DF95 #17

Mild temperatures and a brisk wind from the northeast encouraged 9 members to bring their boats to do battle, in a friendly way, of course. 

Connie Sampson kept score and started the races. Thank you very much, Connie.

The line was between the pin and the new blue buoy, quite a long line, and from there the boats headed north and rounded the red buoy to port, then south to the new blue buoy taken to port, east to the white/black mark, also taken to port. Then do it all again to the finish. 

There were six of these complex races today and the wind added to the complexity, a tough challenge.

Rob was first overall today with 3 wins and 3 third places. Just 2 points behind was Paul who had 1 win, 2 seconds, and 2 thirds. In third place came Henry, 3 points behind Paul. Henry had 2 wins and 1 second.

Rich and Kim were next in line, but the thoughts of the group were with Nick Bailey who lost control of his boat, the “failsafe” didn’t work and it was last seen north of Commonfence Point heading towards the Bristol shore. Please let us know what happened, Nick.

David, Al, and Albert also joined in the challenging fun.  Well done everybody.

The full results can be found on our website, mhbmyc.org

Next Tuesday, September 13th is the day of our Soling Regatta, so bring lunch and a chair.

Racing will start promptly at 11.00.

At present, the forecast doesn’t look at all good, but this is New England so it will change.

It’s high tide right at the start of this event so that will be fun. Be there, Soling Sailors!

DF95s race again next Thursday, September 15th when the tide will be coming in to a high at 12.34

Reminder: The Awards Banquet will be on Sunday, September 25th at 6.00 pm in the Village Clubhouse.

Please let me know what dish you will be bringing if you haven’t already done so.

Have a good and safe weekend,