Fall Series I Regatta–Sunday July 26, 2015

This was the first regatta of the Fall Racing series. Rick Strickland was the PRO and started the skipper’s meeting at 1:00pm with 11 skippers signed up.  Drew made an announcement about his Pizza party on schedule for August 29th.  Three races were conducted with the last boat over the finish line around 7:40pm.  This regatta was conducted under the lightest conditions so far this year; therefore all three races were sailed to the wires and back.

The regatta was won by Lenny.  Connie/Teri was 2nd with Barney was 3rd and Curtis was 4th.

Here are the results.

Fall Series I Regatta 2015

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Spring Series Regatta — Saturday July 11, 2015 Corrected Version

Here is the corrected version of the results and write up.  I had the wrong porthmouths rating for the Demon.  It only affective the overall results between Jamie and Stephen, Jamie moved to fourth while Stuart dropped to 4th.

 

Spring Series VII Regatta 2015

 

Lenny

 

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Spring Series VI regatta results — Sunday June 28, 2015

Another fine day of racing; temperature in the Mid 70s, winds Northwestly at 8 – 17kts with 19 boats signed up.

Connie/Teri won the regatta.

WOW we had a three way tie for second. In my haste to publish the results after the regatta last night, this morning I discovered that I had mixed up the race results in the third race and realized that there was a three way tie for second (Tom C. and Chris H., and Tim A.). This is a first since I have been sailing here at the club.

I want to thank the people who set up and took down the crash boat.

Many thanks to Nathan and Richard B who went out and helped the family in the capsized on O-Day sailboat before everyone arrive and Barney and his crew who went out to assist Drew.

The next schedule race is Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 4:00pm. Tim and Jane are schedule to be the PRO.

Almost forgot don’t forget the Shrimp-a-roo scheduled for Saturday August 15, 2015.

I am still looking for two volunteers for PRO duties; Sunday September 27 and Sunday October 25.

Spring Series VI Regatta 2015cor

Lenny

Vice Commodore

 

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Commodore Regatta/Spring Series V Regatta Results

There was already a great write by the Commodore. Here are the results for the regatta: Tim/Jane 1st place; Connie/Teri were 2nd, and Bruce was 3rd. The next race is scheduled for Sunday June 28, 2015 at 4:00pm and I will be the PRO. I would like to start using the “A” flag to symbolize that “No More Races Today”. Here is a link for the code flags for racing http://www.yachtracing.com/technicaljournals/Code%20Flags/codeflagsracing7.html

Spring_Series_V_regatta

Lenny

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ASC Spring Series IV Regatta — May 25, 2015

Here are the results from last Sunday’s regatta Spring Series Regatta IV.  The next race is scheduled for Saturday June 13, 2015 start time is 4:00pm.  Jamie is schedule as the PRO. It really was great day for sailing.

Spring Series IV Regatta 2015

Lenny

 

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ASC Spring Series III — Saturday May 9, 2015

Here are the results from last Saturday’s regatta.  Next regatta is scheduled from Sunday May 24, 2015 at 1:00pm.  Eileen is scheduled to be PRO.

Still need two more volunteers for PRO duties Sundays Sep 27 and Oct 25.

Spring Series III Regatta 2015

 

Lenny

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ASC Spring Series II, April 26 2015

Here are the results for the Spring Series II Regatta for April 26, 2015.  Our next race day is May 9, 2015 and Tom Cannon is schedule for PRO duties.  Still looking for volunteers for PRO duties in Sep and Oct.

Spring Series II Regatta 2015

Lenny

Vice Commodore

 

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ASC Spring Series I, April 11, 2015

Great day for sailing.

First Regatta for 2015

Lenny

 

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ASC Featured in Capital at Play Magazine

Asheville Sailing Club was recently featured in a regional magazine:

http://www.capitalatplay.com/life-at-play/capital-adventurist/inland-sailing/

The article nicely captures what we are all about.  Give it a read!

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ASC Spring Series VI, July 13, 2013

US Sailing Rejects Bert’s New Starting Sequence

Despite confusion, races run smoothly

“Only” 11 boats registered for the July 13 regatta after last month’s 17 boat bonanza.  John Ensminger, who took his boat out of the water for “a few days work on the hull” 3 months ago, promised everyone his was ready to go but was not able to get his Catalina on the line.  Also registering but not finishing a race was B. Whisanhunt, whom I’ve never met but I heard he’s a nice guy.  Among the missing was Lenny Wells, who was seen by witnesses Poodle shopping in Shelby, and Tom Cannon, last seen retiring after winning his last race.

Forecast was for winds from the southeast at 5-10 kt; actual winds were from the southeast at 2-7 kt, which made for some fluky sailing at times.  Principal Race Officer Bert Eskridge was looking to break the mold a bit by starting races without starting flags, horns (or any sound for that matter), and random updates on time to the start (e.g. “4:43 to the Start!  2:12 to the start!  34.554 seconds to the start!”).  Fortunately the fleet was able to start without the normal aids and the first race was off.

The fleet was composed of mostly regulars.  Hennon with crew Trombetta nailed the start and managed to work out a nice little lead up the first leg.  In pursuit, surprisingly, was Tim and Jane Alderson – surprising because many thought they would be at home in front of the telly waiting for the royal baby to be born.   The Titus’ dumped their children off at a babysitter somewhere on the way to the lake in a desperate attempt to raise their game.  Unfortunately, Jamie’s white Al Capone hat quickly eviscerated any respect they may have gained.   Also low on respect was Barney Sokol, who failed to uphold his reputation by failing to T-bone anyone prior to the start.

As expected, Team Alderson had baby on the brain and forgot the course soon after the start, so they began querying the fleet as to where to go.  Hennon wasn’t sure either, so he decided to wait and see which mark Alderson went for and then go for the other one, hoping the fleet would follow.  His plan worked perfectly as Alderson sailed halfway to I-26 before turning around.   The second leg was a beautiful beat to the wires mark in the day’s best wind.  Richard Hansen finally realized he couldn’t live without Duke in the cockpit – his expert tactician was on his game and the FS was back in the mix.  Also lingering close by was Bill Winkler – anytime a Widgeon is close by, you know the fleet is in time trouble.   Although Hansen passed everyone and finished first on the course, Hennon and Trombetta hung on for the win on time.

But Team Jet-14 was a complete non-factor in race 2 after a bad start and a failed windward spinnaker attempt.  Hansen, now full of confidence, kicked Duke off the boat to “sail light and fast”.  It seemed to pay off as he once again cruised in for his second consecutive 2nd place finish.  Alderson also had enough and followed the puffs perfectly for a convincing victory.  The dangerous Doug Carroll had the fastest boat out on the entire lake and would have won the last 3 races if his handicap wasn’t -34.4, but third place on time was a good sign of things to come.

I don’t remember much about race 3 except that practically the entire fleet sailed by me like I was anchored.  And something about how I couldn’t believe a Widgeon was staying with me on the first leg.

Eskridge inquired about running a 4th race and lucky for Hennon, most of the fleet agreed except for Barney, who had a date with Megarette in the RC closet.    As in the first 3 races it was a struggle finding wind, especially since Carroll was using most of it to lap the field.  Repeating their Race 3 performance, Team Alderson once again powered by our poor Jet-14 on the final leg back to the club, but it wasn’t enough in the end.  The final result came down to mere seconds in the last race, as the first through fifth place boats were separated by only 5 points.  Each of those boats also had at least one second place finish in a race – very good to see the level of competition heating up.

I will be RC on July 28, and there will be flags.

-Chris

July 13 2013 regatta results

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