DF95 Series #16

It was yet another hot and humid day today, but that couldn’t deter 13 members and guests from bringing their DF95s down to the cove to engage in some friendly competition. It was good to see Jim Pascalides again. He didn’t race but he did a fine job keeping score. Many thanks, Jim. We, once again, welcomed guests, Don Ouimette and Greg LaPlante who raced Solings with us last Tuesday. It really was a great day’s racing with so many boats and a SSW breeze. Fleet Captain, Rob Hill had called for a 12-noon start which turned out to be a good decision. He set the course: south from the line, take the green mark to port and head north with the line open, round the red mark to port then south again to take the green mark to port once more, then north to repeat taking the red mark to port and then back to the line.We held 7 races in all with a short break after the third race.Rob won the first race and then the last two. He also had one second and one third to be today’s overall winner just beating Don Ouimette on a tie break. Don had two wins today and two seconds and one third. The only other winners today were Bill David and Paul Mercer who finished third and fourth respectively. Henry DiPietro gave a display of consistency to take fifth place this afternoon.Actually, everyone was a winner today with so many competing in a very friendly atmosphere. One of our best days this year!  The group agreed with Rob to keep the noon start for next week.
The full results are on our website mhbmyc.org

The next time DF95s do battle will be next Thursday, September 2nd when the tide will be low and coming in. (Low at 10.17). Don’t forget the 12-noon start.But before that, the Solings have their day on Tuesday, August 31st when the tide will be coming in from a low at 08.30. Still 11.00 start.Stay safe, well, and happy,Derek