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Frozen Fingers (Round 1)

Round 1 of the Frozen Fingers DragonForce 65 Winter Championship Series will take place on Sunday 22nd October 2017. As discussed at the lake last Sunday, when the vast majority of skippers indicated they would like to start racing at 10:00am, can we therefore ask that skippers are ready to start Race 1 at that time please?

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Dragon Force 65 Sunday Champion Series

Round 2 of the Dragon Force 65 Sunday  Championship Series took place on Sunday 15th October 2017 on what was a warm partially cloudy day. The wind was primarily from the south at 10 – 12 mph gusting to 14 mph occasionally. All skippers started on A sails and remained on these throughout the day.

The course was a triangle and sausage in the middle of the lake, starting between marks 7 and 8, a beat to 12, downwind to 8, a reach to 7, beat to 12, downwind to 8, and finish between 12 and the bank.

Coalhouse Fort Marks

Chris Aldred suffered a leak which caused him to retire after race 6, whilst John Newton had a snapped main sheet whilst leading race 5 necessitating him miss race 6 as well. Congratulations to George Patten on his first win with the Dragon Force 65, with our newest member, Geoff Howell, also having a first place, as well as Keith Gray. Despite a few bad starts, John Newton was able to recover to take first place on the day with 23 points, followed by Dave Bland who continues to improve in second on 32 points. Rodney Latham was third, also on 32 points but only had one win compared to Dave.

Pos. Skipper Sail # Score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1 John Newton 43 23.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 7.0 11.0 11.0 4.0 5.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
2 Dave Bland 88 32.0 7.0 5.0 2.0 6.0 4.0 1.0 6.0 1.0 3.0 4.0 11.0
3 Rodney Latham 777 32.0 1.0 6.0 4.0 3.0 5.0 7.0 3.0 8.0 5.0 2.0 3.0
4 Keith Gray 27 34.0 6.0 2.0 7.0 2.0 1.0 8.0 2.0 9.0 4.0 5.0 5.0
5 George Patten 95 38.0 8.0 10.0 6.0 9.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 3.0 6.0 6.0 4.0
6 James Beale 188 41.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 8.0 3.0 5.0 5.0 7.0 11.0 3.0 11.0
7 Geoff Howell 391 42.0 4.0 7.0 8.0 1.0 8.0 6.0 9.0 4.0 2.0 8.0 2.0
8 Bill Still 327 54.0 9.0 8.0 5.0 4.0 7.0 4.0 8.0 2.0 11.0 7.0 11.0
9 Terry Wright 97 60.0 11.0 3.0 10.0 5.0 6.0 3.0 7.0 6.0 11.0 9.0 11.0
10 Chris Aldred 401 85.0 5.0 9.0 9.0 11.0 9.0 9.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.0

With Angela Mears, Glenn Meekcoms and Dennis Graham missing todays racing this now leaves Dave Bland leading the Dragon Force 65 Sunday Championship series with 20 points, followed by Keith Gray on 16 points and James Beale third on 15 points.

Pos. Skipper Sail # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Total Disc. Result
1 Dave Bland 88 11 9                   20   20
2 Keith Gray 27 9 7                   16   16
3 James Beale 188 10 5                   15   15
4 Angela Mears 348 14                     14   14
5 George Patten 95 8 6                   14   14
6 Glenn Meekcoms 418 13                     13   13
7 Dennis Graham 23 12                     12   12
8 John Newton 43   10                   10   10
9 Terry Wright 97 7 2                   9   9
10 Rodney Latham 777   8                   8   8
11 Bill Still 0 4 3                   7   7
12 Geoff Howell 391 3 4                   7   7
13 Malcolm Schaffer 101 6                     6   6
14 Chris Aldred 401 5 1                   6   6
15 Steve Bines 836 2                     2   2
16 Jay Daltrey 00 2                     2   2
17 Howard Dalton 364                       0   0
18 Dave Crane 182                       0   0
19 Geoff Appleton 16                       0   0
20 Jim La Roche 90                       0   0
21 Buzz Coleman 12                       0   0
22 Ian kemp 590                       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 Round 1 of the Frozen Fingers for DragonForce 65, takes place next Sunday 22nd October 2017.

Message from our President

Our President, John Coster has asked us to pass on his apologies for not being at the lake for the last few months due to his wife’s illness. However, he hopes to visit as and when things improve, but in the meantime, wishes everybody well, in their endeavours.

We all wish Jane and John all the best for the future.