Soling Series #16

Seven boats were in the water at the start of racing today, six members and one guest, Greg LaPlante from Pawtucket. Manny ran the starts and kept score. many thanks once again, Manny.The wind was from the northwest so Fleet Captain, Bill Raposa set the course going out to the northern red mark, taken to port, south to the other red mark, and green offset also taken to port and back to the line. The line was closed.We only managed four races as, what started as a nice breeze, succumbed to the Tuesday Curse and we all had to be patient while our boats   s l o w l y   drifted back to shore. We elected to let the four races count as a Race Day with no throw-outs. However, we may have to rethink this decision if today’s results have a significant effect on the overall series scores.Bill David won two races and Greg and Kim won one each. Bill’s wins and one second place put him in the winner’s circle this morning. Kim and Greg had one second and one third each and both had a fifth so I gave Kim second place as he is a member!  Our guest was third.The two other Bills were 4th and fifth, Bill R just beating Bill N.The full results will be on our website later this evening.
We hope to have a more durable breeze on Thursday, August 26th when we’ll do battle with the high tide at 11.42 with our DF95s
The next Soling races are on Tuesday, August 31st when the tide will be coming in heading for a high at 3.30 pm.Stay safe and well and keep smiling.