DF65’s Series 5

Race 1 – 25th September

Lovely weather again today. The sun is shining and we have a 5-10 knots from the South-West. The course was a large triangle up to Mark 1 and then a short sausage up to Mark 3. We had a short windward leg back to the start-finish line which is always a bit tricky.
Note that with a large fleet we sail 9 races where one is as Race Officer (RO) plus 8 races with 2 discards.
It was another strong field today with 5 different winners.
Our overall winner today on countback was Alan Nash (56) with 3 wins and a second. Paul Heaney (422) was second with 4 seconds. It was also very close between the next three places. Chis Forman (161) was third with a win and a second, Martyn Clark (793) fourth with a win and Adrian Wallis (81) fifth with 2 wins and a second.


Race 2 – 2nd October

The weather was very light for the first 4 races but after our break it built up to a nice South-Easterly of about 5 knots. My apologies for setting the far Mark 7 for Race 1 as it was difficult for most of the fleet to reach in the light breeze.
Nick Hollamby (447) gets the award for bumping the most marks today 😄. Paul Heaney (422) gets the memory award for not sailing the course that he set after putting the wrong mark on the course board – but that’s the one that counts! Well spotted John Smith (277) who went on to win the race.
Today’s winner was Paul Heaney (422) with 4 wins and 2 seconds. Paul got away to some good starts and was able to gain places downwind. Second was Chris Foreman (161) with 2 wins and 3 seconds. Good to see Chris finishing more consistently at the front of the fleet. Third was John Smith (277) with a 2 wins and a second – another strong light weather sailor.
Alan Nash (56) also had a win today finishing fourth overall.


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