DF65 Social Racing 2022 #2 (12/1/22)

18 sailors arrived expecting a decent wind, but it was not to be until the last few races. Malcolm our OD set us off on a course using all the marks on the lake which was interesting, but unfortunately took 30 mins to complete. In addition, during this race the wind direction unfortunately changed 180 degrees making it very difficult to identify positions on the finish line.

A series of short races followed, making it then possible to manage 9 races. Thanks again to Malcolm running the races under difficult conditions.

  1. Richard Robinson    13 pts 3 wins
  2. Mike de St Paer         23 pts. 1 win
  3. James Douglas          30 pts 2 wins
  4. Andrew Potter          30 pts. 1 win
  5. John Carlin                 31 pts
  6. Alan Watkinson       40 pts 2 wins
  7. Richard Walker        44 pts
  8. Neil Westbrook        48 pts
  9. David Williams         49 pts
  10. Don Mackinnon        61 pts
  11. Dan Skinner               65 pts
  12. Stan Metcalf              70 pts
  13. Charles Legg             74 pts
  14. Tony Marsden          81 pts
  15. Barry Baugh              86 pts
  16. Sally Collings          103 pts
  17. John Beech               106 pts
  18. Ken Roscoe.              125 pts


DF65 Social Racing 2022 #1

14 sailors arrived to find a bright & crisp morning with a medium breeze circa 15knots blowing straight down the lake. A rigs were chosen as the order of the day.

OOD Richard Robinson set a course using the full length of the lake utilizing the top windward & Leeward gate marks and finishing midway up the second beat.

10 races were completed with the wind providing some challenging switches in direction with James Douglas leading the pack home with a tie for 2nd broken only on count back between Mike & Dave.

  1. James Douglas           73     13 pts  5x1st
  2. Mike De St Paer          35    21 pts  2x1st, 2x2nd, 3x3rd
  3. David Williams         233    21 pts  2x1st, 2x2nd, 2x3rd
  4. John Carlin                    11     24 pts  1x1st
  5. Simon Bates                 69    31 pts
  6. Neil Westbrook           03     42 pts
  7. Don MacKinnon       933     44 pts
  8. Paul Little                     45      60 pts
  9. Richard Walker           39     62 pts
  10. John Beech                    80     83 pts
  11. Malcolm Harvey      1019    83 pts
  12. Paul Whaley                  53     87 pts
  13. Charles Legg                 21     92 pts
  14. Sally Collings             829    94 pts

DF65 Social Racing #33 (29/12/21)

11 sailors turned up to race today and with A rigs chosen we had to wait for a while for the wind to decide in which direction it was going to take.

After the wind changed direction by 90 degrees a course was set by OOD Neil Westbrook using the far bank as the wind had died from the house side of the lake

A rectangular course was set using the full length of the lake and 10 races were completed in the difficult shifty winds but at least the weather was kind to us.

  1. JOHN BRIERLEY              84    9 pts
  2. RICHARD ROBINSON  901   21 pts
  3. JOHN CARLING                 11   25 pts
  4. SALLY COLLINGS        829   30 pts
  5. RICHARD WALKER        39  33 pts
  6. DON METCALFE          933   34 pts
  7. JAMES DOUGLAS            73   51 pts
  8. CHRIS WESTON            194   57 pts  1-3RD
  9. STAN METCALFE       2146  57 pts  1-6TH
  10. PAUL WHALEY                 53  63 pts

DF65 Social Racing #32 (21/12/21)

Ten intrepid sailors arrived to do battle in the coldest windiest day of the year. The biting wind from the clubhouse end was more or less straight but with heavy gusts making the boats perform several deviations.

Unfortunately several boats had minor problems but trying to fix these with very cold fingers seemed impossible with the last few races down to five starters. We have to thank Dave Williams for being OD and running the ten races.

  1. John Brierley             11 pts  5 wins
  2. Richard Robinson   16 pts  2 wins
  3. John Carlin                24 pts  1 win
  4. James Douglas         29 pts
  5. Mike de St Paer       34 pts 1 win
  6. John Beech                51 pts
  7. Sally Collings           55 pts  1 win
  8. Malcolm Harvey     64 pts
  9. Graham Birkett       67 pts
  10. Charles Legg             78 pts

DF65 Social Racing 2021 #31 (15/12/21)

A very slight ripple on the lake encouraged the 12 sailors to compete. With a single lap It was vital to get a good start and to make the most of of the very tricky conditions. New member John Beech had his first introduction into competitive sailing and is hoping the conditions will be more favourable next time. Many thanks to our OD Stan Metcalf who managed to give us 8 races.

  1. Neil Westbrook             13 pts 2 wins
  2. Mike De st Paer             17 pts 3 wins
  3. James Douglas              17 pts 2 wins
  4. John Carlin                     18 pts
  5. Alan Watkinson           26 pts 1 win
  6. Richard Walker            34 pts
  7. Don MacKinnon           35 pts
  8. David Williams             36 pts
  9. Paul Little                       38 pts
  10. Charles Legg                  45 pts
  11. Malcolm Harvey           50 pts
  12. John Beech                      70 pts

RG/DF65 Winter Series 2021 #2 (11/12/21)

After the cancellation of the first RG/DF65 Winter Series a few weeks ago due to high winds, a top suit wind from the clubhouse end, met the five hardy RG sailors for the second event. The fleet comprised of four Uno and one Scurry with the fleet all using their A rigs.

Neil Westbrook got of to a flyer winning the first race. John Brierley then got into his stride winning seven of the ten races with Dave Williams having a well deserved win in one race and Neil finishing, as he started, with a win in the last race. Charles Legg and Alan Watkinson were “in the mix” for most of the races and there were some close finishes.

Thanks to Bernie for running the racing especially when the timer failed and he had to call the time. Next week (is the club IOM Christmas Race, one of the highlights of the Birkenhead RS&PC season.Entry may be made until late on Friday via the event page here

  1. John Brierley        84 Uno        9pts  7 wins
  2. Neil Westbrook   03 Uno       15pts  2 wins
  3. Dave Williams     33  Uno      23pts  1 wins
  4. Charles Legg        26  Uno      27pts
  5. Alan Watkinson  23  Scurry 36pts

After 10 races