Sunday 25th June saw the penultimate round of the Spring Dragon Force 65 Sunday Series at Coalhouse Fort. Initially it was an overcast and cooler day than recently, but it very quickly started to warm up and brighten. The wind was a strong breeze, almost at the top of ‘A’ sails, primarily from the SW veering to WSW at times, and as such it was a windward/leeward course, starting between marks 7 and 8, down to 12, back to 8, down to 12, back to 8 and finishing between 12 and the bank.
We welcomed Terry Wright with his new boat, which after a bit of tweaking from several skippers was going reasonably well. Bill Still is struggling with his original Dragon Force sails but is rumoured to be interested in purchasing some better sails, so watch this space. For the first 5 races there was competition between Dennis Graham with his V6 and John Newton with his V1, but unfortunately John suffered a winch problem and had to retire for the rest of the day. It was then left to Dennis and Jim La Roche to battle it out, with Dennis taking the overall win on the day with 12 points, followed by Jim with 25 points and Dave Bland third on 35 points.
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With seven rounds in this shortened series and two discards, Dennis Graham still leads the Spring Dragon Force 65 Sunday Series with 6 points, followed by Malcolm Schaffer on 20 points and Dave Bland third on 23 points.
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The final round of this series will take place on Sunday 2nd July with Round 1 of the Summer Series starting on Sunday 16th July 2017. We will be looking at a new scoring system plus a potential handicap series based on a skippers percentage performance.
The Percentage performance will be based on the following formula:
Percentage performance = (P*C)-S/(C*N)*100 where
P = Maximum Number of points (I.e fleet plus 1)
C = Number of countable heats (I.e. races less discards)
S = the individuals points
N = Number of competitors
This will allow a skipper to monitor his performance and hopefully measure any improvement, but more will become clear as we move forward.