DF95 Series #5

Pleasant weather with a stiff NE wind and the prospect of Rob’s and Jim’s training session brought 14 members to the cove this morning.  12 members were racing including new member Henry DiPietro who has raced with us before as a guest.  Al Meyer was there also for practice and Manny kept score. Many thanks, Manny. We were delighted to welcome a special guest, Don Ouimette, AMYA Region 1 Director to our group. Pat Donovan and Bill Raposa also visited for a while.The morning started with Jim Pascalides showing us how to get out of irons. This was very useful with weather conditions like we had today with the wind varying in strength and direction and the choppy waves. Jim then had us circling the marks of the starting line and stopping our boats on his whistle. Rob then showed us how to select the best direction from the start and then we just practiced half a dozen starts.  Then on to the racing. We had eight races today and our guest, Don, won the first race….and the second and went on to win two more and that was enough to make him the overall winner today. Paul with two second places and two thirds put him second and Rob with two wins and two seconds was third this morning. The other race winners were Jim P and Rich who were fifth and sixth respectively. Ahead of them in fourth place was Wilkie…..a triumphant return!  Well done to all.  As always a lot of fun with a good bunch of competitors.
The full results are on our website mhbmyc.org

The next DF95 race day is on Thursday, June 17th at 11.00 when the tide will be coming in with a high at 2.10 pm.
But before that, on next Tuesday, June 15th it will be the Soling fleet starting at 11.00 when the tide will be coming in with a high at 12.30.I’m leaving for London this weekend and I’ll be back for racing on July 20th.Have lots of fun,Derek