DF65 Social Racing 2021 #9 26/5/21

With a steady North Westerly breeze, ‘A’ rigs were chosen, to give the maximum number of 18 sailors quite a challenging day’s sailing.  The finishing positions varied significantly across the fleet (with wins liberally sprinkled around the top places). The 18 starters produced a busy starting line – position, timing and a clear start were critical in doing well.  As ever, the wind shifts across almost the entire lake proved hard to read, even for experienced sailors, and also gave some difficulty on the top windward spreader marks.

Richard Walker did a great job as RO today, setting a full lake course (using mark positions from last Saturday) and reminding several sailors of their misdemeanours throughout the day .  Ten races were completed by 1pm, but it actually felt like more, because of the fleet size. The DF65 racing fleet has grown, and the enthusiasm of new members is very encouraging for the future.

Results

  1. Mike De St Paer              35   22 Pts
  2. Peter Baldwin                  63   23 Pts
  3. John Carlin                        11    31 Pts
  4. Richard Robinson          01   32 Pts [ 1x 1st, 2 X 2nd ]
  5. Neil Westbrook               03   32 Pts [ 1 X 1st, 1 X 2nd ]
  6. Alan Watkinson            373   36 Pts
  7. Andrew Potter               194   46 Pts
  8. Andrew Peter                 919   57 Pts
  9. Tre Joinville                       19  58 Pts
  10. Charles Legg                     21   78 Pts
  11. James Douglas                 73    81 Pts
  12. Don Mackinnon            933   84 Pts
  13. Paul Little                          45   91 Pts
  14. Malcolm Harvey         1019   95 Pts
  15. Stan Metcalf                    46   96 Pts
  16. Dave Williams               233  100 Pts
  17. George Smith                   18  133 Pts
  18. Paul Hounslow                82  137 Pts

After 10 races