Once again we were fortunate to have both sun and a decent breeze between a top suit swing and full size (lower aspect) conventional for the RG65’s and one that was sailable in a DF65 A+, but more controllable in an A rig.
Seven RG65’s and six DF65’s started the day and their helms took it in turns to run one race each until a break at Race 7. There were some early dropouts in the DF65 fleet leading to only 4 boats completing most races.
Graham Elliott sailing the Electronica took four of the first six races he sailed, with Peter Baldwin’s Uno the remaining two. After the break, we were fortunate to have three volunteers from the DF65 fleet who ran the remaining five races for us, giving a total of 12 races for the day. Graham took 4 out of the 5 after the break using his Argon, with Peter only managing a single race win, mostly underpowered with the conventional A versus Graham’s Swing rig. Although Peter and Graham shared the wins, there were some strong performances through the fleet , with Dave Williams (Uno), Alan Watkinson (Uno), Charles Legg and Bill Culshaw (Pocket Rocket) all vying for the lead at various times.
In the DF65 fleet, it was our visitor Chuck Millican (AMYA) who had the Lions share of 8 wins from 12 races, with Andrew Peter and John Carlin each taking two. This left Chuck the clear winner with Andrew narrowly second one point ahead of John.
Thanks must go to everyone who helped out in running the races especially those DF65 sailors (and support crew) who helped run the last 5 races.
- Graham Elliott 09/29 Electronia/Argon 10 pts (8 wins)
- Peter Baldwin 63 Uno 15 pts (4 wins)
- Alan Watkinson 23 Uno 28 pts
- Bill Culshaw 163 Pocket Rocket 33 pts
- Dave Williams 33 Uno 38 pts
- Charles Legg 26 Uno 43 pts
- John Brierley 84 Uno 51 pts (gear failure race 5)
- Chuck Millican 21 12 pts (8 wins)
- Andrew Peter 919 21 pts (2 wins)
- John Carlin 11 22 pts (2 wins)
- Graham Reeves 614 40 pts
Photo by Alan Watkinson.