28 November 2018 at 18:43 #1684
Despite the prospect of showers and fluky winds we had a record number of skippers come out today to have fun sailing the mighty DF65’s @ the Duck.
Taking up position under the new cover over the outdoor viewing area we were treated to a course wide view in comfort.
True gentleman sailing!
Icarex made a strong presence today with Pink, Orange (x 2), Green, Black and Red sails making the fleet a colourful sight to behold.
It was a day not suited to any particular material though as it whirled and swirled about the course with a randomness that often saw handy leads evaporate in an instant and sudden winners from further back in the placing. An interesting day for sure.
Great to see our new people back in the mix. Gerald suffered some gear failure earlier on and retired whilst first timer Dave Chamberlain launched his new boat and got a taste of the Puddleduck goodness, joining in and having fun with the merry men.
Two new A+ sail sets had their maiden voyages today, Don with his bright Orange outfit and John with his attractive Black one.
Ron stayed out of trouble today, sailed well but seemed to find more holes in the wind than anybody. Kermit did a lot of tweaking but was unable to sustain the rapid pace he at times displayed. Tony started slow but was on the podium for races 3, 4, and 5. Pink Bits, aka Pete came busting out of the blocks early and looked the boat to beat. There was a few entanglements at the marks at times today and unfortunately the Pink Bits managed to find most of them. Dave put in a solid performance today, his fine tuning of the flying custard earning him a first and second result for races 4 and 2 respectively.
Mike was sailing well, putting in a solid performance to earn 3rd place overall. Geoff was in scintillating form with a first, second and third + three fourths over the course of the day earning him second overall. He was leading in raw points until the drop and if it hadn’t been for Cols ninth in race four (dropped) the honour would have been his.
After 6 races with one drop the final results were:-
Ron on 40 points, John on 39, Kermit on 30, Don on 27, Dave W on 23, Tony on 20, Pete on 18, Mike on 17, Geoff on 14 and Col on 12 points.
Well sailed everyone and I look forward to sharing another Puddleduck outing next Tuesday with you, this time featuring the DF95.
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28 November 2018 at 21:11 #1701
Yes, twas another fine day of DF65 sailing and very colourful to boot.
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