We’ve had a smoke signal from Mr Tushingham, he has written the NoR’s for the next couple of rounds of the TT series up at his home club based on Weecher reservoir. It’s a cool place to sail with far reaching views along the Aire Valley for 30 miles or more…….assuming it isn’t foggy, raining or snowing which it can do all in the space of an hour. I kid you not. Details here.
Recent skippers – Photo Sue Brown
We’ve had the scores on the doors through from Peter & Judith which take the 2019 TT results up to date. They are available on the Results 2019 page. 133 skippers have taken part in at least one event so far this year and we are only half way through the series. Unless JT has any serious issues it looks like he’ll be scampering away with the trophy once again, below him it really is anyone’s guess as to who will take the other two podium spots that Tim & Derek currently occupy.
Our next event is over in Yorkshire at Weecher, will it be windy, will it be foggy…..who knows but it’ll be a great event that’s for sure.
Saturday racing at the DF65 Nationals – Photo Sue Brown
Back at base this morning after a good journey home and a good nights sleep and we have a report and pictures. The report is on the Results page including the full HMS results sheet and you can find the photos that Sue Brown took over the weekend by clicking here.
Tushy won, Jonas second and Uncle Derek third. Top 20 ish results below. Tricky day on rig choice was it A, B or C!! More tomorrow.
As predicted Tushy is away but Micky C and John B are looking hot to trot with The other John T in 4th spot. There’s more breeze already today, could be a fun day.
So we’ve had a tough, long day at the office. Conditions have been tricky, A+ has been the order of the day in varying degrees, from drifting to diving and everything in between.
Tushy has had his lucky shorts today and I’m sure he heads the board, as for everyone else it’s anyone’s guess. We haven’t had any official results as yet so other than Tushy it’s anybody’s guess.
If we get anything from the race team we’ll get it posted for you. We are in full debrief mode outside the pub now. Tomorrow promises more breeze so it’ll be another good day.
Two Islands race area – Photo Sue Brown.
So having had a brief break after the DF95 Nationals we find ourselves on a collision course with the DF65 Nationals which happen this coming weekend 1st & 2nd June at Two Islands RYC in Milton Keynes. We have a great entry of 52 skippers and currently the forecast looks like we might need more than an A plus rig for the weekend with Sunday looking particularly breezy at the minute with a mix of weather too.
Social, as usual, will take place Friday and Saturday evenings at the on site pub situated conveniently next door to the lakeside Premier Inn where most of us are staying.
We have an up to date entry list available for viewing here – DF65 Nats 19 where you’ll be able to see all the runners and riders for the weekend. There is a big contingent of Swedish skippers, some of who fared well at the DF95 European Regatta in mid April, we’ll be expecting to do well here too.
Defending Champion Alex Cory has entered, but will he appear and which boat will he be sailing? Tushy is fresh from his recent triumph at Eastbourne and he’ll be one to watch as will be the usual suspects from the UK TT Circuit.
Practice kicks off Friday afternoon with the first race going off around 10am on Saturday morning.
Good luck to all those skippers taking part.