DF95 Saturday Series 2018 Event 5

8th September 2018

3 Skippers!

Weather awful, non stop rain for most part, delayed start, great wind
straight down the lake.

Two lap triangular course

Should have been C rig to start, but Peter and Eric only had B, Eric’s
rig was broken so he had to rebuild that, so we had an early lunch and
ventured out as the rain eased, Bob started on C rig the others on B.
Peter broke down behind the start line first race (rudder servo) joined
us again in the third race.

The wind eased and Bob changed to B in third race, race 6 and we changed
to A as it eased again, tenth race Eric’s rudder servo went this time, so
we called it a day.

Report kindly provided by Bob Jolly.

The next Saturday event is on the 29th September at 10am and as we have now finished the evening events it would be really good to see more of the Squadron on the water!

Garry Benson

DF95 Captain

DF95 Series 3 Event 7

Tuesday 4th September 2018

On final event of the evening series Mother Nature proved to be a cruel mistress as eleven of the Squadron were ‘blessed’ with a most frustrating breeze which fluctuated not only in strength but also in direction and the results were a reflection of the shifts.

In preparation for the Marblehead Nationals DP did not frustrate himself with the customary eight races and yours truly had to switch to a spare hull due to rudder servo failure – oh joy.

It was good to see Anna back amongst the fleet fresh from her ‘wet sailing’ successes.

Congrats to Chris C on an excellent demonstration of ‘shifty’ sailing and to Shaun H for his overall victory for the series which was competed for by 19 of the Squadron.

Garry Benson
DF 95 Captain

DF95 Series 3 Event 6

Tuesday 28th August 2018

With the A rig breeze coming straight down the lake, ten of the Squadron were treated to negotiating the course previously set up for IOM Nationals.

Shaun H emerged a worthy winner over the eight hotly contested races which on occasions saw the ’first’ up for grabs – even on the run to the line!

As this was the penultimate evening event it would be good to see a full fleet next week – especially with the overall results still in the balance.

Due to fading light:
Event 7 is next Tuesday, the 4th September at 6pm

Garry Benson
DF 95 Captain

DF95 Series 3 Event 5

Tuesday 21st August 2018

Eleven of the Squadron negotiated eight one lap races with blessed sunshine in a light breeze which proved to be very testing as picking the shifts and the start positions were essential to a good result.

At the end of racing the ‘room for water off the bank situations’ resulted in Derek kindly updating us on rules, which could prove invaluable, especially to those involved in the IOM Nationals this coming weekend.

The course almost covered the full length of the lake and the one lap races saw Shaun H taking the honours with seven bullets – almost a full house!

Due to fading light:

Event 6 is next Tuesday, the 28th August at 6pm

Garry Benson

DF 95 Captain

 

DF95 Series 3 Event 4

Tuesday 14th August 2018

In superb A rig conditions, with the breeze coming straight down the lake, ten of the Squadron contested the customary eight races.

First and foremost a mention for Susan S who, as you will see from the results is now becoming a much deserved force to be reckoned with!

As the course covered the full length of the lake the tacking duals were numerous with Mark Rose being a runaway overall winner in taking five bullets, two seconds and a third.

With two bullets and consistently good results Gordon Bayliffe was a worthy runner up.

All-in-all a thoroughly good evening’s racing!

Due to fading light:
Event 5 of Series 3 is next Tuesday, the 21st August at 6.15pm

Garry Benson
DF 95 Captain

DF95 Squadron SERIES 3 EVENT 2

Despite several of the regulars being absent for a variety of reasons, 10 boats made it to the start line. Earlier in the afternoon it would definitely have been B rig conditions, but the wind moderated a bit and everyone started with A rigs.
The conditions were excellent, though the direction was a bit ‘shifty’ on occasions, with a good beat up the length of the lake to the other end and a run back down, followed by a beat to the finish line halfway up the lake.
The wind gradually increased as the evening progressed and Gordon and David had rig breakages and chose to drop down to B rigs for the last 2 races, rather than waste time fixing A rigs. The decision paid off for Gordon who finished the evening with a 2nd and a win, whilst David was somewhat less successful as his B rig sheeting fell apart! Shaun had a rudder servo failure and missed the last two races.
Shaun and John battled it out most of the evening, with Shaun eventually taking it by one point.
The third event of Series 3 is Tuesday, the 7th August at 6.30pm
Many thanks to David Foster for the results and the report.