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

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!

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