More superb sailing!

So day two of the DF95 Nationals kicked off under some blue sky and with some good breeze.

With the course tweaked a little bit from yesterday race eleven began and was won by a certain Mr Tushingham who had held the overnight lead. 

Lots of super close racing through the fleet with several of the final scores separated by just a few points.

Unsurprisingly John Tushingham took home the chocolates and was crowned DF95 National Champion once again with a score of 24 from 20 races.

Second was Derek Priestley with 55 points, Ken Binks took third spot by a handful of points from Mike Weston who remained sober for a full weekend!

John Brierley rounded out the top 5 on 112 points.

There will be a full report soon with a link to the photos that Sue Brown took. 

In the meantime please find most of the score sheet below.

Genuine Champagne Sailing!

IMG_2877So the DF95 Nationals are ten races deep and we are having a ball! The wind has been steady in direction but up and down in speed all day.

A mix of B and C rigs has been the order of the day with lots of great racing taking place across the two fleets all day.

Skies have been blue, spirits have been high and the race team have done a great a great job in keeping the 38 competitors in check.

We are now taking refreshments in the bar and will do so until we are thrown out.

Oh, results. JT leads from Uncle Derek with a sober Mike Weston in third. It’s close at the top and with JT not winning all the races there is all to play for.

It’s Nearly Time to go Racing…

Wednesday evening and we could almost start to get excited about the weekend ahead. The current forecast sees a reasonable weekend with some solid breeze on the cards as well as some sunshine, one thing is for sure, it certainly won’t be as cold as last years DF95 Nationals….it couldn’t possibly be!

The seeding heats have now been posted on the Events page so you can see exactly who you’ll be racing against on Saturday morning.

There will be some sort of social gathering at the on site pub on Friday evening after some practice on Friday afternoon, lord knows I need it!

DF95 Nationals One Week Away

So the entry is officially closed now for the 2017 DF95 Nationals at Two Islands RYC which starts in just a weeks time.

Friday practice will be well underway for some and for others a mad after work dash for the debrief will be on the cards.

The final entry list is available on the Events page and we are pleased to say that we have 40 entries for the event. If you still think you should have entered then please throw an entry over and I’m sure that the organisers will be ok with that.

I have also, belatedly, (apologies) uploaded the report from Gosport a couple of weeks ago. It is available on the Results page.

Time for some practice for me……

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DF95’s at Fleetwood.

Updated TT Series Results Sheet

So, unless you are John Tushingham there is still all to play for in the DF Racing 2017 TT Race Series. The overall results sheet has been updated and is now available to view on the results page where you can see that more than 100 skippers are now scoring points in the series which has now had 10 rounds completed with the latest event at Gosport taking place over the last weekend. Whilst we don’t yet have a report on the event we do have the results from both days and some video of the DF65 racing from Saturday, it’s all available on the results page.

Don’t forget to get your entry in for the DF95 Nationals at Two Islands RYC, the deadline for entries is the 27th May….don’t miss out, come and join the 36 other skippers who are taking part.

DF95 Nationals Entry Deadline Almost Here.

So we are a couple of weeks out from the start gun going at the 2017 DF95 Nationals and we are up to 33 entries. There are still a few of the usual suspects who haven’t come forward yet, but fear not, the official entry deadline is just one week away on the 27th May. I think that somewhere along the way I perhaps forgot to mention that the sensible way to enter the event is via the MYA online entry page which has been set up. Please click here to be whisked to the entry form so you too can enter the premier DF95 event of 2017. The event is based next to a very good hotel and pub (I have personally road tested both) so there is no excuse for not getting involved. Once again….ONLINE ENTRY FORM HERE…..

Also, good luck to those of your competing at Gosport this weekend…lucky people.

Just in case you don’t remember the 2016 Nationals….here is a photo of the competitors before the first race, it looks like one of them has passed out he was so cold…..

Hopefully there will be less of a need for thermals at this years DF95 Nationals at 2 Islands RYC. – Photo Sue Brown.

Eastern District Championship

We have had a mail from the guys at Southend MYC who organised the Eastern District DF65 Championship which was hosted at Coalhouse Fort RYC. There is no point in me re writing the report that already exists so here is a link to the very good report and results.

To read the report and check out the results please click here

On another note, don’t forget the next round of the DF Racing UK TT series takes place this weekend at Gosport, get your entry sorted here.

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Keen skippers at the ED Championships.