Soling Regatta #5

The exceedingly high temperature coupled with high humidity must have contributed to the sparse number of participants this morning, but as things turned out it was not too bad given the cooling breeze that enabled us to hold seven races in good time.  The wind was from our south and we followed, what is now our usual course.  The southern mark was taken to port and the two northern marks to starboard.  Once around for the first two races and twice around for the last five.Only five boats competed.  In fact, there were as many members without boats. Bill Raposa had a problem with his boat today, but he was still a major participant as he laid out the course and acted as our starter.  Wilkie kept score and I helped.  Will and Jim Kelly cheered everyone on and Rob gave technical advice and much help….including sailing for a bit.  There were only two race winners today.  Bill David won four and Paul won three. They both finished on 9 points but Bill wins the day on more first places.  Kim took the lead for the final two races but finally got beaten by Paul.  Kim got two seconds and four thirds to finish in third place overall.  The other sailors were Pat and new member, Albert Meyer who sailed his new (to him) Soling.  Rob gave him a tutorial before racing commenced and help and advice during the competition. Welcome as a racer, Albert.Despite the conditions, everyone had an enjoyable time.  Paul has put the full results on our website Soling fun continues next Tuesday, August 18th at 11.00 when the tide will be going out from a high at 08.07
And, before that, next Thursday, August 13th at 11.00 we have DF95 Race Day 4 when the tide will be coming in from a low at 08.45
Our starter is missing.  Whoever has it, could you please bring it to our next race day on Thursday.  Thank you.Stay well and safe and have fun,Derek