DF65 Spring Series #3 – 18th April 2018

Lovely sunny spring day with a breeze filling in nicely from the clubhouse end, and once again a turnout of over 10 boats. John and Neil hotly contested first place on the day scoring equal points, John just winning by having 4 firsts compare to Neil’s 3.
Peter  also scored 3 firsts which gives an idea how close the days racing was.

  1. John Brierley 15 Pts
  2. Neil Westbrook 15
  3. Peter Baldwin 22
  4. Roger Lincoln 24
  5. Ernie Rice 36
  6. Andrew Peter 39
  7. Richard Walker 45
  8. Alan Watkinson 47
  9. Sally Collings 60
  10. Derek Matthews 61
  11. Robert 75

10 races sailed

 

IOM 2018 #2 – 14th April 2018

A lovely sunny day with a light SE wind kicking in 10 minutes before the start, just after Martin arrived on his bike to be precise! As always with light winds from the SE, plenty of shifts and holes for the 18 skippers to navigate for the 10 races.

We welcomed 3 visitors, Phil Howarth, John Berry and Howard Carver and hope they enjoyed the sailing enough to return. It was also good to welcome back Lawrence Drennan after his enforced break from sailing, well done Lawrence.

A windward leeward course of two laps with a well placed gate at the leeward end was set by Peter Baldwin, the start line was tight at times but also proved to be well placed. Early pace setters were Graham Birkett, Dave Potter, Martin Roberts and Graham Elliott, all enjoying race wins before a cuppa and a biscuit, thanks Joyce, much appreciated. The wind and the top four stayed constant after tea and all took race wins on the day along with Peter Baldwin taking race 6. Consistent sailing by Mike Parkington and Alan Watkinson must be mentioned along with some great results by fair weather sailor, Graham Birkett.

Thanks to our infamous double act of Bernie and Jack for running the show.

  1. Graham Elliott 18 Pts
  2. Martin Roberts 20
  3. Graham Birkett 27
  4. Peter Baldwin 30
  5. Dave Potter 35
  6. Bill Culshaw 38
  7. Mike Parkington 41
  8. Roger Lincoln 58
  9. Alan Watkinson 68
  10. Neil Westbrook 72
  11. Andrew Peter 79
  12. Sue Parkington 81
  13. Sally Collings 87
  14. John Berry 93
  15. Howard Carver 100
  16. Phil Howarth 106
  17. Lawrence Drennan 107 (One 8th)
  18. Dave Williams 107 (No 8th)

10 races sailed.

DF65 Spring Series #2 – 11th April 2018

Light flukey winds were the order of the day and we had a visitor (Bill) from the Isle of Man who raced with a borrowed boat.

  1. John Brierley 10 Pts
  2. Dave Williams 31
  3. Neil Westbrook 32
  4. Andrew Peter 33
  5. Dave Pickup 45
  6. Alan Watkinson 48 (after countback of 2nd, 3rd and 4th places)
  7. Ernie Rice 48
  8. Sally Collings 55
  9. Colin Deakin 61
  10. Richard Walker 63
  11. Derek Matthews 76
  12. Bill Bumpus 97

11 Races sailed.

IOM News

This weekend, all eyes turn to Rogoznica,  Croatia where the IOM European Championships are being held from 8th to 13th April. Anyone wanting to follow the progress of our local sailors can do so on the event website at http://www.iomec2018.com/

For those not fortunate enough to be in Croatia,  Fleetwood MYPBC  are holding their Mayoral Cup Open meeting for IOMs on Sunday 8th April – full details on the Fleetwood Website

 

DF65 Spring Series #1 – 4th April 2018

Another good Wednesday turnout for the Dragonforce fleet with the heavy rain managing to hold off until just after racing finished.

  1. John Brierley 14 Pts
  2. Andrew Peter 25
  3. Dave Williams 31 (2 firsts)
  4. Neil Westbrook 31 (1 first)
  5. Sally Collings 42
  6. Alan Watkinson 47
  7. Ernie Rice 48
  8. Richard Walker 54
  9. Colin Deakin 56
  10. Dave Pickup 64
  11. Derek Matthews 73
  12. Robert 93

11 races sailed.