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

IOM Winter Series 1

A sunny and chilly day greeted 11 skippers, including visitors from Manor Park and an overseas guest! The south easterly top suit breeze enabled Bernie to set a windward leeward course stretching the full length of the lake. After 11 races Brad finished 1st sailing a 1995 red wine design. Darin was clear second and Paul and Bill separated by just one point for 3rd and 4th. The next IOM event is the Xmas IOM Race on 15th December, don’t forget your gift-wrapped secret Santa present!

1st     Brad Gibson            15pts
2nd     Darin Ballington      21pts
3rd     Paul Allen                 28pts
4th      Bill Culshaw              29pts
5th      John Brierley            41pts
6th      Vicky Gibson            44pts
7th      Emilio Gonzalez      59pts
8th      Alan Watkinson       62pts
9th      Chris Chatfield          70pts
10th   Bill Bumpus               77pts (overseas guest) Manxman.
11th    Andrew peter           80pts

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.