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

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.

Women’s Learn to Race

A collaboration with the West Hawk Sailing Club.  A one-week, half-day course for women to improve their sailing skills and learn to race. Taught on single and double-handed sailboats (Laser, Zest). For all girls / women aged 12+. Minimum CANSail 1 or demonstrated equivalent level of sailing skills required. Please see the South Whiteshell Women's Sailing League website at southwhiteshellwomenssailingleague.ca for registration information.

Al Sweeps KB July Races

We had gentle, shifting breezes mostly from the West on Saturday, July 25 for the keel boat and dinghy races. Everyone started at the same time, thanks to David L for timing the dinghies.

The following Sunday, there was too much wind, so sailors practiced screaming reaches, but there were no races.

SkipperTimeKB & Cat Corr TimeKB & Cat Position
RACE 1
Al43.3925.801.00
Ian40.4226.262.00
Marcello49.1729.573.00
RACE 2
Al35.3020.991.00
Ian36.0023.232.00
Marcello39.1923.593.00
RACE 3
Al33.3519.851.00
Ian32.0020.652.00
Marcello40.1024.103.00
RACE 1
Matthew26.0714271
Dave L26.5514712
Evan26.3814873
Guillermo27.3115044
Roger31.4216655
Gonzalo30.2417976
Penny37.3118657
Wendy36.2719158
Craig C38.3120229
Results adjusted Aug 4 to reflect Evan sailing a Laser >> rather than a Laser
RACE 2
Guillermo23.4813011
Dave L24.0613172
Matthew24.1013213
Roger26.4914094
Wendy27.5214645
Penny31.3115676
Gonzalo27.5016457
Evan35.3319848
RACE 3
Matthew23.1012661
Guillermo23.2012752
Dave L24.0413153
Roger28.1814874
Wendy29.1515375
Evan29.0316216
Ian and crew
Ian and crew
Lasers
Lasers
Wendy
Wendy
Dave
Dave

July 18 races

A lovely day with moderate shifting winds, mostly from the West.

SkipperTimeUK Corr timeUK position
Feavers17.1310181
Dave L21.0011483
Patti21.1411162
Sharlene22.1711715
Penny23.0711494
Craig23.5012516
Cindy26.2613147

RACE 2
Feavers16.519961
Dave L18.3710172
Sharlene19.4610393
Patti21.1811194
Penny25.2812665
Craig25.5613616
Cindy29.5214857
RACE 3
Feavers17.3010342
Dave L18.2310051
Sharlene20.3810843
Craig20.4010854
Patti20.5811026
Penny21.5710915
Cindy26.1413047
RACE 4
Feavers15.219072
Sharlene17.149051
Dave L17.459703
Patti18.559944

Unfortunately, on Sunday the weather did not clear up in time for the races.

Wendy and Roger get firsts

Sunday July 12, a mix of winds from the south made for interesting racing. There wasn’t enough wind to set a reach mark, but occasionally we got a good puff, and then again occasionally there wasn’t much wind at all. And of course, the wind shifted unpredictably from side to side. So, results varied among the four races:

SkipperTimeUK Corr timeUK position
Race 1
Feavers15.359211
Phil16.209652
Roger20.0710573
B Woods21.1211145
Patti21.4211406
Penny21.5410894
Wendy21.5711537
RACE 2
Feavers13.438111
Phil15.118974
Roger15.288132
Penny17.268673
Patti18.009465
Wendy18.089536
B Woods19.0210008
Cindy19.139557
RACE 3
Feavers16.039492
Wendy17.048971
Patti18.509893
Roger19.4010335
Phil19.5511767
Penny20.2510154
Cindy21.2710666
RACE 4
Feavers18.2410882
Roger20.2410721
Patti21.0011033
Phil23.0713656
Wendy24.1012705
Penny25.1112524
Cindy28.2414127
A breezy moment between races

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 Dinghy Races of 2020

Nice variable breeze from the South with S-East and S-West variations. Hot. Two boats racing for the first time; Phil in his MC Scow, and Craig C sailing the Bombardier.

RACE 1
Feavers16.429871
Roger20.1710662
Phil20.5912395
Patti22.0111574
Penny22.1611073
Craig C25.2013306
RACE 2
Feavers22.0713071
Phil22.4813463
Patti25.1113232
Penny28.5714394
Roger29.0815315
Craig C33.2417537
Cindy33.2016576
RACE 3
Feavers12.197282
Phil13.067746
Roger14.037383
Patti14.077424
Penny14.307211
Craig C14.407705
Cindy17.018467
Chris C
Chris C
Patti in Laser
Patti in Laser
Start of first race
Start of first race

June 27 & 28 Weekend

It looks like the weather this weekend will be great for starting club racing; Warm with winds from the West on Saturday, and from the South on Sunday.

We will hold our first keelboat races of the year on Saturday, starting at one pm, hopefully running 3 short races. We  can’t follow the “participation” approach of previous years, where we invited lots of people onto the boats. This time the people on each boat must be  from the same household, or people who are regularly in contact, or a minimum number of people who are willing to be in contact for this event. It looks like we will have five boats on the starting line. Anyone who wants to sail a dinghy in the same race is welcome, but it will just be practice race for them, and they should stay out of the way of the keel boats when they are racing. That means a dinghy can still start at the same time, but it has to avoid getting in the way of the starting keel boats.

On Sunday, it should be a couple of degrees warmer, so a great occasion to race dinghies. We will try to run up to 5 races after 1 pm, as usual.

The following weekends, we will have dinghy races in the afternoons, weather permitting, except on the three days reserved for keel boat racing.