Please select your home edition
Feb-Nov23 Leaderboard Groco2

DF95 Global Championship 2023 at Fleetwood Model Yacht Club - Half way

by Derek Priestley 18 May 2023 13:06 BST 12-19 May 2023

At just over half way in the DF Global Championship at Fleetwood, four heats each have been completed in a stiff north westerly cold wind. As the competitors, race team, and all the helpers enjoy a well-earned lay day, lets reflect and look at the positions up to now.

On Sunday, the wind was mainly westerly almost straight down the lake about 10knots and boats were using their top (A) rig. 4.5 races (16 heats) were completed.

Monday we arrived to a wind in the NNW 15 Knots and setting a reasonable course was almost impossible and racing was postponed under AP flag for about 1 hour. Eventually the wind moved to WNW and we were able to make a start.

3.5 races (14 heats) were completed and after race 8 was completed a second discard was allowed to the scores. The wind increased over the day gusting to 23 knots and B & C rigs were used.

Yesterday (Tuesday) we again sailed in a WNW wind around 15 knots sometimes gusting to 20 knots and five complete races (20 heats) were sailed.

Notable to see the makeup of the top ten is: 2 GBR, 2 USA, 2 SWE, 1 AUS, 1 NOR, 1 FRA, 1 GBR

This is a very international event!

Last night the South African Competitors cooked a BRAAI for everyone and there was much merriment in and around the clubhouse!

Top ten so far:

1GBRCraig Richards24
2GBRJohn Tushingham28
3USAMark Gollson55
4USAPeter Feldman58
5SWEMichael Collberg73
6SWEThomas Enwall90
7AUSChris Dance100
8NOROdd Omulf Stray112
9FRAGerald Rogivue123
10GBRMark Dicks123

Related Articles

DF95 Summer Series at Barton's Point Country Park
Event 3 in Sheppey Mike Brand continued his DF95 event win sequence with two previous leading contenders out of the picture in the shifty 'A' rig conditions. Posted today at 8:41 am
DF95 Summer Series at Barton's Point Country Park
Event 2 for East Kent Radio SC Event 2 of the East Kent Radio Sailing Club's DF95 Summer Series was held mainly in light and very shifty conditions, but in rare sunshine! Over 18 races six skippers made it onto the podium, but three dominated. Posted on 12 Jul
DF95 Summer Series at Barton's Point Country Park
Choppy conditions cause a boat to take in water, with electrical problems The first East Kent Radio Sailing Club Summer series event was held in sunny and breezy conditions. Most of the fleet started on A rigs but later races were sailed with B rigs in an increasingly heavy chop. Posted on 5 Jul
DF95 Conningbrook Lakes Spring Series Overall
Another close fought series concluded at the East Kent club's Isle of Sheppey venue Another close fought series concluded at the East Kent club's Isle of Sheppey venue (due to weed at Ashford) in marginal A & B rig conditions & sunshine. Posted on 1 Jul
DF95 EKRFC Conningbrook Lakes Spring Series
Final event sailed at Barton's Point Country Park, Sheppey The final East Kent Conningbrook Lakes Spring Series event saw perfect midsummer conditions with force 3 winds and close results from 20 races. Posted on 22 Jun
DF95 Spring Series at Conningbrook Lakes
Weed forced a switch to Barton's Point venue instead Weed at Conningbrook Lakes meant a venue switch to Barton's Point in building wind before a band of rain. Unusually there were six different winners by race 9 before lunch. Posted on 15 Jun
DF95 Spring Series at Barton's Point update
Just enough wind for 16 races before the rain hit The penultimate East Kent spring series event at Barton's Point Country Park had a forecast of little wind with rain but just enough wind for 16 races before the rain gave very close racing. Posted on 7 Jun
DF95 Spring Series at Barton's Point update
Slugfest between Mike Brank and Peter Jackson on Thursday In shifty winds the top 2 competitors slugged it out race for race, hogging all but one of the wins and finishing on equal points. Mike Brand started with two wins, but Peter Jackson replied with the next three, and so it went on, swapping wins. Posted on 3 Jun
DF95 Spring Series at Barton's Point update
Seven helms managed podiums in at least one race Wind near the top of A rig range blew down the longest fetch of the country park lake building testing waves. Mike Brand managed the conditions best in race 1 winning from Spencer Pope. Posted on 28 May
Bucket & Spade Cup at Sheringham Boating Lake
Huntingdon Radio Yacht Club go to the seaside Our regular waters being unavailable as there was a large classic dinghy open meeting, we decided to have an awayday to the seaside, this was some time in the planning and ended up with motorhomes, caravans, Airbnb and B&Bs being deployed. Posted on 6 May