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Dragonforce65 Good Friday meeting at Ripon Sailing Club

by Ian Smith 30 Mar 2018 21:30 BST 30 March 2018
Dragonforce65 Good Friday meeting at Ripon Sailing Club © Ian S Smith

Ripon Sailing Club welcomed 7 visitors to their now annual Good Friday Dragon Force 65 Open Meeting.

The fleet of 14 yachts enjoyed a Windward Leeward course in a light South Easterly wind, the sky was overcast but the rain stayed away until race 12 was over and it was time to call it a day.

During the course of the day the dominant helm was Dave Darwell (Balne Moor) eagerly chased by Chris More (Balne Moor) with a scattering of Ripon helms chasing hard but struggling to get to grips with their newly-acquired A+ rigs.

Jim Haddock (Ripon SC) showed early form as the best of the home helms.

Once again this was a well behaved fleet with more than a bit of light hearted banter between the helms as the light winds first lifted the leaders briefly only to push them down again as the chasing pack caught up.

The grey light made it difficult to judge mark roundings accurately, catching several helms out as they tried to round the mark too soon.

Overall Results:

PosSail NoClubHelmR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12Pts
1869Balne MoorDave Darwell-52121111-521113
2302Balne MoorChris More132(DNC)234321-5223
397RiponJim Haddock293-105465454-1047
482RiponChris Wright6677358218-12-1253
5935Balne MoorPhil Read45548256-97-10753
668KieghleyMartin Hallums3141(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC338356
728RiponChris Moor7466782-9-1049457
8303Balne MoorLisa More-10.5783697-11767666
986RiponIan Smith910(DNC)94634(DNC)DNC2971
1040RiponRoger Ellison88-9897-107896878
1119Balne MoorRay Atkinson10.511105(DNC)(DNC)DNC106113586.5
12113KieghleyAshley Hallums(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNC109811101111115
13473RiponPhil Huett(DNC)(DNF)11DNC101111DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC133
14532RiponFranckie Jackson12(DNF)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC12DNCDNCDNC144

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