DF95 Regatta #2

The steamy hot overcast start to the day gave way to sun and clouds with a pleasant breeze.  Thirteen members with 10 boats came down to the cove for some racing fun. Among them was new member, Rich Field who had a new boat. Welcome, Rich!  We welcomed back DF95 Fleet Captain, Jim Pascalides for his first time with us this season.  Bill David brought his new boat and discovered it was quite different from a Soling.Attending as a guest was Albert Meyer from East Greenwich who wanted to see what DF95 racing was all about.  By now you will have received some pictures that Albert took this morning. Thanks, Albert.  Manny, recovering from his cataract operation kept score and I decided not to race. Pat Donovan, whose new DF95 wasn’t quite ready kept us company.  The course headed south from the start line to take the black/white mark to starboard then north to the other black/white mark again taken to starboard and then east to the mark nearest to shore taken to starboard then back to the line. After the first couple of races like this, the remainder were run twice around.  As I said, Jim Pascalides is back and he won the first two races of the six run today and then the fourth race.  Rob Hill won races 3, 5, and 6 and, in any race he didn’t win, he came second. So they each had won three races, but Rob got the overall win as he had 3 second places to Jim P’s 2.  Jim Kelly was third today withPaul 4th and Dick M 5th. We had some close racing today and a thoroughly enjoyable timePaul Mercer has put the full results on our website, mhbmyc.org
The next race day for DF95s is next Thursday, August 6th at 11.00 amwhen we will be starting at close to high tide (10.52)
But, before that, we have Soling Race Day 4 next Tuesday, August 4th at 11.00 am when the tide will be going out from a high at 09.26.
Stay safe and well,Derek