Back to Back - Tony White Wins 2nd SA DF95 Title


Dec 6, 2021

Sailing@Lightsview skipper Tony White has won back to back championships, winning the 2021 SA DF95 Championship sailed at West Lakes on 04 December.

It was really awesome to see 12 boats make the start line for the 2nd running of the SA DF95 Championship.

The morning session started on A rigs and saw the first casualty for the day being young Cameron White who salt dipped his transmitter (better luck next year), at the same time Johan Bergkvist opened the account strongly with several heat wins and 2nd places. Tony White, Phil Burgess, John Wyatt all achieved heat wins and several top finishes setting the tone for the racing to come.

The afternoon session had a quick change to B rigs (for those who had them), the local sea breeze freshened beyond what the BOM predicted and Phil started to make his move (however he did punctuate his performance with some interesting blemishes). B rigs saw Anthony Wilson and Guy Wallis both making charges up the leaderboard. Tony read the conditions and swapped down to a C (where he charged forward then to have a fried rudder servo putting a DNF on the board), the subsequent rig change time gave him sufficient time for DF95 open heart surgery with several skippers helping him fix the boat.

All done and dusted after 20 heats (on just about every rig in the bag) the results were Tony White 1st, Johan Bergkvist 2nd, Phil Burgess 3rd.

Honourable mentions:
Stephen Cibich (receiving a DF transmitter strap) for buying the boat without explicit permission from the better half)
Mike Marshall (ONBO DF battery) for helping out the class and keeping everyone enthusiastic through the fleet
Bruce Backman (ONBO DF battery) for grabbing a loan DF95 and learning vertically - now you need to go buy one!

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Results

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PosName/ClubSail No.
/Design
NettTotal
1Tony White
SAILING@LIGHTSVIEW
AUS 53
DF95
40.865.8
2Johan Bergkvist
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN RYC
AUS 857
DF95
48.077.0
3Phil Burgess
RSYS
AUS 801
DF95
48.177.1
4John Wyatt
SYDNEY MARITIME MODELLERS CLUB
AUS 36
DF95
75.0105.0
5Jugen Luther
MAWSON LAKES MYC
AUS 278
DF95
76.0108.0
6Anthony Wilson
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN RYC
AUS 85
DF95
82.0108.0
7Jeff Watson
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN RYC
AUS 454
DF95
100.0136.0
8Guy Wallis
SAILING@LIGHTSVIEW
AUS 57
DF95
107.0146.0
9Stephen Cibich
SAILING@LIGHTSVIEW
AUS 666
DF95
139.0175.0
10Mike Marshall
SAILING@LIGHTSVIEW
AUS 514
DF95
139.0177.0
11Ronald (Bruce) Backman
SAILING@LIGHTSVIEW
AUS 44
DF95
172.0210.0
12Max Bourke
SAILING@LIGHTSVIEW
AUS 137
DF95
178.0217.0

Category: South Australia
Posted by: ARYA Publicity