By all accounts, it was a very pleasant day's sailing today for the DF95 Mid Week Handicap.
A few regulars away this week, but we still fielded a real good fleet of nine sailors.
A fair range of wind on the course, from very light A Rig to heavy B Rig from what I have been told.
A fantastic result today, for John Short, taking out four races in all, and finishing on -3 net points.
Second place was Lisa Blackwood, with three wins, on 9 points.
Third was Phil Jackman, another six points adrift, on 15 points.
A very quick analysis of the places this year shows that we have had eight different sailors in the top three placings. This, in my opinion, shows that the skippers placing are given appropriate enough handicaps for their great sailing on that particular week to allow other sailors to have their time in the sun as well - rather than the same people most weeks.
A big thanks also needs to go out to John Short, who checked out my handicap spreadsheet and added some fantastic "behind the scenes" magic, to make things apart from race data entry fully automated, which removes any human error, which has crept in from time to time. Your assistance is really appreciated, John.
This Sunday, we have Long Distance Series Round 3, starting at 11am. There are also some members who are competing in the Peter Smith Memorial for DF65 class at Puddleduck on Sunday. On behalf of the club, we wish you the best of luck for the day, and look forward to seeing the results when they become available.
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