DF95 Racing 7/13/23

It was a hot and humid morning at the cove with a southerly wind, nice but with challenging flat spots.

Eight members brought their boats (with a wide variety of painted hulls) and had a morning of clean, close, and friendly racing. Connie Sampson was our scorer today and had to cope with nine races. Well done and thank you, Connie.

Ross Hudson, a friend of the Sampsons, also came down to the cove to spectate and lend some support to Al.

A fairly short course was used for the first two races but by the third race we had settled on south to the orange striped mark, taken to port, downwind to the blue mark, taken to port then back to the orange striped mark taken to port and back to the line.

The racing was close and without drama…..well almost. In race eight, Bill David’s boat and Henry DiPietro’s boat tangled in a way that most of us hadn’t seen before, at the top of the mast.  Henry claimed “Redress” and Bill was deemed at fault (by Bill) so Bill scored a DNF and Henry scored his average place from the other races.

Nick Bailey was today’s winner with 3 wins, 4 seconds, and 1 third.

Henry got second place with 2 wins, 1 second, and 2 thirds. 

Paul was third overall with 1 win, 2 seconds, and 1 third.

The only other race winners today were Bill David with 2 wins and David Vigeant.

Kim and Al Sampson had top three finishes with Kim having 1 second and 2 thirds and Al having 1 third place.

Well done all competitors for an enjoyable morning’s racing.

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

A week from today, on Thursday, July 20th the DF95 fleet will do battle again. The tide will be high at 10.44. 

Before that, on Tuesday, July 18th, we’ll try to muster the Soling fleet. The tide will be high at 0926 and then on its way out.

On the subject of Solings, if you have one you no longer want, please offer it for sale. Our website is available for private sales.

For those of you that want a Soling, Al Meyer has one in well-worn condition at the most attractive price of $ ZERO. Contact Al if you are interested.

Take care, stay safe and happy, and have a wonderful weekend.