Soling Series #13

A pleasant morning with virtually no breeze meant that just 6 boats were in the water at the start.  Manny was there to look after starting and scoring once again. Many thanks, Manny.The start was delayed slightly while we waited for the promised wind to arrive from the south, but we did eventually hold seven races.  Bill Raposa set the course: head south to take the red and green marks to port and back to the line. As the wind strengthened we ventured farther afield and headed north from the red and green to the northerly red with the line closed. This red was also taken to port and then back to the line.We didn’t use the blue mark because it was resting onshore having been found by Bill Raposa in the stream that runs through the beach last weekend missing its weight.  Until the weight can be replaced, we left the mark in the undergrowth.  We won’t lose it as it has a unique aroma that can’t be missed.OK. Back to the racing. Bill David won four races and was third in three to become the overall winner today.  Kim was second this morning with two wins, three seconds, and one third. Paul had one win, three seconds, and two thirds to claim third place. Well sailed all. Bill R, Jim Kelly and I finished in that order. The full race by race results may be found on our website
Former Commodore, Ed Haddad has very graciously and generously donated his Soling, “Sizzlin'”‘ sail number 99 to the club for sale. This boat is in excellent ready-to-race condition. If you are or anyone you know is interested in acquiring this boat, please contact me.
There is rain forecasted for Thursday, so the racing may be canceled.  We have decided to postpone the club meeting that was to follow and move the meeting one week to Thursday, August 12th. Lunch sandwiches etc will be provided.
The next Soling racing will be on Tuesday, August 10th when the tide will be heading out from a high at 10.07.
Stay safe, well, and happy,