Eleven members brought their boats to the cove this morning taking advantage of a middling tide, ample beach. eighty-degree weather and a 7 mph breeze from the southwest. A friend of Nick’s, Bill Newbold also raced as a guest. Welcome, Bill. Wilkie had his grandson, Johnathan, with him and let him race in race six. Wilkie’s wife, Marilyn, arrived a little later.
Judy David looked after the starting and scoring and Connie Sampson assisted. Thank you very much.
The course was the same as last week, upwind to the orange striped mark, downwind to the blue mark, upwind back to the orange striped mark, and back to the line. All the marks were taken to port. We held eight races with the last race adding a second trip to the blue mark and then upwind to the line.
The first race went smoothly, but in the second race, Rich brought his boat back as his transmitter showed his battery ar zero, volts that is, So Rich’s electrical problems continue. Our guest, Bill’s boat also seemed to lose contact and, in the fourth race was rescued by Nick and the boat was retired with the loss of rudder control. In race seven, Nick’s boat got tangled with Bill David’s boat. Eventually, they broke free and finished the race. In the final race, Bill was at it again and got tangled with Henry DeWolf’s boat. The boats had locked keels, a freak and unusual accident.
So who won today? Well, Henry DiPieto did by a wide margin after winning five races.
Paul Mercer came second with three second places and two thirds.
In third place was Nick Bailey followed by Bill David and David Vigeant.
There was a lot of good close racing today in a friendly, cooperative atmosphere.
The full results can be found on our website mhbmyc.org
Let’s try and get a Soling fleet together next Tuesday, August 15th when the tide will be going out with a low at 1.13 pm.
Our large DF95 fleet will do battle once again next Thursday, August 17th when the tide will be going out from a high at around 09.30
AND ON THE SAME DAY WE’LL HAVE OUR ANNUAL MEETING WITH LUNCH IN THE VILLAGE CLUBHOUSE, LOWER LEVEL. THAT’S THURSDAY, AUGUST 17TH AT 1.30.
LATER TODAY OR TOMORROW I’LL SEND YOU THE CHOICE OF SANDWICHES.
Have a wonderful weekend,