11 August 2020 at 15:44 #5722
Despite the cool Tassy winter conditions eleven DF95s came out to play in the perfect sunny conditions. Light North to North West breezes were fairly steady allowing nine hot races to be sailed in what was nothing short of a sensational day out @ da Duck.
New chap Ron #164 (DF65) acquitted himself well with a borrowed boat and against some pretty tough competition. A little birdie tells me we are going to see a lot more of Ron in the very near future with new boat in tow.
The other DF65 competing today was our very own Trouty #11. With memories of bad rigs and unwanted water ballast now fading, Trouty excelled today with great boat speed claiming two seconds and two thirds against the big boys. Despite his good efforts old duck luck threw a few wobblies to give him a final score of seventh for the day.
We were blessed to have the very gifted Gerald be our PRO/KKH with us today (Keeping Kermit Honest). Despite the Wiley Webbed Ones (Kermit #82) best efforts to fake a poor result, Gerald would have none of it. Kermit redeemed himself though with some awesome photos and a video too.
Mike #96 brought Abigail along to charm the Merry Men and grace the Duck today showing moments of true class throughout the morning with a couple of good podium results.
Justin #61 couldn’t get the leopard skin 95 happening today. Normally a hot competitor at the pointy end it was Justin’s day off – we all have those.
Another good sailor out of sorts was our Don #99. Quoting Don, “I arrived with a perfect set up, then started fiddling”. It’s such a temptation and we are all guilty of it at some stage. Fortunately there is always next week.
Bloody Geoff #79 was showing off his brand new set of Soch sails for the first time today and they were fast! Despite not winning a race outright BG was never far from the pointy end finishing on equal net points with two other skippers from which second, third and fourth were decided by countback.
No Shit Stuart #58 (aka ‘The Grouch’) wanted to know who painted the target on his boat today. Lots of skippers accepted the invitation to test their aim much to his chagrin and annoyance.
Great to see the Red Devil back on the water after having rudder servo burnout. Pilot Phil #261 had her humming and sailing her best. After many close results all morning he finally put her over the line in first place for the last race for the day.
Despite an inglorious start the Admiral #72 carried on to take outright victories in races two and five giving him second place after a countback for the day.
After a considerable absence the Merry Men were once more joined by veteran sailor Peter S #35. Despite a disastrous start to the day Peter got his mojo working to pick off no less than four first place finishes, taking top honours as today’s champion. Congratulations on a fine display of skilled sailing and race management Peter.
After nine races including two drops the final points were:
Ron on 74 points, Kermit on 47, Don on 47, Mike on 45, Trouty on 31, Justin on 30, Stuart on 29, Geoff on 23, Phil on 23 (countback), Admiral on 23 (countback) and our winner today Peter S in just 20 points.
Congratulations and thank you everyone for making our day out @ da Duck fun and enjoyable.
Big thank you to Gerald for some excellent work as PRO and to Kermit for Media.
Next week it’s pocket rocket 65 time once more.
Words by the Admiral fun by everyone.
11 August 2020 at 17:25 #5725
13 August 2020 at 09:38 #5727
Good video Kermit! Pity about the ducks! 🦆🦆🦆🦆🦆🦆🦆🦆🦆
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