Still Plenty of Time…..

Tick tock, the clock is ticking on the Dartmoor RSC DF Racing event which takes place next weekend, 29th & 30th July on the hills above Plymouth. Not quite the uptake we had hoped for, with some of the usual suspects on duty elsewhere that weekend and Buzz Coleman who’s racing with the DF crowd in San Diego.

If you are umming and ahhing as to whether you’ll see some good racing, well I’m sure you will and if you live on the South Coast you have no excuses not to get involved. Any of the DRSC club members that fancy racing, please get involved too, it’ll be a whole heap of fun.

For details of who has already entered and how to enter yourself please click here and take a look.

In other news, entries for the DF65 Nationals in September is hovering around the 30 mark, lots of time to enter this one, go on, you know you want to!!

DF Racing Upcoming Events Reminder

Evening all, just a quick reminder about the upcoming DF Racing events. We have a double header DF Racing weekend at Dartmoor RSC which is a new venue for us and looks superb, this is detailed in the post below this one and is well worth a look and is a chance for those skippers from the local area to pit their skills against the top UK skippers who are travelling from all over the country. Details are here.

We also have an early reminder about the DF65 Nationals which are happening in September at the Eastbourne club. There is now an online entry list and an online entry form, both available by clicking here

We also have two other weekend events, one in October at Keighley and the final one at Lincoln on bonfire night weekend. Get yourselves along and enjoy some racing, 100 plus people can’t be wrong!

DF Racing heads South….and West a bit!

So July 1st sees the entry open for the DF Racing TT events at Dartmoor RSC which take place on the 29th & 30th July.

We have posted up the NoR’s for both days along with some more general info about the area and the club which we hope will be useful for those of you who will be travelling some distance to take part, click here to take a look.

We will post up a link to the MYA online entry system when it goes live and this will be the easiest method of entry for the weekend.

I’ll leave you with a picture of the Dartmoor RSC lake which looks a little bit like the famous lake at Keighley….could we be in for some good breeze on the moors, get your entry in and find out!

Dartmoor RSC lake.

 

 

DF95 Nationals Report & Pictures

Fleet 1

Close racing – Photo Sue Brown

So we are just over 24 hours from the end of the second DF95 UK Nationals and we have a report and some very cool pictures for you all to take a look at.

We also have an updated TT score sheet which takes into account the latest results from this weekends Championship.

To read all about it head over to the Results page

More superb sailing!

So day two of the DF95 Nationals kicked off under some blue sky and with some good breeze.

With the course tweaked a little bit from yesterday race eleven began and was won by a certain Mr Tushingham who had held the overnight lead. 

Lots of super close racing through the fleet with several of the final scores separated by just a few points.

Unsurprisingly John Tushingham took home the chocolates and was crowned DF95 National Champion once again with a score of 24 from 20 races.

Second was Derek Priestley with 55 points, Ken Binks took third spot by a handful of points from Mike Weston who remained sober for a full weekend!

John Brierley rounded out the top 5 on 112 points.

There will be a full report soon with a link to the photos that Sue Brown took. 

In the meantime please find most of the score sheet below.

Genuine Champagne Sailing!

IMG_2877So the DF95 Nationals are ten races deep and we are having a ball! The wind has been steady in direction but up and down in speed all day.

A mix of B and C rigs has been the order of the day with lots of great racing taking place across the two fleets all day.

Skies have been blue, spirits have been high and the race team have done a great a great job in keeping the 38 competitors in check.

We are now taking refreshments in the bar and will do so until we are thrown out.

Oh, results. JT leads from Uncle Derek with a sober Mike Weston in third. It’s close at the top and with JT not winning all the races there is all to play for.

It’s Nearly Time to go Racing…

Wednesday evening and we could almost start to get excited about the weekend ahead. The current forecast sees a reasonable weekend with some solid breeze on the cards as well as some sunshine, one thing is for sure, it certainly won’t be as cold as last years DF95 Nationals….it couldn’t possibly be!

The seeding heats have now been posted on the Events page so you can see exactly who you’ll be racing against on Saturday morning.

There will be some sort of social gathering at the on site pub on Friday evening after some practice on Friday afternoon, lord knows I need it!