Sept 12 2021 Racing

Light winds from the Northwest dwindled to nothing by the end of our second race, testing the light wind abilities of the fleet.

SkipperTimeUK Corr timeUK position
RACE 1
B Kelly20.5612291
Wendy23.4012382
Jean23.0212543
Garth25.5213534
Roger26.2013785
Feavers24.0114106
B Woods28.0814727
RACE 2
Patti29.0115181
Wendy29.1415292
Roger29.4615573
Feavers26.4415694
B Kelly28.5817015
Cindy34.1117886
B Woods36.2319037
Jean35.0419098
GarthDNF200009

Keelboat Race September 11

Brisk winds from the Northwest made the keelboat race challenging and exciting. Lots of members got out on the water to enjoy the event, and the BBQ after.

BoatTimeCorr. TimePoints
RACE 1
Feavers19.3411.981
Dave H21.1613.952
Al27.2016.163
RACE 2
Feavers19.5712.211
Dave H20.3913.542
Al24.3414.523
RACE 3
Feavers21.5613.431
Al24.1514.332
Dave H23.3315.443
Ian36.1524.034

Sunday, Sept 5 2021

Another cool and variable day, but winds settled down from the strong morning gusts, so we set a course and completed four races in a mix of light to brisk winds.

SkipperTimeUK Corr timeUK position
RACE 1
Craig  B11.156151
Sharlene12.046342
Dave L12.406653
Feavers11.296794
Roger12.586815
B Woods14.367676
Patti14.487787
Wendy15.298138
RACE 2
Dave L10.495681
Craig  B10.325762
Roger11.416143
Feavers10.326234
Patti12.456705
B Woods13.317106
Sharlene13.407187
Wendy13.447228
Unfortunately, the RC failed to record Sharlene’s time in Race 2, so it is estimated from her position.
RACE 3
Craig  B12.557061
Sharlene14.047392
Wendy14.057403
Roger14.087434
Feavers12.557645
Dave L16.128516
B Woods16.138527
Patti16.318688
RACE 4
Craig  B12.216751
Sharlene13.417192
Dave L13.527293
Feavers13.007684
Wendy14.397705
Roger15.178036
Patti16.098497
B Woods16.238618

Saturday, Sept 4 2021

Strong, gusty winds, cool temperatures and threatening clouds caused some hesitation about going out to race, but enough people were keen to race that we set up a course, including a gybe mark, and seven boats set out to race. The weather rolled through with strong gusts and rain, so after successfully completing one race, we quit while we were ahead.

SkipperTimeUK Corr timeUK position
RACE 1
Craig  B14.488091
Feavers14.348612
Patti16.328693
Phil15.519364
B Woods18.369775
Roger19.3110256
Wendy22.1011657

Mark your calendars for Sept 11:

All members and family are invited to join us for racing, an evening potluck BBQ and an update on club news on Saturday, September 11th.

Keelboats will have timed and scored races, while dinghies and cats will have practice races, without timing and scoring; a perfect occasion to try racing, even if you are not familiar with the rules. We anticipate that at least 3 keel boats and hopefully, several catamarans plus dinghies will be sailing, many of whom will need crew. This is a great opportunity for our new members to sail & meet many of our long standing members & their families. Club boats are available for members to use on a first come, first served basis. Please let Charles know (charles@feaver.ca)  if you plan to sail, what boat you are planning to sail or whether you wish to crew.

We’ll begin with a skippers’ meeting at 12:30 pm. First race follows at 1:00pm, weather permitting. We will try to have 3 races.

At 5:30 pm we will gather on the deck of the upper clubhouse. Please bring your own main entre (your protein & any condiments you may require) and drinks, plus something to share with others (appies, salads, desserts). Club executives will provide updates on club business.

Be sure to RSVP (by Sept. 8) to Deb Woodsat (bdwoods@mymts.net) & indicate what you plan to bring to share at the BBQ & how many of you will attend.

Now for the ‘fine print’. For the safety of all of our members, we will comply with public health recommendations even though many are no longer required public health restrictions.  So, we request that those attending the evening BBQ be fully vaccinated (other than children under 12 who may attend with their parents). Additionally, we ask that face masks be worn at the BBQ when not eating. To avoid congestion in the kitchen area during clean-up, for this year only, we will be using disposable plates & utensils.  Alternatively, members are invited to bring their own plates and utensils to the BBQ and take them home dirty to wash at your own place. Additionally, everyone should wash or sanitize their hands prior to serving themselves/handling food.  Sanitizer will be readily available. We will encourage social distancing while on the deck and in the clubhouse.

See you on the 11th!

Cold shower included at no extra cost…

There was some hesitation to go racing Sunday, because the wind was quite strong from the Northwest, the temperature was cool, and the sun was obscured by thick clouds, but a quick poll determined that racers wanted to sail, so the race committee set up a “sausage course”, and five boats headed out.

It was a bracing wind, and about mid-race, a rain shower rolled over us. All boats finished the race, but we were soaked, so no enthusiasm for a second race.

SkipperTimeUK Corr timeUK position
RACE 1
Dave L10.505911
Feavers10.306162
B Woods12.536743
Penny13.546914
Wendy14.247535

Patti wins second race

Saturday the mood started out downbeat because there was no wind, but when some ripples showed on the lake, the race committee was dispatched to set up a course, and the light wind from the south held up just long enough for all boats to finish a second race, but there was hardly any pressure to push the last boat over the finish line.

SkipperTimeUK Corr timeUK position
RACE 1
Feavers24.0414131
Dave L26.3614512
Patti32.1216843
Wendy32.3617054
B Kelly30.0217635
RACE 2
Patti33.5517741
Dave L33.1618152
Feavers31.2618453
B Kelly33.1119484
Wendy51.3827015