Thank you so much for a great showing of the DF95 fleet this past Sunday March 10. We had 8 boats sail and completed 6 races. The water level at the dock was only down 2 inches but I cleared out some of the water weeds prior to all racing to make it easier to launch and sail the boats back to the dock.
On the water, the larger fleet and wind conditions created a lot of close racing and finishes. The wind was from the SE and could be described as “challenging” as the oscillations in wind direction and speed produced major puffs and annoying holes sometimes right next to each other. Brent had the scores up on the website the same day. Thanks Brent!
One of the benefits of a one design class is that any lessons learned on one boat can be applied to the fleet. Doug won a race and then the boat started to sheet erratically: turns out the boat batteries were going away. Changing the batteries solved the problem. If you have any lessons learned on these boats, pass it on to the fleet.
If you haven’t done so, get your sail number registered at the DragonFlite USA Class Owners Association website https://dragonflite95.us It costs only $7. It could help for future regattas. The list of registered numbers is on the website. If your number has already been claimed, say 94, you could register as 1194, for example.
Next Sunday March 17 is St. Patricks Day. There are two green boats in the fleet and Doug has his boat painted in the colors of the flag of Ireland. (Erin go Bragh!)
See you at the lake,