Dragon Force 65 Sunday Championship Series

On Sunday 6th August, there was a great turn out of 17 skippers for round 4 of the Dragon Force 65 Sunday Championship Series. It was a lovely day, with a reasonable wind primarily from the SW, but veering to WSW at times and gradually increasing in strength.

It  was a windward/leeward course starting between marks 8 and 9  with a beat to mark 12, back to mark 9, down to 12 back to 9 and finish between mark 12 and the bank.

There were five skippers who stated and remained on A+ rigs, namely, Dennis Graham, Glenn Meekcoms, Keith Gray, George Patten and Howard Dalton, although they seem struggle slightly as the wind increased. Whilst some would say they had a slight advantage, they were able to be beaten with the conventional A rig. A number of skippers, namely Ian Kemp, Steve Bines and Dave Crane suffered various issues throughout the day, and we welcomed Malcolm Schaffer back after a prolonged absence due to his recent move. Due to the number of skippers sailing and in an attempt to help skippers get used to observing, it was decided to take two skippers off for each race, which did seem to improve some of the rule observation! Those who were observing were then allocated average points for the day, for the race(s) they missed.

With some consistent sailing, John Newton was able to beat those on A+ rigs on a number of occasions thereby taking the overall win on the day with 11 points. Dennis Graham and Glenn Meekcoms were joint second with 14 points, with Dennis taking the position based on count back.

Pos Skipper Sail # Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 John Newton 43 11.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 6.0 5.0 1.0 1.0
2 Dennis Graham 23 14.0 2.0 2.0 4.0 2.0 4.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 4.0
3 Glenn Meekcoms 418 14.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
4 Angela Mears 348 29.0 4.0 5.0 5.0 6.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 8.0 5.0
5 James Beale 188 34.0 9.0 9.0 6.0 3.0 6.0 5.0 6.0 5.0 3.0
6 Howard Dalton 364 38.0 18.0 18.0 8.0 11.0 2.0 3.0 8.0 4.0 2.0
7 Malcolm Schaffer 101 43.0 7.0 6.0 7.0 5.0 10.0 8.0 4.0 6.0 18.0
8 Keith Gray 27 44.0 1.0 1.0 8.0 9.0 12.0 13.0 7.0 12.0 6.0
9 Geoff Appleton 16 51.0 8.0 5.0 13.0 9.0 5.0 8.0 6.0 10.0 18.0
10 George Patten 95 51.0 5.0 4.0 9.0 8.0 7.0 9.0 12.0 9.0 9.0
11 Jim La Roche 90 54.0 9.0 8.0 2.0 7.0 11.0 10.0 9.0 9.0 18.0
12 Dave Bland 88 56.0 11.0 18.0 8.0 8.0 13.0 7.0 11.0 3.0 8.0
13 Bill Still 0 61.0 6.0 7.0 11.0 10.0 9.0 11.0 8.0 13.0 10.0
14 Terry Wright 97 68.0 10.0 10.0 12.0 15.0 10.0 12.0 13.0 7.0 7.0
15 Dave Crane 182 74.0 18.0 18.0 10.0 18.0 8.0 12.0 10.0 11.0 5.0
16 Steve Bines 836 101.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 12.0 14.0 18.0 14.0 14.0 11.0
17 Ian Kemp 590 119.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 15.0 14.0 18.0 18.0 18.0

This now leaves John Newton leading the Dragon Force 65 Sunday Series Championship with 38 points, followed by Glenn Meekcoms on 35 points closely followed by Angela Mears in third on 34 points.


Pos. Skipper Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Total
1 John Newton 43   11 10 17               38
2 Glenn Meekcoms 418   8 12 15               35
3 Angela Mears 348   9 11 14               34
4 Keith Gray 27 6 5 7 10               28
5 Dennis Graham 23   10   16               26
6 George Patten 95 2 7 5 8               22
7 Howard Dalton 364     9 12               21
8 James Beale 188 3   1 13               17
9 Dave Bland 88   3 8 6               17
10 Geoff Appleton 16 5     9               14
11 Jim La Roche 90   6   7               13
12 Terry Wright 97 4 2 2 4               12
13 Malcolm Schaffer 101       11               11
14 Dave Crane 182   4 4 3               11
15 Bill Still 0 1   3 5               9
16 Steve Bines 836     6 2               8
17 Ian kemp 590   1   1               2
18 John Lambert 877                       0
19 Buzz Coleman 12                       0
20 Chris Theodorou 873                       0
21 Lance Bennett 010                       0
22 Rodney Latham 777                       0
23 Mark Hainsworth 34                       0
24 Dave Sellens 790                       0
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