Wednesday, February 19, 2020
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2019 SE Queensland DF65 Championships


17 skippers entered for the SE Queensland DF65 Championships held at Spring Lake, Springfield Lakes.
The weather gods promised 5 to 6kn breeze, perfect for the baby RC Yachts, with also a strong possibility of some precipitation.

Welcome and briefing was help at 9.45am ready to start racing at 10am, only one slight problem, no wind.
We managed to get three races completed in the trying conditions by 11.30am before an early lunch was called by the race officer, with the hope that the promised wind would eventuate.
Racing got underway again after the luncheon adjournment and we managed to complete 8 races before calling it quits for the day.
No rain eventuated but also none of the promised wind.

It was quite a sight to see 16 boats in an almost straight line across the course halfway through a couple of races which made for some pretty tense moments approaching the mark rounding’s. This just shows how close the racing of these little boats can be.DFSQwinners

The ever-consistent Mike Jeffery’s came out on top finishing the day in 1st place.
Grant Lihou finished in 2nd with Andrew Wilson finishing in 3rd on a countback from John Gower.

Thanks to the committee and members of Springfield Lakes Maritime Modelers for all there help to make the day a success and giving up their normal sailing day.

Thanks to Trevor Fisher for performing the Race Officers duties and  David Black, Shelley Heard and Lis Larsen for scoring the day.

Thanks also to Patrick Collins and Ian Ashe for helping out as observers.

Remember without these volunteers we would be able to enjoy these events.

John Heard
Springfield Lakes Maritime Modelers



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