2023 DF95 Global Regatta NoR Released

It’s getting closer and it’s becoming a reality with the publication of the Notice of Race for the 2023 DF95 Global Regatta at Fleetwood MYPBC. With much hard work from many individuals the NoR has been finalised and it has been published on a dedicated event page. Click here to take a look at the details.

SGM Details and Season Finale

Firstly please head to the SGM page of the website to vote on Constitutional changes. Click here to take a look. It’s dead simple, even I can do it!

So, we are heading towards the end of the season but don’t despair, we still have two weekends of racing. The first is Fleetwood over the 24th and 25th September before we head to Sheppey for the season finale at Barton’s Point over the weekend of the 15th and 16th October.

Full details of both weekends are listed on the Events page.

DF65 Nationals Result

Morning Folks, so we’ve not had anything official, however we’ve found the results on Facebook for the 2022 DF65 Nationals here in the UK. Congrats once again to Mr Tushingham who takes the title once again. Well done everyone else and also to the Eastbourne club who put on another great event.

Special General Meeting

Formal Notification

Notice of a DF Racing UK Association Special General Meeting 2022

A Special General Meeting of the Association is being called by the Executive Committee. It will take place to the following timetable completing on 3rd October 2022.

Only Members of the Association may vote.

By 19th August 2022 – the date and timetable of the Special General Meeting will be published on the Class Association website.

By 19th September 2022 – the Agenda, documents for review and voting forms will be published on the Class Association website, together with instructions on how to cast your vote.

Voting will close at 17.00 hrs. 3rd October 2022 and the Special General Meeting will be closed.

For and on behalf of the 2022 DF Racing UK Class Association Committee

Upcomoing DF Events

DF95’s @ Fleetwood – Photo Sue Brown

So, I think we are all over the DF95 Nationals from a few weeks back and we are ready for another event or two. First up we have the DF65 Nationals at Eastbourne which are taking place this coming weekend, 20th & 21st August. A slightly smaller than usual entry this year owing in part to most people concentrating on DF95 qualification campaigns for next years Globals.

The Globals venue at Fleetwood plays host to the next round of DF Racing TT’s over the weekend of the 24th and 25th September. All the details are on the Event page Be aware of the restriction on the Sunday morning which is detailed in the NoR.

Then it’s on to the final rounds at Barton’s Point in October.

We’ve also had an updated overall score sheet from Peter and he has also split off the DF95 standings so people can see how they are getting on with qualification for the Globals.

DF95 Nationals in the book

Day two went off much like day one but the wind was a little stronger first thing. A couple of people tried B rigs in the first couple of races but most stuck with A which was the rig of choice for most.

Four races completed before a wind direction and some rain made an appearance which put an end to the event with a total of nine races completed.

First set of congratulations go to Darin, the race team and the club members who did their upmost to mitigate the issues with weed and ran, as usual, an exemplary event from start to finish in circumstances that we don’t often encounter.

Next set of congratulations go to those skippers that kept at it over the two days.

And finally congratulations to Craig Richards who retains his National Championship title. Peter Baldwin was his usual unflustered self and sailed well to second spot. Bringing up the rear of the podium was David Hope who seemed suited to the conditions.

Results below.

DF95 Nationals Day Two

A little more breeze this morning for the second day of the 2022 DF95 Nationals here at Two Islands RYC in Milton Keynes.

There’s the slightly dusty head choice of A or B rig for the first race, no doubt those that know will get the choice right!

DF95 Nationals day 1

Well that was a day. Good breeze from the forecast direction which was good, unfortunately this brought a heap of floating weed down the course which would catch every one of us out at one point or another.

The race team did all they could to mitigate the situation but it was a problem all day,

That’s said the sailing was good when you were weed free but it has added some new visitors to the top of the scoreboard.

Results for the top 49 to the end of race 4 below with more racing after we fall out of the pub tomorrow.