wilson, 314

DF95 Sunday

  • Peter Baldwin, 172
  • Tim Lanigan.420
  • Snackers, 99
  • Dave Burke, 30
  • John Howard, 29
  • John Brierley, 84
  • Chris Chatfield, 183
  • Jim La Roche, 41
  • Brian Holland, 95
  • David Nickerson, 365
  • John Tushingham, 51
  • Liz Tushingham, 71
  • Ken Binks, 83
  • Barry Mayer, 17
  • Chris More, 102
  • Mike Parkington, 82
  • Sue Parkington, 86
  • Clive Porter, 79
  • Buzz Coleman, 12
  • John Sharman, 61
  • Susan Sharman, 36
  • Mick Chamberlain, 46
  • Garry Benson, 20
  • Anna McKone, 303
  • Mike Benson, 883
  • Garry Box, 26
  • Alan Tickle, 171
  • Skip Reaser, 39
  • Andrew Peter, 179
  • David Winder, n/k
  • Eric Reid, 147
  • Robert Bell, 193
  • David Bell, 194
  • David Bradley, 320
  • Tony Wilson, 214
  • Gordon Bayliff,35
  • Shaun Holbeche,91


8 of our members took part in the first DRAGONFLITE 95 TT event at Southport on Sat. With a large entry of 33 boats racing in 2 fleets our members acquitted themselves well finishing as follows:

  • 4th Derek P
  • 9th Tim L
  • 12th Mick P
  • 14th Chris C
  • 22n Garry B
  • 24th Anna Mc
  • 26th Susan P
  • 31st Mike B

Sunday saw a much reduced compliment of Fleetwood Boats with just 3 of us in a fleet of 28 DF 65’s raced all as one fleet which made the starts & the racing overall challenging to say the least. The wind was light & all sailors but 3 were using the A+ rigs. 8 long 2.5 lap races were completed by 3pm our results as follows.

  • 2nd Derek P
  • 23rd Mick P
  • 27th Susan P

The A+ rigs really made the difference! & if you wish to race on the TT circuit they are WELL worth the £70 investment.

Full results on the dfracinguk site with great photography from Anna Mc

Also on Sunday there were 7 lasers racing on a separate course although I haven’t seen any results I do know that Shaun Holbeche from Fleetwood won & that they sailed 16 races!

DF65 Winter Series 2

Autumn / Winter Series 2  3rd Feb 2018

With the TT event being held at Southport on the day, it was understandable that only a small group would contest the 2nd event of the club’s Winter Series, so while the big boys were away, it was a chance for others to get some points for the series.

A rigs were the order of the day and we had to contend with a light drizzle for most of the day.

A two lap triangular course was set, and we got four races in before we took a break for a brew and a bite to eat. Harry joined us after the break, and we managed to get in another six races, making it ten for the day, before we called time.

Eddie took top spot with Bob second, both having the same points.

Many thanks goes to Peter Jackson for doing the race officer duties.

Bob Jolly

DF 65 Club Captain