Easter Monday 65cm Pop Up

This is an early notice we are holding a DF65 & RG65 Open Meeting on Easter Bank Holiday Monday: 2nd April 2018.

Last year we competed for the mystical Fleetwood Crab, won of course by Mr Tushingham…

Who subsequently, in a clear Rule 69 violation, barbecued it..

So this year there will be a new prize 🙂

Event Schedule

• 09:45 Briefing
• 10:00 First Race
• 16:00 Last Race
• 16:30 Prize Giving

Entries can be made via the contact us link, please let us know if you intend to race RG65 or DF65. Remember we’ve also got a club DF65 if you fancy a bash.

The entry fee of £3 to be paid on the day. Free tea and coffee, please bring your own sarnies.

Entrants to date:

  • John Sharman – DF65
  • Susan Sharman – DF65
  • Bob Jolly – DF65
  • Tim Lanigan – RG65
  • Derek Preistley – RG65
  • Garry Benson – RG65
  • Tony Wilson – DF65

DF65 Autumn/Winter Saturday Series 3

3rd March 2018

Well the Beast from the East abated and left us with a sunny at times, A-Rig breeze, a little cold on the fingers, but dry, and quite a pleasant day, definitely one of the better ones we have had in this series, so for those who didn’t turn out you missed a great days sailing.

A one and a half lap triangular course was set for the eight skippers, and made good time, getting in five unhurried races before a break for lunch, and another seven in the next session before calling it a day.

Garry took the honours this time out with four bullets and three seconds, with Flying Tony in second.

Thanks once again to Peter J for doing the scoring duties.

So that brings to the end our Autumn/Winter series combined, and I can report no days were lost due to bad weather, although we sure had some atrocious days, so credit must go to all skippers who turned out in those conditions.

The final league table shows Tim well ahead of the competing field, with John second and Garry third,

Congratulations to all.

Bob Jolly

DF 65 Captain


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

DF65 Winter Series 1

DF 65 Autumn/Winter Series 1

Jan 6th 2018

What a delight to have B rig conditions on a rain free day for a change, as that was what greeted us on arrival at the lake, for this the first event of the New Year. Although it was spoilt for some with breakdowns, namely: – Garry-rudder failure late on, Mike-winch failure late on, and Ken’s winch which failed prior to us getting under way, so he took out the club boat, but that let him down later on with a faulty switch.

For the rest of us, it was a day of great racing and some close finishes, on a triangular course which was set. We completed 10 races at a leisurely pace, and decided that was enough as the temperature really dropped late in the day.

Tony appeared just after the lunch break to take a few photos, and was persuaded to join in for a few races, taking over Bob’s boat, he actually won the final race of the day, so hopefully he has the bug again for the 65, and will become a regular on Saturdays.

On the whole, the new format for Saturdays, was a great success, and should work well for the Dragons, with the 95 up next on 20th Jan.

Tim was once again top of the tree with 5 bullets and 3 seconds in the day, followed by Uncle Derek and Chris.

Thanks goes to Peter for doing the scoring duties.

And a special mention to Garry for contributing B rig, sail bag and servos for the club boat.

Bob Jolly

65 Class Captain

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.