DF65 Evening Series June 2021

DF65 Evening Series June 2021 Report Many thanks to Graeme Harris for his success in running this event. We often bemoan the fickle winds on nights like this, but coping with 180 degree shifts in wind direction was an incredibly difficult task, which he met with characteristically good humour. Thanks to Graeme’s determination and an adaptable course, we managed to sail 12 competitive races. It was good to see Dave Still, new to Df65s… who quickly discovered that the A+ rig is an essential tool on a night like this, I imagine he will be building one soon! Kim arrived[…]

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DMBC IOM Championship June Edition

DMBC IOM Championship June Edition Looking back on the June Edition of our IOM competition, I have to say I am pretty pleased. I witnessed a long morning of good natured and close competition that left me thinking that “What If?” Would be the perfect title for the day. Firstly the breeze was far from stable, making course setting a challenge, particularly at the windward end. So I set an experimental course with both windward and leeward gates that forced skippers in many decisions and resulting “what if” moments! The questions I ended up asking were; what would the eventual[…]

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HMS Df95 Spring Series June Edition

Many thanks to Morley Varker for his time as Race Officer for the emerging Df95 fleet on the evening of 8th June. The weather was perfect, as was the wind strength, although there were plenty of perplexing shifts. It was a small fleet, but that in no way diminished the fun! I hope that the fleet can grow to justify a regular place on our calendar. Keith Simmons Sailing Sec.

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DF65 Evening series, May Edition

DF65 Evening series, May Edition Many thanks to Graeme Harris for his stalwart work as Race Officer this evening, having to deal with very variable and shifty weather. At one point we all sheltered in the hut as he vanished mid lake when swallowed by an apocalyptic hail storm…certainly conduct above and beyond! Nevertheless, enjoyable, good natured and often very close racing in tricky conditions. Well done all!

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IOM EVENING SERIES MAY 2021

IOM EVENING SERIES MAY 2021 It was a bright, breezy and somewhat chilly evening at the lake on 4th May. But four intrepid helmsmen did battle in a series of close fought and highly entertaining races. It was Ralph Weller who had the edge in the gusty conditions he loves. Overall a well tempered (apart from Mr goose) and enjoyable event. Many thanks to Barbara Varker for her help in scoring. Keith Simmons Sailing Sec.

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