Wednesday Burger Night at Kits nearly Blown away

Back in Black unscrambles the SCraMbLE

Racing Island Time - Sept Long Weekend at Centre Bay

Fleet One Ladies with Isabella Bertold taking in New York!

(Oh, and taking on the International Women's Keelboat Championship)

 

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BAR-B-QUE was almost Blown Out

Certainly the racers were! Wednesday races were given a pass by the M242 fleet as breezes hit 20 - 30 knots.

The Fleet Chef, Paul Martin, perservered however and served up as promised to the stragglers from Royal Van and those who stayed on from Kits.

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Fine Day for a Scramble

Tiddly Cove Yacht Club once again provides the most interesting Race of the season. M242 Fleet Captain Allan Strain provided this report:

While Phil Craig (Black in Back) was fast from the start, the other 242s changed positions throughout the race. The current was not much of a factor, those racing double handed (BROOS and Marhenurh 5) were not over powered, there were huge wind pressure variations over the bay with corresponding changes in wind direction. Three of us went aground near the East Mile Marker on the way to the Bell Buoy. Shadowfax got stuck in the Passage Island dead air hole to sit last M242, while Cedric (Check Mate) just used white sails close to Passage, got the wind and was gone. From Pt Atkinson to the Dundarave Mark was very challenging: light wind, spinnakers unstable, and a small mark that's hard to see. Broos overshot the gybing angle on the right, Check Mate and Marhenurh 5 were in less pressure on the left, and Shadowfax wobbled up the middle to come second with Peter Wealick (Marhenurh 5) third.

M242 results:

  1. Back in Black
  2. Shadowfax
  3. Marhenurh 5
  4. Broos
  5. BlowOut
  6. Catch Me Now
  7. Check Mate

Overall Results are here.

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M242 Centre Bay Regatta

Labour Day Weekend

September 3rd to 5th

Enjoy a little cruise, stock up a mother ship,

get ice in the cooler, and prepare some appies.

It's time for some "serious" racing off the docks at Alexandra Island.

Can be a good idea to get there early!

Please let Allan Strain 604 785 6537 know if you are interested in attending or want any information.

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Women's International Keelboat Championships

for the Bengt Julin Trophy

American Yacht Club

 

Rye, NY

August 14 - 20, 2016

Follow Isabella Bertold, Maggie Drinkwater, Elizabeth Dier and Maura Claire Dewey as they take on 15 other J/170s from the USA, Germany, New Zealand and another Canadian team.

Facebook page here

Official Regatta site here

 

M242 North American Champs 2016Crantini and Crew from left to right: Abby Brown, Randy Diamond, Bob Britten, Alex Fox.  Congratulations Champs!

M242 North American Regatta 2016

Cowichan Tribe's Kil-Pah-Las Beach

Results are final as of 17:32 on August 2, 2016

Overall

Sailed: 8, Discards: 1, To count: 7, Entries: 20, Scoring system: Appendix A

Rank Fleet Yacht Name Sail Num Yacht Club Skipper Owner R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Total Nett
1 2 Crantini 11 RVicYC Alex Fox (19) 3 4 1 3 1 1 2 34.0 15.0
2 2 Blackadder v2.0 2092 NYC Ken Holland 2 2 1 2 (7) 2 4 3 23.0 16.0
3 1 Bella Rena 127 LunnenburgYC Drew Mitchell 3 4 3 3 1 (5) 2 4 25.0 20.0
4 1 Back in Black 13 RVYC/KYC The Dream Team 1 1 2 4 5 3 (6) 5 27.0 21.0
5 1 Too Wicked 304 RVanYC Michael Clements 4 5 6 7 (10) 4 3 1 40.0 30.0
6 2 Crazy I's 203 OIYC Chris White 5 8 5 (14) 13 6 5 10 66.0 52.0
7 1 Simply Red 8 RVanYC Alan Drinkwater (13) 7 13 8 2 10 8 8 69.0 56.0
8 1 Whippet 5 RVanYC Craig Strand 6 6 8 5 4 14 13 (15) 71.0 56.0
9 1 Dirty Dog 282 Kits YC Matt Collingwood (11) 11 7 11 8 7 9 6 70.0 59.0
10 2 King Julian 149 RVicYC Chris Bligh 8 10 9 (17) 6 8 10 13 81.0 64.0
11 1 Shadowfax 209 RVanYC Allan Strain 12 9 11 6 (14) 9 12 14 87.0 73.0
12 2 Haggis 159 RVicYC Judith Neville 14 12 14 9 (15) 11 7 7 89.0 74.0
13 1 Marhenurh 5 171 RVanYC Peter Wealick 7 14 10 10 12 13 (15) 12 93.0 78.0
14 1 Min of Mine 215 RVanYC Tara Smith 9 16 12 12 11 (18) 17 9 104.0 86.0
15 2 Purple Martin 163 OIYC Betsy Wareham 15 15 16 16 9 (17) 16 11 115.0 98.0
16 2 Class Legal 77 RVicYC Phil Wampold 16 (17) 15 15 16 12 11 17 119.0 102.0
17 2 White Noise 257 RVicYC Kirk Westergaard 10 13 17 (18) 18 15 18 18 127.0 109.0
18 2 Jimmy Chicken 115 RVicYC Dylan Jones 17 (18) 18 13 17 16 14 16 129.0 111.0
19 2 Arriba 251 MBYC Cam Gray 18 19 19 (DNC) 19 20 DNC DNC 158.0 137.0
20 2 Treachery 267 OIYC Ken Machtley 20 (DNC) DNC 19 20 19 19 DNC 160.0 139.0

www.cowbay-regatta.ca

 

Sailwave Scoring Software 2.19.8
www.sailwave.com

The website was down for a couple of days.  Here's an update thanks to Clare's newsletter blast:

Next Up:

COW BAY REGATTA and M242 North Americans

July 29th to July 31st Cowichan Bay Regatta

Click here to Register Today!!!


Update from Michael Clements:
As of last week we are sitting at 21 boats, of which:

  • 13 are Registered, 2 are possibles, (Mike Merrick's team from Bellingham and Duncan Cameron from LA)
  • No word yet from Cam Grey in Maple Bay; Judith from Victoria; or the new owner in Ladysmith

So the final count will probably be 19-20 boats.

 

ENGLISH BAY SCRAMBLE

Tiddly Cove Yacht Club

English Bay Scramble 2016 August 13th 2016

  • TCYC Members Early Bird – $50 
    reduced registration prior to August 8 2016
  • Non-Member Early Bird – $60

    After August 8th
    TCYC Members – $60
    Non-Members – $70
 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

Congratulations to Ray Parsons for his remarkable rendition of Dick Dead-Eye for Fleet Captain Allan Strain's entry in this year's EASTER SEALS REGATTA.

Great commitment to a great cause!

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