8th June 2019
Strong wind and persistent rain made it C rigs all round for
the six skippers who braved the elements for this Saturday Series event.
With the wind from the NW, and conditions very awkward at
the bridge end of the lake with a large chop, we set the start line centre lake,
with a beat to the top end to a spreader, and then a long run down to a leeward
mark three quarters down the lake, rounding and beating back to a finish on our
Eight races were had at a leisurely pace with a break for a
bite to eat and a brew, midway through proceedings.
Surprisingly conditions as they were, nearly all got through
unscathed, John came off worst losing his jib tie down first race, that cost
him two races, and then his servo failed costing him another late on, but as we
know John is a very fine sailor, and after all his troubles he still secured
five bullets, and finished in second place overall.
Bob suffered also, when his boat battery ran flat with
little warning from his transmitter, only beeping for a short time, his boat
ended up pirouetting centre Lake, and took a while for it to come to the side.
Again a consistent sail from Garry got him top spot,
although it could have been different had it not been for Johns misfortune for
the last race.
Although it was a horrible day weather wise, credit goes to
all the skippers who got on with it without fuss, and in the end I think we all
enjoyed the sailing challenge.
Our next outing for the 65 is on Thursday 13th
June 6.30pm start.
DF 65 Capt.