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DF95 Global Championship 2023 at Fleetwood Model Yacht Club - Overall

by Derek Priestley 24 May 2023 18:40 BST 12-19 May 2023
Craig Richards wins the DF95 Global Championship at Fleetwood © Sue Brown

We had 78 competitors from 15 countries who completed 22 races each (that's 88 heats, about 100 starts including several general recalls with i and black flags used occasionally!).

Mostly the sailors were well behaved but sometimes a windward gate (in/out) was used after several port/starboard pileups at the windward mark. Most races lasted approx 12mins. Wind strength varied from 6 to 18 knots and A, B and C rigs were used.

All competitors went home tired but happy after the grand prize-giving & awards ceremony in the North Euston Hotel Ballroom.

For the weekend we did something rather more genteel, racing Classic & Vintage 'free sailing' Marbleheads. These boats date mainly from the 1950s to the mid 1970s and eleven boats took part.

We raced Saturday and Sunday in very light winds but a full tournament of racing was completed. Overall winner, and winner of the classic class, was Derek Priestley of Fleetwood MYC with a 1970s Clem Edwards designed and built boat. Winner of the vintage class was Derek Moreland of the Gosport MYC with a beautiful self-restored Stan Witty "Wasp" design from the late 1950s.

Overall Results:

PosNatSail NoHelmPts
1GBR5Craig Richards46
2GBR51John Tushingham65
3USA142Peter Feldman102
4AUS719Chris Dance114
5SWE121Michael Collberg129
6USA111Sean Fidler148.3
7USA155Mark Golison152
8SWE301Thomas Enwall165
9GBR87Shaun Priestley215
10SWE1Magnus Bood226
11GBR33Mark Dicks229
12NOR190Odd Ornulf Stray242
13GBR20David Potter244
14FRA49Gerald Rogivue268
15NED180Tjakko Keizer270
16SWE93Rolf Andersson285
17RSA85Roy Gardener311
18GBR12Buzz Coleman319.8
19SWE15Peter Freden340
20USA11Brig North350
21AUS272Richard Fisher353
22GBR84John Brierley364
23GBR83Ken Binks418.6
24GBR214John Taylor434
25ITA130Paolo Cappa460
26GBR840David Fowler468
27GBR330Dave Burke493
28SWE58Ulf Lindberg512
29NZL23David Lindsay523
30RSA6Bruce Schnell523
31USA101Chuck LeMahieu525
32SUI43Gregoire Pilly531.3
33GBR358David Adams550
34AUS36John Wyatt572.7
35GBR46Mick Chamberlain606.9
36AUS801Phil Burgess609
37USA720Reichard Kahle614
38IRL52Martin Gray614
39FRA82Erwan Le Bot617.3
40USA466Gary Winton648
41GBR35Gordon Bayliff670
42GBR683Dorian Crease703
43BER21Chuck Millican738.9
44GBR38Mark Rose758.8
45GBR55Nigel Brown759.9
46RSA95David Booth773
47FRA67Yann Bonard775.5
48GBR42Wayne Stobbs788
49AUS63Peter Newman796
50USA7Martin Bowers821
51ITA14Paolo Patrini863
52GBR666Simon Fairman891
53GBR199Tim Long930
54AUS514Andew Donkin948
55CAN27Bob Lewis963
56GBR141Bob Conner964
57GBR30Adrian Tomlinson978
58RSA2John Jorgensen985
59SWE64Rolf Danehammar985
60RSA96Andrew Bosworth990
61GBR182Malcolm Price991
62GBR61John Sharman1004
63GBR24Shaun Anderson1036
64USA188Ray Seta1048
65RSA132Tim Phillips1052
66GBR16Paul Middleton1058
67RSA88Barry Loubser1059
68BAH178Skip Miller1067
69GBR712Gary Box1087
70SWE114Mats Hagman1092
71FRA229Olivier Voisin1097
72GBR57Jim LaRoche1174
73GBR69Jen Hand1197
74CAN90Julian Kenney1201
75RSA56Dave Oldham1245
76RSA4Brian Buddell1255
77USA66Joe Roddy1266
78AUS91Bruce Robins1290

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