The prestigious Birkenhead Club have stepped forward and are holding an open event on the 15th March for both the DF65 and the RG65. Details are as follows.
Date – 15th March 2014
Start Time – 10am with no race start after 4pm
Entry fee is £7.50 which includes a free lunch for each competitor.
There will be prizes for the top three boats in each class.
Entries should go to Bill Culshaw 07974760677 or email@example.com
Check out the club website for directions etc http://www.birkenheadmypc.co.uk/
The day after this event there is the last in the winter series at Southport, with the distances and mileage involved I may well stay somewhere overnight, so if anyone else is thinking of travelling to both events from any sort of distance please email me firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work out a suitable overnight halt with beers and food!
We have been contacted by the Buchanness MYC based in Peterhead in Aberdeenshire who have sent us their DF65 racing schedule for 2014, I have posted the link below along with contact details.
One of their first meetings took place on the 22nd Feb in gusty 25+ knot conditions. I think that to do well here I competently built rig and a watertight boat might be a good start!
Clicky the link for Buchanness MYC DF65 sailing schedule and contact details.
The rules have been out there now for around 8 months and during that period they have been updated only once to clarify a couple of items.
There have been various questions on forums asking for clarification on a few further items and the rules committee met and have discussed these and have issued a new updated version of the Df65 rules, 1.3.
The Rules committee issued the following statement.
“To clarify a couple of questions raised regarding Version 1.2 of the Class Rules, the Rules Committee have published an amended, Version 1.3, of the Dragonforce Restricted Class Rules. It has an addition to Rule B.1 stating that the Sail Winch must be supplied by the Builder (Joysway) and to Rule H.5 to define the Jib Luff as a straight line between Points A & C.”
Take a look at the updated rules by following the link.
Dragon Force Restricted Class Rules v1 3
Since posting the above update there have been questions asked about the legality of sails already in use which have a curved luff. The rules committee have issued the following statement.
“Following the publication of the Dragonforce Restricted Class Rule V1.3 which now describes the Jib Luff as being a straight line between points A & C (Rule H.5), the Rules Committee have decided to ‘grandfather’ existing sails that have been made with curved luffs. However, they ask that all sailmakers, amateur or professional, please respect the Spirit of the Rules, Rule A.4 and only produce straight luff Jibs. Checks will be made at events if felt necessary and the apparent age of the sail will be taken into consideration.”