DF95 Racing 6/15/23

Ten members arrived at the cove today on a partly sunny morning with the tide almost fully out. Eight of them brought boats to race. However, new member Charlotte Stone’s transmitter detached itself from its neck strap and it fell into the water before the start of racing. Gallantly, Wilkie loaned Charlotte his boat so seven boats competed today, but Wilkie did not.

Paul set the course: South to the red mark, downwind to the blue both taken to starboard and back to the line. This course was judged to be a little too short so from the second race a further leg was added: Upwind from the blue to the red, port rounding, then downwind to the finish.

There were seven races today and Rich won four of them and, with two second-place finishes, he was easily first overall. Paul had two wins and four third places to come second just one point ahead of Bill David who finished third. Bill had one win, two seconds, and two thirds.

The only other finisher in the top three places was Kim who had three second places. Kim was followed by Charlotte, Albert, and David.

David only finished the first race as he had rudder servo trouble in the second. His rudder would either not work or just spin! Charlotte also had a problem in the second race when the line unwound itself from the sail servo drum. Soon mended by Wilkie.

The starting and scoring were managed, once again, by Judy David. Thank you very much, Judy. 

Pat Donovan came along to lend support and promised to bring his boat next week.

Wilkie, you’re a gentleman and I hope the new transmitter arrives in time for next week’s racing.

The full results are on our website mhbmyc.org

A reminder that annual fees are due, payable by check “MHBMYC” to Kim, please.

In a week’s time, on June 22nd, the DF95s race again when the tide will be high at noon.

Before that, on Tuesday, June 20th it’s the turn of the Solings when the tide will be going out from a high at 10.30.

Keep smiling and have a great weekend.