2017 DF65 Texas Series Regatta 1

2/11/17 Sun City, Texas

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The first DF65 regatta in the Texas Series was held today at Berry Creek Pond in Sun City, Texas. Conditions were ideal for the DF65, mostly sunny, 84 degrees, with predominantly south winds varying between 10-15 mph gusts occasionally over 20mph. There were 16 competitors from Houston, Dallas, and Sun City/ Austin. An interesting tidbit is that Chuck LeMahieu had a Ver.6 DF65 he raced today and, more importantly, everyone had a chance to look it over and ask questions. He trimmed the boat exactly following the new instruction manual and into the water it went.

We managed 12 races held with 2 throw outs. Chris Macaluso won the day with very consistent sailing and a very nice 5 race streak of 1st place finishes to seal the win. Mauricio Dantas sailed very strongly coming in 2nd with 8  finishes in the top two places. Chuck LeMahieu and the V6 finished 3rd overall, sailing consistently in the top 3 for most of the regatta.

There was a ton of solid competition as we knocked the rust off and put the DF65 through its paces. If I have messed up any names, please inform me so I can correct ASAP.

Fred Sheldon, one of the skippers, took time off from competing to shoot this drone footage. Thanks Fred. Fred Sheldon’s drone footage

2017 Texas DF65 Regatta 1 Sun City/Austin

Rank Helm Club Sail# R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 Total Nett TXDF65 Points
1 Chris Macaluso TeamHou 75 2 1 2 2 -3 2 1 1 1 1 1 -4 21 14 16
2 Mauricio Dantas TRYC 71 1 2 -5 4 1 1 4 -5 4 2 2 2 33 23 15
3 Chuck LeMahieu TRYC 0 (DNS) -5 1 3 5 3 5 3 2 4 3 3 54 32 14
4 Bob Piper TRYC 465 5 -8 8 1 2 4 2 2 6 7 4 -12 61 41 13
5 Russell Gardner AMSC 39 10 4 -14 10 6 9 -11 6 3 3 5 1 82 57 12
6 Mike Biggs AMSC 115 4 3 -10 8 10 6 3 9 -12 5 9 6 85 63 11
7 Bill Foster TeamHou 0 9 9 3 5 -11 5 -14 8 7 6 6 11 94 69 10
8 Don Mohr SC 33 3 11 6 6 4 11 8 -14 5 (DNF) 7 13 105 74 9
9 Craig Scott TeamHou 52 8 7 4 9 9 8 7 -12 9 10 -12 5 100 76 8
10 Fernando Campoverde TeamHou 76 6 6 7 12 (DNF) -13 9 4 10 8 8 10 110 80 7
11 Diana Mendt TeamHou 83 7 12 9 7 7 10 -13 -13 8 9 11 8 114 88 6
12 Ed Balun TeamHou 175 12 -14 11 14 8 12 12 10 (DNF) 11 10 9 140 109 5
13 Larry Cobb AMSC 117 15 13 12 11 14 14 6 11 13 (DNS) (DNS) DNS 160 126 4
14 Craig Henley SC 105 14 10 13 13 12 -16 15 15 15 (DNF) 13 7 160 127 3
15 Fred Shelton TeamHou 41 13 (DNS) (DNS) 16 DNS 7 10 7 11 DNS 15 15 162 128 2
16 John Price SC 91 11 15 15 15 13 15 -16 -16 14 12 14 14 170 138 1