RG65/DF65 “Popup” Results

Despite the weather forecast of snow and ice it was good to see 16 sailors turn up at the lake for the “Popup” Open.

They were greeted with flat calm, followed not much later by a hailstorm, but fortunately after that the wind filled in from the end of the lake allowing racing to start. By the second race, a squally shower ran through causing many of the fleet to go running for their “B” rigs – only to see the wind drop slightly for race 3.

This was a pattern that repeated itself throughout the day until racing was finally concluded with both wind and light fading.

Current RG65 National Champion Graham Elliott sailing another borrowed boat managed to win overall, although he didn’t have it all his own way, winning ‘only’ 3 of the 8 races sailed.

Roger Lincoln headed up the Dragonforce fleet in a very tight finish which required a countback on places to confirm the win.

As usual, huge thanks to Bernie for officiating in the cold, and to Joyce for supplying us with hot drinks in the breaks, and many thanks to John Brierley for organising and promoting the event and providing the prizes.

  1. Graham Elliott 10 Pts
  2. Mike Parkington 15
  3. Dave Potter 16
  4. Martin Roberts 21
  5. Roy Stevens 26
  6. Sue Parkington 28
  7. Derek Priestley 29
  8. John Brierley 32
  9. Roger Lincoln 52   (1st DF65)
  10. Andrew Peter 52 (2nd DF65)
  11. Chris Chatfield 58 (3rd DF65)
  12. Ernie Rice 63 (4th DF65)
  13. Dave Williams 65 (5th DF65)
  14. Alan Watkinson 68 (6th DF65)
  15. Garry Benson 74 (7th DF65)
  16. Sally Collings 76 (8th DF65)