DragonForce Winter Series #12 20/3/19

A very calm sunny day, with 9 local sailors and a very welcome visitor from Abersoch, Tim. A long course was set, due to the very light wind it was restricted to 1 lap.
Under the watchful eye of our OD Ernie, 8 races were held, John was not allowed to have his own way with 5 different skippers managing to win races.

1st     John Brierley         9 pts
2nd   Tim Long               11 pts
3rd    Dave Williams     18pts
4th    Alan Watkinson 28pts. 1 x 1st
5th    Colin Deakin        28pts. 0 x 1st
6th    Richard Walker   32pts
7th    Sally Collings       35 pts
8th    Andrew Peter       36 pts
9th    Derek Matthews 39 pts
10th  Bob Davies            49 pts

Next Week (27/3/19) will be the last of the DF65 Winter Series as Race 13.

DragonForce Winter Series #10 6/3/19

7 sailors turned out this week with a light S to SSE breeze which came and went from 2 to 10 knots. Rain stopped play for 5 minutes in the middle of racing when a few unprepared sailors donned waterproofs and transmitter covers before resuming.  A good length course and 2 lap races meant that there was time to regain lost ground (and lose a good position as well!). Only 7 races were held due to the stoppage and length of each race.

1st     John Brierley           5 pts
2nd   Peter Baldwin         9 pts
3rd    Neil Westbrook    16 pts
4th    Alan Watkinson   17 pts (2 x 2nd)
5th     Andrew Peter       17 pts (0 x 2nd)
6th     Dave Williams      23 pt
7th     Colin Deakin         26 pts

DragonForce Winter Series #9 27/2/19

6 sailors turned out on a glorious sunny day but with a very light SE wind.  A long course utilising the whole length of the lake was set with Ernie making a pleasant return and acting as race officer.
10 races were held with John managing to hold off Neil to take first place.
1st.        John Brierley.            11 pts
2nd.      Neil Westbrook.       16 pts
3rd.       Andrew Peter.           25 pts
4th.       Alan Watkinson.      28 pts
5th.       Colin Deakin.            32 pts
6th.       Dave Williams.         35 pts

DragonForce Winter Series #8 20/2/19

Reduced turn out due to holidays, work commitments and a very light wind forecast.
A+ rigs and a short course enabled 10 races to be held with Neil managing 6 wins.

1st     Neil Westbrook          10 pts
2nd   Alan Watkinson         17 pts
3rd    Richard Walker          18 pts
4th    Colin Deakin               28 pts.

Dragonforce Winter Series #2 09/01/19

After last weeks race (#1 of the Winter 2019 Series) was abandoned due to lack of wind, this weeks DF 65 race today was held in an extremely gentle wind which struggled to make its way down the top half of the lake. The sun made an appearance so a pleasant morning with 6 boats and 10 races completed.

1st.       John Brierley.        8pts
2nd.      Alan Watkinson.   20 pts
3rd.       Andrew Peter.       21 pts
4th.       Richard Walker.     30 pts
5th.       Ernie Rice.             32 pts
6th.       Dave Williams.      39 pts

Dragonforce Autumn Series #18 19/12/18

A light 5mph wind nearly down the lake from the clubhouse with light patches and big shifts. Big gains could be made if you got the shifts right or lucky enough to pick one up. 12 Races Sailed due to Bernie acting as RO for the 12th race. This is the last of the DF65 Autumn Series races on a Wednesday in 2018. In 2019, it has been decided that there will be 4 series of DF65 racing on a Wednesday, named Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn each lasting for approximately 13 weeks or 3 months.  The next DF65 race will be number 1 of the Winter Series on Wednesday 2nd of January 2019 at 11:00.

1st.       John Brierley        14 pts
2nd.     Peter Baldwin         24 pts
3rd       Dave Williams       32 pts
4th.      Neil Westbrook      38 pts
5th      Richard Walker       41 pts
6th      Alan Watkinson      46 pts
3rd       Andrew Peter.        21 pts.
7th       Colin Deakin.          51 pts      1x 1st, 1x 2nd
8th       Ernie Rice.              51 pts     1x 1st,  0x2nd
9th       Sally Collings.          53 pts
10th     Andrew Peter           54 pts

11th     Bob Davis                73 pts