Eight Skippers turned out today at Puddleduck for a classic day of champagne DF65 sailing. The breeze fluctuated throughout the day although mostly coming from the NNW direction. Hells corner claimed many victims as it usually does but the longer course set today helped to even out the pain.
With the sun shining and lots of colour in the fleet the pond was a joy to behold. Our good friend Bones joined us today from Bendigo, but suffered through the lack of an A+ Rig. Dave took a rare leave of absence as he was called to duty elsewhere. Geoff’s Black V6 was an early front runner with his new A+ rig, kept honest by Tony’s fine sailing. Kermit had his bright green sails on and looked the goods although like any new sail, it takes some time to dial in.
Pete did well, claiming several victories with his duct-tape-machine and Ron was never out of it.
Clear winner today though was Mike with a great set and skilful sailing. He also brought along his beautifully turned out Fire Rescue Motor Boat. This fine craft was also the camera dolly for the day …… beautiful and functional too!
Second place was tied on raw points but after a countback, Geoff just nudged ahead of his nemesis Tony.
Mike 15 points, Geoff 20 points, Tony 21 points, Ron 26 points, Col 27 points, Pete 31 points and Kermit 42. Bones had a plane to catch that morning so he sadly left us after the fourth race.
Next week we feature DF95’s.
Who we are ……
We are a social group that race DF65’s and DF95’s a week about each Tuesday at Puddleduck Vineyard. Club membership and affiliations are not required and we welcome anybody who owns a DF65 and/or a DF95 RC sailboat to come along and join us.