DF65 Series 3 Event 4

16th August 2018
C rig conditions greeted us as we arrived at the lake for this the fourth event in the series, and we all prepared for a real challenge. Eight skippers set out, and it was good to see Garry back with us after a short layoff due to other commitments. Eight races were had in the evening, but the weather got the better of some, and shortened their nights sailing with breakdowns.
John again was in unstoppable form taking seven bullets and finishing top, with Chris in second spot by one point from Garry.
Many thanks to Peter for being Race Officer.
Bob Jolly
DF 65 Capt.

DF65 Series 3 Event 3

9th August 2018

Well we got perfect conditions for a great nights sailing with wind straight up the lake, and A rig verging on B. Thirteen skippers turned out and a long sausage course was set using most of the length of the lake. Eight races were completed in our allotted time and it was a joy to see so many boats on the water for this the third event in the series.
John was once again on form and dominated with seven bullets and a second, the fight for second place was a tighter affair with Eddie just pipping Bob by a point.
We hope for more of the same conditions when we next meet, for the fourth event in the series on Thurs 16th August at 6.30pm.
Many Thanks to Peter for RO.
Bob Jolly

DF 65 Capt.

DF65 Saturday Series Event 5

For those that didnt make it Saturday morning, you missed a treat as we had A rig conditions verging on B, with a wind almost straight up the lake.

A beat to the windward mark, then a reach and a run down to a central mark, rounding and a beat to the finish, made for some exciting close races. In all we had sixteen at a leisurely pace, calling it a day around 3.30pm.

Sadly only six skippers turned out with Tim only doing the morning session, and Walter just the afternoon. John as always was in dominant form and easily took the honours, with the rest of us fighting it out for the minor places.

Darren with a battery problem was the only one with any issues, and we waited for him as he quickly sorted that out, and he was soon back on the water. Bob had to miss one race due to dealing with a new membership enquiry, so was given a last place in that race, rather than a DNS.

Thanks to Peter once again for RO duties.

Our next event in the Saturday Series is on the 15th September at 10 am.

Bob Jolly

DF 65 Capt.

DF65 Series 3 Event 2

A forever shifting light breeze, greeted the nine skippers who turned out for this the second event in the series. A sausage shaped course was set, and eight races were completed in the time.

Chris and Paul were both in dominant form, and it was always going to be between those two who took the honours. Chris with his four bullets to Pauls three just swung it for Chris by one point.

For the rest of us, with many having a decent finish here a there, it was consistency and being able to read the wind shifts we need to work on.

No breakdowns of note this week, except for Ian who only missed one race due to a malfunction with his winch.

Thanks to Peter for RO duties.

So we move on now to our next event in the series, which is on Thurs 9th Aug at 6.30pm.

Bob Jolly

DF 65 Capt.

DF 65 Series 3 Event 1

With several notable absentees on the night it was still a well-attended event for this our first in the Series. Twelve skippers were challenged by an ever changing wind which tested patience and skill. No surprise then that the first three on the night were the most experienced skippers.

A figure eight type course was set in A Rig conditions, and eight races were completed in the time.

We welcomed new recruit Eric Austwick to the Squadron for his first outing, who acquitted himself well finishing in sixth place respectively. A couple of breakdowns late on for Darren (leak) and Tim (batteries) and for Susan who said she had lost the will to live, but I bet she will be back next week for some more torture, what a character, brightens our evenings no end.

Thanks to Peter for RO duties.

Our next DF65 outing is on Thurs 2nd Aug at 6.30pm.

Bob Jolly

DF 65 Capt.

 

 

DF65 Series 2 Event 7

July 19th 2018
Shame that a feeble wind spoiled what could have been a great nights racing as ten skippers turned out for the final event of Series Two. Setting a course we thought would be adequate we started on time, but the first race took too much time because of the lack of wind, that we decided to run the remaining races over a shorter course.
We persevered and got our eight races done in the time, with Chris taking the honours for the evening, but it was John who did enough on the night to come out on Top for the Series, winning the Williams Cup.
Thanks to Peter for being RO.
We look forward now to Series Three which begins next Thurs the 26th July at 6.30pm
Bob Jolly
DF 65 Capt.

 

DF65 Series 2 Event 6

12th July 2018
Again a fine turnout of eleven skippers, battled with the A rig conditions which were forever changing and very fluky to say the least. Eight races were had over a course which was simple but quite challenging. Derek joined us for the first time this series being clear of commitments, and duly took the honours for the evening, closely followed by John. A quick mention for Walter and Bob Jones, our newest member, both are improving very quickly and had some fine results on the night.
A couple of breakdowns this week, battery problems after four races for Tony spoilt his evening, and a switch problem for John caused him to miss out a couple of races, but he got that sorted and came back to take three bullets, to keep up his challenge for the title.
Many thanks to Peter for being RO
Our final event of this series is on Thurs 19th July 6.30pm.
Bob Jolly
DF 65 Capt.