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October 2014 Mainsheet

October 2014 Mainsheet

October 2014 Mainsheet

Point Series 2014 Notice of Race

  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

Christmas Party 2014

SAVE THE DATE!!! CYCT Annual Christmas Party December 12, 2014, 6:00pm-11:00pm Totem Yacht Club, 5045 N. Highland Street,  Tacoma Ham and Turkey Dinner provided by the club Please bring a side dish to share (potatoes, salads, breads, veggies, desserts) BYOB…officers will provide hot buttered rum! There will be a White Elephant Gift Exchange, bring gifts!!

Command Point 2014 Race Results

As I look back, this race has had everything.Command Point has been fogged-out, been a very fast gear buster, sailed in glorious sunshine in moderate air, rain so hard it hurt and called short at Command Point. But never a drifter until 2014.The race started after a twenty minute postponement in breeze and four boats

Oct 13th General Meeting – US Coast Guard!

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!  

Sailors Memorial Singlehand 2014 Race Results

What a wonderful day for sailing. 5-12 knots of wind for the most part, some higher gusts 18-20 tops, some rain to keep the dust down and enough sunshine to keep it all warm and bright.

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.

Congratulations! to all that hit the start line and to those that tried. I know Phoenix gave it a good go but her engine let her down at the dock. Wild thing stayed tied to the dock claiming it was the best thing to do. I know that feeling, one of the best cruises I ever took was spent tied to the dock for two days while it all went a stormy and wet out there.

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.

 

Race Results Sailors Memorial Singlehand 2014

Billy

Oct 13th General Meeting – US Coast Guard!

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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!

 

Command Point 2014 Race Results

As I look back, this race has had everything.Command Point has been fogged-out, been a very fast gear buster, sailed in glorious sunshine in moderate air, rain so hard it hurt and called short at Command Point. But never a drifter until 2014.The race started after a twenty minute postponement in breeze and four boats jumped the gun just to make it exciting. The wind was short lived and went away just as fast as it came in and then settled down to 1 to 2 knots, but the flood in Dalco Passage pushed the fleet to Colvos. Now Colvos “always” runs North bound except if you get to close on Point Defiance with a flood, and without wind power to pull you westerly to find the North bound river…well, bring your golf clubs you are heading to Chambers Bay. We had a few that forgot their clubs and turn the engine on instead.

“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.

Billy

Billy Carter

Race Chair CYCT

October 2014 Mainsheet

October 2014 Mainsheet

October 2014 Mainsheet

Point Beals 2014 Race Results

Incredible conditions, I don’t think we could have had it any better. Wind 5 to 16 knots and sun once the haze and  clouds burned off. The turn out was thin for the Windseeker class but promising for the PHRF fleet. We have enough to split up the PHRF fleet into two classes, Heavy and Light.

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.

This may have been the last year for the Point Beals Race as Point Beals Race maybe replaced by Three Tree Point for 2015. Stay tune for more on this. SARC (Seattle Area Racing Council) meeting is October 15th and it should be clear as to what the Calendar looks like for 2015 by then.

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.

Race results attached.
Hope to see you on the water,
Billy

Billy Carter Corinthian Yacht Club of Tacoma