Dragon Force 65 Sunday Championship Series

Round 3 of the Autumn Dragon Force 65 Sunday Championship Series took place on 5th November 2017. It was a chilly day with the wind primarily from the WNW which, because it was influenced by the Fort, caused some holes and swirls at times creating difficulties for some skippers.

It was windward/leeward course at the northern end of the lake, starting between marks 4 and 5, a beat to mark 1, downwind to mark 4, beat to mark 1, downwind to 4 all on port and finish between marks 1 and 2.

Coalhouse Fort Marks

Most skippers were on A+ Rigs although a few were on A Rig which meant they were at a slight disadvantage when the wind strength did drop, although Keith Gray did manage a first with his A Rig.

Having missed the first two races with a rudder issue, John Newton managed to recover and win five of the next seven races. The rest of the race wins were taken by Dave Bland (2) Terry Wright (1) and Keith Gray (1). As a consequence this left John Newton the overall winner on 9 points, with Dave Bland second on 21 points and Terry Wright and Dennis Graham joint third on 26 points, with Terry taking the third position based on his first place.

Pos. Skipper Sail # Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 John Newton 43 9.0 13.0 13.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0
2 Dave Bland 88 21.0 6.0 1.0 5.0 6.0 3.0 7.0 2.0 3.0 1.0
3 Terry Wright 97 26.0 1.0 4.0 4.0 10.0 7.0 6.0 6.0 2.0 3.0
4 Dennis Graham 23 26.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 5.0 5.0 8.0 4.0 7.0 5.0
5 Dave Crane 182 29.0 8.0 6.0 11.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 7.0 5.0 4.0
6 George Patten 95 33.0 2.0 5.0 9.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 8.0 8.0 6.0
7 Keith Gray 27 38.0 5.0 3.0 3.0 1.0 8.0 9.0 10.0 9.0 11.0
8 Geoff Howell 391 38.0 4.0 8.0 8.0 7.0 6.0 5.0 5.0 4.0 7.0
9 Geoff Appleton 16 53.0 13.0 13.0 7.0 13.0 13.0 3.0 3.0 6.0 8.0
10 Bill Still 327 63.0 13.0 13.0 6.0 9.0 9.0 10.0 9.0 11.0 9.0
11 Jay Daltrey 93 63.0 7.0 7.0 10.0 8.0 13.0 11.0 11.0 10.0 10.0
12 Ian Kemp 590 83.0 9.0 9.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0 13.0

This now leaves Dave Bland leading the Autumn Dragon Force 65 Sunday Championship Series with 29 points, followed by Keith Gray on 23 points and John Newton third on 22 points.

Pos. Skipper Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Total Disc. Result
1 Dave Bland 88 11 9 9                 29   29
2 Keith Gray 27 9 7 7                 23   23
3 John Newton 43   10 12                 22   22
4 Dennis Graham 23 12   9                 21   21
5 George Patten 95 8 6 6                 20   20
6 Terry Wright 97 7 2 10                 19   19
7 James Beale 188 10 5                   15   15
8 Angela Mears 348 14                     14   14
9 Glenn Meekcoms 418 13                     13   13
10 Geoff Howell 391 3 4 5                 12   12
11 Bill Still 0 4 3 3                 10   10
12 Rodney Latham 777   8                   8   8
13 Dave Crane 182     8                 8   8
14 Malcolm Schaffer 101 6                     6   6
15 Chris Aldred 401 5 1                   6   6
16 Jay Daltrey 93 2   2                 4   4
17 Geoff Appleton 16     4                 4   4
18 Steve Bines 836 2                     2   2
19 Ian kemp 590     1                 1   1
20 Howard Dalton 364                       0   0
21 Jim La Roche 90                       0   0
22 Buzz Coleman 12                       0   0
23 Dave Sellens 790                       0   0
24 John Lambert 877                       0   0
25 Chris Theodorou 873                       0   0
26 Lance Bennett 010                       0   0
27 Mark Hainsworth 34                       0   0

Just a quick reminder that next Sunday 12th November 2017 is Round 1 of the  Frozen Feet for Dragon Flite 95 boats so they will have priority on the lake. Dragon Force 65’s can sail provided they keep clear of the Dragon Flite 95 course, and that means NOT using the DF95 marks at any time!

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