Race Day 9/26/21

Hi all we had a great day for sailing and racing yesterday. The weather held off till later in the evening and we actually had more wind than in recent events. All the races were two lappers even though some got a little long. there were multiple bouy hang ups some of which were large, even I got caught (not the first time). So two issues I will bring up 

#1 If you or your boat needs rescue bouy, tangle with another boat or mechanical failure you are not racing till it is cleared. Since you are not racing take action for your self, grab the tug or a tug, pull the bouy line sometimes works, anyone in the not racing class might help but don’t count on it. I am more than willing to help when available.

#2 We had one incident yesterday where a DF95 collided with a T37 knocking the T37 out of position for making a rounding and spoiled the last leg for the T37. I believe this is the first instance of cross class fouling, there may have been others but this the first I am aware of. I know it was not intentional but could have been avoided. As the DF95 class grows we may well need to race all classes separately, maybe by Frostbite 2022. Until that time cross class fouling will result in the offender being disqualified for that heat this can also apply to the T37’s – Race Courteously

If this remedy is too harsh I am open to reasonable intelligent input.  Gary.

T-37 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA

October 2, 2021 — Seattle Yacht Club

Here is registration information for the T-37 National Championship Regatta.   We look forward to your participation.   

We hope to see you at SYC on October 2nd.  All are welcome, sailors and spectators.  We need volunteers for the race committee, so if you choose not to sail, consider helping on the committee.  Please respond to me if you can help on the Race Committee. 

Please return your registration form to:

Allan Van Ness, Regatta Organizing Committee Chairman
965 N LUGE Ave
EAGLE, IDAHO  83616

Also please be sure your AMYA membership will be current as of October 2nd, and your boat is registered with Class Secretary, Will Lesh.   Although PNMYC membership is not required for entry, this is a good opportunity to join or renew your membership with the Pacific Northwest Model Yacht Club, Local Club #294.  We appreciate your support.

Questions?  Phone or email Allan Van Ness, Past PNMYC Commodore, Regatta Organizing Committee Chairman 206-920-2854,  van.ness@frontier.com

T-37 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTAOctober 2, 2021 — Seattle Yacht Club

This is the biggest T-37 regatta of the year! Be sure it is on your sailing calendar.

The T-37 National Championship is an international event.   The October 2ndNational Championship Regatta is open to T-37 sailors worldwide.  Canadian T-37 sailors are welcome.  Please join us.

We hope to see you at SYC on October 2nd.  All are welcome, sailors and spectators.  We need volunteers for the race committee, so if you choose not to sail, consider helping on the committee.  No experience necessary.

Questions?  Phone or email me.  

Allan Van Ness, Past Commodore, Organizing Committee Chairman

206-920-2854

Van.ness@frontier.com

Venue Change July 25

Greetings RCMSC sailors! Series race #3 will be held on SUNDAY, July 25 at Westmoreland Pond
due to weeds at Tualatin.
Skippers meet at noon racing starts soon after.
Forecast: sunny, 80F, wind NNW 8-10 mph.
Fun sailing off-course is always welcome.

Racing Rules YouTube videos

I found these videos from the Clinton Lake Sailing Association helpful and am reposting here for our education: Windward and Leeward mark rounding.

Ron Knight Celebration of Life Sail

Sailers, friends and family from around the PNW, Canada, Washington, Oregon and Idaho boats took to the water to honor Ron. A service was held at the Seattle Yacht Club, complete with T37s. Dan Newland beautifully finish boat is pictured. Will Lesh often lead the way. Winds where light and the racing was tight. It was a fine send off. – Peter

Race #1 (5/23/2021)

I was concerned about the weather report for yesterday but boy did we luck out. Just a little bit of drizzle for a while with very adequate winds. The winds allowed almost all two lap races.  And holy cow what a turnout 15 dragon 65’s!

8 T37’s and two DF95’s. In the T37 class I did not see any one person dominate  but Peter Curt and Tom made a good showing. David M did very well for only being his second event with us, I expect to watching out for him very soon. I regret I can’t pay attention to the 95’s as I am still racing while they are finishing up. I’ll get the hang of it as time proceeds.  Next event Sat June 5th at west Moreland for a fun sail, fun sails are a great way to keep your skills sharp while not buggering up a series race.  see you there  –  Gary

5/8/2021 Funsail – Westmoreland

We had a great turnout for yesterday’s fun sail and it didn’t even rain. Weather was better than expected and we even had decent breezes off and on. Great way to kick off the summer season. Holy cow I counted 21 boats on the water and there were always 4 or five in reserve on the shore. The fun sails are a great time to shake out the winter bugs and make those final adjustments so they don’t hang you up during a race. We even had a maiden sail of a new scratch built Starlet, very nicely done buy the way. Larry Short , Knute Forsman, and David Michaels made their official appearances at an event. Welcome all. Next event Sunday may 23rd at Tualatin for our first summer series race day. Put the date on your calendars it is gooing to be a great season. – Gary