The 9th & 10th January was a weekend of firsts in Yorkshire.
7 of the skippers who’d competed in Ripon SC’s first DF65 Open made the starting lineup the following day for Balne Moor’s first yachting Open (DF65 & RG65), including Dave Darwell (Balne Moor MBC) who got his DF from Santa two weeks earlier and has now sailed in his first two Open events.
A total of 16 skippers were blessed with a lovely sunny chill morning. A good breeze at the top end of ‘A’ rig all day made for some great racing.
After 14 races, John Tush ran out a clear winner with John Sharman an excellent second and John Bush, sailing a (borrowed) DF for the first time taking third place.
Big thanks to the race team for a most enjoyable day and with four more in the series as follows there’s plenty of opportunity left to enjoy this excellent new venue:
February 7th & 21st
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