There was a keen 10 knot WNW breeze down the lake as everyone arrived for the afternoon. Although the sun was out the weather had turned decidedly cooler this week and initially it looked like A rig conventional for the RG65 and A for the DF65. However, a heavy rain/hail shower killed the wind for a while before the start and a number opted for A swing rigs on the RG and most for the A+ on the DF. The wind soon returned as racing started and led to some changes of rig (enforced by gear failure in some instances) and most RG were using A or low aspect A whilst a few hardy souls kept with the A+ on the DF.
The first session of 10 races for the fleet of 7 RG65’s Peter Baldwin made the best of the conditions in his Uno and took 3 wins, with Alan Bennett (Ivy) and Bill Culshaw (Ivy) who had one each. After the break Alan had the best run of 4 wins and Bill who took the other. This left Peter with the overall win by just one point and Alan 3 points further back in third.
In the DF fleet of 4 boats, wins were shared between Neil Westbrook and Tony Sedgwick with 4 each and Clive Warren with 2. Neil and Tony were tied on scored races and so the overall win went to Tony due to his win in the last race.
A good day with thanks to Dave Williams for organising the score card and scoring the fleet, plus starting and finishing in the second half.
- Peter Baldwin Uno 63 15pts
- Bill Culshaw Ivy 21 16pts
- Alan Bennett Ivy 68 19pts
- John Carlin Uno 97 33pts
- Alan Watkinson Uno 23 34pts
- Dave Williams Uno 33 52pts
- John Brierley Uno 84 54pts
- Tony Sedwick 318 13pts (winner last race)
- Neil Westbrook 03 13pts
- Clive Warren 53 20pts
- John Berry 04 27pts
Next weekend is the two day Traveller Series event for the DF65, entry via the MYA Events page. Closing date is Tuesday evening, although late entries by agreement with the organisers can be made.