DF 65 Racing Results 12 May 2021

The freshish S/SW wind made for a nice change from the light breezes of late. There was plenty of wind shifts to make the windward works a tactical challenge. Gains to be gained….or not. B rigs were in favour with Peter T and Grant sticking with the A rig however there was no significant gain with the larger sail area.

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DF95 Racing Friday 7th May 2021

Even with the threat of a shower we had a great turnout of 10 boats today.

The wind started out from the west, so we had the first race as a long course  starting at the east end

beating up to the windward west mark.

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DF 65 5 May 2021

9 boats were on the pond to once again tackle the light and variable autumn zephyrs. The course alternated between a long course and a short course which kept the racing close and meant we could get 9 races in.

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RC RULES and TACTICS

JOHNS RC RULES and TACTICS 

We have added the following link to our SAILING menu under the RULES sub menu. 

A comprehensive mix of rule explanations, quite enlightening.

 

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IOM HANDICAP RACING MAY 2nd

The threat of persistent rain over the morning may have impacted on numbers for the day. We had 6 starters for the day.

The wind was threatening to move south however kept in the west making the course massively starboard.  We eventually corrected it to balance it up.  The breeze started at 3-5 kts from the WSW the moving to the South at 5kts strengthening to 15kts.  At 11am it then moved to the SE and after we changed down to B rigs the wind dropped back to 5kts from the SE. Frustrating!!!

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DF95 Racing Friday 30th April 2021

Finally a day with some breeze. An 18 to 28Km/h south westerly kept everone on their toes, especially those of us who chose to stay with an A rig.

Another great turnout with 11 boats tackling the gusty conditions which produced some close racing, with Andrew G, Murray D Peter B and Phil R fighting it out for the lead in most races.

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DF 65 28 April 2021

10 boats were on the pond to test their patience and light air skills with variable winds below 3 knots being on offer.

It was great to see Ted and Fred with their colourful V5 boats mixing it up in the races. Always good to have you on the course.

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DF95 Racing Friday 23st April 2021

The wind today wasn't. An  occational 0 to 5 Km/h  puffed in mostly from the North with some tricky calm areas everywhere on the course.

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DF65 Racing Wednesday 21th April 2021

Seven boats showed up to the pond today for some scratch racing. A new sailor Laurie B came down for a practise sail and did well when he went from the back of the fleet in one race.. The wind was shifting 8 to 12Km/h mostly from the west.

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DF95 Racing Friday 16th April 2021

The wind today was a  gentle 0 to 8 Km/h  from the ENE with some tricky calm areas around the top marks.

There were 9 skippers and several spectators turn up to enjoy the sunshine although the light conditions were a little frustrating.

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DF65 Racing Wednesday 14th April 2021

Six boats showed up to the pond today for some scratch racing. Also a couple of new boats down for a practise sail. The wind was fairly steady 10 to 16Km/h from the west , but as per last week

we had lots of shifts happening, requiring several tacks on shifts to get to the windward mark

in the shelter of the west bank, where it was even more flukey.

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IOM HANDICAP RACING APRIL 11th

HK WINS THE DAY 

Sailing got started after removal of the weed build up left by the rain event of last week.

The wind of the day was variable both in strength and direction, starting in the NE and moving to the Nth over the morning. We managed to get 11 races in before the weather set in for the day.

 

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DF95 Racing Friday 9th April 2021

A strong fleet of 8 boats turned out for racing today.

 

The wind was a constant 16Km/h  from the E with many slight shifts on the day, so observing the water surface to find the fasttest path to the windward mark was the tactic of the day.

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DF65 Racing Wednesday 7th April 2021

Eight yachts on the pond today for some scratch racing. Also a couple of new boats down for a practise sail. The wind was fairly steady from the east, allowing for a long beat to the windward marks.

Geoff O was back after missing a couple of weeks and continued his winning ways to take out 1st place, although he was pushed at times by the rest of the fleet.

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DF65 Racing Wednesday 31st March 2021

Six yachts on the watet for some very intensive sailing. Wind was almost non existent with Phil R saying he had never seen the pond glassed off for so long, basically the wind picked up to 1 – 2 knots max and no stronger over the morning, dying to zero between gusts.

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DF95 Racing Friday 2nd April 2021

A smaller fleet of 6 boats for a Good Friday sail today.

 

The wind was 10 to 18 Km/h, mostly from the S, but started out from SE, so it was a short course set across the pond.

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IOM HANDICAP RACING SUNDAY MARCH 28

Another small turnout with holidays and other events impacting on numbers.

The weather started in the NE at 5kts and moved to the East at 5 - 10 kts with shifts of 5 - 10 degrees.

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DF95 Racing Friday 26th March 2021

Another good turnout for 95 races with 11 boats today.

Good to see Yke back on the water today and Murray D giving him a hand with his tuning.

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2021 WA IOM GREAT SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP

Sean Wallis wins with hot sailing in warm weather.

The delivery of warm weather from the NE set both mornings up with a slow start with light variable breezes starting at 2-5kts settling in as the day progressed to 8-10 kts from the East. The variabilty of wind strength and direction made for lots of opportunities, likewise created traps if you went the wrong way.  

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DF65 Racing Wednesday the 24th of March 2021

Light and variable winds were again what was presented to the fleet. Starting with a 2knot NW the wind eventually settled to a fickle S/SE. Course changes were called for and the fleet of 7 did well to fit in 7 races for the morning.

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DF95 Racing Friday 12th March 2021

Another good turnout for 95 races with 10 boats today.

The wind was up and down between 10 to 16 Km/h and shifted between ENE and ESE, so a

course change was required during racing.

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DF65 Racing March 17 2021

EVERYONE IN THE MIX.

Wow!!!! Excellent, close racing on the day. Very light conditions with the wind variable in the southern quadrant. 7 boats raced on the course and it was good to see Ted also with his boat in the pond trying out some tuning and practicing.

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IOM CHAMPIONSHIP RACING MARCH 14

ANDREW WORKS THE FIRST LEGS BEST TO WIN

We had the breeze starting in the NE at 3 - 5 kts swinging significantly from NE to East.  Nailing the start to be in a position to take advantage of the first shift was the formula to success today. It delivered significant leads at the first mark. Andrew sailed well to put himself in this position more often than everyone else.

 

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DF95 Racing Friday 12th March 2021

We had 9 starters for scratch racing today, another very encouraging turn out for 95 racing.

The wind was at about 18km/h gusting to about 25 km/h and shifted between S and SE

regularly, so very tricky to find the quickest way to the windward mark.

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DF95 Racing Friday 5th March 2021

We started with 8 boats and finished with eleven, a very encouraging turn out for 95 racing.

The wind varied from non existent to occasional gusts of about 10 km/h, which made for some very slow and  frustrating races. As a consequence we only managed 7.

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DF65 Racing Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Nine boats were on course with an East/Noreast wind at 20 km/h gusting to 30 km/h.  A close eye needed to be kept on wind direction as it shifted between east and northeast.

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Social IOM Handicap sailing Feb 28th

Sailing on the day was very layed back, so much so that the lack of concentration resulted in far too many mark contacts. 

Racing was late starting, numbers only rocking up late, this was a sign on how chilled everyone was.

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Introduction to Racing Rules of Sailing

A Youtube video offering some good advice to RC Sailing fleets with mixed experience and understanding of the rules of sailing.

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DF Racing 24 Feb 2021

The marginal breeze attracted a mix of A and B rigs among the fleet of 9.

The fleet initially raced 4 scratch races and then 5 handicap races.

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CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RACING FEBRUARY 21st

ANOTHER TIE FOR 1ST

Close racing over the morning between Andrew Grist and Greg Westerberg  resulted in another tie that could not be separated by countbacks.

Racing was delayed in getting started with large swings in the wind from the East to the South, finally settling in the SE at 5 - 12 Kts, still swinging but much less so giving plenty of opportunies to windward'

 

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DF65 Racing : Wednesday Feb 17

Ten boats were on-course with tricky conditions to kick off with due to a highly variable wind direction and ranged in strength  from 0-4 knts. Eventually the wind settled to a 5-10knt southerly and the course changes kept the racing with good windward/return legs.

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IOM HANDICAP RACING FEBRUARY 14th

SMALL FLEET COMPETES IN 15KT EASTERLY

Congratulations to Murray Howson for his win on the day  with Brian Richardson a close 2nd. Murray owes his win to the finishing run of Harold who stood in to skipper when Murray had to leave to drive to Perth

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DF65 Handicap Racing (Wednesday 25th)

Peter T continued his good form and jumped from last weeks second placing to top spot.

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SOCIAL HANDICAP RACING (November 29)

Weekend Sailing Results

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2020 WA DF65 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

A small  fleet of 12 participated in this series, competitors had a couple of days of non stop sailing over the weekend of 07-08 November, the only down time was for rig changes and a few easily fixed repairs. The weather from the east on Saturday and the west to south west on Sunday. 

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DF65 Scratch racing Wednesday October 28th

Results from sailing today is attached. 10-15knots from the South. Scratch starts.

Congratulations to Phil for his win on the day.

 

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SIMPLIFIED RRS - Port/Starboard & Windward/Leeward Rules

Rule 10 Port/Starboard & Rule 11 Windward/Leeward

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SIMPLIFIED RACING RULES of SAILING (RRS) - Mark room

RULE 18 - Mark Room 

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RULES STUDY

Room at leeward mark

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GREAT SOUTHERN BUSTER - AUGUST 30

REGATTA SUMMARY

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IOM 2020/2021 SAILING PROGRAM

CALENDAR

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