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DF 95 GP4 7th Nov 2021

DF 95 GP Series Round 4 report                          Winners 3                                                                   8TH Nov 2021

On Sunday the 7 th of November the Morton Radio Yacht Squadron hosted the fourth round of the DF 95 GP series at their home venue at Newport, on behalf of the QRYA. The weather forecast for the day indicated there would be strong winds and rain. However, this did not eventuate, as the 18 competitors who arrived early in the morning were greeted very a light north easterly breeze of 2 to 3 knots and partially clear skies.

By the 10.00am start time arrived the breeze had increased to 5 to 7 knots with variable gusts of up to 14 knots. “A “rigs were the order of the day, with only one yacht changes to “B” rig Kim Mitchell No 42 who sailed extremely well against the “A” rigs as the wind increased later in the day.

The Race Officer for this event Ron Fawcett current Vice president of the ARYA did an excellent job, in difficult conditions as the wind was blowing on shore where the skipper was positioned looking up the Windward Leeward course, which made his job trying to determine who was or was not over the line at the start just about impossible. However, putting this aspect of running radio sailing regattas with large fleets aside, Ron managed to complete 20 races some of 3 laps others with 2 laps before 3.30 pm no mean feat, well done Ron.

Some Skippers did experience difficulty seeing the top marks at times which resulted in either contacts with the marks or other boats. It was pleasing to see the majority did accept responsibility and under took the appropriate penalties. Racing was very competitive which resulted in only a few seconds separating many boats at the finish of each race.

The final overall results for the day are shown below, our congratulations go to the winners, in 1st place Hank Beyer No 79 PRYC, in 2ND place Greg Torpy No 25 WMRMYC and in 3 rd place Graham Cowling No 884 PRYC. Well, done guys

Overall, all skippers enjoyed the day as it was a great day for DF 95 sailing. The MRYS members made all the visitors welcome, were most hospitable and ensured the event was well organized and run, well done guys much appreciated.

Ron Brown

DF 95 QLD Rep

Winners photo from the right is Garry Russell, Hank (1st) Greg (2nd) and Graham (3rd)

Video Link compliments of Ian Lobley -

Boats start

 DF95 GP4 2021 Results

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