A fleet of twelve DF 95s competed in todays handicap event.
A North-Westerly of about 12-15 knots was blowing down the dam and A rigs were the universal choice.
Things freshened up a bit during lunch and B and C rigs were brought out for the afternoon, though the C rigged skippers found themselves underpowered in the lulls and changed up for the last couple of races.
The Gold medal performance today was that of Phil Jackman (3 wins and 3 thirds). Phil had his boat really well set up for the conditions and seemed to simply have more boat speed than most of us. Silver and Bronze went to Phil Turnbull and Richard Fish respectively. Congratulations to all.
New skipper, Ian Hay, brought his DF95 to the dam today. He sailed well in the blustery conditions and his two second places showed his potential. Welcome to the club Ian.
Thanks to Andrew for acting as PRO today and for getting us a good early finish so that we were all home in time to watch the Olympic gold medal race – Matt Belcher and Will Ryan taking the Gold for Australia. – Yay!
Sunday’s sailing will be the Marblehead State regatta starting 10:30 at Montrose. Wednesday handicap next week will be for IOM’s.
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