DragonForce Summer Series #13 25/09/19

Today was the last day of the Summer DF65 Series and had a record turnout of 13 sailors and a visitor from West Kirby tagging along at the back for practice.  The wind was straight down the pond from the WNW and even the sun came out to suggest that it was still summer.  With everyone in A+ rigs, getting off the start line cleanly was critical with this number of boats about and the close racing was clearly demonstrated with 5 different race winners during the ten races held.  After some congestion at the finish line in race 1, the course was extended by an additional 15 metres to try and spread the fleet out more.  This did help, but there was still some close finishes in many races.  John took the day with 4 wins, with Peter second and 2 wins, then Andrew finishing off the podium in third, also gaining two wins.  Our visitor from West Kirby enjoyed himself so much that he promised to join the club and also equip himself with an A+.  We look forward to seeing him on the water again.  Many thanks to Ernie for running the races again – his help was invaluable with so many boats sailing.

  1. John Brierley                84      16 pts
  2. Peter Baldwin               63      20 pts
  3. Andrew Peter              919       30 pts
  4. Neil Westbrook             03       32 pts
  5. Kris Morrow                   94      36 pts
  6. Bernie McNulty             81       40 pts
  7. Alan Watkinson            373     45 pts
  8. Derek Matthews             57      53 pts
  9. Dave Williams                233     54 pts
  10. Richard Robinson           01      58 pts
  11. Colin Deakin                     93      69 pts
  12. Richard Walker                39     84 pts
  13. David Halstead               855    91 pts

10 races sailed