Saturday, August 29, 2009
HYC hosted its second annual Women’s Regatta, with six keen crews, including a visiting boat from CVMO, Apsara. Thanks to the dogged perseverance of our Race Committee and Bosun, who searched up and down the lake for wind, we got in two races. And the grey skies couldn’t dampen the great time had by all, both on and off the water! After slow motion racing, the girls repaired to the bar and enjoyed complimentary Sleeman beer and a very tasty potluck buffet! Regatta winners were The PeaceMaker (Marian, Erin, Lise and Lauren), TinkerBell (Cathy H, Melissa, Carol) and Springbok (Femke, Debby, Brenda and Nancy.) And congrats to first-time boats Kevelle (Liz L, Steph D, Jan B) and Freja (Gail, Sheena, Debbie N)!! And there were some rumblings about an illegal sailor on Freja…??
Two weeks later, a bevy of keen Hudson women sailors headed over to CVMO for their annual Régate des Femmes. After an interesting bumper-boats start (the wind dropped completely), the fleet of seven took off… sort of. But with gradually increasing winds (I use the term lightly) and sunnier skies, the race got interesting – but there was still no catching Tumbleweed, the clear winner of day. Congratulations to the first place team, Tumbleweed (Cathy B, Debby, Carol) – and also for your enthusiastic docking! ;-) Under the steady helm of Barb (with Bev L, Helen Henshaw), Beluga placed fourth, with Verboaten (Marian, Erin, Lise, Lauren), in her inaugural race, right behind in fifth place.
This regatta had a special purpose this year, as a fund-raiser for breast cancer, so the theme of the day was PINK! Competitors and friends sipped rosé and enjoyed delicious local OKA cheese.
The organizing committees from both clubs would like to thank all participants and volunteers for making both events a wonderful success! See you next year!!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The Mother Hen Race shall be a White Sail Pursuit Race from H.Y.C. to Carillon Island, the intent being that all participants will arrive at our destination at approximately the same time.
Please register via the Club office so that we may confirm your starting time.
EVENT HISTORY: The Mother Hen Cruise began as a joint effort organized by J.P. and Betty Petolas (power boaters) and Ted Bowser (sail boater) and took the form of a combination cruise and sailboat race. The powerboaters offered to transport supplies so that the sailboats, some small in stature, could race up to Carillon Island. The trip upriver was followed by a day on the beach, a corn boil and dinner and a pleasant evening of rafting together offshore. This has become a family affair so bring the kids, pack your dinner and hibachi and meet us at the Club for a 13:30 departure.
LOCATION: The beach is located on the North East side of Carillon Island. As usual, we promise to leave the beach cleaner than when we arrived ............... so, everyone, please pitch in.
Blankets Bug Spray
Hibachi & Charcoal Beverages
A Tender (Dinghy) Rain Gear
Food Warm Jackets
Musical Instrument Flashlights
Plastic Cutlery, Plates Glasses
Ice (available at the Bar) Garbage Bags
NOTE: Children under the age of 18 must be supervised by a parent or guardian.
P.S. Don't forget something for breakfast on Sunday........
THIS IS AN ALL NIGHTER!!!
If you need assistance with transport, bring your items to the Club no later than 10:00 on Saturday.
Comme vous le savez la régate des femmes du CVMO aura lieu ce dimanche. Tous les clubs sont invités et nous espérons une participation en grand nombre!Comme nous éprouvons quelques soucis techniques avec notre site web, je vousfais parvenir directement l'avis de course; nous espérons qu'il sera disponibleen ligne sous peu.
Veuillez noter que le départ est prévu pour 13h30 et que la réunion desbarreuses se tiendra sur le terrain de la marina d'Oka (sous les auvents) à12h30.
Comme notre club de voile n'a pas les équipements nécessaire pour annoncer leparcours à partir du bateau comité (pas de tableau d'affichage) le parcourssera annoncé lors de cette réunion.
Après la régate, toutes les participantes et leurs amis sont attendus pour laremise des prix où vin et fromage d'Oka seront offert!L'avis de course n'est offert qu'en français. Toutefois si vous avez desquestions ou quelques incompréhensions il nous fera plaisir d'y répondre! Soitpar courriel (à cette adresse) ou bien via les contacts fourni sur l'avis decourse.
En espérant vous voir nombreuse dimanche!
Julien J.L. et Marco V.Directeurs de course CVMO
PS: If anybody needs a Notice or Race plse email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s a rules situation that occurs at practically every leeward mark rounding.
Boat L(leeward) is approaching the mark from below Boat W(windward). That is, Boat L is on a hotter approach, a bit more on the wind, than Boat W. Both boats are on starboard gybe. At 10 boatlengths from the mark, Boat L hails Boat W that Boat L will have an overlap at the 3 boatlength circle. Both boats are moving quickly, and Boat W hears the hail but ignores it. At the 5-length mark, Boat L again points out to Boat W that he’ll have an overlap. Boat W, her bow being slightly ahead at the 3-length circle, cries “No room” and attempts to close the door on Boat L at the mark. Boat L manages to round, but bumps Boat W. Boat W protests Boat L, and vice versa.
Comment: First, Boat W should pay attention to the definition of “Clear astern and Clear ahead”. Boat L would be clear astern when her hull and equipment in normal position are behind a line abeam from the aftermost point of the other boat’s hull and equipment in normal position. The other boat is clear ahead. If in fact Boat L’s spinnaker was ahead of the line drawn abeam across Boat W’s transom, she was NOT clear astern, did have an overlap, and was entitled to Markroom.
( A boat that is ‘outside”, may find that her wider angle to the mark means that many more boats fall inside that “ line drawn abeam across her transom” than she thinks, and are also entitled to Markroom).
While it’s true that Boat W was at the zone first, she was required to give room to Boat L to round (Rule 18.2: also “Markroom” definition.) In this case, Boat L broke Rule 14, but would be exonerated because Boat W broke Rule 18.2. Boat L’s protest against Boat W would be upheld (Rule 18.2)
Boat W’s Rule 14 protest against Boat L would be dismissed, because Boat W broke Rule 18.2.
Were the boats to have been on port gybe as they neared the mark, Rule 18.2 would still apply.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Register your team by August 10th with Holly Frohloff at email@example.com
Present your boat to the beach area at 2:30pm. Race starts at 3:00pm
Cardboard sheets available @ HYC while quantities last, pick up at HYC office, first-come, first-served (max 5 sheets per team)
Most Creative Design
Most Spectacular Sinking (aka Titanic Award)
1. Allowable materials: cardboard, duct tape, water-based paint & acrylic caulking ONLY
2. NO flotation of any sort allowed
3. Top of boat must be open
4. Sails are allowed
5. No size limit
6. No minimum or maximum # of people in boat
7. Hand-paddled only (no kicking) – with canoe or kayak paddles (no oar locks)
8. Steerage (rudder/centerboard) must be cardboard
9. No contact with lake bottom, rocks or other boats for propulsion
10. No bailing allowed
11. Must finish with all people in, or in contact with, the boat
12. If boat is under water you’re disqualified
13. All participants must wear a life jacket
14. Teams are responsible for the proper disposal of their boats after racing (use dumpsters near maintenance shed in parking lot)
Questions? Contact Holly Frohloff, firstname.lastname@example.org
1. To float, your boat must displace enough water to support its weight and the weight of the crew. One cubic foot of water weighs about 60 pounds so if your boat and crew weigh 300 pounds your boat must displace more than 5 cubic feet of water (300 pounds / 60 pounds per cubic foot = 5 cubic feet). For width, figure about 48” maximum for 2 people.
2. Any extra cubic feet your boat has will allow the sides to stick up above the waterline (this is called freeboard). Some freeboard is necessary to prevent the boat from being swamped by waves. However, on a windy day, too much freeboard makes it difficult to control the boat (wind blowing on the exposed sides acts like a sail pushing the boat off course). Allow about 18” for you to sit and paddle effectively without the edge of your boat blocking your arms.
3. It is important to strengthen the boat against the water pressure that will push in on the sides and bottom of the boat. You can reinforce your cardboard hull by using more than one layer of cardboard with the waffled inside “grain” of the layers set perpendicular to each other (for example, one layer vertical and the next layer horizontal). It will also help to brace the hull with rigid pieces to keep the sides from collapsing.
4. Even a well-designed boat will quickly give way if water gets to any part of its cardboard structure. Overlapping seams sealed with waterproof glue or tape will help keep water from seeping in at the edges. The exposed surfaces of cardboard must also be coated – just be sure the paint you use is waterproof and water-soluble. Consider coating the inside of the boat as well as the outside of the hull. Water is almost sure to splash in and a boat can collapse from the inside just as quickly as from the outside. Note: duct tape shrinks when it’s painted and clear tape melts when it’s painted.
5. In general, a long narrow boat will go faster and straighter than a wide boat and a boat with a pointed bow and stern will go faster than a boat with a flat bow and stern. Longer boats go faster but are hard to turn; a wide boat is easier to maneuver and is not as likely to tip over. Flat-bottomed boats are more stable than V-shaped bottoms, unless the “V” is very wide. Also, a boat with a low center of gravity is less likely to tip over, so keep weight (including the crew) from sitting up high in the boat.
6. A boat that is symmetrical and balanced (both side-to-side and fore-to-aft) will move more smoothly and handle more predictably than a boat that is off-kilter.
7. Finally, remember that boat-building is a series of trade-offs. Experiment, be creative, and most important of all…HAVE FUN! J
NOTE: search “cardboard boats” on the internet for further information
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
With the season well advanced, the race for Club Championship qualification is heating up. It’s worth seeing where we all stand with the Wednesday C series and the Saturday B2 races all still to come.
In PHRF1A the fleet is leader is Quill, followed by Slim and Group Therapy. They have sailed 13 qualifying races and so are still looking for at least 3 more races.
PHRF 1B/2 is led by Jazz, followed by Red Coat and Springbok. The fleet has sailed 19 races and so 3 worst scores are dropped.
PHRF3 is headed by Knot A Clew, followed by Will O’Wind and Sol Y Mar.
The Dinghy fleet has been plagued by light winds without an opportunity for re-sail and so has sailed 7 official races and is still looking for another 8. This seems like a lot, but can be achieved with 3 or 4 days of racing. The fleet is led by Evert Bastet, closely followed by Chris Poulter and Lochie Langford.
Still confused on qualification criteria? Click here.
The fleet champions and wild card positions are all still to sail for - so see you on the water!
Monday, August 3, 2009
Many thanks to our bosun and race committee for re-scheduling with us.
This is a friendly white sail, maybe a good time to trying helming, for those of you who are thinking about it!
Two (2) races are scheduled,
Registration/Skippers Meeting, held in the HYC bar, is 1100.
Warning signal of first race is 1230.
There will be no warning signal made after 1500.
Awards and refreshments will be presented afterwards at HYC.
So, talk it up, get yourselves organized... if someone wants to "coordinate" crews, go for it... I know there are ladies out there looking for a ride (so to speak...;-)
The NOR is available at the Club, please register with the office.
A race traditional set to challenge the skippers boat handling skills, it is open to all classes. There will be a single start for all competitors and the race is limited to white sail.
Copies of the SI's will be available at the club.
The Lake of Two Mountains Trophy was originally presented to the club in 1964 to be awarded for Club Championship in the GP14 Class. During the 1970's the participation in GP14's fell and the trophy was rededicated to the Class Winner, Miscellaneous Centreboards. In 1982 the trophy took on its current award to the winner of the Single Handed Race. Since then it has been won by such notable members amongst others as Greg Bowser, Ken Hodgson, Cork Winters, Ed Cowell and most recently Ron Harris.
The start and finish of the race will be off the municipal pier at Oka. The first start will be at 20:00 and the race is expected to take about 4 hours.
All participants are invited to the terrace at Oka marina for wine, cheese, beer and the prize giving after the race.
The race will be a pursuit race with boats start times calculated on the basis of their handicaps. Start times, as well as the notice of race, are posted on the HYC club notice board and on the CVMO website http://www.cvmo.ca/
For further information contact Andre Morf at 450 479-6909 or mailto:morf.andré@videotron.ca
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Can’t say there hasn’t been lots of racing days this year. And on some of those days we actually had wind. The remarkable thing is that no matter when we do go out, the HYSeas is always waiting for us, enthusiastically manned by our good bosun and a crew of our fellow racers doing RC duty.
They send us out safely and bring us home content and happy. Could anything be more fun or challenging? Answer the question yourself because you probably did your RC duty.
What’s new is that your sailing committee is going to recognize those efforts at the Sailors Awards. There are annual awards for specific RC duties as well as individual achievement levels to recognise your ongoing participation. Have fun with it.
· Knowledgeable application of the RRS and SI’s for club races
· Ability to adapt to changing conditions
· Application of safe boating practices
· Having fun
HYC Award for Excellence in Race Management for a Regatta.
Awarded to skipper and crew. Criteria:
· Knowledgeable application of the RRS and the SI’s for a Regatta
· Ability to adapt to changing conditions
· Application of safe boating practices
· Having fun
· Nominations from club members accepted until Sept. 30
· Review and selection of winner by the Sailing committee
· Participated as an assistant race officer, or mark setter, a minimum 5 days (can be accumulated over 3 seasons)
· Was the RO a minimum of 3 days ( can be accumulated over 3 seasons)
· Was a RO for a minimum of 5 races in one year.
· Was a RO for a minimum of 10 races (can be accumulated over 3 years)
· Has participated at a Race Management seminar given by the FVQ during the last 3 years.
· Be a CYA certified Provincial RO
· Was the RO for an open regatta at the HYC
· Wrote the SI’s for the above regatta.
· Bronze Participation Flag and certificate
· Silver HYC hat with special embroidery
· Gold HYC club shirt with special embroidery