Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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Night Racing DF95s

How awesome are these guys?  From the latest DF95 Newsletter.

Day and Night DragonFlites

With some Southerners coming to enjoy our winter weather the Whitsunday Model Boat Club held its inaugural DF95 regatta, 8 competitors raced the waters of Lake Julian near Airlie Beach. Blue skies, fair winds and T-shirt attire was the theme for the week with seven days of close one design sailing.

Daytime conditions varied thought the week from a few B rigs coming out to glassy times where fine control made the difference in boat speed. With 12 races held each afternoon the lake provide mostly the perfect playground from shifty 15 knot South Easterlies to other days with a steady 8 knot Northerly rolling over the surrounding hills. Friday started with a late afternoon season followed by a sunset barbeque and then a test of LED lighting on the boats to enable night racing, besides the need for locals to put on long sleeves and some time taken to pick the correct roundings of the glow stick marks, it was a lack of breeze that brought the night to an end.

DF95 2018 Newsletter



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