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.
DF95 Club Captain
Thanks for the Video Tony
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
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.
DF95 Club Captain
As there was an RG 65 event on at Birkenhead, and some had other engagements, only four skippers turned up for the early morning start, and were greeted with only a slight blow, but as the day went on the wind picked up and some good racing was had. David Foster joined us at lunchtime and we continued on in what was a lovely warm sunny day.
Different courses were set as the wind changed, mainly sausage and the odd triangle. Dave Burke and Richard Clarke left early afternoon, leaving three skippers who decided to carry on, and it was around 3.45pm when we called it a day, having completed fourteen races for the event, with Chris Chatfield taking the honours for the day.
Report and results kindly supplied by Bob Jolly.
Subsequent to a successful TT weekend the majority of the 95 Squadron were ‘Dragoned-Up’ and just seven diehard skippers endured the evening’s inclement and unseasonal weather.
An initial short course for the first two races preceded the remaining six over a classic course kindly set via DP.
On occasions a B rig would have been a wise move as the squalls provided the downwind runs with many an interesting moment which fortunately proved collision and damage-free!
A thought for Bob Jolly whose bowsie let him down and he kindly took on the race officer duties with four skippers taking bullets and with Mark and DP taking the honours.
The next 95 club racing is this coming Saturday the 5th May at 10am.
See you on the water!
DF95 Club Captain
- 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