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DF65 Social Racing 2022 #24 (15/6/22)

Nine Sailors arrived to sunshine and a light airs. John Carlin did the honours again as OD, and Neil Westbrook got the waders on to recover and set marks, for a full lake course, with a variable but mostly westerly breeze, which settled and filled as the morning progressed. Ten races with a two lap finish. Welcome to new member Martin Whittingham Jones.

  1. Neil Westbrook                          03 13 pts
  2. Alan Watkinson                       373 16 pts
  3. James Douglas                            73 18 pts
  4. Andrew Peter                            919 28 pts
  5. Dave Williams                             33 34 pts
  6. Derek Matthews                         57 39 pts
  7. John Beech                                    80 56 pts
  8. Martin Whittingham Jones    54 62 pts ( 2 x 6 th )
  9. Malcolm Harvey                     1019 62 pts ( 1 x 6 th )

Club Successes at the latest RG65 TT

John Brierley and Peter Baldwin travelled to Bournville RS & MBC on Saturday 11th June for the latest RG65 TT (Round 3).  The event was won by Chris Elliott sailing an Uno, with Peter and John tied 3 points behind, with Peter gaining 2nd on countback, with John rounding out the podium.

Full report and results sheet on the RG65 website here

RG65 Popup Open and Summer Series #3

The Birkenhead club decided to run a ‘pop up’ RG65 Open Event with an 11am start on the Saturday of the Jubilee weekend and we managed to get 9 entries, 2 Pocket Rockets (Dave Creed), 6 Uno (Caccerelli/VAM) and 1 Argon (Sails etc/Bantock).
The wind was kinder to us than expected and came mainly down from Gautby Road with shifts and some quite heavy gusts that saw most of the fleet diving downwind at some point. Most opted for a slightly lower aspect rig but Martin, Bill and Graham all opted for there full height swing rigs. We also welcomed Bill Culshaw to the RG fleet this week with his borrowed Pocket Rocket from Peter. Lets hope he returns, but he did mention that he had completed 14000 steps during the day, although we don’t normally sail 18 races in an afternoon!
The racing was a lot closer than normal throughout the fleet and it was only in a few races that the leader broke away from the rest of the fleet to win by a large margin.
With the absence of Bernie, (we all send our best wishes to Bernie who had an op in the week), we decided that each skipper would drop out of 2 races to take up start and finishing duties and score these races with zero points after some discussion.
In the end it was Martin with a fantastic 9 wins that took top honours (and the winners bottle) with Graham in second place with just 2 wins and Peter completing the podium with 4 wins, John in 4th was the last race winner on the day with 3 wins, just 4 points separating the top three.
Pictures thanks to Bill Culshaw and Alan Watkinson.
This event was used as a tune-up for the next RG65 TT at Bournville on Saturday 11th June – Entry via the MYA website.

DF65 Social Racing 2022 #22 (1/6/22)

Only 6 sailors but with the A+ wind at times straight down the lake 10 races were held. With the few boats it was decided to do without a RO with the first over the finish line doing the marking. During the racing several boats were swapped to see if there were any glaring tuning errors.

  1. Neil Westbrook      9 pts 7 wins
  2. Dave Williams       19 pts 3 wins
  3. Richard Walker     27 pts
  4. Charles Legg          30 pts
  5. Graham Reeves     33 pts
  6. Malcolm Harvey   40 pts

DF65 Social Racing 2022 #21 (25/5/22)

Results only for this event

  1. John Brierley        9 pts 5 wins
  2. Dave Williams     16 pts 1win
  3. Mike De St Paer  18 pts 1 win
  4. Alan Watkinson  26 pts 1win
  5. Charles Legg        28 pts
  6. Richard Walker   33 pts 1 win
  7. Graham Reeves   48 pts
  8. Malcolm Harvey  49 pts
  9. John Beech             54 pts
  10. Paul Whalley Unfortunately was only able to complete 2 races.

9 races held.

Change of event for RG65 Popup Open meetin

The next DF/RG65 Summer Series event originally planned for the 11th June will now be held on the 4th June and will also be an Open event.  This is primarily to allow more practice and boat setup for anyone planning to attend the RG65 Open at Bornville on the 11th June.  Full detail and entry via the links in “Upcoming events” or by following the link here.

Racing will start at 11:00, with no start after 16:00 and around 30 minutes break for lunch.  Entry for the day will be £3 with free tea/coffee or bottled water.  A few spare boats are available to loan for the day if you would like to try out this fantastic small racing machine (further details on the event page).

The Social Sailing Day originally planned for the 4th has now been moved to the 11th June.