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Beautiful Labor Day Weekend Brings More Light Air

Labor Day weekend 2005 brought beautiful, clear weather but allowed only two days of sailing due to light winds. Click “read the full story…” to see the top finishers for the Labor Day Series.

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Posted on September 10th, 2005 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Katrina is a No-Show at Sandy Bay

The remnants of Katrina skirted to the North and West of Cape Ann for the final Wednesday of the Midweek Series, so a few hearty Rhodes 19 sailors showed up to race. Click “read the full story…” to see the top finishers.

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Posted on September 2nd, 2005 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Third Weekend a Charm

The third weekend of August brought with it enough wind for two full days of racing. Click “read the full story…” to see the top finishers.

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Posted on August 29th, 2005 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


The Wind Returns!

After a 30 minute postponement on Saturday the wind finally returned for the remainder of the weekend, breaking a string of windless race days. Click “read the full story…” to see the top finishers.

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Posted on August 9th, 2005 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Tim Baker Memorial Regatta

timbaker.jpg   Tim Baker Memorial Regatta, August 4, 2005.  The best of the best sailors from the neighboring North Shore yacht clubs joined together to race in the Tim Baker Memorial Regatta.

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Posted on August 8th, 2005 by efiumara in Racing,Sailing Program


Linda Wieditz Regatta

 optilw.jpg  August 4,2005 2nd Annual Linda Wieditz Memorial Regatta. Light and variable east breeze with 37 Opti sailors ready to sail fast! After a quick postponedment the racers were off and ready to sail. The yacht club was filled with Opti coaches, sailors and parents.

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Posted on August 8th, 2005 by efiumara in Racing,Sailing Program


Wind Gods Taketh Away

Due to lack of wind, all of last weekend’s races were abandoned. Conditions were light from Cape Ann to Marblehead where Race Week concluded with only 2 out of 3 starting lines able to get in a start on Sunday. The SBYC Division of Weather Management is working on the problem!

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Posted on August 3rd, 2005 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Cherry Clark Regatta Takes Off

The first annual Cherry Clark Memorial Regatta got underway with clear skies and light breezes this past Saturday morning. The regatta was established in memory of Cherry Clark, a longtime and dearly loved member of the club. It features a team racing format which delighted racers and inspired numerous requests for more of this exciting variation on our favorite summer pastime. Click “read the full story…” to see which team won the regatta.

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Posted on July 26th, 2005 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Light Air Challenges Racers

Light and lumpy conditions challenged racers and race committee alike this past weekend, but finally yielded to a steady southeasterly after a 45-minute postponement on Sunday. Click “read the full story…” to see the top finishers.

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Posted on July 26th, 2005 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Racers Take Advantage of Great July Conditions

Great sailing conditions encouraged a large turnout of racers this past weekend. Click “read the full story…” to see the top finishers.

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Posted on July 18th, 2005 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


No Speed Limit on Wednesday Night

Wednesday night brought fast conditions; southerly winds of up to 16 knots and relatively flat water had racers moving at an exhilarating pace. Click “read the full story…” to see the top finishers.

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Posted on July 14th, 2005 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Elusive Wind Tests Sailors

Light, variable winds tried the patience of racers and race committee last weekend as the boundary between seabreeze and prevailing winds settled right over the race course both afternoons. Click “read the full story…” to see the top finishers.

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Posted on July 13th, 2005 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Sandy Bay Sailors Place in Lipton Cup

Two Opti sailors from the SBYC youth program placed in the top five at last weekend’s Lipton Cup Regatta. Click “read the full story…” to learn more!

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Posted on July 13th, 2005 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing,Sailing Program


Racers Get One In on Wednesday Night

After a brief postponement, the race committee got in a start between the rain drops Wednesday night. Click “read the full story…” to see the top finishers.

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Posted on July 7th, 2005 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Glorious Fourth Starts Summer Season with a Bang

Three days of spectacular weather helped ensure an impressive turnout of racers for this year’s Fourth of July Series. Click “read the full story…” to see the top series finishers.

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Posted on July 5th, 2005 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Sandy Bay Sailors Beat the Heat

The last weekend of June arrived with near record-breaking heat and humidity, but Sunday’s thunderstorms held off until evening so we enjoyed yet another great weekend of racing! Click “read the full story…” to see the top finishers for the weekend.

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Posted on June 27th, 2005 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Founders Series Winners to be Decided this Weekend

The final weekend of the Founders Series is here and with it the conclusion to a great month of racing! Click “read the full story…” to see the current series leaders.

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Posted on June 24th, 2005 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


MidWeek Series Underway

The MidWeek Series (no spinnakers) got underway Wednesday night with Rhodes 19s and Bullseyes taking advantage of the extended daylight we enjoy this time of year. Click “read the full story…” to see the top finishers.

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Posted on June 23rd, 2005 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Hilary Smart Memorial Day Series Results are In!

Results are in for the 2005 Hilary Smart Memorial Day Series! To see them click “read the full story…”

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Posted on June 17th, 2005 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


MidWeek Series Starts Wednesday Night

The 2005 Midweek Series begins this Wednesday night, June 15th. No spinnakers allowed, just a lot of fun racing. In fact, this series has been so popular in the past that this year we’ve planned an extended, 12-week series that runs from June 15th to August 31st! Harbor start is 5:00 with the first warning at […]

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Posted on June 14th, 2005 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Founders Series Heats Up

Racers from all four fleets found some relief on Sandy Bay this past weekend from the hot, humid conditions ashore. Read the full story to see the top finishers for the weekend.

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Posted on June 13th, 2005 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Rules Seminar Packs the House

There was standing room only at Sunday’s New Rules Seminar, presented by US Sailing/Massachusetts Bay Appeals Committee Chairman Pat Stadel. Over thirty SBYC skippers, crew, and race committee members heard Pat cover the changes to the Racing Rules of Sailing for 2005–2008. Pat provided thorough explanations of the most important rule changes with commentary based on her […]

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Posted on June 13th, 2005 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing,Sailing Program


New Racing Rules Seminar on Sunday

It’s a new rules year, and Pat Stadel will be at the club this Sunday to present a seminar on the Racing Rules of Sailing for 2005–2008. The seminar will start promptly after the coffee (at 11:00) and will finish at 1:00–just in time to get out on the race course and apply what you’ve […]

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Posted on June 9th, 2005 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing,Sailing Program


Strong Start for Founders Series

The Founders Series got off to a great start this past weekend with beautiful weather and an impressive number of boats on the line (seventeen boats from three fleets on Sunday!). Clear skies and warm temperatures throughout the weekend set the stage for two excellent days of sailing. Read the full story to see the top finishers for the weekend.

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Posted on June 6th, 2005 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Club Now Ready for Boats

Thanks to the efforts of Ron and his crew (Dave O’Malley, Andrew Greely, and Gus Aprans) the club is fully recovered from last week’s storm and is ready to receive boats effective immediately. Great job, guys!

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Posted on May 31st, 2005 by jim_lidington in General News,House Committee,Racing