Soling Regatta

Autumn temperatures and a weak breeze didn’t deter 6 members from bringing their boats to the cove this morning to take part in the season-ending regatta. The weak breeze didn’t last long and became a really nice steady breeze from the north.

Unfortunately, Rob wasn’t there, and neither were usually strong competitors, Bill Raposa, Bill David, and Jim Kelly. 

In Rob’s absence, Paul set the course. The start line was between the blue/white ball and the inshore pin. The boats headed north taking the green mark to port, then south to the blue mark taken to port, towards the shore taking the blue/white ball to port, and out to the green mark again but this time taken to starboard., Then downwind to the line. We were fortunate that Al and Connie Sampson came along to spectate but were soon persuaded to become Race Director and Scorer. They did a magnificent job, Thank you both very much.

David Vigeant also came to spectate for a while.

Twelve races were held with Danny McHugh being the first victor. It wasn’t to last as Danny had a rudder problem that was unsolvable on the shore. Paul won 9 races so no marks for guessing that he was our overall winner today. Kim and Pat each won one race. Kim was second in 6 races and Pat was second in 2 giving Kim second and Pat third today.

It was good to see John Perkins racing today, at least for the first 8 races. Kim had a mast collapse during the first race but made a repair to a shroud using some line that Paul had. Well done Kim and all the other racers.

The full results may be found on our website

The next planned event is the DF95 REGATTA next Thursday. (Low tide at 11.38).

However, the weather forecast is for more thunderstorms.  The weather date will be the following day, Friday,September 23rd (low tide at 12.22).

Notification will be on Wednesday afternoon

Next Sunday is our Banquet, 6.00 pmin the Village Clubhouse. Please let me know what food you will bring if you haven’t already done so.

Finally please join me in wishing a speedy recovery to Peter Hill, Rob and Janet’s son,

Judy David and Ed Haddad.

Get well soon.

Take care,


Jake Rowland with his old girl Betty. Always at the cove with us, it seems.