RG/DF65 Summers Series #7 30/10/21

In this the last of the 2021 Summer series for both the RG65 and DF65, sailors had to contend with a wide range of wind conditions in strength (0-10kts) and direction (anywhere from NW to SW), although at least the sun shone to warm up proceedings after the morning rain.

The RG65’s started in a low aspect A rig in the stronger and gusty conditions, but most changed up to a full height swing rig after a couple of races as the wind moderated. Peter Baldwin won the first race before John Brierley had a string of 5 consecutive wins, helped in part with Peter not changing up with everyone else, assessing the difference in performance between rigs. After the break, Peter changed up to full height swing rig and proceeded to take the final two races, with racing stopping as the wind disappeared  after the earlier 10knot breeze.  Behind these two, who took the first two places in each race, Dave Williams and Neil Westbrook shared most of the final podium places with Alan Watkinson managing to take one in Race 4. This left John on top with his five wins to Peter’s three and Dave Williams in third.

Meanwhile, in the fleet of four DF65’s, the wins were shared around quite evenly with Andrew Peter and John Carlin taking three wins each and Derek Matthews the remaining two. This gave a tight podium with Andre on top with 9pts, John in second on 10pts and Derek third with 11pts.

Overall results – RG65
  1. John Brierley             84    uno                       7 pts  5 wins
  2. Peter Baldwin           63     uno                       9 pts  3 wins
  3. Dave Williams          33      uno                     19 pts
  4. Neil Westbrook        03      uno                    24 pts
  5. Charles Legg             26      uno                    29 pts
  6. Alan Watkinson        23     Scurry/Argon 32 pts
Andrew Peter           919                   9 pts   3 wins
John Carlin                  11                   10 pts   3 wins
Derek Mathews         57                  11 pts    2 wins
Paul Little                   45                  23 pts

The final results for this short series of seven events are contained on the Current Standings page here. Next week is the IOM Strebor Open, with two weeks off (one for the Club AGM on the 20th November) before starting the RG/DF65 Winter Series on 27th November.