2016 Texas DF65 Series Final Results

From Chuck:
2016 was a great year for the DF65 Fleet in Texas! Local fleets continues to add boats and since its inception we have new skippers come and sail nearly every race.

The TXDF65 Series had 53 skippers race in the 3rd year of our regional series, including 19 Masters competitors (65+), and 3 ladies in 2016!

The support for the series is what makes this special, and the fact that folks make the commitment to travel to other venues and race with fellow skippers is what keep our fleets growing. Every year it seems the fleet gets closer, and the sailing is more and more competitive.

Congratulations to Chris Macaluso from Lone Star Model Yacht Club for successfully defending his TXDF65 title for the third straight year!

Bill Foster from Lone Star Model Yacht Club captured the Masters Series championship edging out Fernando Campoverde.

The Series leaders would like to give special recognition to Russ Gardner & Fernando Campoverde for attending EVERY TX DF Series event this year! It is this kind of support and dedication to radio sailing in Texas that will keep us successful and growing! Thanks guys!

The plan is for each city in the regional series will host a 2 day regatta once during the year. Day 1 will be DF65s Day 2 will be DF95s ( just like the successful White Rock Cup Last year!) We will then alternate months with DF65 races & DF95 Races in each city.

Next year we will also add San Antonio to the regional series when they host a DF95 race in April!

White Rock Cup
Region 5 RG65
(TX DF Classic)
Hous
Dall
Hous
Aust
Dall
Hous
Dall
Hous
Aust
Dall
(4 Outs)
Skipper
Sail #
Club
1/9/2016
2/13/2016
3/12/2016
4/9/2016
5/21/2016
6/11/2016
9/24/2016
10/15/2016
11/12/2016
12/3/2015 (x2 pts)
TOT
1
Chris Macaluso
75
LSMYC
[DNR]
[DNR]
26
20
18
16
[12]
23
[DNR]
14
117
2
Chuck LeMahieu
109
TRYC
20
17
25
19
[15]
[13]
[N/A]
18
15
[12]
114
3
Mauricio Dantas
71
TRYC
15
15
23
17
[12]
[12]
[6]
21
16
[DNR]
107
4
Bruce Huckaba
67
LSMYC
17
[DNR]
22
13
[11]
[DNR]
11
20
11
[DNR]
94
5
Bob Piper
65
TRYC
19
16
[DNR]
14
13
[DNR]
[N/A]
15
12
[8]
89
6
Russ Gardner
39
AMYC
18
14
19
11
[5]
10
[7]
[8]
13
[4]
85
7
Mark Cooper
5
LSMYC
[DNR]
[DNR]
24
15
[DNR]
15
[DNR]
22
DNR
DNR
76
8
*Bill Foster
0
LSMYC
9
[DNR]
12
16
[DNR]
11
[DNR]
13
10
[DNR]
71
9
*Fernando Campoverde
76
LSMYC
14
[8]
16
10
[7]
[5]
9
11
9
[6]
69
10
Craig Scott
52
LSMYC
[6]
[6]
15
9
[DNR]
7
10
17
[DNR]
10
68
11
*Fred Sheldon
41
LSMYC
12
10
18
5
[9]
9
[DNR]
12
[4]
[DNR]
66
12
Bud Garcia
60
WMYC
[DNR]
7
21
18
10
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
56
13
Phil Runquist
31
LSMYC
16
[DNR]
17
[DNR]
[DNR]
8
[DNR]
14
DNR
DNR
55
14
Chris Cafiero
50
TRYC
4
13
20
6
8
[DNR]
[N/A]
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
51
15
Eric Rosenbaum
11
TRYC
[DNR]
18
[DNR]
[DNR]
17
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
16
51
16
*Chuck Porth
90
LSMYC
3
[DNR]
13
[DNR]
[DNR]
14
[DNR]
19
DNR
DNR
49
17
Dan Hickman
63
LSMYC
10
[DNR]
14
[DNR]
[DNR]
2
DNR
10
DNR
DNR
36
18
*Don Huddleston
91
LSMYC
13
[DNR]
10
[DNR]
[DNR]
4
[DNR]
9
DNR
DNR
36
19
Diana Mendt
83
LSMYC
[DNR]
[2]
9
8
6
6
[DNR]
6
5
[DNR]
35
20
*Don Mohr
33
SCRCM
[DNR]
[DNR]
2
7
[DNR]
3
8
[DNR]
8
2
30
21
*Jim Adams
518
LSMYC
11
[DNR]
11
[DNR]
4
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
26
22
*Carl Rackley
12
SCRCM
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
12
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
14
DNR
26
23
David Eldridge
86
TRYC
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
19
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
19
24
*Gino Arrue
48
LSMYC
5
[DNR]
8
[DNR]
[DNR]
1
[DNR]
4
DNR
DNR
18
25
Dean Jensen
B
LSMYC
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
16
DNR
DNR
16
26
*Hap McGill
36
NBMYC
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
16
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
16
27
*Ronn Gilbert
80
LSMYC
7
[DNR]
7
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
14
28
Andy Rust
26
ACMSC
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
14
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
14
29
Griffin Orr
7
TRYC
[DNR]
12
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
12
30
Jimmy Greenlee
70
TRYC
[DNR]
11
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
11
31
Steve Carlson
429
LSMYC
2
[DNR]
6
[DNR]
1
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
9
32
Carrie LeMahieu
56
TRYC
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
3
5
1
DNR
9
33
*Jerry Tippitt
55
TRYC
[DNR]
9
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
9
34
Alex Tupinamba
26
LSMYC
8
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
8
35
*John Kelsey
43
WMYC
[DNR]
[DNR]
4
3
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
7
36
Craig Henley
105
SCRCM
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
7
DNR
7
37
Spencer Jensen
175
LSMYC
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
7
DNR
DNR
7
38
*Bob Sobotik
44
SCRCM
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
4
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
2
DNR
6
39
Roberto Campoverde
101
LSMYC
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
6
DNR
6
40
Willie Smith
97
TRYC
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
2
3
DNR
DNR
5
41
Peter Husser
1
TRYC
[DNR]
3
[DNR]
[DNR]
2
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
5
42
Ken Young
799
FWBC
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
5
DNR
DNR
DNR
5
43
Alex Goldberg
799
TRYC
[DNR]
5
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
5
44
Ken Weeks
74
WMYC
[DNR]
[DNR]
5
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
5
45
*Bob White
19
LSMYC
1
[DNR]
3
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
4
46
*Bob L’ Hommedieu
19
LSMYC
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
1
3
DNR
4
47
Carlos Suarez
83
TRYC
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
4
DNR
DNR
DNR
4
48
JC Greenlee
64
NTMYC
[DNR]
4
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
4
49
Caryl Hugdahl
141
TRYC
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
1
2
DNR
DNR
3
50
Brig North
34
TRYC
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
3
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
3
51
*Mike Biggs
115
SCRCM
[DNR]
[DNR]
1
1
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
2
52
*Jerry Elkins
175
LSMYC
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
2
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
2
53
*Jerry Sams
73
TRYC
[DNR]
1
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
1
Masters Standings
 1 2  3 4 5  6  7 8  9  10
Total
1
*Bill Foster
0
LSMYC
9
[DNR]
12
16
[DNR]
11
[DNR]
13
10
[DNR]
71
2
*Fernando Campoverde
76
LSMYC
14
[8]
16
10
[7]
[5]
9
11
9
[6]
69
3
*Fred Sheldon
41
LSMYC
12
10
18
5
[9]
9
[DNR]
12
[4]
[DNR]
66
4
*Chuck Porth
90
LSMYC
3
[DNR]
13
[DNR]
[DNR]
14
[DNR]
19
DNR
DNR
49
5
*Don Huddleston
91
LSMYC
13
[DNR]
10
[DNR]
[DNR]
4
[DNR]
9
DNR
DNR
36
6
*Don Mohr
33
SCRCM
[DNR]
[DNR]
2
7
[DNR]
3
8
[DNR]
8
2
30
7
*Jim Adams
518
LSMYC
11
[DNR]
11
[DNR]
4
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
26
8
*Carl Rackley
12
SCRCM
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
12
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
14
DNR
26
9
*Gino Arrue
48
LSMYC
5
[DNR]
8
[DNR]
[DNR]
1
[DNR]
4
DNR
DNR
18
10
*Hap McGill
36
NBMYC
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
16
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
16
11
*Ronn Gilbert
80
LSMYC
7
[DNR]
7
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
14
12
*Jerry Tippitt
55
TRYC
[DNR]
9
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
9
13
*John Kelsey
43
WMYC
[DNR]
[DNR]
4
3
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
7
14
*Bob Sobotik
44
SCRCM
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
4
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
2
DNR
6
15
*Bob White
19
LSMYC
1
[DNR]
3
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
4
16
*Bob L’ Hommedieu
19
LSMYC
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
1
3
DNR
4
17
*Mike Biggs
115
SCRCM
[DNR]
[DNR]
1
1
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
2
18
*Jerry Elkins
175
LSMYC
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
2
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
2
19
*Jerry Sams
73
TRYC
[DNR]
1
[DNR]
[DNR]
[DNR]
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
1

Texas DF65 Series Regatta #10

No Regatta Report, just results.

 

Skipper 1 2 3 4 5 6 TOT
1 Eric Rosenbaum (11) 1 4 1 1 2 2 11
2 Chris Macaluso (75) 6 1 2 3 1 1 14
3 Chuck LeMahieu (09) 2 3 3 2 3 4 17
4 Craig Scott (52) 5 2 4 6 6 3 26
5 Bob Piper (65) 4 6 5 4 4 6 29
6 Fernando Campoverde (76) 7 5 7 7 5 5 36
7 Russ Gardner (39) 8 7 6 5 7 7 40
8 Don Mohr (33) 3 8 8 8 8 8 43

Texas DF65 Series Regatta #9

No Regatta Report yet just race results.

Skipper
#
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
total
1
Mauricio Dantas
71
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
[3]
2
[3]
3
2
16
2
Chuck LeMahieu
9
[7]
4
4
2
2
4
3
2
1
2
[7]
1
25
3
Carl Rackley
12
3
6
6
3
4
3
5
7
[9]
[12]
6
4
47
4
Russ Gardner
39
5
3
[17]
[17]
5
7
2
1
3
7
15
5
53
5
Bob Piper
65
13
1
10
6
6
5
[15]
5
[15]
1
4
3
54
6
Bruce Huckaba
67
2
5
7
8
3
1
[14]
10
4
8
8
[13]
56
7
Bill Foster
0
8
[16]
8
4
9
8
4
4
[10]
4
2
9
60
8
Fernando Campoverde
76
4
8
5
11
[13]
[12]
6
8
8
5
1
10
66
9
Don Mohr
33
[12]
10
9
5
8
6
[13]
6
11
11
5
7
78
10
Craig Henley
5
6
7
3
10
10
[13]
9
11
13
9
10
[14]
88
11
Roberto Campoverde
1
9
11
2
12
[14]
14
7
[15]
7
13
9
12
96
12
Diana Mendt
83
10
13
13
9
11
[15]
8
12
5
[14]
11
8
100
13
Fred Sheldon
41
[17]
12
12
7
12
[16]
10
9
14
10
14
6
106
14
Bob L’Hommedieu
19
11
14
11
[15]
[16]
11
11
13
6
15
13
11
116
15
Bob Sobotik
44
[17]
9
15
13
7
10
12
14
[16]
6
16
15
117
16
Carrie LeMahieu
56
[17]
15
14
14
15
9
[16]
16
12
16
12
16
139

Texas DF65 Series Regatta #8

Currently, no regatta report. Just results.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 TOT
1 Chris Macaluso (75) [14] 2 1 1 1 7 3 6 4 1 2 1 29
2 Mark Cooper (05) 2 1 3 5 9 8 9 1 6 2 [10] 3 49
3 Mauricio Dantas (71) 3 9 4 3 2 2 [11] 8 2 3 8 9 53
4 Bruce Huckaba (67) 9 7 6 6 6 4 2 5 1 [14] 1 11 58
5 Chuck Porth (90) 5 5 [10] 8 4 6 6 4 10 4 6 2 60
6 Chuck LeMahieu (09) 1 12 11 2 7 1 4 3 9 8 [13] 4 62
7 Craig Scott (52) 4 8 5 4 10 5 1 [15] 15 7 3 8 70
8 Dean Jensen (Blank) 6 15 7 [DNF] 3 3 5 2 5 15 7 5 73
9 Bob Piper (65) 8 3 8 7 [17] 9 8 10 11 5 5 7 81
10 Phil Runquist (31) 15 4 2 10 15 14 7 11 3 9 9 [17] 99
11 Bill Foster (0) 11 [16] 9 12 11 10 14 13 8 6 4 13 111
12 Fred Sheldon (41) 13 11 12 9 12 12 10 12 7 11 [14] 6 115
13 Fernando Campoverde (76) 12 10 13 11 8 11 13 [14] 14 10 12 10 124
14 Dan Hickman (63) 17 14 16 13 5 13 12 9 12 13 17 [DNF] 141
15 Don Huddleston (91) 7 [18] 15 15 14 15 15 7 16 12 16 15 147
16 Russ Gardner (39) 10 6 14 14 16 16 18 17 13 [DNF] 19 DNF 167
17 Spencer Jensen (175) 20 19 [23] 16 13 17 19 19 20 16 20 12 191
18 Diana Mendt (83) 19 17 17 18 [DNF] 18 17 18 17 18 18 16 193
19 Carrie LeMahieu (56) 18 [21] 19 17 19 19 16 16 19 19 15 18 195
20 Gino Arrue (48) 16 13 20 20 18 [DNF] DNF DNF 18 DNF 11 14 202
21 Willie Smith (97) 21 22 21 19 20 21 21 20 22 17 [DNF] DNS 228
22 Caryl Smith (141) 22 [23] 22 21 22 20 22 21 21 20 21 19 231
23 Bob Hommedieu (19) 23 20 18 22 21 22 20 [DNF] DNS DNS DNS DNS 242

Texas DF65 Series Regatta #7

From a sailing standpoint, it doesn’t get any better than the weather we had at the RG65 Region 5 Championship on Saturday in Lewisville TX! We had 15 boats sail, in 17 races , and we had including quite a few new skippers  to the fleet!
Winds out of the south at 10-15 and a really long course made for some exciting racing. Despite threatening clouds, the temps were great and we never got rained on.This event was a mixed fleet with Open RG65s sailing with the DragonForce 65s so we broke out the DF65s for a separate category. Team Houston dominated the DragonForce 65 scoring with Chris Macaluso winning the day, sailing on B rig half the day, closely followed by Bruce Huckaba, Craig Scott, & Ferrnando Campoverde capturing the top 4 spots in the DF65 Series scoring. Mauricio Dantas started the day sailing his home built RG65 but he ended up switching to his Df65 after race 6   so we scored him with DNS race 1-5  for TX DF65 Series points. TRYC welcomed our new transplant from Florida , Carlos Suarez, who borrowed my DF65 and did really well! The most exciting thing about this regatta was the number of new skippers we had sailing for their first RC sailing regatta ever! Ken Young from Fort Worth, Willie Smith from Carrollton, and two ladies Caryl Hugdahl and my fantastic wife Carrie LeMahieu. This brings our total number of skippers sailed in the Series up to 48 skippers this year!!! Our next TX DF65 Series event is in Houston October 15… hope to see ya’ll there!
Name
 #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
score
series points
1
Chris Macaluso
75
[3]
2
[3]
1
[3]
1
2
3
3
2
2
1
2
2
1
1
1
24
12
2
Bruce Huckaba
67
2
5
2
4
2
3
1
1
2
5
[6]
5
6
4
[9]
3
[9]
45
11
3
Craig Scott
52
[8]
4
6
6
[8]
5
5
4
[7]
6
5
6
7
7
3
4
3
71
10
4
Maurico Dantas
71
5
6
7
[11]
[16]
7
[9]
6
9
3
4
3
5
5
2
5
5
72
9
5
Fernando Campoverde
76
6
8
9
5
5
6
[10]
7
[10]
8
[10]
7
8
3
8
6
4
90
8
6
Don Mohr
33
7
[9]
[10]
8
9
9
[11]
5
6
9
9
8
4
6
6
7
7
100
7
7
Russ Gardner
39
[10]
[10]
5
10
6
8
4
[12]
8
7
7
9
9
8
7
9
6
103
6
8
Ken Young
799
9
7
8
[12]
10
10
[12]
10
11
[13]
11
11
10
12
10
11
10
140
5
9
Carlos Suarez
9
[16]
[16]
[16]
7
7
11
6
8
5
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
164
4
10
Carrie LeMahieu
56
[13]
13
12
9
13
[14]
[14]
13
13
11
13
12
11
11
12
12
12
167
3
11
Willie Smith
97
11
12
[13]
13
11
13
13
[14]
[14]
10
12
13
13
13
13
13
13
173
2
12
Caryl Smith
41
12
14
14
14
14
[15]
[15]
[15]
15
14
14
14
14
14
14
14
14
195
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2016 Texas DragonForce Series Regatta #6

This regatta was held in Bridgeland. Sorry I have no write up.

Team
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
TOT
points
1
Chris Macaluso (75)
[5]
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
13
16
2
Mark Cooper (05)
6
2
7
2
3
[9]
3
3
1
3
7
3
40
15
3
Chuck Porth (90)
1
5
5
4
2
5
2
[9]
5
6
3
5
43
14
4
Chuck LeMaheau (B)
2
3
3
6
4
[8]
6
5
4
8
2
8
51
13
5
Maricio Dantas (71)
8
6
6
3
6
2
7
1
7
2
10
[11]
58
12
6
Bill Foster (0)
[13]
7
2
5
10
7
9
6
11
4
5
9
75
11
7
Russ Gardner (39)
7
4
4
8
5
11
11
4
12
11
6
[DNF]
83
10
8
Fred Sheldon (41)
4
8
8
9
8
3
10
[13]
8
9
13
6
86
9
9
Phil Runquist (31)
[16]
14
10
11
7
13
5
12
10
7
8
2
99
8
10
Craig Scott (52)
9
[16]
15
7
13
12
8
8
9
5
15
10
111
7
11
Diana Mendt (83)
12
12
9
10
9
4
12
[16]
13
10
9
12
112
6
12
Fernando Campoverde (76)
11
11
16
[DNF]
DNS
6
4
7
6
12
16
7
113
5
13
Don Hudelston (91)
[15]
9
14
15
11
10
14
15
15
15
4
4
126
4
14
Don Mohr (33)
14
[15]
13
12
12
14
15
10
3
13
12
15
133
3
15
Dan Hickman (63)
3
13
11
14
14
15
13
11
[16]
16
11
13
134
2
16
Gino Arrue (48)
10
10
12
13
15
[16]
16
14
14
14
14
14
146
1