May 2, 2022

DF95 race report Tuesday 3rd May


Reaching great lengths?

Continuing from Sunday's 95 racing,  Commodore Kim Klaka swept the field with 7 wins from 9 races. Well done Kim….again there were calls for a swab test. We welcomed ex-Americas Cup and well known local sailor Andrew White who sailed the Red 32, his first sail of a DF95. Well done Andrew on completing all of the races he started. Also we welcomed for the last race Vincent Mak with his brand new DF65 with A rig and did a creditable finish. It was also really good to see Kim Swarbrick from Albany sailing here again, so after a 7th on Sunday in a drifter,  Kim did great job in coming 2nd today. Barry Glazier again was consistent coming 3rd just a couple of points behind Kim Swarbrick.

The BoM forecast of SE’lies really didn’t materialise with wind out of the South to SSE which makes setting a decent start line and course problematic.  However, as it’s always said “It’s the same for everyone”  The good news was that the breeze stayed  in to varying degrees and 9 races were completed.  The Secretary, after a good Sunday, fell off a cliff and was well off the pace …. he must learn to tie better knots. It was great to see the camaraderie  in the group, it was quite a reunion as John Holder also came towards the end. Pennants courtesy of Guy Skinner were presented to the  “Grinners”.  Full results below.


As a reminder next Sunday 8th May will be 65s  racing .  It is rumoured that Phil Burgess,  the  DF Association National President and author of some our top  tuning guides, will be sailing his own 65 .... so watch out you hot shots.


Happy Sailing

Keith Morris

Secretary Wanderers RSC

Sail Sailor     Rank Tot R 1 R 2 R 3 R 4 R 5 R 6 R 7 R 8 R 9
62 Kim Klaka     1 7 1 1 1 1 4 1 2 1 1
525 Kim Swarbrick       2 16 4 3 3 3 1 2 1 5 3
423 Barry Glazier     3 18 2 4 2 2 3 4 3 6 2
524 Rob Bovell     4 21 5 2 4 4 2 3 6 2 4
58 Keith Morris     5 32 8 5 5 5 6 5 4 3 5
220 Michael Hunt     6 37 3 6 7 8 5 7 5 4 7
32 Andy White     7 44 6 7 6 6 7 6 7 8 6
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