Soling Series #1

Six Soling skippers came to the cove to begin the Soling racing series. It was a mostly sunny day with a brisk breeze that rotated a bit from West Southwest to Southerly. Bill Raposa set a good start line and added a downwind to the East. Race course from a good start line out to orange buoy taken to port, around red buoy as an offset to port, out to green stripe taken to starboard, over to the red mark added today taken to starboard, and back to finish line. This course remained unchanged for 8 races, except race number was twice around the course.
Several skippers had difficulty with the windy conditions, and it seemed the winter rust on their thumbs was evident. Bill Raposa had to retire his ”Thriller” due to electrical problems, and he kept score after the second race. Paul Mercer, having spent much of the winter racing in Florida, had a spotless day by winning all 8 races.

DF95s will start their 2022 series on Thursday.