July 14 Racing

A spotty easterly to south-easterly to south wind that built in fits and starts. Finding the wind was key to success.

RACE 1
SkipperTimeUK Corr timeUK position
Dave L17.359601
Feavers17.2110212
Jean19.3410253
Phil17.5310524
Sharlene20.1810645
Penny21.4710836
Wendy24.0912667
RACE 2
Penny19.189591
Sharlene18.269662
Phil17.0510053
Dave L18.4810264
Wendy19.4610365
Jean19.5210416
Feavers17.5210517
RACE 3
Sharlene10.405591
Feavers9.465752
Dave L10.505913
Penny12.015974
Cindy12.166105
Wendy11.426136
Jean11.486187
Phil11.046518
RACE 4
Feavers14.068291
Sharlene16.598902
Penny18.329213
Cindy19.319704
Wendy18.479845
Dave L18.189996
Jean18.3610947
Phil18.5911178
RACE 5
Dave L15.128301
Sharlene16.268612
Feavers16.209613
Jean19.4110314
Cindy21.0010445
Wendy20.5010926
Phil19.3911567
Downwind leg
Looking for wind

July 13 2019

Southish breeze in typical Falcon style.

RACE 1
Sharlene17.279141
Roger18.139552
Dave L17.539763
Feavers17.2010204
Cindy20.4610325
B Kelly18.0210616
Wendy20.4410867
RACE 2
Sharlene7.514111
B Kelly8.084782
Feavers8.224924
Dave L8.484803
Roger9.314995
Cindy12.296216
Wendy12.026317
RACE 3
Sharlene10.185401
Roger10.385572
Dave L10.225663
Feavers9.475754
B Kelly10.406275
Wendy12.546766
Cindy14.197127
RACE 4
Sharlene10.175391
Feavers9.185472
Dave L10.445863
Roger11.386104
Wendy12.476705
Cindy14.367266
RACE 5
SkipperTimeUK Corr timeUK position
Dave L11.246221
Sharlene12.046322
Roger12.246503
Feavers11.446904
Cindy15.037485
Wendy15.087936
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July Long Weekend

Sorry it took me so long to post these. They are based on the latest handicap information.

RACE 1
SkipperTimeUK Corr timeUK position
Sharlene9.495141
Craig9.485352
Phil12.257303
Ian15.389204
RACE 2
Craig9.275161
Sharlene10.315512
Phil12.387433
Ian15.589394
RACE 3
Sharlene9.525171
Craig9.485352
Ian14.008243
July 1,2019
RACE 1
SkipperTimeUK Corr timeUK position
Jean8.284981
B Kelly8.505202
Dave Fr11.286143
Phil10.546414
RACE 2
B Kelly24.4814591
Patti29.0615252
Roger29.0915283
Jean27.2516134
Dave Fr31.0116625
Phil30.0717726
RACE 3
B Kelly22.0913031
Roger25.5013542
Patti27.5314613
Phil25.4915194
Jean26.0215315
Dave Fr31.2616846
RACE 4
Patti21.3711331
B Kelly20.2412002
Jean21.0212373
Cindy25.5112854
Phil23.0913625
Roger27.0114166
Dave Fr28.3415307

Handicaps update

At our 2018 AGM, we decided to change to the UK handicap system, because it offered some ratings which better reflect the performance expected from experienced sailors than the US system.

I have found the newest UK Portsmouth numbers, which have increased the handicap 5 points for Tasars (also MScow), one point for Laser, three for Laser Radial, and all our other active classes no change. Note; an increased handicap means less of a penalty. I will apply these handicaps to all races this year.

June Keel Boat Race

A gentle breeze greeted the three keelboats that made it out to the start line.

Phil joined the race in his scow, but unfortunately we don’t have a handicap system that covers both the scow and the keelboats, so Phil enjoyed a practice race!

SkipperTimeCorr. TimePoints
Al42.4025.221
Marcello51.1030.702
Ian53.0035.143
RACE 2
Al29.0617.202
Marcello24.5814.981
Ian29.2319.483
Marcello & Penny
Ian in his new boat

Club Motorboat training

Please plan to attend one of the two briefing sessions on how to manage our motorboats.

Both motors and docking systems are a bit fussy, but if you know their quirks, they work quite well. If we all treat these boats right, they will keep running. Uninformed mistakes cost us a lot of time and money in additional boat maintenance.

The dates have changed for these sessions they are now:

Sunday June 23 at 11 am and Sunday July 14 at 11 am.

FYC Hosting Big Regatta in July

Mark your calendars!  On July 20 and 21, 2019, the Falcon Yacht Club is hosting the District 4 Laser Championships/Summer of Sailing Regatta.  This will be our biggest racing weekend of the season and a great reason for a Saturday evening BBQ.  Club members are encouraged to race or volunteer for the weekend.

Laser International divides North American into 25 Districts (6 in Canada).  District 4 includes Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario (including Thunder Bay).  For the “seasoned” Masters sailors in our club who are feeling extra adventurous this year, the District 4 Championships will be an excellent warm-up for the Laser Masters Canadian Championships, which the RLWYC is hosting this year in August.

Online registration for the District 4 Championships is now online at: Sailcanada.checklick/Manitoba

For the District 4’s, only those with an International Laser Class Association (ILCA) membership will be scored in the District 4 Championships. (An ILCA membership is also required for the Masters and is available online at: www.laser.org).

For sailors born between 2003 and 2010, the District 4’s/Summer of Sailing Regatta is also the qualifiers for the South Region for the 2020 Manitoba Games.  If you know a sailor who might be interested, please visit the Sail Manitoba 2020 Manitoba Games site at: sailmanitoba.com/2020-manitoba-games.

We are also looking for a few more volunteers.  If you are not planning to race, but would still like to be a part of the event, many hands make for light work!  If you are interested in volunteering, please email Charles (on the water) or Liz (on land).

Extra clean-up

Many thanks to those who came out Sunday. All the old junk, including the very large, heavy sign are gone. The grounds look great! The grass is growing; please sign up in the lower clubhouse to take your turn mowing.

Both crash boats are in the water & running. Unfortunately we had a lot of gas left in the tanks at the end of last season. We added storage fluid in the fall, and carburetor cleaner this spring. Even though the motors might hesitate to start, and run a bit rough, we want to burn up this old gas to the bottom of the tanks before we buy new gas so that we have fresh gas with the right mix for the rest of the summer.

Time for some nice weather to get out on the water to sail!