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Dragonforce65 Commodores Cup at Ripon Sailing Club

by Ian Smith 14 Nov 2018 16:42 GMT 14 November 2018
Dragonforce65 Commodores Cup at Ripon © Ian S Smith

Traditionally run during the clubs "Commodore's Weekend" the DF65 RC Yacht Commodore's Cup was this year held on Wednesday 14th November, nine yachts gathered on the start line in what can only be described as variable conditions, a strong Southerly that shifted and died during the course of the racing provided some very close and competitive racing.

Most helms elected to race with the A rig which although overpowered at times was the best choice for the wind and wave conditions.

George Dines managed to keep out of trouble to take three race wins and record a net score of 12 points to take the overall win with Bert Down very close behind on 13 points in second place and Ian Smith a further 8 points behind in third place, last year's overall winner Jim Haddock could only manage fourth place but his score line did include two race wins.

Thanks to Keith Wilding for recording the results, not an easy task as there was often less than a second or two between the finishing yachts.

More details about the RC Yacht Racing at Ripon SC can be found on the club website here: www.ripon-sc.org.uk/classes-and-fleets/dragon-force-65-1

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10Pts
136George Dines2(DNF)22‑61‑713112
2513Bert Down‑331112‑63‑7213
3486Ian Smith11‑7(DNC)235‑72721
4597Jim Haddock‑86‑863(DNC)121423
51340Roger Ellison4245‑7‑824(DNC)324
6582Chris Wright‑74‑535545‑6531
7485Ian Walker‑65‑6‑746365635
8927Kevin Vials5(DNF)3487‑9‑98843
9762Victor Hawkins(DNC)(DNC)(DNC)DNC94884952

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