Friday, February 21, 2020
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DF 65 Challenge at Springfield Lakes.


On Saturday  I was given the honour to PRO the Bi Series of the DF 65 challenge at Springfield Lakes.

Some 18 boats entered for what proved to be a challenging day of racing. I tried to lay a course that would be fair but no sooner that we started racing the wind changed direction sometimes 190 degrees and then back again during the race.  What a challenge but this did give many opportunities for the back runners to catch and in some cases overtake the lead boats .

All penalties were done quickly with no arguments which led to a very friendly and gentlemen like day of sailing  congrats to all .

During the day there were many very close finishes , Congrats goes to Mike Jeffries for his win on the day and the other placegetters.

Thanks to all the volunteers, who once again made the day a success. Without them we would not have events.
David Black, Shelley Heard and Lis Larsen for scoring and doing the difficult (sometimes impossible) job of sorting out place getters. Doug Wells and Patrick Collins for being observers, and Peter Sloan for manning the rescue boat. Ian Geary for doing the administration and registration and Neil Spink who provided the coffer and tea which was appreciated by all the competitors and especially the visitors.

DF65 racing is growing and the quality of the racing demonstrated just how competitive this class is

Looking forward to seeing more racing like this in Queensland with the next of these series to be held down the gold coast at Emerald Lakes
Regards Trev Fisher
One race can be seen on the QRYA You Tube channel here
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