The DF95 Nationals were held at Two Islands RSC (Milton Keynes) over the last weekend (30th/31st July). Club members John Brierley, David Potter and Peter Baldwin were representing the club in what proved to be a rather trying weekend of sailing with floating weed making an unusual appearance at this lake during the Summer, perhaps as a consequence of extended period with no rain and low water levels. The club did what they could to try and mitigate the problem (which seemed to get worse during the days sailing) and allow the event to continue. We had a couple of people standing in the water for a good part of each day ready to lift out a boat and remove any weed before sending it on its way.
Starting with 4 heats and ending with 3, only 9 races were completed. A heavy rain shower mid afternoon on Sunday killed the wind and a resultant wind shift left insufficient time to completely rearrange the course and ensure that we could get a further race completed. Full results are available on the home page of the DFRacing website https://dfracinguk.com/ but the key results from the club’s perspective were Peter in 2nd and David Potter in 11th.
The next DF TT that members may be interested in entering is at Fleetwood on the 24th (DF65) and 25th (DF95) September. For those with a DF95, Fleetwood have an Open on Bank Holiday Sunday, with 3 members already entered.