Throwback to DF65 Nationals 2019
Hello folks, hope you are all well. It’s been a little while since we posted anything up here, mainly because there has been very little tell you, however today we have some news!
The forthcoming DF65 Globals, scheduled for September in Sweden has been postponed for a year and will hopefully take place in September 2021, giving you a chance to further hone your DF65 skills! A genuinely tough decision to have to make but in the current crisis a very well thought out one that still sees the championship take place.
Full details of the announcement are available on the event website – clicky here
In other events news the UK TT series is still on hold with all upcoming events still cancelled. We would hope to have a clearer picture of how our season might recover and enable us to hold some events later in the year. In reality it is unlikely that these will be TT events, more like popup events around the country. We are working on it and will let you guys know as soon as we have some sort of plan to move forward.
The Lake Garda event has been cancelled too, if you had entered you’ll have had an email from the organisers I’m sure. It is unlikely that this event will be rescheduled for later in the year, but you never know.
There isn’t really any other news, but I’ve been in touch with our registrar Wayne who has given me the following interesting info about registrations for both classes.
So far we have 1650 registered DF65 yachts in the UK, these are spread over 33 clubs. 2020 has so far seen 73 new boats registered with the Association.
The DF95 now has 791 registered boats in the UK spread over 29 clubs. 2020 has seen 59 new registrations with the Association.
The Gosport club has very strong fleets of both classes and there are 253 owners who have both a DF65 and a DF95 registered.
So even in these very odd times the two classes are still continuing to grow at a healthy pace. When we are able to sail once again it will be great to welcome these new skippers to the fleet.