Firstly and a little belatedly, Seasons greetings to you all from the DF UK squad. We hope you can remember what day it is and we assume that you’re nearly finished with the cheeseboard! A few of you went yachting up at Fleetwood on Tuesday, it looked like a tactical day.
Secondly, a “yuge” thank you to our registrar Wayne Stobbs who, after getting involved early on to help out has decided to step down from his role with the DF UK Class Association. Wayne has been a great asset to the Class Association and brought a wealth of IT knowledge with him which helped a great deal in finding ways to do things as the Association has grown. Wayne will still be involved a little but needs to focus on a few things outside of the radio sailing world. Thank you Wayne, we wouldn’t be where we are now without your input.
And finally, a big warm DF “Welcome” to our newly co-opted registrar Jen Hand who has stepped up to take on the job of registrar for the two DF Classes. Jen has recently completed a stint as the MYA secretary and brings with her a lifetime of organisational skills which will help the UK DF Class Association continue to move forward now and in the future. Jen is standing for election at the upcoming AGM so be sure to vote her in!
Have a good New Year wherever you are, make sure you continue to stay safe and we’ll hopefully see you at the fist DF event in March at Gosport.
A little later than everywhere else and I’ve found time to publish the 2022 DF Racing TT Calendar. It appears on the Events page and has all the dates in list format so you can plan your DF racing year.
In other news don’t forget the two day Twixmas regatta up at Fleetwood over the Christmas period. Come and race your DF95 on the 28th December, have a few beers at The Mount, stay at The New Boston and race your IOM on the 29th. sounds like a plan.
The New Boston is technically not open but if we can find six rooms worth of people they have said that they may well open especially for us on the 28th. If you fancy it then please get in touch and we’ll see what can be sorted.
Some of you already knew, some didn’t but the cat was let out of the bag in fine style the other week regarding the new winch for the DF Racing yachts. There is a post with all the details on the DF World website. Clicky here to take a look.
Well I’d written it this morning, it took nearly an hour and then it’s gotten lost somehow. I hate technology sometimes and I’ve written a much much shorter report which is pretty crap compared to my usual work. Apologies for it but I need to crack on with real life now. Anyhow there’s some words and some pictures, check them out by clicking here.
Well, another day at Southport and another great day of racing for the 37 skippers. National champion Craig Richards took the win from a hungover Nigel Brown who had a storming day on the water. Tushy came in third.
Results below and full report to follow when I get a minute early week.
True to form Southport and West Lancs YC have delivered us an awesome day. Varied breeze, corse changes aplenty and many great races have brought us to the end of the day. 35 skippers managed 9 races in some testing conditions for both skippers and race team.
Derek won the day with Buzz second and fleet newcomer Nick Martin in third.
We’ve had an email from Alan @ West Lancs YC who tells us that there is a bit of a do happening at the club on Friday evening from 1830 onwards. It’s an American evening where there will be cold beer, brisket and pumpkin pie on offer. No need to book, just turn up and get involved if you fancy it.
Just a few days now before we head to West Lancs YC for the final two rounds of the DF Racing UK 2021 TT Series. Whilst Tushy is assured of the top spot there are a number of other spots that are still very much up for grabs. There are also a few new DF skippers heading to the event and we look forward to seeing them on the startline.
Still time to get your entry in and enjoy the great racing and superb social that the DF fleet is known for. Sign up, get involved, have fun!