Dragons at Sun City 9/16-17/17

Well after a long hot summer off from RC regattas, the Texas Series started up again in Sun City. This was a unique regatta because it featured both Dragons over a two day regatta. We sailed DF65s on Saturday 9/16 and then came back on Sunday 9/17 and sailed the DF95s. So some traveled over and sailed one day, some showed up for the other day, and a few sailed in both regattas.

We were plesantly surprised to have good wind velocity both days. But being Berry Pond everyone knew we would have a lot of variance in direction. The winds ossilated between SE and S both days and success on the course depended on finding the wind direction quicker than your competition.

(All photos courtesy of Michael Biggs) Thanks Mike!

Looking SSE over Berry Pond.

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Looking SSW over Berry Pond.36453568713_242bb4fcf0_o

So Df65s.

A quick shout-out to Fiesta RC Yachts for bringing their inventory to display at Saturday’s regatta!36453800523_a38b6b91d2_o

The winds were 6-8 mph all day and the fleet was in A+ rigs all day. Chuck LeMahieu started off Saturday with a bang getting 4 bullets out of the first 5 races. Bill Foster was the only other person to garner more than one bullet. The rest of the bullets were shared over the fleet. That pretty much settled the debate over who would win on Saturday. AJ was right on Chuck’s transom all day providing exciting finishes.

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DF65 Results Saturday 9/16/17

Rank  Helm  Class  SailNo  R1  R2  R3  R4  R5  R6  R7  R8  R9  Tot  Net
1  Chuck LeMahieu  Df65 101 1 1 1 3 1 3 3 2 -5 20 15
2  AJ Moritz  Df65 112 2 4 3 5 -6 2 2 1 3 28 22
3  Russell Gardner  Df65 39 4 3 5 -7 2 4 4 3 2 34 27
4  Bill Foster  Df65 0 -9 5 2 2 7 1 6 8 1 41 32
5  Craig Henley  Df65 105 6 9 7 1 5 6 7 7  (DNF) 60 48
6  Carl Rackley  Df65 12 3 6 9 -10 3 7 10 5 6 59 49
7  Larry Cobb  Df65 117 -10 2 10 9 9 5 1 10 7 63 53
8  Lyle Bishop  Df65 51 5 -10 4 6 8 9 9 6 8 65 55
9  Ed Balun  Df65 713 8 8 6 8 4 -10 5 9 9 67 57
10  Don Mohr  Df65 33 -11 11 11 4 10 8 8 4 4 71 60
11  Mike Biggs  Df65 115 7 7 8 11  (DNS)  DNS  DNS  DNS  DNS 93 81

Sunday brought the same conditions, a shuffle of some of the competitors, and the DF95s. Yours truely managed to eek out the win over Chuck based on tie-breaks. With 3 bullets, I got the nod. Over half of the field managed a race win during the day’s activities. Our AMYA Pirate Captian was the coveted mid-fleet hacker! Congrats Ray! A big Thank You to Sylvia Dimayuga for serving as RD for the DF95s. She calls a strict line. Ask Ray.

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DF95 Results Sunday 9/17/1736892584550_f025d58efc_o

Rank  Helm  Class  SailNo  R1  R2  R3  R4  R5  R6  R7  R8  R9  R10  Total  Nett
1  Russ Gardner  DF95 2 9 1 1 4 3 2 -11 1 11 2 45 34
2  Chuck LeMahieu  DF95 195 5 3 2 1 7 3 -8 5 5 3 42 34
3  Mike Biggs  DF95 666 2 9 -11 2 5 1 4 4 10 1 49 38
4  Don Mohr  DF95 35 6 6 6 3 6 -7 2 2 7 6 51 44
5  Ed Balun  DF95 713 7 5 4 5 4 6 6 3 -9 7 56 47
6  Ray Seta  DF95 188  (DNF) 8 8 6 2 5 5 6 3 5 60 48
7  Larry Cobb  DF95 217 1 -11 7 8 8 4 3 9 2 8 61 50
8  Lyle Bishop  DF95 351 8 7 9  (DNF) 1  DNF 1 7 4 4 65 53
9  Dave Martinez  DF95 770 3 4 5 7 -10 9 7 10 6 9 70 60
10  AJ Moritz  DF95 12 4 2 3 10  (DNF)  DNS 10  DNF 1 11 77 65
11  Vicki Stones  DF95 25 -10 10 10 9 9 8 9 8 8 10 91 81
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