DF95 Series #8

It was another sunny morning with a gentle breeze that saw 6 members at the start line. With the wind from the SE the course was set: south from the start line, starboard around the red striped and the orange marks, then downwind north to take the red striped mark to starboard and back to the line.

The six racers rapidly shrunk to four as Paul and I had electrical/electronic problems and didn’t race.

We were thankful that, once again, Judy David kept score and started the races. There to assist were Connie Sampson and, later, Marilyn Marvel. Thank you all.  Pat Donovan also called in to say hello.

It was Henry DiPietro’s birthday today and he celebrated by winning two of the six races and his three second places meant that he took first place overall today.  Happy Birthday, Henry!

Henry won by only one point over Wilkie who won three races and was in the lead for the final race when he mysteriously slowed. The culprit was copious weed around the keel. The only other race winner today was Bill David who was third this morning and seemed to have some intermittent problems culminating in the only rescue of the day after the last race when Bill rowed out to get his boat.

Al Sampson with a second and a third place came in fourth.

The depleted attendance was probably because of all the other plans that members had this week. We always left the July 4th week off the calendar in the past. Do we need to reconsider the decision to put it back on?  But it was still fun!

I realized today that I was the only Village resident there.  Come on Village residents. See you Tuesday. 

All the results and all the news can be found on our website mhbmyc.org

The Solings take their turn next Tuesday, July 12thwhen the tide will be going out to a low at 12.23.

The next outing for DF95s is on Thursday, July 14thwhen the tide will be going out from a high at 09.12.

Time to get those boats fixed. Have a great weekend, take care and have fun,