Skippers L to R
Kevin Hatchett, Garry Russell, Denis Culver
A small but growing fleet of Dragon Flite 95 (DF95) yachts raced on Sunday at the MRYS Newport venue. These these are one-design boats where the difference between winning and losing is the skill of the skipper only. This class is attractive to entry level sailors due to the lower cost and to experienced skippers for the one-design competition.
The DF95 fleet has been complementary to the International One Metre (IOM) events that are the mainstay of the Moreton Club, as DF95 sailors often own and sail an IOM as well. This allows them the sail the DF95 Sunday morning and stay on to race the IOM in the afternoon.
Discussions are in process for holding a DF95 Challenge early in 2018 at Newport so keep an eye on this site for information about it.
The picture shown is the first three placegetters from racing 12 November 2017.