DF Racing Events and Coronavirus

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With new Government restrictions announced last evening we have some news regarding upcoming events on the DF Racing calendar. Please see the information below which clarifies the DF Racing position and updates the status of the next TT event.

“You will all be aware of the significant risks and disruption caused by the Coronavirus COVID-19.

This situation is very fluid and countries are taking drastic action to slow down the spread and impact of the virus which include travel and social interaction restrictions as well as advice on personal protection.

The DFRacingUK NCA Committee have discussed this topic at length and agree that the advice of the UK Government, the MYA and the host Clubs will determine the fate of upcoming TT Events.

Following updated guidance issued by the authorities earlier today we have discussed the upcoming TTs events with the respective host clubs.

Following discussion between the event organisers from Gosport MYBC and the DFRacingUK committee it has been decided to cancel round 3 of the TT in Gosport this coming weekend to protect the participants, organisers and public as much as possible.  Gosport MYBC will be in contact with the current entrants very soon.

A further discussion is being held with Lincoln regarding the event in April and we will issue an update on that soon.

A final decision on the event in Garda scheduled for mid May will be made during April and communicated at that point.  The Andrew Simpson Foundation who are the organisers are not opening their offices until early May due to the Italian restrictions, this being subject to change based on local guidance, and will make the decision based on local advice.

Current estimates and predictions would suggest that we should expect some events to be disrupted and we will inform you as and when this happens.

One last point to note is that the decision to attend an event or not is up to the individual participant.  If you are already entered into an event and feel that you no longer want to attend then please make contact with the organising club, and while at an event you should take all necessary precautions.

We also ask that anyone who believes that they may have been exposed to the virus to stay away from the event to help protect others.

Please stay safe everyone.

Sincerely

DFRacing UK NCA Committee”

If you had an entry in for the Gosport event this coming weekend then you should have had an email from the club, if you haven’t had it then please find it copied below.

“Hi Sailors,

We have tried our best to host Round 3 of the DF65 TT at Gosport this weekend.

Unfortunately, the latest advice from the UK Government that came out today asks people to avoid Travel as well as Social Interaction where possible.  Many of you are travelling some distance and will come into contact with a lot of other people.  This is also the advice from the DF Association, and, as we have a duty of care to you all, we are cancelling the event.

The Association will try and reschedule the event for later in the year subject to there being space in the club’s calendar and life having returned to normal.

Kind Regards,
Paul Heaney”

 

 

Gosport Deadline Looming

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So we are less than two weeks from the next DF Racing UK TT event, this time held at Gosport on the South coast. It is sure to be a great event as usual and with a new Travelodge in the centre of town it seems that everything is now within walking distance of the pond….great news!

Entry for the event closes on Thursday 12th March, and along with an entry you’ll also need to have made payment of your entry fee.

There is an unusually low entry so far for this event, with only 27 entries for the weekend so far. If you fancy a great weekend of racing interspersed with some equally fun social then be quick and get an entry in for the DF Racing Gosport TT event.

For more details please take a look at the event page by clicking here.

DF65 Nationals 2020 – Entry is….Open!

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DF65 Nationals 2015 @ Coalhouse Fort – Photo Sue Brown

Another important event for 2020, the DF65 Nationals, has appeared on our radar so we’ve built a page, added a lot of links to help you out and then posted the details here for you. We are good to you guys aren’t we! Check out the event page by clicking here.

We are also less than a week away from the 2020 Dinghy Show where the DF Racing UK crew will be out in force, the class association has a stand W16, there will be a DF65 on the MYA stand along with a spot the buoy competition and a chance to win a DF65 with radio and a B rig. As well as these great displays there is also Mike Weston in the Panorama Hall who will be running the have a go pool where you can try out a DF65 on the water.

Plenty of breeze lately here in the UK, C and D rigs seem to have been the order of the day…or week….well actually the whole month of February to be honest.

Events Galore!

Our 2018 Dinghy Show stand…..2020 is bigger and better!

So we are a week or two on from our first DF Racing UK TT event at West Lancs and we’ve got plenty to look forward to over the coming months.

First up we have The RYA Dinghy Show on the 29 Feb – 1 March. The DF Racing UK crew will be there on stand W16, Mike will be there in the conservatory running the pool and the MYA will be there on stand J13. Lots of cool stuff to see both big and small. Mike could do with some help with the pool, you’ll get a free pass to the show for your troubles. Contact Mike direct to offer your services.

Next on the list is the Invicta trophy at Chipstead on 7th March, details here.

Rolling to the end of March we have a DF65 weekend at Gosport as part of our DF Racing TT Series, it promises to be a great weekend of racing at a club that has one of the largest DF65 fleets in the country. Get involved by clicking here.

So there are a couple of events that you can get involved with in March.

Looking further ahead there is the DF95 European Regatta at Campione on the shores of Lake Garda. Another amazing location with some fantastic sailing in prospect. Check out the detail by clicking here.

And finally, we have the full details of the DF95 Nationals which take place at the end of September over three days at Fleetwood MYPBC. Online entry is available and we will have regular updates on the preparations from the club. You can find out more by clicking here.

West Lancs Roundup

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DF95 start Sunday – Photo Sue Brown

So, a little later than usual I’ve written a report on last weekend’s great 2020 season opener at West Lancs YC.  I would have written it earlier but I’m only just starting to feel better after three nights on the beer before the event and another two nights during the event. Anyhow the report and overall TT results are available on the Results page