Today was a welcome warmish 21oC with a 0 - 5 knot North-Westerly at the Dam. This breeze did fade as the day proceeded, and after lunch it backed to the South West and did not get much above 2 knots. Never-the-less we sailed out the day and PRO Kim Potter did a great job getting us through the 10 races. Thanks to you Kim.
We had lost another of our buoys between race week and as this was one of the starting buoys we couldn’t do without it. Big thanks to Ray and all the others who pitched in to rectify the situation quickly so that we could get sailing on time.
Most skippers had ‘mixed fortunes’. Everyone got to the podium but most also carried some ordinary performances. Those with only two ordinary races that could be discarded did the best today in what was a really close points table.
John Hall took out the day with consistent performances but without winning a race! Chris Wood took second place, (good to see you racing again Chris). Then came the rest of the field with Peter Sylvester wrestling third spot from Phil Jackman on countback. Postions 3 - 13 were separated only by 7 points and there was plenty more count-back involved in separating the final placings. Congratulations to the place-getters!
Now - an important word on parking. We need to be conscious of the needs of our more senior skippers. It is difficult for older skippers to rig and carry their boats if they have to park and rig up on the hill in the bush area. If you are younger and fitter and can rig in the bush area then please respect the needs of others by doing so. If you are an older skipper (over 80) then you should have the privilege of parking in the level concrete area and if no space is available when you arrive then park near the ramp and someone will move to allow you to have a suitable spot.
A reminder that tomorrow will see A Class action at Montrose from 11am.
CHANGE OF CALENDER
With the upcoming DF95 state titles we have decided to make some changes to the racing calander. This is so those competing can have more practice sessions and it also avoids having a DF95 race immediately after the championships which would be poorly attended. So:
Sunday 25th Sept DF95 scratch racing at the dam 10:00 button.
Wednesday 28th Sept DF95 handicap at the dam 11:00 button.
Saturday 1st Oct DF95 state titles at the dam
Sunday 2nd Oct DF95 state titles continued (enter on-line at the ARYA site.)
Wednesday 5th Oct IOM handicap at the dam.
So it’s a DF95 fest coming up! When is too much DF95 ever enough!
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