DF65 Social Racing 2022 – 19/10/22

Sailors arrived to a chilly South Easterly blowing almost straight down the lake from the clubhouse end. Dave, Alan and John elected to do some RG65 tuning still leaving a very respectable turnout of nine DF65s to race.

Mike De St Paer set a standard / windward leeward course with a higher top mark and spreader for the RGs who started together with the DFs.

The starts were interesting – not always for the right reasons – with some hefty gusts catching skippers out and resulting in quite a bit of contact, and some minor gear failures also affected a few boats resulting in the odd missed start.

After ten races, with four wins and some consistent sailing, John Carlin ran out the winner ahead of James Douglas who tied on points with Neil Westbrook, but was ahead on countback.

Racing was very close right across the fleet, with John Beech wining race 9, and Frans King and Clive Warren both getting a 2nd during the day.

The final positions were as follows.

  1. John Carlin                 16 pts (4wins)
  2. James Douglas          20 pts (3 wins)
  3. Neil West Brook       20 pts (1 win)
  4. Malcolm Harvey      37 pts
  5. Paul Little                  38 pts (1 win)
  6. Richard Walker       38 pts
  7. John Beech                40 pts
  8. Clive Warren            49 pts
  9. Frans King                58 pts