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
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