Another fine time of close racing and good spirited camaraderie for the eight DF65 skippers was had at Puddleduck today.
We had very calm conditions to start off with that saw the whole fleet un-round a mark they had just passed.
Fortunately we didn’t have to wait too long for the gentlest of zephyrs to fill in from the NNW and then build into a very handy breeze. All skippers were using A+ rigs today and this is being seen as the default standard for light breeze with a DF65.
It only took a few seconds of distraction before Ron, Mike and Tony all had to mount rescues when their charges took a wayward course change and landed in the underside of the viewing platform at different times today.
No damage and all resumed racing straight after.
Ron had mechanical damage too early on which unfortunately kept him out of the chocolates.
It was great to welcome back ‘Pink Bits’ to the fold again today. Some excellent sailing and good boat speed put Pete right into contention up until the very last race. With so much duct tape it was difficult to know what was boat and what was not. I believe that is about to change with a new V6 hull arriving lately.
Gerald also returned for some more close race action and took out race four with consummate ease.
After five races with no drops the final results are:-
Ron on 37 points, Kermit on 30, Geoff on 25, Gerald on 24, Tony on 20, Pete on 16, Mike on 14 and Col on 12.
Next Tuesday we return to Puddleduck once more for the DF95’s. Hope to see you there.
That was all the pics from this week, Predator was too busy racing.