DF95 Summer Series 2024 #2 – 11/5/24

An almost perfect sailing day for the second DF 95 Saturday Summer Series race. Unfortunately, only 8 sailors arrived due to a clash with a sail measuring course at West Kirby and of course the Global DF65 Championship with John Brierley competing, we wish him well.

John Carlin volunteered to set the start line upsetting the fishermen due to walking over their lines but nevertheless he put the start in an excellent position with a good beat down to the windward mark at the Clubhouse end, port to a spreader and then up to a gate past the start line but to one side to avoid the fishing lines then to the finish after two laps in the usual position.

Starting on time Clive took the first race with a comfortable margin followed by John C and Dave W. Race two saw Clive make a rare mistake allowing Dave W to take the win. Clive then got into stride and took the next four races. He did not have his own way with John C, Alan and Neil fighting to beat him.

After a refreshing coffee break for some, Clive faded giving an opening for John C to take the next two races and then the final race to Neil. All the boats were very evenly matched up to the windward mark on the first lap before the leaders started to pull away down wind and then maximise their positions. John B, Dave H and Malcolm were also having good close races with Dave H just picking up sixth due to his third position from John B. Dave W was unfortunate to burn out his steering servo after five races in the top four.

After ten races it was decided to call a halt due to tiredness setting in. Thanks to Malcolm for his score keeping.

  1. Clive Warren         9pts 5 wins
  2. John Carlin           11pts 3 wins
  3. Alan Watkinson  19pts
  4. Neil Westbrook   21pts 1 win
  5. Dave Williams     27pts 1 win
  6. Dave Howard       36pts 1 x 3rd
  7. John Beech            36 pts
  8. Malcolm Harvey 46pts