Mark your calendars, the big un’s are coming:
- MYA M Nationals – 7th/8th/9th July
- MYA 10R Nationals – 10th/11th July
- VANE A Class Nationals Week – 30th July > 4th August
Great report from Tony over at Yachts & Yachting well done Tommy! and check out Tony’s awesome video:
Nine never say die skippers enjoyed a rare westerly and the early morning breeze which made for a sail selection dilemma with the A rig’s down wind speed proving to be advantageous.
After a lunch break there was lots of knowledge passed round the fleet and tuning tips again shared. All skippers went for the A rig for the last few races. Enjoying what might be the last sail of the year before the lake is drained. Another great day with these exciting yachts.
Many thanks to Tony for the pics and to the growing Fleetwood DF95 fleet for braving the elements.
DragonFlite 95 Captain
And another great video in from Tony Wilson, looks like the second half of 2016 with Lasers, DF65 & 95’s, IOM’s, mustangs and a bit of A Class.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
Twelve of the fast expanding Fleetwood fleet of the exciting DF95 were, as forecast, greeted to a forgiving A rig northerly breeze which lent itself to 12 excellent and closely contested races.
Prior to a short briefing current Dragon Masters shared their knowledge and tuning tips with the less experienced of us.
As you will see from the results, positions varied amongst the chasing pack and congratulations to Shaun Holbeche on another excellent display of consistency.
Many thanks to Officer of the Day Trevor Bell, Garry Benson DF95 Class Captain for this report and to Tony Wilson for the pics – you will find his report and video on Yachts & Yachting tomorrow.
Nine skippers today including a guest from Furness. At the start we were treated to a northerly wind, straight down the lake but after three races it had veered to a WNW so a change of course was called for. Eight races in two hours, a couple of boat failures and one altercation between two skippers, so an uneventful meet!
Correction: that should have read ‘treated to a westerly wind’. In the words of Captain Mainwaring ‘Well Done Peter Jackson, I wondered if anyone would spot that!’
Thanks to Tony Wilson for footage and reports.
Jack Roberts Trophy Results:
1. David Bell, 21pts
2. Damian Akroyd, 15pts
3. Peter Whiteside, 14pts
4. Eddie Greenwood, 6pts
Northern District Championship Results:
1 Damian Akroyd, 12pts
2 Eddie Greenwood, 7pts
3 Peter Whiteside, 5pts
4 David Geldard, 3pts
Commodore Cup Results: (combined for the weekend)
1 Damian Akroyd
2 David Bell
3 Peter Whiteside
4 Eddie Greenwood
5 David Geldard