What a days sailing today at Birkenhead for the second RG/DF 65 Summer series. Wall to wall sunshine with a steady top suit from the North West (with significant shifts causing a number of snakes and ladder place changes). With the lake seemingly divided into two wind patterns it was essential to get in the right lane quickly. With just two DF65s, the boats were sailed in some races by young members of Graham Reeves family, and it was good to see there enthusiasm and capabilities.
In the RG class, the racing was being used as a tune up for the National Championships next week in Eastbourne and any small mistakes were certainly pounced upon. In the first race John covering Graham did not focus on Peter who threaded his way through for the win. It was certainly going to be that close all afternoon.
The other races up to the tea break were shared between Martin and Graham and after the break these two had to withdraw for pressing family commitments leaving John to take the afternoon session with 5 of the 6 wins . The racing between the other Unos was very close and great to see Alan having a good first outing with his new boat. Neil and Charles were also having moments at the sharp end which resulted in a great and close days sailing.
Thanks to Bernie for running the event and Jack for our drinks at the break.
- John Brierley 84 uno 18pts 5 wins
- Peter Baldwin 63 uno 21pts 3 wins
- Neil Westbrook 03 uno 38pts
- Alan Watkinson 23 scurry 42pts
- Graham Elliott 09 electronica 43pts 3 wins
- Martin Roberts 33 pocket rocket 51pts 1 win
- Charles Legg 26 uno 52pts
- Andrew Peter 919 22pts 4 wins
- Graham Reeves 187 24pts 1 win