Monday, August 31, 2009
6:00 start (that's earlier), reverse order: C&D, then B, then A.... you finish where you finish
And it's Biker/ Oyster Run night. Wear all your biker stuff for a special prize and have some oysters after the race.
See you then!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
N100 Race Participants
SC 27's at the Start
- Slightly Ripped
Preliminary finish results with the latest updates are on the web - contragulations to all who participated - great race!
- Psycho Duck
- Slightly Ripped
- Wind Song
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Given the excellent winds and favorable currents boats started finishing as early as 8:00 am this morning. Some boats are still on the course and more will be finishing shortly. Boats already in are:
- Cinco de Mayo
- White Cloud
You can also check for the results here...
Thursday, August 27, 2009
The final Northern Century (N100) sailing instructions have been completed and can be accessed under race registration or here. The changes made are as follows:
Grant automatic exception of PIYA rules 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3
Explicity allow the use of auto-pilots in double-handed events
Addition of a safety section
Addition of an insurance section
As a reminder the REQUIRED skippers meeting will start at 17:00 on Friday August 28 at the AYC clubhouse. This meeting will be followed by dinner and then the first start at 19:30.
2009 Northern Century Sailing Instructions [FINAL]
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Wednesday night is supposed to be another good one (and we will not stay out late this time... hint hint RC people) because we have Salmon Dinner and fun Summer Fun awards to give away.
Friday night, join the N100 racers for some Gere A Deli lasagna and double your fun by going racing around San Juan County (and beyond, I think!). Double handed is the popular choice so far (as it was meant to be! from it's conception!) and it's two nights. A lot of things in two's I think. If you aren't racing, you can still come have fun at the club and see the racers off. Or go up to CapSante... or (do you want other good ideas? heehee...)
Come on down!
And if you know where the old "Yard Arm" is from the old bar, bring it with you! Spence?
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Next week, Walt is making his famous salmon dinner. 5 year tradition, we hear! He would love to have help from anyone who is NOT racing since it takes a bunch of prep work. Call Andy, Steph, or Walt if you're interested, or know someone who is. Laurie G and I (Stephanie) are tenatively planning to help unless there are others who would have fun cooking.
Another shout out to Grafix who towed us in on the SB3, all the way into Anacortes Marina!
Go AYC! It's been a great year, and great people to be around!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Tomorrow, August 19: supposed to be the warmest day of the week! Slapper is prepared with a surprise menu from Stephanie and the Brown Lantern. YUM
August 26: the last Summer Fun! Walt is cooking his famous Salmon Dinner, too! MORE YUM and fun.
Fall Fun Series:
Sept. 2: Biker Night/Early Oyster Run. Reverse order start, prizes for costumes (is that really a costume or just the stuff you're gonna wear on your ride at the end of the month?) plus we should talk someone into bringing oysters doncha think? Alakazam set to cook!
Sept 9: Wild West Night. Get your sepia photos taken, wearing your favorite outlaw gear. Weenie roast at the club after. Can't remember who's cooking, but we've got someone lined up for beans and weenies, maybe cornbread?
Sept 16: this is it!!! you're done for the year! Jammie night, of course! Who will win the coveted "Teddy" this year? Commodore Jerry has walked away with it easily the past two years! Boomer is set to cook... prepare your palate for veggies!
The long-range weather forecast is predicting sunny weather and moderate winds, so if you haven't registered this event and are thinking about it, you can register on-line by using the following link!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Many thanks to those who helped make Pirate Camp a success: The Lee family came through en force and donated ElToro dinghies, helped with movie day on Monday, and brought lots of kids and a couple helpers. Thomas Childs donated a carpet to the dock and showed up at the right place and the right time to help everyone dock on Tuesday. Dean Headstrom donated his Laser to the camp. The Gilbert family was a big help, with Suzy going on a pizza run on Wednesday and Tom sailing with us on Thursday (and Friday is in the works!), plus the help with the big screen movie projector. Andy Schwenk and Dave Baker moved all the dinghies to the dock, and Andy was our rescue diver when we lost a rudder at the dock. Gabriel (of Pangaea sailing fame) came and volunteered his sailing skills, and Wendy baked brownies for us. Who am I forgetting? If I forgot a wonderful helper, I apologize!
We are planning on some Sunday sailing this fall (starting with the next two Sundays 8/16 and 8/23), and make plans around sailing camp next year on the first two weeks of August. I'll get all the pics to Kevin for posting very soon.
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Work: We need to do a little work to get it ready for next week, and eventually there are some bigger projects to make it work in the long run. For now, we need to cover some holes an put down some carpet to protect the boats. Any engineers out there? There are 5 round holes that have raised steel rings that run down the center of the dock. I'm thinking they are about the size of a tire, that for NOW if we had 5 tires (anyone have snow tires?) we could cover them up. There are also several small holes along the steel plates that run down the center of the dock. They could be covered with plywood for now and carpet for the whole thing. There is a shed on the dock that can be painted and can store boat parts (etc).
Later this fall, we can put engineers up to the task of really fixing the steel plates down the center of the dock and building racks to store dinghies and spars. It was mentioned that we should have a bbq out there on the dock... we could put a picnic table out there and store someone's cast-off bbq in the shed...? It is a big dock! Anyone interested can and should go have a look and put ideas on the forum... Imagine dinghy sailing in our future! It's not just for kids!
FUN: we have 6 Sundays scheduled for family sailing at 1:00. We'll rig and share the Lasers, and help others carry, rig, and sail dinghies. Maybe we can toss in some buoys for some practice races. Days that we are available include:
August 16 (right after Pirate Camp!)
September 20 and 27
October 4 and 18
After that, we may put them away for the winter or keep going...
Monday, August 03, 2009
Banque Populaire V and Groupama 3 have crossed the Atlantic in under 4 days, destroying the previous record held by Franck Cammas on Groupama 3. BP-5 left New York hours after G-3, but crossed the invisible line marking the end of the run 12 minutes ahead of Cammas, setting the new benchmark of 3 days, 15 hours, 25 minutes, and 30 seconds. Cammas' time was just under 3 hours slower than Bidegorry's.
The big breeze and relatively flat water set up by the low pressure system they rode allowed some truly insane 24 hour-runs, including a stretch where each boat was breaking the existing record with each reported position. The new record for a single day of sailing stands at 907 NM set by BP-5.