A fleet of 15 DF95’s was greeted this morning by a blustery northerly wind that started at the top of A rig & then quickly moved on to B rig. Big wind shifts & holes were the order of the day which put a premium on rig set up & boat handling skills. The ability to tack was critical & also to keep the boats on their feet down wind.
As the morning progressed, a number of skippers changed to C rig as the winds became even stronger and headed towards cancellation of the day’s sailing.
Despite the threatening conditions, the DF95’s showed their pedigree by continuing to race in very marginal conditions. Not surprisingly a number of boats pulled out with various failures. Eight races were sailed, and in the end, the winner of the day had to be decided by countback. Cliff Eaves got the gong on 19 points, by countback to Phil Turnbull, with Ray Joyce continuing his stellar year, placing third on 26 points.
Great to see Geoff Martin from Launceston, making the trip south for the day (hope to see you back again soon Geoff), and also the terrible twins ( Richard & Cliff ) venturing north to enjoy some sunny weather.
Next DF95 day should be Tuesday 17th July at Franklin, hosted by the STRYC. Keep an eye on their Facebook page and I’ll try to remind again prior as well.
Congratulations everyone, another great turnout for the DF95 fleet.
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