Commodore’s Cup 2020

We had interesting west winds, variable both in intensity and direction on a beautiful sunny afternoon. 15 boats out to race.

Thanks to Sauers and Langdons for race committee work, and to Rosemary for taking pictures.

The results:

SkipperTimeUK Corr timeUK position
RACE 1
Dave B16.299011
Feavers15.519372
Matthew17.199463
Craig  B17.219484
Roger19.0710045
Sharlene18.0710116
Patti19.2810237
Penny20.4410318
Cindy20.5110369
Craig C20.08105710
Wendy20.43108811
Phil18.27109112
guest21.03110613
Ian20.05118714
Sarah19.37129815
RACE 2
Dave B16.218931
Feavers15.108972
Matthew16.299013
Roger17.189094
Patti17.239135
Sharlene16.299206
Wendy18.179617
Craig C18.329738
guest18.399809
Penny20.54103910
Cindy21.40107711
Phil18.23108712
Ian22.13131313
Sarah20.11133514
Craig  B-3.002000015
RACE 3
Craig  B14.408011
Dave B14.428032
Feavers13.458133
Sharlene14.398184
Matthew15.258425
Roger16.188566
Penny17.448827
Patti16.488838
Craig C17.269159
Wendy18.2596810
Phil17.54105811
Sarah17.00112512
Ian23.14137313
RACE 4
Dave B14.237861
Craig  B14.277902
Roger15.358193
Sharlene14.598364
Matthew15.528675
Feavers14.418686
Penny17.528887
Sarah13.539188
Phil16.529979
Wendy19.02100010
Craig C19.04100111
Ian19.32115512
These results are slightly different than those sent around in Sharlene’s email; on review with a proper computer screen, one time was corrected to match the race committee notes, and the 29er Portsmith handicap was applied.

Here’s Commodore Sharlene’s summation of the results:

While Dave Baker finished first, he recognizes that as a non club member he is not eligible to win the cup. So, Charles and Maureen are the winners!  Followed by Matt, then Roger. Craig‘s OCS start cost him his chance to defend his title from last year. 

r1r2r3r4Total Points
Dave B11215
Feavers223613
Matthew335516
Roger546318
Sharlene664420
Craig  B4161223
Penny8107732
Patti7581636
Craig C10891138
Wendy117101038
Phil121211944
Sarah151412849
Cindy911161652
Ian1413131252
guest139161654
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July 11 races

Typical Falcon Lake summer weather; nice breeze, allegedly coming from the North, but with lots of shifts to make sailing interesting.

SkipperTimeUK position
Race 1
Feavers15.153
Dave L15.301
Sharlene17.002
B Woods19.124
Roger20.426
Penny21.315
Wendy21.347
RACE 2
Feavers15.081
Dave L16.323
Phil17.037
Sharlene17.042
Penny18.504
Roger18.555
B Woods19.096
Wendy20.058
RACE 3
Feavers16.183
Dave L16.321
Roger18.404
Penny18.502
Phil18.567
Wendy20.145
B Woods21.076
RACE 4
Feavers14.351
Phil14.422
Dave L16.103
Penny19.144
Roger19.145
B Woods19.416
Wendy19.587

First Keel Boat Race of 2020

Saturday June 27th we had a lively wind gusting up to 15 knots from the South West (mostly!). Five keel boats were on the start line for the first race, plus a few dinghies out to practice. Unfortunately, Dave’s tiller broke when he was doing well in the first race, so he had to retire without finishing. The rest of the fleet had a good time rounding the marks as quickly as possible:

Race 1TimeCorr. TimePoints
Feavers28.1017.241
Marcello29.1917.592
Ian31.5420.583
Allan C37.1522.024
RACE 2
Feavers25.2115.521
Marcello28.1616.962
Allan C29.1017.243
Ian41.0426.494
RACE 3
Feavers26.1216.041
Marcello28.2817.082
Allan C32.3019.213
Ian34.2422.194
Marcello
Al
Phil & Avery
Brian

2020 Races Can Begin this Weekend with a Revised Notice of Race

MSA has sanctioned our race program for 2020, so we can start racing this weekend.

We have been advised to adjust the wording of our Notice of Race in order to comply with provincial health regulations as they stand now. Therefore:

Starting immediately, and continuing until further notice, all FYC Notices of Race are amended to include the following:

All racers, volunteers and race management people must;

  • Pass the COVID-19 self-assessment test before coming to the club each day. https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/  Anyone with COVID19 symptoms must not come to the club.
  • Ensure that the number of people congregating is less than 50.
  • Travel with individuals within their own household and jurisdiction.
  • Maintain social distancing (2 metres/6 feet). Avoid all physical contact.
  • Maintain good handwashing and respiratory hygiene
  • Minimize the number of people in the dock/launching/rigging/parking areas.
  • Not invite visitors/guests to the facilities.
  • Nothing to be shared.  Everything must be provided by the individual. Avoid sharing tools or equipment. If shared disinfect affected tools after use.
  • Avoid the common courtesy of helping others with their lines or accepting help unless there is an immediate need to avoid injury or damage. Wash hands or use sanitizer after handling someone else’s boat or lines.
  • Responding to an incident on or off the water (sailor in the water/other injury) may cause the responsible person to come in physical contact with the sailor. As such participants should always have gloves, masks and hand sanitizer available to protect themselves, and sailors, should contact become necessary.
  • When required, wear gloves that can be washed after use or put aside for several days – do not put gloves in your pocket – virus can live on surfaces up to 7 days – wash hands after taking off the gloves.
  • Safety Boat and Committee Boat should be sanitized after every use;

These amendments to the rules replace the ones we published last week, and may change again quite quickly, based on advice MSA gets from public health.  Watch our website for changes.

Summer of Sailing Regatta

25 Boats on the water for the weekend regatta, which included 17 Lasers, 4 Optimists and 4 dual-handed boats.

The weather was extremely variable, with the wind blowing, or not blowing, various strengths from various directions. It meant lots of adjusting by the race committee, and lots of waiting for the sailors, but sailors had a good time; and those who stayed out for all the races sailed between four and seven races each.

Results:

RankClassHelm Name
1stLASER RADIALMareike Bordasch
2ndLASERKayden Polachek
3rdLASER RADIALLauren Burns
4thLASER RADIALJonah Friesen
5thLASER RADIALSharlene Telles-Langdon
6thLASER RADIALTomas Green
7thLASEREvan Owen
8thLASER RADIALPatti Cohen
9thLASER RADIALKendra Penner
10thLASER RADIALRoger Redwin
11thLASER RADIALMatthew Sauer
12thLASER RADIALBrian Woods
13thLASER RADIALLiam McConnell
14thLASER RADIALWendy Sauer
15thLASER RADIALKatie Sauer
16thLASERGonzalo Agrimbau
17thLASER 4.7Penny Kelly
RankClassHelmName
1stOptiKingsley Parkhill
2ndOptiCharlie Wilson
3rdOptiGavin Garabed
4thOptiBrynn McConnell
RankClassHelmNameCrew Name
1stTaserCharles FeaverCory Leblanc
2ndZestPeter MagnusAidan Lawton
3rdZestMadeline KrestanowichSydney Odowichuk
4thZestAaron KrestanowichCole Anseeuw
Optis starting
Optis starting
Kendra receiving medal
Kendra receiving medal
Matthew receiving medal
Matthew receiving medal
Charles receiving trophy
Charles receiving trophy

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).