A couple of August events for you.

So we’ve all recovered from the Nationals and we have heard that there is a lot of competitive club racing going on around the country which is great to hear.

Last weekend saw the latest stop on the DF65 ND Summer Series at Birkenhead which saw light conditions make the going tough for the DF65’s amongst the thoroughbred RG65’s. Dave Darwell took the DF65 win from local skipper Roger Lincoln and John Bush. Full report and results sheet here.

We’ve had some communication from two clubs, Eastbourne and Balne Moor which are holding events on the same day in August.  The Eastbourne club are holding their annual DF65 open event on the 21st August at the Princes Park lake. Full Notice of Race is available on the events page.

The Balne Moor club are holding a DF95 event at Askern Lake on the same day which will be their first DF95 open event. The lakeside café will be putting on the famous meal deal which is well worth it! Full Notice of Race is also available on the events page.

So whether you are down South or ooop North on the 21st August there is a DF Racing event for you to get involved in.

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DF65 Nationals – Report and Results

Well the van is unpacked, rigs washed down, boat washed, pesky rudder servo replaced and whilst I’ve been faffing around with that t’other Tim (who did rather well at the weekend) has written a report and posted up the results.

There is no point in me trying to remember what happened but suffice to say it was a really great weekend with 39 boats turning up. That’s 10 more than last year and a good few more than the years before. The class is growing into a really nice, friendly and social group where the racing is close all the way from the top of A fleet to the lower order of C fleet. Everyone went home with a smile, even Buzz…

Massive thanks to all the competitors for pitching up to sail and even more thanks to the amazing team at Fleetwood who kept us all in check on the racecourse and fed and watered in the clubhouse. Many thanks to you all.

I’ll not spoil it for you but Tushy won it, but then you already knew that I guess…..

Checkout the report and pictures on the Fleetwood website by clicking here.