Soling Series #5

It was hotter today than it has been, but with a cooling breeze, just right for racing. However, only 6 racers were tempted to go down to the cove as well as Manny who kept score. Thanks, Manny. We had six races around our “normal” course with a southerly wind. Paul won the first race but that was it, as Bill David won the other five guaranteeing first place overall.  Paul with two seconds and one third was second.  Kim and Bill Raposa had identical points, but Kim’s two second places versus Bill’s one second place meant that the third spot went to Kim. Dick Mahoney had some rudder problems and was fifth.  I was last. Paul has posted the results on our website mhbmyc.orgOnly three boats finished the final race as Bill R lost control of his jib, Paul lost battery power and so did I (water taken on again). Jim Kelly paid us a call at the end of proceedings. Hi Jim.There was some close racing today and, as always, an enjoyable time.
I’m off to London for 5 weeks leaving this weekend. Manny has kindly volunteered to keep score and bring the starter to the beach. He will also make sure that Paul Mercer is given the weekly scores so that the results can be posted on our website
Many thanks to Manny and Paul.
The next racing for Solings is Tuesday, June 15th at 11.00 when the tide will be coming in with a high at 12.30But next Thursday is the turn of DF95s at 11.00 on Thursday, June 10th. Low tide at 1.46 pmWe will start with Jim P and Rob and starting line rules. Not to be missed!
Stay well, safe, and have fun,Derek