You couldn’t get a much better morning to race than today with “champagne sailing” conditions for the twelve DF65 sailors that turned out. There was a good breeze straight down the lake that was towards the top end of the chosen A+ rig, with some gusts that were close to overpowering boats on the run and some lulls where the boats almost stopped. Shifts were there and allowed places to be gained if you picked the right way to go in those shifts.
We were joined once again by visiting AMYA President Chuck Millican, and racing was at times very close and this occasionally proved difficult for the RO watching the line and record the sail numbers, without some external assistance. We opted to run a race each and so with 12 races sailed (using the whole lake) each sailor had nine races to count (with 2 discards) , which were completed soon after 1pm with a final two lap race.
Peter Baldwin put in a rare Wednesday appearance and had the lions share of the wins (7), with Mike De St Paer gaining two, Dave Williams, Andrew Peter and Alan Watkinson one each. So, the overall win went to Peter, with John Carlin relishing the opportunity to sail once again taking second after a very consistent day of podium finishes and Mike third, 4 points behind him.
- Peter Baldwin 63 11 pts
- John Carlin 11 23 pts
- Mike De St Paer 35 27 pts
- Alan Watkinson 373 34 pts
- Andrew Peter 919 41 pts
- Dave Williams 33 49 pts (1 win)
- Simon Bates 69 49 pts (no win)
- James Douglas 73 52 pts
- Richard Walker 39 64 pts
- Chuck Millican 21 68 pts
- Malcolm Harvey 1019 75 pts
- John Beech 80 77 pts