So, unless you are John Tushingham there is still all to play for in the DF Racing 2017 TT Race Series. The overall results sheet has been updated and is now available to view on the results page where you can see that more than 100 skippers are now scoring points in the series which has now had 10 rounds completed with the latest event at Gosport taking place over the last weekend. Whilst we don’t yet have a report on the event we do have the results from both days and some video of the DF65 racing from Saturday, it’s all available on the results page.
Don’t forget to get your entry in for the DF95 Nationals at Two Islands RYC, the deadline for entries is the 27th May….don’t miss out, come and join the 36 other skippers who are taking part.
So we are a couple of weeks out from the start gun going at the 2017 DF95 Nationals and we are up to 33 entries. There are still a few of the usual suspects who haven’t come forward yet, but fear not, the official entry deadline is just one week away on the 27th May. I think that somewhere along the way I perhaps forgot to mention that the sensible way to enter the event is via the MYA online entry page which has been set up. Please click here to be whisked to the entry form so you too can enter the premier DF95 event of 2017. The event is based next to a very good hotel and pub (I have personally road tested both) so there is no excuse for not getting involved. Once again….ONLINE ENTRY FORM HERE…..
Also, good luck to those of your competing at Gosport this weekend…lucky people.
Just in case you don’t remember the 2016 Nationals….here is a photo of the competitors before the first race, it looks like one of them has passed out he was so cold…..
Hopefully there will be less of a need for thermals at this years DF95 Nationals at 2 Islands RYC. – Photo Sue Brown.
We have had a mail from the guys at Southend MYC who organised the Eastern District DF65 Championship which was hosted at Coalhouse Fort RYC. There is no point in me re writing the report that already exists so here is a link to the very good report and results.
To read the report and check out the results please click here
On another note, don’t forget the next round of the DF Racing UK TT series takes place this weekend at Gosport, get your entry sorted here.
Keen skippers at the ED Championships.
So, rounds 9 & 10 of the DF Racing TT Series 2017 are getting closer and with around two weeks to go until the start gun goes it seems that entries for the two days aren’t as plentiful as we might have hoped. We have the NoR for both days on the events page with details of how to get involved so there are no excuses.
With big DF fleets all along the South coast and not much distance to travel you really should be getting an entry in for the two days of racing at possibly the most historic Model Yachting Club in the South of England. A couple of pictures below of how the place looked in the late 70’s and another of some more recent action at the pond.
If you are planning to race either day then please let the organisers know.
So the DF95 is now an MYA affiliated class, this is great news for the class as it stands the same as the DF65 which was affiliated a couple of years back and has seen many new skippers join the sport and the MYA. The DF95 is following suit with numbers growing at a steady rate over the first quarter of 2017.
The entry for the DF95 Nationals was opened a week or so ago and within 24 hours we had over 20 entries and counting, it looks like being a great Championship with entries from Europe also being taken.
There are a couple of events on the horizon, one at Balne Moor on Sunday 23rd April, details on the Events page.
We have also had some info from the Southend Club who are hosting the Eastern District DF65 Championship, details are available on the ED Website by clicking here
There was also a pop up event at Fleetwood over the Easter weekend where 20 boats appeared and had a great days sailing. There is a report on the Fleetwood website which you can read by clicking here.
Nothing earth shattering to report really, just a few snippets, we have cracked 20 entries for the DF95 Nationals in just over 3 days, looks like we might hit 50 entries by the time the start gun goes! There is a report and a couple of photos from the EastbourneTT weekend which saw a good turnout from the skippers as well as the weather! Leading on from this we have now published the full results table from the first 8 rounds on the Results page. Just to give you some idea of how well the series has been received we have had 81 skippers compete, not too shabby really.
DF95’s @ Eastbourne
The DF65 A+ rig kits have now hit UK shores and will be available from your preferred supplier I’m sure. The next TT round at Gosport is the first UK event that you’ll be allowed to use the new A+ rig, so if you have plans to race then you should probably have one in your sailbag!
Anyhow, Happy Easter, I’m off to bury my head in a Boatyard for the Easter weekend so enjoy whatever you’ve got planned and we’ll see you on the other side unless we have any news for you in the meantime.
The entry for the DF95 Nationals is now open. The Notice of Race has been published on the events page and you can enter via the MYA online entry system by clicking here.
With last years Nationals being help late in the year we saw 36 entries, perhaps with the weather in June being a little more clement we may see a larger number of entries for what promises to be a cracking event.