Round 3 of the ‘Frozen Feet’ Dragon Flite 95 Winter Championship Series took place on Sunday 18th December 2016. Five Coalhouse Fort MBC skippers plus visitors from Ramsgate (Adrian Tomlinson), Brightlingsea (Dave Parsons) and Two islands (Howard Birkett), were greeted by a foggy morning with very little breeze from the south.
Fortunately by race time the breeze had increased and allowed a windward/leeward course, starting between marks 11 and 3; rounding 12 to port; 3 to port and finishing between marks 12 and 5. As the wind shifted first SW and then further to the W an additional mark was added to allow an elongated Z windward leg, starting still between marks 11 and 3; G to port; 8 to starboard; 5 to port; 3 to port; G to port; 8 to starboard and finishing between mark 5 and the bank.
The wind finally returned as the day started with a dropping southerly wind, and with the wind varying between 0 and 5 mph 12 races were completed. The overall winner was Buzz Coleman on 12 points followed by Adrian Tomlinson on 16 points and Dennis Graham third on 30 points.
A very enjoyable end to the 2016 race calendar for the Dragon Flite 95
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With round 3 completed, Buzz Coleman still leads the ‘Frozen Feet’ Dragon Flite 95 Winter Championship Series with 3 points, followed by Dennis Graham on 10 points and Angela Mears third on 15 points. With the January event, discards start to take effect and so these positions could change. In the meantime have a good Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
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