DF95 2023 National Championship Regatta on 12/1/2023
Region: 5
Class: DragonFlite 95
Chevrons: Gold National
Date: 12/1/2023 - 12/3/2023
Location: Corpus Christi Yacht Club  Corpus Christi,  TX

2023 DF95 National Championship Regatta (NCR)
By Russ Gardner
The 2023 DF95 NCR was held in Corpus Christi Bay and was a great success. The defending Champion was in fine form to be defending his title but had some very strong competition from across the country and several international challengers as well. The event started off with check-in, inspection, and practice. It was followed up with a get together hosted in the Corpus Christi Yacht Club. Friday started the racing off the Lawrence Street T-Head. Of particular note were the dolphins cruising by just east of the course inside the breakwater that afternoon. Peter Feldman was leading the regatta at the end of the day. Friday evening was left to the skippers to find their own entertainment. Saturday morning the wind had shifted and a new course was set by Mark Foster and boat crew. The racing was hotly contested all day and ended after the 21st race was completed with Feldman still leading. Sunday morning was chilly by South Texas standards in the mid-40s. But the wind was blowing enough that the course was set and racing commenced. During lunch the wind died down and the course was mirror-like. With forecast showing no change for the rest of the afternoon, the PRO called the regatta and Peter Feldman, after 26 races, had retained the championship. Congrats Peter! There was great fun, visiting, and racing all weekend that was fit for National Championship experience. There were many who volunteered and made this regatta a success. Many thanks for all the hard work.

Summary of 2023 DF95 NCR, Gold Chevrons
Date: December 1-3, 2023
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas
Host Club: Corpus Christi Yacht Club
Entries: 33
Winds: 12/1 NNW west 6-8 knots, 12/2 WNW 5-7 knots, 12/3 WNW shifting W 2-5 knots
Races Completed: 26
Scoring System: Afleet HMS
Regatta Committee and Assistants: John Kelsey: Race organizer; Mark Foster: PR;, Robin Dinn: Asst PRO; Ted Birmingham, Allen Dinn, Mary Weeks, Ray Johnson, Ken Weeks, Dagney Fisher, and Larry Hass: Videos; Sandy Winton, Greg Turman, Chris Crowley, Craig Henderson, Doug Weekly, Debby Kelsey, Skskia Macnab, Lena Lindberg: volunteers-at-large.

2023 DF95 NCR Results
Place Skipper Sail# Points

1 Peter Feldman 42 68
2 Brian Shores 117 94
3 Steve Landeau 12 108
4 Sean Fidler 111 126
5 Barr Batzer 175 154
6 Tony Gonsalves #51 171
7 Gary Boell 71 171
8 Keith Ives 109 188
9 Chuck LeMahieu 101 189
10 Peter Allen 00 195
Remaining Finishers: Brig North, Gary Winton, Chris Macaluso, Chuck Millican, Ian Beswick, Greg Gust, Skip Miller, Chris Collins, Todd Carrico, James Stinson, Jim Sears, Kevin Hayes, Ulf Lindberg, Mark Cooper, Chris Raab, John Maudlin, David Jensen, William Ramlo, Joe Roddy, Russ, Gardner, AJ Moritz, Eli Miller, Sinjin McNab