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.
Keen skippers at the ED Championships.
So, rounds 9 & 10 of the DF Racing TT Series 2017 are getting closer and with around two weeks to go until the start gun goes it seems that entries for the two days aren’t as plentiful as we might have hoped. We have the NoR for both days on the events page with details of how to get involved so there are no excuses.
With big DF fleets all along the South coast and not much distance to travel you really should be getting an entry in for the two days of racing at possibly the most historic Model Yachting Club in the South of England. A couple of pictures below of how the place looked in the late 70’s and another of some more recent action at the pond.
If you are planning to race either day then please let the organisers know.
So the DF95 is now an MYA affiliated class, this is great news for the class as it stands the same as the DF65 which was affiliated a couple of years back and has seen many new skippers join the sport and the MYA. The DF95 is following suit with numbers growing at a steady rate over the first quarter of 2017.
The entry for the DF95 Nationals was opened a week or so ago and within 24 hours we had over 20 entries and counting, it looks like being a great Championship with entries from Europe also being taken.
There are a couple of events on the horizon, one at Balne Moor on Sunday 23rd April, details on the Events page.
We have also had some info from the Southend Club who are hosting the Eastern District DF65 Championship, details are available on the ED Website by clicking here
There was also a pop up event at Fleetwood over the Easter weekend where 20 boats appeared and had a great days sailing. There is a report on the Fleetwood website which you can read by clicking here.
Nothing earth shattering to report really, just a few snippets, we have cracked 20 entries for the DF95 Nationals in just over 3 days, looks like we might hit 50 entries by the time the start gun goes! There is a report and a couple of photos from the EastbourneTT weekend which saw a good turnout from the skippers as well as the weather! Leading on from this we have now published the full results table from the first 8 rounds on the Results page. Just to give you some idea of how well the series has been received we have had 81 skippers compete, not too shabby really.
DF95’s @ Eastbourne
The DF65 A+ rig kits have now hit UK shores and will be available from your preferred supplier I’m sure. The next TT round at Gosport is the first UK event that you’ll be allowed to use the new A+ rig, so if you have plans to race then you should probably have one in your sailbag!
Anyhow, Happy Easter, I’m off to bury my head in a Boatyard for the Easter weekend so enjoy whatever you’ve got planned and we’ll see you on the other side unless we have any news for you in the meantime.
The entry for the DF95 Nationals is now open. The Notice of Race has been published on the events page and you can enter via the MYA online entry system by clicking here.
With last years Nationals being help late in the year we saw 36 entries, perhaps with the weather in June being a little more clement we may see a larger number of entries for what promises to be a cracking event.
You could mow the lawn, wash the car, take the better half cushion shopping or do that bit of DIY you’ve been meaning to do for months…..alternatively we have two DF events that you could try your hand at over the Easter weekend.
First up on Good Friday, 14th April there is a DF65 open meeting at Ripon SC just off the A1, more details are available by clicking here.
Second up on Easter Monday there is a DF95 popup event at the lovely Fleetwood club, details available by clicking here.
So there we have it, two events, two classes and technically they aren’t even weekend events so you can still go and do that cushion shopping with your significant other on Saturday and Sunday and earn extra brownie points that can be stored up for use later in the season!!
If you didn’t make it at the weekend well you missed out that’s for sure. DF65 and DF95 fleets in the mid and late 20’s drifty light Saturday morning gave way to some great breeze later on.
Sunday saw a similar start but the wind ended up being spot on for the afternoon session with the skies nearly as blue as The lake!
Tushy earns his wine. Photo Snackers McSnacker Shorts
The usual suspects took home the chocolates and wine, for a full report and some fun facts check out the Fleetwood website by clicking here
Happy DF95 skippers! Photo Susan Sharman