Two Islands day 1

Not too much detail because we don’t have it, however the sun shone, there was wind, not a lot at times, but it was there and gave us some great racing. 29 skippers all finished the event in good spirits. Unsurprisingly JT won the day, results below, 95’s tomorrow.

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Two Islands TT – Final Call

We are less than a week away from the event at Two Islands RYC. The entry is looking good and the weather looks like it might just be in our favour too….who knows?

There is still plenty of time to get an entry in, it would be good for the organisers to know who is attending and they request that you send your entry to them by the 7th June.

Details of how to enter are on the event page – clicky here to take a look.

Two Islands TT

Don’t forget we are now less than 2 weeks out from the next DF Racing TT event which is being held at Two Islands RYC in Milton Keynes over the weekend of the 9th and 10th of June. We have been allowed to sail on the hotel side once again which makes parking, sailing and spectating much easier for all involved.

Please check out the event page by clicking here and get your entry in as soon as you can to help out the organisers.

DF65 Nationals Report

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Lots of writing I’m afraid, so get yourself a brew and sit down, strap in and get reading all about the great weekend we all had at the 2018 DF65 Nationals at Gosport. I’m afraid there aren’t many sailing pictures but here is one from Skipper Len Buurman, cheers Len! Check out the Results page for the full report.

 

Final Tally….briefly!

Coming to you direct from the car park at Warwick services on the M40. Results from the DF65 Nationals which concluded today at Gosport. Another good day of sailing seeing some skippers do themselves proud and others struggling with the marine life once again.

Alex Cory showed us all how it should be done with Uncle Derek in second and Buzz in third.

I’ll post a more detailed report later in the week but for now the results and a mug shot of the winner, good job Alex.

I’m back on the road now for the next instalment!

DF65 Nationals day 1

Well, what can we say about today, let’s start with the weather, it has been and still is pretty stunning. John Tushingham has first degree burns and looks like a lighthouse, absent Wayne Stobbs’ boat seems to go much better without him in attendance and the wind has been a real challenge for both competitors and the race team.

I don’t have any pictures I’m afraid other than the obligatory results sheet which tells the story of the day which was run very well by the race team and was sailed with good spirits by the skippers. Frustrating conditions made for some out of position uk skippers and it looks like local knowledge is proving useful.

Some social now followed by day two in the morning, starting with C fleet.

Skippers Assemble!

So we’ve had a good day of practice down here at Gosport, the Swedish contingent were on the water at around 0830 followed by Snackers at 0915 who had made a stupidly early start from North Wales.

By early afternoon we were having 20 boat practice races in the light and tricky breeze, was it best to go out first then head for the mark or was it better to head over and then up…… who knows.

John Tushingham was on hand to help those who wanted a bit of tuning help too and he was a busy chap throughout the afternoon.

A debrief is still in progress at the pub before we get down to racing proper in the morning. Good luck everyone.