IOM Winter Series March Results and Report

The weather forecast for the Saturday  for our IOM racing  look somewhat daunting for the entrants with one or two having second thoughts to turn up at all .But as is the case at DMBC  we had a wonderful turnout in what would be an exciting day at the races …. The rig of the day was firmly decided after some mutterings and wide discussions to the merit of a #1 rig in the lulls  .That idea was duly quashed as the envisaged wind came to the fore ..#2 rig prevailed with one or two #3 rigs quietly in the[…]

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6 Metre March Results and Report

6M WINTER SERIES MARCH 2019 RACE REPORT. This was scheduled to be the second of the combined Race day’s for the 6M and DF95 Fleets. The rather poor weather forecast of strengthening winds and heavy rain deterred some competitors and resulted in the five 6M’s racing alone. The Olympic style course was laid by Keith Simmons (DF95) and saw the entrants come to start line with a variety of rig sizes set. Whilst Morley Varker (57) sported the number 2 rig and prayed for wind all day, Dain O’Driscoll (58) set his DRSKY with full number 1 rig and hoped[…]

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DF 95 February 2019 Results and report

DF95 RACE REPORT   Depending upon where you lived, the drive was a foggy one for some of the DF95 and 6mt skippers. However, once arriving at the lake, sunny weather and a good S veering to SW breeze, promised both the DF95s and the 6mt skippers a fantastic joint days racing. With experienced and less experienced 95 skippers on the start line, help and assistance was available to those who may need a tweak or two for hopefully, a “go faster” boat, together with guidance on the water to get them into the groove. We were given the honour[…]

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6 Meter Winter Series Febuary 2019 Results and Report

Seven 6 metre class competitors joined their colleagues from the Dragon 95 fleet on the lake yesterday for a good day’s racing in almost ideal conditions for both fleets. The Dragon 95’s raced first over the windward/ leeward gated course set by Keith Simmons and Steve Watts. Whilst this course configuration is normal for the 95’s it is not normal for the 6M but was the only course that they could set on the day due to wind direction. The first race was won by Steve Watts with the Ravenna designed 30 which one could say is the scratch boat,[…]

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6 Meter Winter Series January 2019 Results and Report

JANUARY 6 M WINTER SERIES REPORT. After postponing the initial 6M racing due to a complete lack of wind, today saw a rerun in very different conditions. With the forecast indicating that the WSW winds would increase significantly after midday accompanied by heavy rain the race officials and also the competitors were keen to get racing underway rather quickly. The course having been laid by Steve Watts with help from Keith Simmons on the bank and Dave Morris unusually covered the requirements of two fleets, the Dragon Flite 95 and 6M. The number of 6M competitors was reduced due to[…]

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DF 65 Winter Series January 19th 2019 Results and Report

16 DF65 skippers were greeted by almost no wind at all on Saturday morning, however eventually a little wind arrived which allowed 12 races over a shortened course of 1 and ½ laps to be completed before the wind disappeared again. Keith Simmons and Richard Wills laid out the buoys to give a windward mark, with spreader, and the start line also functioning as a leeward gate. After 6 races and a break, the opportunity was taken to shift the course slightly as the wind direction changed, and also to slightly lengthen the start line. With half of the fleet sporting[…]

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IOM Winter Series January 2019

 We had a most pleasing turn out for this IOM race from you ,the members, on the day .  It goes to show we still have many members who enjoy racing this class within the Club.  The weather or should I dare say the actual wind strength caused some certain different opinions among the participants as to what rig would be the most  applicable on the day occurred initially. . Just about 99% of the helms opted for the `A`rig ,bar one who shall be nameless who had a word or two with Odin the night before as to what[…]

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