DF95 Annual Regatta

Sunny skies, a temperature in the low seventies, declining humidity, and a nice breeze meant that we could hold our DF95 Regatta after a number of weather delays.

Eight sailors brought their boats to the cove this morning and Judy was there, as usual, to keep score. Connie was also there to take some pictures. Thank you both very much.  Al, of course, was with Connie but he couldn’t race as it turned out he had two broken bones and was wearing a large boot on his left foot. We all wish him a rapid recovery.

The tide was going out with a low at 1.39 pm and the wind was vaguely from the north or northwest so Paul put in an extra mark (red) to use with the pin as the start/finish line parallel to the shore. The course was west to the orange, port rounding, then south to the white/orange, port rounding, then north to the red/green, port rounding, back west to the orange, port rounding, and back to the line. That was the course for the first six races. 

After the first six races, we all had a break for lunch.

After lunch the tide was further out and the line was moved so that the pin and the red/green mark became the start line. we had the same course except that the red/green mark was now part of the start line.

The twelve races passed without major incidents, Albert had an issue in race 6 and Wilkie had a problem with the sail servo, either the servo itself or an electrical connection in race 7 and he didn’t race again today. Shelley Northup raced but only for four races

The 2023 DF95 Regatta Champion is Paul Mercer. 

Paul won a commanding eight races and was second in one and third in another one.

In second place was Bill David with three wins, five second places, and four third places.

After a series of battles throughout the contest, Kim Hanna snatched third place from David Vigeant by just one point. Kim had five second places and one third while David had one win, one second place, and five thirds.

Bill Northup’s boat was the only other boat to finish in the top three race places today.

A good day racing, fun to race, and fun to watch.

Congratulations to all the participants.

The full results can be found on our website mhbmyc.org

REMINDER: Our annual Awards Banquet is on Sunday in the Village Clubhouse Great Room at 6 pm. Who is the DF95 Champion, who is the Soling Champion, Who will get awarded the Corinthian Trophy?  Be there to find out. Bring your food contribution. Beer, water, and wine will be provided.

The official season will end next Tuesday, September 19th when we’ll hold the Soling Regatta. The tide will be high at 11.25 so let’s have a big turnout to get wet together. Bring lunch and chairs.

See you at the Banquet,