DF65 Social Racing 2023 – 3/5/23

With a brisk SE breeze blowing from behind the clubhouse and down the lake, some optimists rigged A plus, but it became apparent even before the first race that the sensible option was an A Rig.

9 sailors took turns as RO, so 9 races, and the gusting wind gave everyone a nose dive or two, which meant race places changed frequently.  This resulted in Race Wins spread across the fleet, with Alan Watkinson taking 4 wins to take the day, John Carlin 2 wins, and Andrew Peter, Frans King and Stan Metcalf all managing a race win apiece.

Very close racing, as the scores show, and welcome sunshine and more than enough wind, made for a very pleasant and enjoyable day’s sailing.

  1.   373   Alan Watkinson 15 pts
  2.      11   John Carlin           17 pts
  3.   919   Andrew Peter     31 pts
  4.    95   Frans King           37 pts
  5.    33    Dave Williams    39 pts
  6.    46    Stan Metcalf       42 pts
  7.    39    Richard Walker  43 pts
  8.    21     Charles Legg       47 pts
  9.    80    John Beech          53 pts