Fifteen boats turned out this week to enjoy a decent Easterly breeze with A rig being the choice of the day, after some indecision as to whether it was A+, A or B. Peter had a go with A rig and had no issues and the wind was probably even A+ when we started, but soon picked up and was close to being B rig in the gusts by the time we finished.
Having had a trial sail to give an idea of the best rig, Peter then donned the waders and moved the all the marks around to give a decent course and start-line – one that could be either Port or Starboard biased depending on the gust coming down the course. So plenty of decisions to be made in the pre-start period.
Mike was quick off the blocks for Race 1 whilst a few other front runners were either OCS or doing turns for Port/Starboard incidents. Peter then took 6 of the next 7 races, with Neil taking Race 3 and John C the final two lap race as he nipped across the line in front of Alan who had led the fleet until the very end when he had a big header just prior to the finish. Other notable efforts came from Andrew, Clive, Tony and finally Jon, who was unfortunately taken out whilst in the lead near the finish (and on Starboard), leaving the door open for Peter to nip through for the win. Final Results below.
A good morning with plenty of learning points, tuning assistance and good practice for those sailing in the DF65 TT coming up at the weekend. Thanks must go to Dave Williams who opted to run the racing rather than sailing and kept everyone in line with several OCS calls and one general recall in the 9 races sailed.
- Peter Baldwin 63 9pts (6 wins)
- Mike De St Paer 35 24pts (1 win)
- John Carlin 11 27pts (1 win)
- Andrew Potter 194 31pts
- Tony Sedgwick 318 32pts
- Alan Watkinson 373 37pts
- Neil Westbrook 03 39pts (1 win)
- Jon Whitehead 770 43pts
- Richard Walker 39 48pts
- Clive Warren 53 50pts
- Paul Little 45 65pts
- Frans King 95 76pts
- Malcolm Harvey 1019 86pts
- Dave Howard 00 94pts
- Sally Collings 829 102pts (Left Early)
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