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PHRF B8; Final Standings
On a beautifully warm fall evening of 6-12 kt south winds, congrats goes to the crew of Soundwave finishing first in the final Thursday race of the season. Soundwave’s victory cracks a three way tie for first in the series and earns her crew overall B Series honors, with 9 points. Witchcraft 4th in the final race,takes 2d in the series 2 points back. Galilee sails to 3d in the final race...
Solo Valcour Race
Four VSC boats participated in the twenty-two boat Solo Valcour Race this past Saturday. This race is a staggered start time on time single-handed affair. Participants are allowed crew aboard but only the skipper can perform adjustments and maneuvers. The race starts/finishes near GC3 at Valcour’s Bluff Point with a turning point at Carlton Prize. In A Class Galilee corrected first, Etoile...
Under beautiful skies and building breezy south winds, O.D. Ed and Tammy Trombley set course 1 starting deep at the north end of Plattsburgh Bay with the windward mark east of Crab Island. The JAM and Spin fleets completed the six 2.75 mile legs in approximately 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Soundwave led the spin fleet throughout and finished first on corrected time. E’toile...
VSC had a nice contingent of seven boats participating in LCYC’s Ladies Cup this past Saturday. In very light sporadic winds, the 52-boat fleet started altogether drifting slowly from Proctor’s Shoal upwind to Four Brothers. Some boats chose to go north of Juniper Island while others remained south. As the lead boats approached the windward mark, the winds shifted into a beam reach and built...
Clinton Regatta Changes
Clinton Community College is not hosting the Clinton Regatta this year. The race will be held as scheduled August 11, 2012. There will be no after race surf and turf and awards ceremony at the College. The race will start in Plattsburgh Bay, be one race selected from course numbers 1, 2 and 3, with the intent that the first boat to cross the finish line will do so no earlier than 2.5 hours...
Medical Madness Weekend Results
Two Days, Beautiful Weather, Three Races, Some Breeze, Excellent Competitors, Well Run Races & A Fun Party = A Super Medical Madness Regatta Three different Spinnaker Class Cup Winners, Two Different JAM Class Winners, and a Tiebreaker for overall Chief Surgical Team and Medical Madness Cup winner shows the tightness of the competition enjoyed over the weekend. In Saturday’s first race,...
Galilee wins PHRF A8; Souvenir wins the series!
In north winds averaging 6.5 knots, Andy Sajor and family set Course 3, a triangle followed by two W/L, for the final race of the PHRF A Series. Although Galilee took line honors and 1st corrected in the race, Souvenir’s second place finish wins the series with 16 points. This is the first time since time began that a boat other than Soundwave takes first in the “A” Series. Soundwave finished...
In shifty winds from the south, southwest and west with a rain squall thrown in for good measure, four Solings competed in two races overseen by OD’s Dan Inhelder, Ty Kretser & Chuck Surber. Obelix conquered the day with two bullets while USA 812 and Solstice traded 2d & 3d places. USA 835 finished 4th in both contests. Midway thropugh the serries, after 8 Soling events, three...
Souvenir comes from behind to win A7
Souvenir comes from behind to win A7 by 19 seconds over Galilee. In light NE winds averaging around 4 kts. OD Mark Stata set a nice 6 leg W/L course starting near the breakwater. Souvenir trailed through the first two upwinds, finally passing Soundwave, who corrected to third place, in a slingshot maneuver around the second upwind mark. Witchcraft took the start with a port approach near the...
Obelix wins Soling 7
With a first and two seconds, Obelix, wins Soling 7 in light southerlies on Course 1’s less than 1/2 mile legs. USA 835 earned first in the second race and takes second overall. Kim Manion, in her third race of the season with Ty and Amy Kretser aboard, won the third go-round. Thanks to OD’s Mike and Robin Jenkins, Darcy Sutherland and Craig Meyerson.
Soundwave earns the win in the benefit Kent-DeLord...
Soundwave earns the win in the benefit Kent-DeLord Cup by a mere 12 seconds over Freya, helmed by the out-of-retirement Rob McDowell, in moderate to strong west winds of around 16 kts. OD Ed and Tammy Trombley chose new Course 47, which featured two challenging shifty upwinds, first from the start pin at S to first mark W, then, after a fun downwind leg from W south of Crab Island around Carlton...
Souvenir takes second place in Lake Champlain Race
Souvenir takes second place in the 17 ½ hour 60 mile grueling light, very shifty winds of the overnight Lake Champlain Race, correcting just 8 seconds ahead of Avena. Dunder earned line honors and the trophy. Galilee corrected to fifth place. The first leg west from Carlton Prize to the rounding at Garden Island ledge featured a beam reach southerly wind start in which some of the competitors...
FYI!!! PHRF A7 is Wednesday July 11th
NEXT A SERIES RACE IS WEDNESDAY, JULY 11th to avoid a conflict with Thursday’s Mayor’s Cup Boat Parade. ALL A SERIES RACES START AT 1800 WITH WARNING AT 1755.
Galilee wins PHRF A6
Galilee ghosted to victory by staying right on the 3d and final upwind 1-mile leg of course 1 in the dying breeze of PHRF A6. Soundwave second; Souvenir third. Witchcraft maintains a one-point lead over Soundwave and two points over Souvenir in the tightly contested A Series. Two races remain.
Freya wins Cracked Pot
Despite starting early and having to re-start, Freya eked out a 19 second win over Souvenir in the very exciting finish of the 16.1-mile staggered start Cracked Pot. Four boats converged at the finish, with Soundwave just 20 seconds behind Souvenir and Real Escape coming in another 20 seconds later. OD Brian White selected Course 5, in the S-SW 16 knot winds, one of the new “figure 8” courses,...
Cracked Pot Race Info
Hi Folks Click for Cracked Pot Staggered Start Handicaps. Please review. If any errors, please notify me today via e-mail, or tomorrow before 0800 by text or telephone. Correction of errors will be made only if notified of the same prior to 0800 tomorrow. No request for redress will be heard or granted based on errors in the handicaps. The Course number will be posted on the RC...
NAKED TURTLE RACE
Under sunny skies, gusty and shifty southwest to northwest winds, ranging into the mid-20s, the classic needled-nosed boat Lotus bested the 5 boat fleet in the first JAM race of the season, correcting more than 2 minutes over line honoree and 2d place corrected Etoile D’Argent, on course 66, a 12.5 mile Gold Cup type course. 3d place went to Chaosarou II. Similarly, in the Spinnaker division, on...
VSC has Strong Showing at Odziozo
Souvenir leads VSC’s 4 boat contingent in LCYC’s Odziozo’s 24 boat spinnaker fleet, finishing 2nd of all non-sports boats, just 26 seconds behind Avena, and third overall. Freya finished 7th, Galilee 8th and Real Escape 14th. The sport boat Buffalo Theory took line honors and the cup. For details go to http://lcyc.info/files/2012OD_0.html
Soundwave maintains 1st place in PHRF A Series...
In steady winds of about 9 kts, the spinnaker fleet had yet another very closely contested finish. ODs Andy Sajor and Mr. McNichols set Course 3 with upwind leg of approx. 1.15 nm to a drop mark, then a broad reach to G jibing into a tight reach back to the drop mark starting pin located just north of C. These three legs were followed by 2 upwind/downwind times around. Withccraft started early...
In blustery 16-20 kts winds, three Solings ventured out for the single race of the evening. USA 835 DNF. USA 812 retired after colliding with Solstice. Solstice completed the race. Thanks to JP and Hawkeye for ODing the excitement.
Galilee conquers the long legs of Isle St. Michel
In winds from the south 10 kts and less, Galilee takes line honors over the 7 boat spin class and bests second place Witchcraft by nearly two minutes corrected to win the Isle St. Michel Cup race. Soundwave placed four minutes corrected off the pace. The Manion family OD took advantage of the beautiful sunny day by posting Course 12, a 16-mile windward/leeward course starting/finishing at G with...
In another squeaker, Souvenir’s all lady crew of Katie, LaShauna and Darcy, edged out Soundwave on the last leg to finish first corrected by 5 seconds in this light steady 5 kt S breeze race. Course 1 windward/leeward YG had six 0.5 nm legs. Galilee took line honors and finished third one minute corrected off the pace. Special thanks to Bill Rowe, who along with daughter Kim Manion, OD’d...
Please note LCPHRF posted a rating change for Real Escape to 87. This rating is effective starting the Thursday 6/7/12 PHRF A2 race.
Witchcraft 1st by a mere 54 seconds in the 16 mile...
Under gray but otherwise very good sailing conditions, in 10-15 generally south winds, Witchcraft finishes first in the 16 mile Commodore’s Cup race, winning by a mere 54 seconds overSouvenir, and just an additional 4 seconds over third place Real Escape. Souvenir took line honors by slightly more than 4 minutes over Real Escape. Dirty Girl crossed the line third about 10 minutes...
Dirty Girl Witchcraft wins first race of season!
2012 LC PHRF Application
http://www.mbbc-vt.org/phrf/PHRFform.pdf can also be found on our website at http://www.valcoursailingclub.org/otw/
Notice of Race & Sailing Instructions Amendment #2
As a result of the issues raised by JAM Fleet captain Cinthia Audet, and upon majority vote of the Executive Committee in favor on the following motions: Motion 1: JAM members should not be required to have a paying member driving because most JAM boats have only one or two crew aboard. Motion 2: Non-member per race fee should remain at last year’s cost of $25.00. Please note: Notice of...
PHRF Tune-Up is postponed from Thursday May 24 to...
Notice of Race & Sailing Instructions Amendment #1: PHRF Tune-Up is postponed from Thursday May 24 to Thursday May 31. We are scheduling two races on Thursday, May 31. The first is the PHRF Tune-Up, warning 1755, starting gun 1800. This race will be no more than 1 hour long, Course 1 shortened to no more than 4 legs. The O.D. need not signal a shortened course by raising code flag “S”...
Soling Tune-Up, Tuesday, May 22, 2012, is...
Dear Sailors: The Soling Tune-Up scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, May 22, 2012, is abandoned. Thank you. Craig Meyerson VSC Vice-Commodore, Race Committee Chair
VSC Spring Party
Saturday May 19th @ Meron’s in Plattsburgh from 6-9pm view flyer below VSC Spring Party Flyer
OD Boat Possibility - Pictures Below
See Post Below for Pictures 1988 20’ Grady-White with a single 175 hp Evinrude outboard gas engine and 2007 trailer 6 cylinders tested at 90-95 psi. After much consideration and many hours of research of available boats by various members of the board and boat search committee, the Executive Committee has voted via e-mail 5 in favor, 1 against and 1 has not yet weighed in to purchase...
Omnium Comittee Meeting, May 15th
Omnium Committee meeting May 15th @ 7pm at JP’s House
Andy Horton rules seminar @ LCYC May 14th 7pm
Andy Horton rules seminar - LCYC - Monday, May 14th 7:00pm FYI, Andy Horton is doing another rules seminar this year and Andy does an excellent job with easy to understand that is good for all of us. I believe this year is on gates rules and strategies. Hope you all can make it FWD Gene Cloutier via Brian Dowling
Board Meeting May 2nd
Board Meeting at Dan and Katie’s house Wed. May 2nd 6-8pm
Board Meeting March 16th.
Board Meeting at Dan and Katie’s house Fri. Mar. 16th 6-8pm
Valcour Sailing Club’s Winterfest 2012!!!!!!
You are invited to the Valcour Sailing Club’s Winterfest 2012 Bring your friends, family, and those who may be interested in joining the Valcour Sailing Club. When: Friday, February 24, 2012 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Where: Beartown Ski Area Beartown Road Beekmantown, NY Come ski, tube, ride, talk sailing by the fire, or socialize in the lodge. Please bring your favorite dish to share at this...
Board Meeting Feb. 3rd
Board Meeting at Dan and Katie’s house Fri. Feb. 3rd 6-8pm View Larger Map