MONTH DAY EVENT Race Type Number January 18 Quartermaster Harbor Mid Distance 1 February 1 Tramp Harbor Mid Distance 2 February 15 Gig Harbor Mid Distance 3 April 2 Racing Rules of Sailing Seminar RRS April 9 WS SPRING #1 Wednesday Night 4 April 16 WS SPRING #2 Wednesday Night 5 April 23 WS SPRING
The CYCT Race Book is your one stop place for all club sponsored race events. In it you will find the entire years race registration forms, sailing instructions, and course information. CYCT Race Book 2014 CYCT 2014 Race Entry Form Correction: Please use the following for the Quartermaster Harbor race.
Feb 22-23: Host Ken StJohn May 24-26: June 21-22: Ken and Julie StJohn @ Docton: Wine Wind & Song! July 4-6: Host Fred and Ursla @ Quartermaster August 30-Sept 1: Brock & Janice September 27-28: Ross & Barb Demmel: Bell Harbor Marina November 14-15: Gary & Joy Ballentine December 31st: Uncriuse
Corinthian Yacht Club of Tacoma NOTICE OF RACE POINT SERIES 2014 POINT BEALS Sept. 20th 2014 COMMAND POINT Oct. 4th 2014 POINT DEFIANCE Oct. 18th 2014 BROWNS POINT Nov. 1st 2014 Each Race Stands Alone on It’s Own Merit Rules: Governed by the Racing Rules of sailing 2013-2016 Eligibility: Open to all vessels
We split the fleet into two divisions by the amount of furniture aboard, Heavy and Light. The race itself was a tour of the Bay, starting off the Log Storage Lot then proceeding up to the Temporary mark at the Madrona Trees, sailed as a close reach with a freighter from the Marshall Islands conducting fire drills, spraying water all over and anchored in the way. The second leg took the boats to the Lobster shop mark off Ruston Way. this was the slowest leg on the day sailed as a weather leg with the mark in a bit of a dull-spot. Third leg was a fast reach once away from the Ruston side and out into the Bay to the Blair Mark. Next leg took the boats to the Hylebos mark sailed as a run with most running Wing-N-Wing. A tricky leg always this one as the Hylebos requires finesse to obtain in a fast manner. Last leg was a short leg on a close reach to the finish line. Times were very fast with Velocity Made Good (VMG) all over 5 knots. All in all a fine test for Single-handed Seamanship.
As we pulled race marks aboard Romeo Charlie we saw Naughty By Nature out for a day sail after finishing and the stern of Mystic as she headed (we assumed) to Gig Harbor for the night. Single-handed…Gene on Mystic however had Luke his faithful standard Poodle as crew.
The U.S. Coast Guard will be our guest speaker at our Oct 13th General Meeting at Johnny’s at Fife (5211 20th St E in Fife.) . 6 p.m. social hour and 7 p.m. meeting. We hope very much to see all of YOU there!
“Anybody can sail in wind, but it takes a real sailor to sail in nothing.” And sail they did. The VMG speeds elude to the frustration factor and after 6.6 NM the race was called at the first mark on the course at point Richmond. Jeopardy took line honors, Special Purpose crossed 29 minutes later to take second in PHRF Light. Third to finish Silver Breeze corrected to second in fleet and won PHRF Heavy. Next to cross was Blue Jay winning the Windseeker division. Obsession was next to finish followed by Dulcinea.
Next race in this series is Point Defiance October 18th, The final race Browns Point November 1st. 0955 first warning for both races. Each race stands alone on it’s own Merit, come join the fun.
Next weekend October 11th is the Sailors Memorial Singlehand. Skippers meeting 1000 at Tyee II CYCT clubhouse. 1115 scheduled first warning.
Command Point Race results attached.
Race Chair CYCT
The down side was the number of DSQ’s, we had three, two boats Lucia and Obsession sailed the Point Beals mark to Port instead of Starboard as written in the Sailing Instructions and Dulcinea missed the Point Robinson mark on the return leg. Lessons to be learned.
I have to give a huge THANK YOU to Joe Salz for setting and retrieving the Point Beals Mark. Joe anchored his boat Rain Drop at Point Beals and stayed on station until the last boat rounded. This was done with some drama as the anchorage is not the best and Rain Drop drug her anchor a bit. Tough duty, the next beer is on me Joe.
Next race is October 4th, Command Point. I’ve ordered more of the same weather. This race is a sail up Colvos to Command Point and return. Like a double dose of Colvos and Dalco all in one day. Eight hour time limit, 0955 first warning for PHRF boats 1000 warning for Windseekers. The start and finish is off the Browns Point Lighthouse. Read the sailing instructions in the CYCT race book.
Billy Carter Corinthian Yacht Club of Tacoma