Saturday racing at the DF65 Nationals – Photo Sue Brown
Back at base this morning after a good journey home and a good nights sleep and we have a report and pictures. The report is on the Results page including the full HMS results sheet and you can find the photos that Sue Brown took over the weekend by clicking here.
Tushy won, Jonas second and Uncle Derek third. Top 20 ish results below. Tricky day on rig choice was it A, B or C!! More tomorrow.
As predicted Tushy is away but Micky C and John B are looking hot to trot with The other John T in 4th spot. There’s more breeze already today, could be a fun day.
So we’ve had a tough, long day at the office. Conditions have been tricky, A+ has been the order of the day in varying degrees, from drifting to diving and everything in between.
Tushy has had his lucky shorts today and I’m sure he heads the board, as for everyone else it’s anyone’s guess. We haven’t had any official results as yet so other than Tushy it’s anybody’s guess.
If we get anything from the race team we’ll get it posted for you. We are in full debrief mode outside the pub now. Tomorrow promises more breeze so it’ll be another good day.
Two Islands race area – Photo Sue Brown.
So having had a brief break after the DF95 Nationals we find ourselves on a collision course with the DF65 Nationals which happen this coming weekend 1st & 2nd June at Two Islands RYC in Milton Keynes. We have a great entry of 52 skippers and currently the forecast looks like we might need more than an A plus rig for the weekend with Sunday looking particularly breezy at the minute with a mix of weather too.
Social, as usual, will take place Friday and Saturday evenings at the on site pub situated conveniently next door to the lakeside Premier Inn where most of us are staying.
We have an up to date entry list available for viewing here – DF65 Nats 19 where you’ll be able to see all the runners and riders for the weekend. There is a big contingent of Swedish skippers, some of who fared well at the DF95 European Regatta in mid April, we’ll be expecting to do well here too.
Defending Champion Alex Cory has entered, but will he appear and which boat will he be sailing? Tushy is fresh from his recent triumph at Eastbourne and he’ll be one to watch as will be the usual suspects from the UK TT Circuit.
Practice kicks off Friday afternoon with the first race going off around 10am on Saturday morning.
Good luck to all those skippers taking part.
So we are back at base, rested and ready for action. We’ve written a report, updated the TT results and now it’s time for coffee, or maybe a little Victorian tea rave!! Check out the Results page for details. We’ve had a link to some photos that were taken by local skipper Dave Pickett, check them out here.
Sideways results before the long trip home. Tushy made the best of the day with his lucky shorts. Pauli lost his mojo in the last couple of races and I stayed consistent right up until the last 2 metres of the last race when I had rudder servo failure and failed to finish! More tomorrow.