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
DF 65 Capt.
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.
DF 65 Capt.
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.
Thanks for the Video Tony
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.
DF 65 Capt.
Thursday 3rd May
Nine skippers battled it out over a sausage shaped course, with a gate at the boathouse end of the lake. Nine races were completed in the evening in what was a patchy wind, and it was difficult to find the lines.
Breakdowns again this week for Harry and Chris, the luck is not with them at the moment, although Chris was soon back on the water with a borrowed boat, and finished on top of the pile, taking four bullets.
Eddie first time out with his new hull, and Ken likewise with his non numbered sails, both did well finishing mid table, but beware sailors, for when Ken gets his new go faster shiny number 49 put on, he will take some catching.
Our next DF 65 event is 10th May, 6.30 pm, and don’t forget, there is a club boat available for use, if you want to bring along a friend.
DF 65 Capt.
- Bacon butties.
- Blue sky.
- Funky wind.
- John T for the win.
- Chris H and Liz T Top Totters.
- 5 Super Tombola winners.
- The Mount.
Pictures: Michael Parkington.
Pictures: Bob Jolly.
(Ice Cold) Champagne Sailing!
- More bacon butties.
- Moody blue sky.
- Wind down the lake (ish).
- One race windy wipeout extravaganza!
- Another win for Johnny T
- Liz T and Mick ‘the cracks, the cracks!’ Chamberlain… Top Totters.
- 5 more Super Tombola winners.
Pictures: Anna McKone.
- Uncle Derek & Auntie Maureen
- Bob & Elaine Jolly
- Judith Baldwin
- Mike Weston (funny guy)
- rcyachts, Soch Sails