It was great to get another windy day at the dam - but only six skippers fronted for the start. Due to the limited numbers we decided to shelve regular handicap sailing and instead have a casual scratch series.
We all started the day with our A-rigs and had launched and were awaiting Andrew to press the button when there was a significant increase in the wind and so it was decide to have a rig change break even before we started. B-rigs proved the order of the day though those that had a C-rig in their quiver were able to change down again for the last two races. With the strong and quite biting wind today we decided to sail the ten races straight and then finish the day early.
Tight racing as always with the DF’s, and with just the six starters everyone got a share of the podium. But it was Wayne Behrens who handled the conditions best of all and deserved series honours. Lisa, fresh from winning the DF65 state title, took second with her usual consistency. John Hall is always super-competitive in the DF’s and took third with two race wins in his total.
Big thanks to Andrew Wardrop who generously gives his time to keep the racing happening with DF95’s.
And a couple of points concerning bonus points:
Firstly we do not use bonus points in a scratch series like today, and, secondly, after some discussion with Wayne, for handicap races we will now be using bonus points of 3, 2 and 1 for 1st 2nd and 3rd respectively. Its gold, silver and bronze rewards!
Next Wednesday’s handicap is for IOM’s - button press at 11:00 And Sunday’s scratch racing will also be for IOM’s at Montrose - button press at 10:00
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