DF 65 Series 1 Event 6

Nine skippers turned out in the pleasant warm evening sunshine, a simple triangle course was set in the A rig conditions, and eight races were completed in the time.

Breakdowns spoiled the night for a couple, Harry winch and receiver, and Walter rudder, preventing them competing in all races.

A word for Mike, who in the last race of the evening, decided he`d like to take a dip and have a closer look at the jellyfish, and to show them his transmitter. Seriously though he did hurt his foot, and we hope he recovers soon.

Chris C took the honours this week with three bullets and three seconds. Thanks to Peter for doing the scoring, and to everyone for not laughing when Mike fell in.

Our next 65 meet is on Thurs 31st May at 6.30pm

Bob Jolly
DF 65 Capt.

DF95 Squadron Series 1 Event 6

Tonight eleven of the DF95 Squadron enjoyed ideal conditions in an A rig breeze which cooled the evening sunshine.

DP set a couple of excellent courses and reminded the fleet of the often problematic confusion at the port/starboard priority at the marker rule which resulted in trouble free and highly competitive racing.

Three skippers took bullets and it is to be noted that Susan S is now getting amongst the middle of the fleet!

Next Tuesday the 29th is the last of this series and I hope to see you on the water.

Garry Benson

DF95 Club Captain

DF65 Saturday Series 3

We arrived at the lake in bright early morning sunshine, but alas no wind, so we had a brew and waited to see what might happen, about 50 mins later the breeze got up enough for our A rig, and we were soon on the water. A+ rig and it would have been sooner, but that argument is for another day.

Disappointingly only 3 of us (there must have been something going on somewhere else), it was a shame because it turned out to be a good day of racing, at an easy pace, we took our time in the beautiful weather, and enjoyed 11 races before the breeze left us, and we had no option but to call it a day at about 3pm.
John took the honours just by a point.

Thanks to Peter for race officer duties, he also took the club boat out, to wash off the cobwebs and check her over. The boat goes really well, and is always available at a 65 event for anybody to have a try.

Our next 65 event is on Thurs 24th at 6.30pm.

Bob Jolly
DF 65 Capt.

DF65 2018 Series 1 Event 5

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.
Bob Jolly
65 Capt.

DF95 2018 Series 1 Event 5

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

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 Series 1 Event 4

This evening’s ideal A rig conditions attracted eleven of the 95 Squadron which, due to a broken jib stay, was quickly reduced to ten who were blessed with eight one lap races.

Although DP dominated the water, Gordon and Chris also took bullets and the tacking duels throughout the fleet was fascinating viewing.

All-in-all an excellent event and sailed in the best of spirits.

Garry Benson

DF95 Club Captain