DF95 Series #10. July 20, 2023

A sunny morning with less humidity and a nice breeze from the northeast tempted nine members to bring boats to the cove this morning. We welcomed a new member, Henry DeWolf, sail number 806. Pat Donovan came to see the racing but didn’t bring a boat. Judy scored the races with some assistance from her granddaughter, Maggie. Thank you very much, Judy. 

Charlotte had fixed her mast crane and was ready to race, Her sister, Cathy came to cheer her on. Marilyn Marvel and Connie Sampson were also at the cove to lend support to Wilkie and Al. 

Bill Raposa put in an appearance and must have been tempted to get a DF95 in the water after seeing the close racing today.

Paul set the course with a straightforward layout. From the east-west start line head north to take the blue mark to port, then a long stretch to the orange-striped mark also taken to port and then back to the line. Nine races were held with the final race being twice around. 

Our newest member, Henry, won the first race but drama ensued when Wilkie lost control of his boat and pulled the dinghy into the water. While getting into the dinghy he had a fall (a very gentle one, Marilyn). As all this was going on, Henry had maneuvered his boat to get Wilkie’s back to shore. Charlotte then waded out at least waist-deep to retrieve Wilkie’s boat. Wilkie suspected an unconnected battery. It took the next two races to fix. Henry’s expertise was impressive but Charlotte gets the title of “Heroine of the Day”.  After doing so well, Rich had to retire from racing in race six as his rudder servo stopped functioning.

Great racing conditions today led to some very close racing as evidenced by the fact that we had six different winners: Henry (2), Rich (2), Bill David (2), and one each for Al, David, and Kim.

At the end of a very enjoyable morning, David came out as the winner, with Henry second and Al third. Al tied with Paul on points, but Al gets the place by reason of his race win.

The full results are, as always, on our website mhbmyc.org

The next outing for the DF95s is in a week’s time, Thursday, July 27th when the tide will be coming in to a high at 3.26

There won’t be Soling racing next Tuesday unless you contact Bill Raposa. Kim and I will not be able to race that day.

Don’t forget to let me know if there is any Thursday in August that you can’t make a Club Lunch Meeting. By tomorrow, please.

Have a great weekend,