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Lots of Wind, Pizza on Wednesday Night

Moderate to fresh breezes made for fast racing on Wednesday night. Afterwards, racers shared wine, pizza, and their exploits on the race course! Here are the race results:

WEDNESDAY

Bullseyes
 1st place   Norma Brettell
 2nd place  Connie Lavigne
 3rd place   Dan Karr

Rhodes 19s
 1st place   Kevin Lane
 2nd place  Scott Hale
 3rd place   Jim Lidington

Posted on July 17th, 2007 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


July Series gets Underway

The July Series got underway on Saturday with Flying Scots and Bullseyes sailing in a moderate, but shifty, westerly breeze. After waiting for the wind to fill in, the race committee set up a triangle and then changed the course for the final windward leg in an attempt to keep up with the shifts. This breeze kept everyone on their toes!

On Sunday the westerly didn’t arrive in time to get in a start.

Here are the results:

SATURDAY

Bullseyes
 1st place    Connie Lavigne
 2nd place   Norma Brettell
 3rd place    Beth Ingram

Flying Scots
 1st place    Ned Jeffries
 2nd place   Skip Montello
 3rd place    Margot Hintlian

 

Posted on July 10th, 2007 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Fourth of July Regatta Wraps Up

The Fourth of July Regatta wrapped up on Wednesday, resolving several intra-fleet ties in the standings. With a moderate to fresh south-southwesterly breeze blowing and relatively flat water, the fleets covered the race course quickly. Everyone was back in the harbor well before the Fourth of July parade and the rain showers later that evening.

WEDNESDAY’s RESULTS

Bullseyes
 1st place    Walter Luikey
 2nd place   Connie Lavigne
 3rd place    Norma Brettell

Flying Scots
 1st place    Ned Jeffries
 2nd place   Skip Montello
 3rd place    Tom Kolterjahn

Rhodes 19s
 1st place    Jim Lidington
 2nd place   Kirk Williamson
 3rd place    Scott Hale

Star Boats
 1st place    Jake Fiumara
 2nd place   Josh Phypers
 3rd place    Jud Smith

FOURTH OF JULY REGATTA FINAL RESULTS

Bullseyes
 1st place    Walter Luikey
 2nd place   Connie Lavigne
 3rd place    Norma Brettell

Flying Scots
 1st place    Ned Jeffries
 2nd place   Skip Montello
 3rd place    Tom Kolterjahn

Rhodes 19s
 1st place    Jim Lidington
 2nd place   Kirk Williamson
 3rd place    Scott Hale

Star Boats
 1st place    Josh Phypers
 2nd place   Jake Fiumara
 3rd place    Bruce Engel

Posted on July 5th, 2007 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Fourth of July Regatta in Full Swing

The Fourth of July Regatta got started under beautiful, clear skies this weekend with an impressive turnout of boats from all classes. The competition is intense with a single point separating 1st and 2nd place for the Star boats and Flying Scots, and a four-way tie for first place in the Rhodes 19 class. Wednesday afternoon promises an exciting day of racing to decide the winners of the regatta!

Saturday’s race started out with a light north-northwesterly breeze and was notable for the 180 degree wind shift that occurred in the middle of the race! With many smaller oscillations and holes on the course it was a day that tested the racers’ mettle.

Sunday started out very light with much of the Sandy Bay fleet holed up in the harbor awaiting enough breeze to get out to the race course. The wind gods finally smiled upon the racers and the breeze piped up as a gusty northwesterly that continued to build, reaching 20 mph by the end of the day’s racing!

Here are the weekend race results…

SATURDAY

Bullseyes
 1st place   Jean Childs
 2nd place  Walter Luikey
 3rd place   Norma Brettell

Flying Scots
 1st place    Ned Jeffries
 2nd place   Skip Montello
 3rd place    Tom Kolterjahn

Rhodes 19s
 1st place   Scott Hale
 2nd place  Jim Lidington
 3rd place   Kirk Williamson

Star boats
 1st place    Bruce Engel
 2nd place   Mike Trotsky
 3rd place    Josh Phypers

SUNDAY

Bullseyes
 1st place    Connie Lavigne
 2nd place   Walter Luikey
 3rd place    Pam Pritchard

Flying Scots
 1st place    Skip Montello
 2nd place   Tom Kolterjahn
 3rd place    Ned Jeffries

Rhodes 19s
 1st place     Kevin Lane
 2nd place    Kirk Williamson
 3rd place     Jim Lidington

Star boats
 1st place     Jake Fiumara
 2nd place    Josh Phypers
 3rd place     Bruce Engel

Posted on July 2nd, 2007 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Fourth of July Regatta Starts Saturday!

The Fourth of July Regatta starts this Saturday, June 3oth, and the weather looks like it’s going to be clear and comfortable the entire weekend. Each class will be racing on Saturday, Sunday, and then Wednesday due to the Fourth falling in the middle of the week this year.

Harbor Starts are at 1:15 on each race day with the first Warnings at 2:15. See you on the race course!

Posted on June 29th, 2007 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Midweek Series Gets Going

The Midweek Series got going on Wednesday night with a steady, moderate southwesterly and very flat water which resulted in very fast conditions. The pleasant temperature out on the water was a welcome relief from the heat wave!

Here are the race results…

Bullseyes
 1st place   Norma Brettell
 2nd place  Jean Childs
 3rd place   Jerry Lavigne

Rhodes 19s
 1st place    Kevin Lane
 2nd place   Scott Hale
 3rd place    Mike Crawford

Posted on June 29th, 2007 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Founders Series Wraps up with Two Great Days of Sailing

The Founders Series came to a close this past weekend with two great days of sailing. Saturday we had a gusty northwesterly that blew continuously between 12 and 16 knots with gusts to 19 knots. All four fleets were treated to an invigorating day of racing! On Sunday, with its clear skies and perfect temperatures, racers turned out in large numbers for the last day of the series. The prevailing northwesterly had died down to between 5 and 10 knots, and as the southeasterly sea breeze kicked in we had very interesting conditions with different velocities and shifts all over the course. Some fun!

Here are the results:

SATURDAY

Stars
 1st place   Josh Phypers
 2nd place  Jim Kubik
 3rd place   Mike Trotsky

Flying Scots
 1st place   Ned Jeffries
 2nd place  Marilyn Evans
 3rd place   Dave Archibald

Rhodes 19s
 1st place   Jim Lidington
 2nd place  Kevin Lane
 3rd place   John Thompson

Bullseyes
 1st place   Jerry Lavigne
 2nd place  Norma Brettell
 3rd place   Beth Ingram

SUNDAY

Stars
 1st place   Josh Phypers
 2nd place  Ted Engel
 3rd place   Jim Kubik

Rhodes 19s
 1st place   Kirk Williamson
 2nd place  Kevin Lane
 3rd place   John Thompson

Bullseyes
 1st place   Norma Brettell
 2nd place  Connie Lavigne
 3rd place   Laura Hollowell

Posted on June 25th, 2007 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Midweek Series a Nonstarter

After a front moved through the area on Wednesday afternoon, there was no air left for racing. The breeze picked up enough to tease racers, but ultimately we were left with less than two knots of breeze out in the bay and no start. We’ll try again next week!

Posted on June 21st, 2007 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


More Glorious June Sailing

This past Saturday, the fleets enjoyed more phenomenal June conditions: a moderate but shifty southerly with flat water made for very fast, tactical racing. To mix things up, the Race Committee set a shorter than normal course and then posting an A6 for the Rhodes 19s and an A4 for the Bullseyes!

Even with all those legs, both races were completed in under 2 hours. Some major shifts kept everyone on their toes and the Race Committee responded with two course changes which they handled with aplomb. This kept the racing tactical and exciting to the very end!

Sunday’s race started out in similar, excellent conditions, but a rogue thunder shower popped up over Cape Ann and forced an abandonment.

Here are Saturday’s results:

Bullseyes

 1st Place Norma Brettel

 2nd Place Connie Lavigne

 3rd Place Jerry Lavigne

Rhodes 19s

 1st Place Scott Hale

 2nd Place Jim Lidington

 3rd Place Kevin Lane

Posted on June 19th, 2007 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Midweek Series To Restart on Wednesday

After last week’s blowout (it was blowing 24 mph steady with 30 mph gusts) the 2007 Midweek series should get started this Wednesday night (June 20th). Right now it looks like some potential afternoon showers should be long gone by the 5:15 pm Harbor Start. The first warning is at 6:15 pm.

It’s the popular Wednesday night format–no spinnakers and casual, fun racing–that attracts veteran and new racers alike to the Midweek Series. We’re working on post-race dinners by the Greenery; watch for a signup sheet in the clubhouse (this week there is no dinner planned).

See you on the water! 

Posted on June 19th, 2007 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Social Committee News!

News from the Social Committee.

June 23rd is the First Summer Dinner catered by the Greenery.  On the menu is prime rib and scallops with a vegetable, potato, salad and dessert.  Buffet style.

Price is $30.00 and deadline for sign-up is Wed, June 20th.

"Dancing Under the Stars in Black and White"

August 3rd is the SBYC dance at the Rockport Golf Club.  We will be dancing to the band "Colours".  Check them out on coloursband.com

The Social Committee is looking for a dance committee………………..meeting at the club on Tues, June 26th at 4:00.  Want to help, but can’t be there? An evening meeting is possible, if I hear from enough people.  Please either call Pam (546-1099) or e-mail me pfjac@aol.com   There is room for you, selling tickets, decorating, setting-up, gathering appetizers or gathering desserts, bar set-up etc.

Posted on June 12th, 2007 by srreed in General News,Social Committee


Midweek Series Starts this Wednesday Night

The 2007 Midweek Series starts this Wednesday night, June 13th. Harbor start is 5:15 and the first gun is at 6:15.

This ever-popular series is raced without spinnakers and is a great way for new skippers and crew to break into racing at Sandy Bay. Club boats can be used for racing, so you don’t even need a boat to participate.

See you on the water!

Posted on June 11th, 2007 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Team Race Postponed–stay tuned for more info…

There will be a Team Race on Wednesday Night, June 6th. There will be two teams of three boats each and the weather forecast looks great! There are still a few crewing positions available (open to all fleets) if you want to see what the excitement is all about. Call Jim Lidington at 978-375-1110 if you’d like to get on a boat.

Posted on June 5th, 2007 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Rules Seminar this Weekend

Pat Stadel, a US Sailing Senior Judge, will be returning for her annual rules seminar after the coffee this Sunday, June 10th. She will be conducting an open discussion of the subtleties and ramifications of Rule 18, including when and whether it applies at the start and finish lines. Great stuff for racers of all experience levels!

Posted on June 5th, 2007 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Founders Series Commences

The 2007 Founders Series got off to a great start on Saturday, with Rhodes 19s and Bullseyes on the starting line. Unfortunately, the Flying Scots didn’t field enough boats for a start (we need a few more boats in the water, guys!). The Stars were traveling, to return this Saturday, June 9th.

The conditions were great on Saturday with a big left shift and a bunch of smaller ones keeping things interesting. Sadly, Sunday’s race got fogged out.

 
Here are the results:

Bullseyes

 1st Place     Norma Brettell

 2nd Place    Connie Lavigne

 3rd place     Jerry Lavigne

Rhodes 19s

 1st Place     Scott Hale

 2nd Place    Jim Lidington

 3rd Place     Kevin Lane

Posted on June 5th, 2007 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Founders Series Starts Saturday

Saturday, June 2nd marks the beginning of the 2007 Founders Series. Each fleet will be racing Saturdays and Sundays, one start each day (Stars are traveling the first and third weekends of the month).

Harbor Start is at 1:15 and the first Warning at 2:15 each day. Any necessary, weather-related decisions will be made at 1:00 and signaled at the club.

If the great Memorial Day weather was any indication, there should be plenty of great sailing this June!

Posted on June 1st, 2007 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


2007 Thursday Evening Talks

Please join us for our new summer lecture series at the Club, 7 pm – 8:30 pm. Guests are welcome. Q&A and refreshments after the talks

July 5The Underwater World of Sandy Bay and Commercial Fishing out of Rockport. By Captain Bill Lee, the Ocean Reporter.

July 12Right Whale, Wrong Time? A Whale’s Eye View of the Gulf of Maine. By Andrew Pershing, Ph.D., Gulf of Maine Research Institute and University of Maine School of Marine Sciences.

July 26Sail Trim and Race Tactics Seminar. By Brad White and Will Welles, North Sails.

August 16The Wonder of Your DNA, All 20 Billion Miles of It. By Graham Walker, American Cancer Society Research Professor, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Posted on May 29th, 2007 by Administrator in General News


Racing Season off to Spectacular Start

Spectacular weather conditions graced Sandy Bay as the Hilary Smart Regatta ushered in the 2007 racing season. Nineteen boats, representing all four one-design fleets, were out on the water over Memorial Day weekend as the season got off to its strongest start in years.

On Saturday, summer-like temperatures and westerly to northwesterly breezes made Sandy Bay the place to be and although Sunday’s winds from the east and southeast were somewhat cooler it was still a glorious sailing day. On Monday, the early morning rain and clouds had cleared out by noon and the warm, steady southwesterly made for comfortable but fast sailing on flat water.

Here are the racing results by class:

 

 Stars

  1st place        Jake Fiumara    (3)

  2nd place       Ted Engle         (6) 

  3rd place        Josh Phypers    (6)

 

 Flying Scots

  1st place        Skip Montello    (3)

  2nd place       Ned Jeffries      (6) 

  3rd place        Chuck Nicolosi  (9)

 

 Rhodes 19s

  1st place        Jim Lidington    (3)

  2nd place       Scott Hale        (8) 

  3rd place        Kevin Lane      (10)

 

 Bullseyes

  1st place        Connie Lavigne    (3)

  2nd place       Jerry Lavigne       (5) 

  3rd place        Norma Brettel    (6)

 

 

Posted on May 29th, 2007 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Skipper’s Meeting at 12:00 Saturday

There will be a skipper’s meeting at 12:00 on Saturday, May 26th in the SBYC clubhouse. We will discuss, among other things, some changes to the sailing instructions to support the Clean Regattas program for our 2007 season.

Some of these new rules may result in disqualifications so you need to know about this to avoid unpleasant surprises. See you there!

Posted on May 24th, 2007 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Pat Stadel Rules Seminar

Get your rules questions ready! Pat Stadel will be returning to SBYC to present another of her popular rules seminars on Sunday, June 10. Start time will be 11:00 am (right after the coffee).

Last year’s seminar on the ins and outs of Rule 18 (the mark rounding rule) was extremely well attended. Pat’s ability to unravel the subtleties of the rule was appreciated by all and resulted in much lively discussion which we expect to continue this year.

Pat is a US Sailing Senior Judge and past Massachusetts Bay Appeals Committee Chairman. Her knowledge of the Racing Rules of Sailing and their application on the water is second to none. You don’t want to miss her seminars!

Posted on May 24th, 2007 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Hilary Smart Regatta this Weekend!

This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend and that means the Hilary Smart Regatta. We’ll be racing Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (1:15 Harbor Start, 2:15 Warning) to kick off the 2007 racing season!

The weather forecast looks good this week, so it’s time to get your boats down to the club and ready to race.

See you then!  

– Jim

Posted on May 20th, 2007 by jim_lidington in General News,Racing


Nor’easter

The club fared well during the Patriot’s Day Nor’easter, which lasted for four days. With tides higher than normal, and the storm surge, the waves were huge… the potential was there for some major damage. Luckily we did not have the floats in the water!

noreaster3.jpg

Skip Montello took a video and a lot of photos of the storm, from which he created a few slide shows.

On the left is one of the photos Skip took of waves crashing on the lighted navigational aid at the end of the breakwater off Bearskin Neck. 

You can have a look at these photos here.

 

Posted on April 19th, 2007 by Administrator in General News


2007 Spring Newsletter

The 2007 Spring Newsletter is now available. We are excited to introduce a new format, which we hope you will enjoy. Check it out here. The Junior Sailing Spring News is here.

Posted on March 21st, 2007 by Administrator in General News


Website Updates

In addition to the new Junior Sailing web pages, the Club’s website has been re-designed (there are still some sections to update). It now has a "cleaner" look and is much easier to navigate.

If you have any comments, or suggestions to improve or enhance the site, please contact us

Posted on March 13th, 2007 by Administrator in General News


2007 Sailing Program Brochure

The 2007 Sailing Program Brochure is now available. See the Registration page.

Posted on March 9th, 2007 by Administrator in Sailing Program