28 July 2020 at 15:23 #5633
Great mates, perfect weather and some red hot racing with really close finishes, really? ….again?
Defying the forecast light winds and overcast skies eight skippers came along regardless and right on the starting gun they were rewarded with brilliant sunny skies, a 5/6 knot steady NNW breeze and the most perfect windward leg for all nine races that you could possibly hope for @ da Duck.
Pete #27 once more was quick out of the blocks with “Plain Jane” showing her usual devastating form before being called away to attend urgent family business.
Also absent were our flyboys. Given the perfect weather to take to the skies, our lads chose to get airborne and make like birds this time.
With his leaking hull finally fixed Phil J #11 brought his 65 down for a punt around the course. Despite at times getting monstered by the higher canvassed 95 fleet, Phil’s overall score today doesn’t reflect his otherwise good results and at times some very close racing.
The unflappable one was put to the test today as our Don #99 couldn’t get his charge sailing well. Happily by race five he had it sorted and was pulling good close finishes at the pointy end once more.
Despite some solid podiums in the first four races, our Stuart’s #58 get up and go just got up and left after that. Always a solid and consistent performer our Stuart will be back to exact his revenge in a fortnight’s time. Of that I have no doubt.
Despite dominant outright victories in races two and eight our Geoff #79 couldn’t stay consistent for them to really count. Strangely enough, dropping to the back of the fleet this time couldn’t be blamed on him missing buoys or starting raft ups.
With four great podium finishes toward the end of the morning and otherwise consistent sailing, our Justin #61 claimed third overall for the day. If Justin ever gets his 95 to race as good as it looks, we are all in trouble.
The Admiral #72 had a triple white cane with fountain twist kinda day. If missing two buoys in succession after a fountin’ mountin’ weren’t enough he managed to miss yet another before stumps. Six podiums that included two outright victories were salve enough to bring the Admiral home in second place for the day.
Phil’s red terrier #261 was in everything at the sharp end today and he never let up once. Eight podiums that included two outright victories were enough to bring Phil home as overall top dog for the day. Congratulations on a great days sailing and a well deserved win!!
After nine races that included two drops the final points were:
Phil J (DF65) on 35 points, Don on 32, Stuart on 28, Geoff on 25, Justin on 24, Admiral on 16 and our winner today Phil T on just 14 points.
Fantastic days sailing everyone! Thanks for coming out and making it yet another great day @ da Duck.
Special thanks to everyone who helped out with recording scores and to Pete and Justin for some terrific photographs of our day.
Next week is everyone’s favourite DF65s once more.
See you there.
29 July 2020 at 13:58 #5646
SOOOOO YOUNG PHIL JUST BECAUSE you got my spot don’t think that its yours next week you remember that OK
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