DF65 Social Racing 2022 (30/11/22)

There was a good A+ breeze from the clubhouse end and so the existing mark positions made for a decent one lap windward leeward course.  Malcolm Harvey opted to be RO for today as his main masthead mainsail tie failed just before racing was due to start, but racing still got underway on time at 11:00.

Peter Baldwin took the wins in races one, two and four, with John Carlin races three and five.  Mike De St Paer then had a string of 3 wins in races six to eight before John took race 9, leaving Mike with the win in the final two lap race 10.  Many races were very close throughout the fleet, with one race having 4 boats cross the line within a single second, but Malcolm coped admirably on his own, to separate the boats and get the finish order.  The breeze did pick up slightly during the morning and the gusts caused a number of boats to lose control downwind, but it was never for too long and some boats even managed to escape falling over completely.

With excellent consistency and the highest number of wins (4) Mike took the morning, with John five points behind in second and Peter a further two points behind in third.

Thanks to our RO Malcolm having his tablet with him to score today, here are the full results.  These were available to view soon after racing had finished for the day.