Dragonforce Autumn Series #17 12/12/18

The racing last week was cancelled due to the horrendous wet weather but the world was put to rights over a mug of tea. Today had a good turnout of 10 sailors all rigging their boats with B rigs.

1st.       John Brierley.         8 pts
2nd.     Alan Watkinson     17 pts
3rd.      Andrew Peter.        21 pts.       2x1st
4th.      Neil Westbrook.     21 pts.        0x1st
5th.      Dave Williams.        24 pts
6th.      Derek Matthews.    28 pts
7th.      Colin Deakin.           47 pts
8th.      Ernie Rice.               48 pts
9th.      Richard Walker.       49 pts
10th.    Sally Collings.          51 pts

10 races held.

Dragonforce Autumn Series #16 28/11/18

A good “B” suit wind, straight down the lake and in a much warmer climate this week.

  1. John Brierley 10 Pts
  2. Alan Watkinson 13
  3. Dave Williams 14
  4. Derek Matthews 27  (1 second)
  5. Richard Walker 27 (0 seconds)
  6. Sally Collings 30
  7. Colin Deakin 33
  8. Andrew Peter 49  * Gear failure meant resorting to “C” rig.

10 races sailed.

DF65 Autumn Series #15 21/11/18

Another very cold day at the lake, good wind blowing straight down the lake. A+ was the rig for about 4 mins then straight down to B.

After 8 races the call for hot drinks was made which only gave us 1 discard.

  1. Peter Baldwin 9 Pts
  2. Alan Watkinson 16
  3. Sally Collings 17
  4. Dave Williams 22
  5. Andrew Peter 24
  6. Ernie Rice 26
  7. Derek Matthews 28
  8. Richard Walker 32

Dragonforce Autumn Series #13 & #14 Results

Two for the price of one – sorry for the delay posting these!

#13 – 7/11/18

  1. John Brierley 13 Pts
  2. Andrew Peter 26
  3. Dave Williams 30
  4. Derek Matthews 33
  5. Alan Watkinson 34
  6. Colin Deakin 38
  7. Richard Walker 38

14 races sailed.

Once again, a good wind straight down the lake and all sailors managed to get into the clubhouse before a tremendous downpour!

#14 14/11/18

  1. Peter Baldwin 15 Pts
  2. Alan Watkinson 20
  3. Dave Williams 30
  4. Richard Walker 35
  5. Colin Deakin 43
  6. Sally Collings 47

12 races sailed with a light SE breeze, big shifts and A+ rigs.  Four different race winners from the 6 people sailing.

DF65 Autumn Series #12 31/10/18

Did that heading say “Autumn” series – the report from the lake says it was more like the Winter Series with a very cold, but good breeze straight down the lake.

Seven sailors gathered and Sally once again did race officer duties. Dave W had rudder servo failure and unfortunately had to retire.

  1. John Brierley 17 Pts
  2. Andrew Peter 20
  3. Neil Westbrook 24
  4. Richard Walker 34
  5. Colin Deakin 42
  6. Derek Matthews 54
  7. Dave Williams RTD

12 races sailed.

DF65 Autumn Series #11

10 sailors hanging on to the top end of an A rig with the wind straight down the lake.

  1. John Brierley 8 Pts
  2. Peter Baldwin 11
  3. Andrew Peter 24
  4. Ernie Rice 30
  5. Alan Watkinson 31
  6. Derek Matthews 34
  7. Neil Westbrook 37
  8. Colin Deakin 39
  9. Dave Williams 41 (2 x 3rd)
  10. Richard Walker 41 (1x3rd)

10 races sailed