DF65 Northern District Championships

The day began with a light Westerly breeze over the houses and dark clouds in the sky, but as racing started the wind swung progressively North West and increased in strength and the sunshine broke through the clouds to ensure that a good day of competitive racing was enjoyed by all.

A+ rigs were used by all throughout the event.

Excellent behaviour was observed by all of the competitors with no protests needed and turns being promptly done on the rare occasions when there were contact between boats.

It was no surprise to see John Tushingham come in as overall winner, but once again he didn’t have things all his own way with no less than 5 different skippers winning races during the day.

Local sailor John Brierley came second with Dave Darwell from Askern taking third place overall.

Full results (pdf)  ND DF65 Champs 2018

 

Huge thanks as always to the Birkenhead Race team of Martin, Bernie, Jack and Judith for the smooth running of the event and the endless supply of tea and coffee.

 

DF65 Autumn Series #6 12th Sep 2018

Final ‘practice’ session at the lake before this coming weekend’s DF65 Northern District Championships.

First race with A+suit,  then the remainder with A suit. Some nosediving in the gusts with about 10 knots average wind straight down the lake.

Sunny conditions 8 happy sailors.

  1. John Brierley 10 Pts
  2. Peter Baldwin 21
  3. Alan Watkinson 28
  4. Andrew Peter 40
  5. Derek Matthews 59
  6. Dave Williams 60 (2 x 4th)
  7. Richard Walker 60 (0 x 4th)
  8. Colin Deakin 61

12 races sailed.