Ends in Salad

What a great year… plenty of big events, club racing, lots of laughs and Eddie Greenwood’s epic struggle against the dreaded weed which tormented our keels all year.

And now we look forward to the DF Squadron, Lasers, Schooners, IOM Opens, DF Opens and MYA National Championships in three of our finest classes. 2017 is shaping up nicely.

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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

Look for news about these exciting events here:

The Last Hurrah

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.

Garry Benson
DragonFlite 95 Captain

Video Recap

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.

If you fancy joining the fun, more info about the club here, sailing section info, power section, the membership page is here or just shoot us a message

 

“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

DF95 Club racing

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.

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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.