Next Weekend

This past weekend, a number of members did a fantastic job of moving the club sailboats out and cleaning both the lower and upper clubhouses. Most of the opening day chores have now been completed by small groups of individuals on different weekends. Thank you to all who participated.

We can’t start racing until we get authorization from Manitoba Sailing, who are in turn waiting for approval from provincial health authorities. But members can sail all they want at the club.

We can’t hold the scheduled keelboat races this coming Saturday June 19th, but let’s get as many boats out as possible (keel boats, dinghies or cats) to “Sail around the islands” Saturday afternoon starting at 1 p.m.. A proposed course will be outlined on the blackboard. We must all comply with the rule of no more than five people from no more than three households in a boat.

Club opening postponed again

Health orders don’t allow any multi-household activities, even outdoors, so the opening has to be postponed again. If health rules change in time, we will try to schedule club opening for June 12th.

We also have to postpone the start of the racing season until health rules change.

Meanwhile, individual member households can use the club grounds to get their boats ready, go sailing, and it would be a great help if you could do some chores while they are there. Penny has sent out a list of chores that need doing.

2021 Racing Schedule

Our schedule for racing this summer, subject to weather & public health regulations, is:

  • Club Championship series; dinghy racing every weekend day and statutory holiday from May 29th to September 19th, except on days when we have a keelboat race scheduled
  • Keel boat racing days; June 19, July 31, September 11th, and September 18th.
  • Commodore’s Cup on August 14th (it is included in the Club Championship series)

The Racing Instructions for the Club Championship are posted here.

  • Here are some important points from the racing instructions:
    • The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day is 1300.
    • The race officer on duty may run up to five races in a day.
    • At least three boats must start in a race for that race to be counted towards the Championship.
    •  15 races will be required to be completed to constitute a series. A boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores, excluding her 16th best score and all those below it. [So, you really want to complete 15 races during the summer]

We are intending to start a women’s sailing league this summer.  I will post the schedule and the racing instructions for the women’s league race series when the plans for those races are developed.

Sept 26 Racing

Saturday turned out to be a combined club close-up and racing day. We put away the boats, did lots of cleaning, lifted the docks in the morning, and as the weather turned nice in the afternoon, we set a race course to the South-East, based on the winds of the moment. It was an official keel boat day, with three boats on the line, and dinghy sailors went sailing around the buoys too. The wind was capricious; it pretty much blew from every direction, and everything from a zephyr to a hard blow.

SkipperTimeCorr. TimePoints
RACE 1
Al31.0218.341
Feavers31.0319.012
Marcello32.3019.503
RACE 2
Al20.0211.841
Feavers19.2211.862
Marcello23.2414.043

Sept. 19 Keel Boat races

Lovely warm and sunny day, great turnout, everything good except…. a shortage of decent wind. We ran two races in little zephyrs of wind, sometimes just enough to keep moving, sometimes not quite enough…

SkipperTimeCorr. TimePoints
RACE 1
Al68.0340.231
Dave H64.0041.972
Marcello75.5545.553
Feavers75.5646.494
Ian75.5749.005
RACE 2
Dave H22.1114.551
Marcello25.4515.452
Ian26.1516.943
Al29.3917.534
Feavers28.4217.575

Sat. Sept. 12 Racing

After a cool morning, the sun warmed things up and a gentle breeze appeared to be blowing from the West when we set the course, but winds are never so simple on Falcon… A north wind came in gusts to mix it up with the west gusts, and unfortunately the course was set a little close to the north shore, so the favoured side of the course had dead spots. We ran five short races, each one a unique combination of gusts and quiet moments…

SkipperTimeUK Corr timeUK position
RACE 1
Feavers15.329181
Dave L16.579262
B Kelly15.509363
Jean18.569954
Cindy21.1310555
Anna17.1011176
Feavers16.359801
Anna15.3010092
B Kelly17.3510393
Patti19.4910414
Dave L19.1710545
Cindy22.2611156
Roger21.1511167
Jean21.3011308
RACE 3
Dave L18.5610351
Feavers17.3710412
Anna17.2211303
Patti21.5211494
Roger22.0111575
B Kelly19.4911716
Jean23.5712587
Cindy26.5213368
RACE 4
Dave L15.058241
B Kelly14.348612
Jean16.568903
Patti16.588914
Roger17.449325
Feavers16.5710026
Cindy21.0010447
Anna17.0011068
RACE 5
Feavers12.567651
B Kelly13.077752
Dave L15.138323
Anna13.208684
Roger16.528865
Jean17.149056
Patti18.109547
Cindy22.3011188

Saturday Sept 5 Racing

Variable winds, mostly from the west and a lovely fall temperature set the stage for races where picking the right side of the course made the difference. Fearing this might be one of the last days suitable for dinghy sailing, we had 5 races:

SkipperTimeUK Corr timeUK position
RACE 1
Feavers15.098961.0
Dave L17.209472.0
Patti18.039483.0
Jean18.179614.0
Wendy19.1310105.0
B Woods19.5210446.0
Phil18.0410687.0
B Kelly18.0510698.0
Craig C20.5710999.0
Cindy25.55128810.0
RACE 2
B Kelly16.319761.0
Feavers17.0610112.0
Dave L19.0910463.0
Roger20.0610564.0
Wendy20.2110695.0
Jean20.2210706.0
Patti20.3310807.0
B Woods20.5711018.0
Anna17.1611479.0
Phil19.57117910.0
Craig C22.55120311.0
RACE 3
Dave L20.5911471.0
B Kelly21.0212432.0
Roger29.0215253.0
Wendy30.0815834.0
Feavers27.1816145.0
Patti32.1716966.0
B Woods32.2016997.0
Phil32.2219138.0
Jean36.3719249.0
Dave L18.4810271.0
Feavers18.1510792.0
B Woods20.5010953.0
Wendy20.5310974.0
Jean21.1911205.0
Phil19.0011236.0
Patti21.2411247.0
B Kelly19.1611398.0
Roger22.2611799.0
Anna19.06126910.0
RACE 5
Dave L20.1011021.0
Feavers19.4611682.0
B Kelly21.2412653.0
Wendy26.5714164.0
Roger27.5214645.0
Anna22.2514896.0
Patti28.2714957.0
Jean28.5715218.0
Phil26.0915469.0

Saturday August 29th racing

Racers struggled with light and spotty wind, leaving some boats sitting motionless while others caught light gusts, producing some interesting results:

RACE 1
Roger29.1315351
B Kelly26.4215782
Phil26.5515903
B Woods33.0517384
Wendy37.4319825
Craig C38.1220056
Cindy41.3820707
Ian41.1324368
Thanks to Kellys for scoring, and to Al for taking pictures
RACE 2
Wendy11.095861
Roger12.256522
B Kelly11.116613
Phil11.136624
Ian12.067155
B Woods13.477246
Cindy14.557427
RACE 3
Dave L8.524851
Wendy11.205952
Cindy12.086033
Roger11.476194
Phil10.346245
B Woods12.326586
B Kelly11.306807
Ian12.547638
RACE 4
Dave L15.588721
Cindy19.339722
Phil17.3510383
Wendy20.5410984
B Woods21.1411165
B Kelly18.5611196
Roger23.0912167
Ian20.3712198