Tagged: DF95 Puddleduck
21 February 2023 at 16:25 #13220
A sunny coolish day with south westerly winds of 5-12 knots greeted eight skippers today at the
Duck, with the usual wind shifts and gusts to keep us all on our toes.
There were a few skippers missing today for varying reasons, but they did miss some great sailing
which was hotly contested on the water, all with great humour and banter.
No major mishaps with the only notable minor ones being Fab wrapping his keel around buoy one
whilst he was leading, nice one Fab! Jammy had a very close encounter with the treacherous
fountain but managed to come free after a minute or so, and Gadget tangling himself around buoy
three towards the end of the days racing. The Unflappable One nearly trod on Bodge at one stage and
thought he should do 360 deg penalty on land, which was duly completed without face planting 🙂,
nice one Don.
We had two international visitors today from Dublin, Gadget’s son Aaron and daughter in law Nikki,
with Gadget lending his DF65 to Aaron who did a great job racing around the buoys having never
sailed a RC yacht before. Obviously, a chip off the old block. They are both keen to see if there are
any yachts clubs nearby when they fly back home later this week. It was great to meet you both.
A triangular course was set, buoy 3, to 4, to 1, with two laps to be completed. By 11am we had
completed eight races so it was decided we should try three laps for the remaining two races, but
unfortunately there seemed to be a lot of confusion whether we had completed three laps 🙂.
As a result the ten races were completed early and we finished off with two unrecorded scratch
races around all buoys with marks to starboard which proved to be great fun.
Overall there were six different winners today which showed how close the racing was. The first
three places were only separated by 2 points with the three place getters all dropping the same
number of points. First place went to Bodge (I’ll take that 🙂), followed very closely by Jammy and
Bloody Geoff. All other skippers had their moments of good fortune which is testament of the
increased sailing skills. Well done to all skippers.
Thank you to Gadget for supplying the paperwork, electronic equipment etc, it is greatly appreciated
by all. The usual coffee and fudge post racing was enjoyed by all that attended, see you all next
21 February 2023 at 16:28 #13221
Thanks for the great write up Bodge. You captured the day perfectly 👍
21 February 2023 at 18:19 #13223
Some photos from Nikki….
21 February 2023 at 18:20 #13224
And a short video…
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.