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.

DF95 Squadron SERIES 3 EVENT 1

The first event of series 3 over eight races was again competed for in ‘champagne’ conditions with a constant A rig breeze coming straight down the lake which again lent itself to some fine tacking duals over the whole of the thirteen strong fleet.

As you will see from the results Flying Tony W (97) is now getting to grips with his 95 and proving his pedigree and Shaun H certainly gave John S a run for his money!

The second event of series 3 is next Tuesday, the 31st at 6.30pm

DF95 Squadron SERIES 2 EVENT 7

The final event of Series Two over eight races was completed for in ‘champagne’ conditions with a constant A rig breeze coming straight down the lake which lent itself to some fine tacking duals over the whole of the eleven strong fleet.

It was good to see David and Mark Rose back on the water although they enjoyed mixed results culminating in David being RO for the final four races due to rig failure.

Congratulation to John Sharman – the overall winner for this event and for the series and to David Foster a worthy series runner up!

This series was contested for by nineteen of the Squadron and you may note that only two points separated the third, fourth and fifth which reflects the highly competitive and close racing with the 95.

The first event of series 3 is next Tuesday, the 24th at 6.30pm

Garry Benson

DF95 Club Captain

DF95 Squadron SERIES 2 EVENT 5

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

A baker’s dozen of the Squadron, including the welcome return of  147  ‘the green machine – aka Eric Read’ and the addition to the fleet (Walter Audley) initially suffered the now familiar fickle summer A rig breeze but finally, in the last two of the eight races, we were treated to the best tacking races of the year as the wind filled whilst totally changing its direction.

During this eventful evening DP gave an almost faultless display whilst John S befell a servo failure and David cleared the lake of crab lines – not to mention the occasional jelly-brake!

As this was the final event prior to the Nationals at Weechers Reservoir, Keighley this weekend (7/8 July) we wish good fortune to the travelling Fleetwood 95 Squadron.

Garry Benson

DF95 Club Captain