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

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