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First DF95 Open Meeting at Huntingdon Radio Yacht Club

by Andy Start 10 Oct 2022 15:43 BST 8 October 2022
First DF95 Open Meeting at Huntingdon Radio Yacht Club © Andy Start

Having completed a move from waters near Brampton to Hunts SC in St Ives, the planning for our first open meeting has been occupying the newly formed committee for a while this year.

Invitations were sent out to all relevant Eastern District clubs, billing our event as a practice for 2023; 32 responses were received from a mix of ED clubs and friends.

The day started well with most competitors arriving early to grab a coffee and cake from our galley, PRO Andy Johnson set the scene for the day with a short briefing detailing how the day would be run.

Due to the size of the fleet, a heat management board was deployed and the two fleets were managed expertly by Dave Green and Andy Harrold.

Racing started at 10.30 until 12.45, where a 30 min lunch break was enjoyed in the sunshine by all, and more cake! A couple of the marks were tweaked to allow for the slight shift in wind, and a slightly shorter course was set.

The wind seemed to be a perfect strength for A Rigs with some nice shifts up near the windward mark, which caught a few out in most races.

The racing was two heats per race, we managed to get 7 races (14heats) completed by our 3.30pm finish time.

Prizes were presented by Phil Holiday - MYA Chair, (who even won a prize) and thanked everyone for their contribution to a great day.

More photos/videos can be found via our Facebook page:

See you all at our next open in the Spring 2023. See

Overall Results:

PosSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7Pts
112Buzz ColemanCoalhouse Fort RYC232115110
211David HopeAlton RCSC4131332518
337Mike KempTwo Islands RYC2106821423
422Ben HarkerNorwich MYC14166121330
5418Glenn MeekcomsCoalhouse Fort RYC5643961033
666Phil HolidayDatchet Water RSC627213111941
755Keith CoxonTwo Islands RYC111357771750
891Geoff HowellCoalhouse Fort RYC108109810651
982Malcom PriceAlton RCSC7111316144352
10640Oliver KnowlandAlton RCSC3511141115852
1116Charles ClarkAlton RCSC49951622952
1257Jim LaRocheCoalhouse Fort RYC771841219755
13195Martin BrookingHRYC1725817413261
1429Noel DonaldsonHRYC8151515531561
1589Eric CurtisNorwich MYC11719101091663
16869Ronnie BirdAlton RCSC512141217201979
1717Vinnie ZammitNorwich MYC616121118212184
18295Simon CollyerAlton RCSC314171919162088
19300Steven TaylorCoalhouse Fort RYC92024242081293
2043Alan SmedleyTwo Islands RYC926162015191493
2190Chris SparksHRYC10243121221411102
22604Simon CloverAlton RCSC13222118261725116
23204Stephen BrownHRYC8182625212324119
24200Mike WilletTwo Islands RYC13212322252522126
25206Phil DavenportHRYC11192923242728132
2695Fred CockerTwo Islands RYC12232227232626132
2783Nick LeeHRYC12302030272423136
2831Trevor FiddyNorwich MYC14292826282827151
2999Val BrookingHRYC14272528302929152
30137Dave PrestonHRYC15282729293030158
31809Malcolm CottonAlton RCSC17323232323232177

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