MHBMYC Goodbye 2020

We did manage 4 races today between rain showers and we did manage to put everything away for the winter. A sad moment at the end of a most unusual season. Today’s brave racers were Rob, Paul and Wilkie with their DF95s and Bill R and Kim with their Solings. No scores today, just some end of season fun.  Will was there with his truck to convey all our “bits” in the storage box and the boat. The workers were the sailors plus Will and Jim Kelly.  Many thanks to you all.Congratulations to everyone who competed in our events this year and thanks to everyone who helped in some way.  Hats off to all.So now we can concentrate on the holidays, how to stay warm for at least a part of the winter and, of course, next Spring.Some thoughts on 2021 in due course, but we did agree to adopt Dick Mahoney’s thought that the club should purchase and stock Rob’s list of essential spare parts for DF95s.  These parts can be used by any member by a straight purchase or a direct replacement during the order time.  It will mean that no one will have to wait for a replacement part.  Rob will provide the list and Kim (on behalf of the club) will provide the cash.Stay well, safe and happy.
Derek Melven

Bill Raposa pulling buoys

Informal racing 10/15

Strong southerly breeze today for the 6 DF95’s that enjoyed the fun racing! Not many days left. Next Tuesday we will do it again. Bring any boat and join us !

Informal Racing DF95’s & Solings

MHBMYC Fun Racing

There was a very relaxed feel to the proceedings at the cove today. A feeling like It’s the end of the season and we’re not in the playoffs. This was a “sail what you like”, fun day. Kim and Bill Raposa brought their Solings and Bill David, Rob, Manny, Dick, Paul, and Will brought their DF95s. I kept score (and took a few pictures which are attached) and Wilkie gave general support and rowed out to lengthen the start line between races. (see picture 007)
It was a beautiful day with a nice wind and sunny skies. We used our “normal” course with both the windward and leeward marks taken to starboard. Once around with the line open. It was all fun and the results didn’t count for anything except enjoyment. They are attached, nevertheless, and show that Rob won the contest with Bill D second and Bill R with his Soling, third
Paul Mercer only ran in two races and had brought some enormous sails (see picture 003) which didn’t quite work out today.
Rob Hill’s boat had sails that he had made and, in contrast, they worked very well indeed.
Manny gave his boat it’s first real outing, but unfortunately had to retire after the third race with a broken bowsie on the jib.
Dick lost control of the rudder in the last race and Bill R rowed out to rescue Dick’s boat. (picture 012)
It sounds serious, but it really wasn’t and everybody had a very enjoyable time.
Let’s do another, “Bring any boat” meeting next Tuesday, October 13th at 11 am when the tide will be just about at it’s lowest point.
Hope to see you then,
Stay safe, well and happy,

Editorial comment – – – Paul’s boat is a US1 Meter. Big breeze in a choppy sea made it difficult to sail this skinny hull, very light speedster.

October 6, 2020
Wilkie Marvel’s iPhone

DF95 Match Racing

A perfect day for DF95 Racing. Strong breeze generally southerly. Water fairly flat, a surprise given the last few days of strong wind. High Tide late morning, so plenty of water.

Jim Pascalides ran the event with assistance from Shelley Northup. Thank you both. Match Racing can be tough on the voice, and we had 55 races to complete.

Jim set up a windward/leeward course, North/South with start finish in the middle. The boats were started in pairs, and most of the time we had 3 pairs on the course at the same time.

The racing was quite competitive with only 8 points separating the entire field. 

Kim Hanna won 10 of his 11 races with consistent good starts, smooth mark roundings and strong control downwind. Well done Kim!

Paul Mercer placed second, 1 point behind. Right behind Paul by 1 point were Bill David and Dick Mahoney. One more point had a tie with Wilkie and Rob.

The rest of the field, in order: Rich Field, Bill Northup, Will Plante and Nick Bailey. Jim Kelly retired with a broken halyard.

A great fall day was had by all.


Setting up
#300 and #00 dueling on leg 1