Wednesday, December 21, 2016

No Greater Gift

The title might be overstating it but for the sailor that has everything and you are at a loss for ideas for Christmas gifts (Winter Holiday) surf on over to PHRF-NW.com. What sailor wouldn't enjoy the opportunity to test their mettle against another fellow mariner? It's not that big of deal. 55.00 in US funds by Dec 31st and fill out a little form. If you need help with measurements contact your favorite sailmaker or Colin Emsley our local club handicapper. PHRF-NW allows boats of every size and description to compete quite fairly against one another. If you have been out practicing and your boat wants for nothing and you still aren't winning you are even allowed to appeal your rating if you are not satisfied with it. Come join the fun. Renew your cert. or apply for one.
In other news:
Boat just dropped out of 'Round the World race after crashing into something and starting to break apart
Winter Solstice sail today at 1400hrs off tanker docks
Only 72 more hours till AYC opens for Friday night social


Friday, December 16, 2016

Short and cold

Dec. 21st is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. Why not make it a Sailstice instead. Plan is to meet off the tanker docks at 1400hrs and either do the classic Race around Huckleberry or head out the Guemes Channel and back. Likely retire to El Jinete afterward for a fiesta meal.
In other news:
Girts Rekevics Memorial Foulweather Race registration due up today!
Swiftsure registration opens Jan 1st
Errant Belle crew is DUE to expand
Lighted boats look classy in front of Anthony's
minus 1 in Portland, ME
Club open this evening @1730hrs
Portland, OR snowy mess
Seattle Boat Show just a month away
minus 86 on Mt Washington this morning

Monday, December 12, 2016

Light it Up

There is nothing like a sailboat all lit up to bring on the holiday spirit! Come join the fun Friday 16th/17th @ Cap Sante Marina. Gregmustari@comcast.net has been the sponsor for this seasonal event for the last several years. (I think he even has a trophy, he awards) If the weather is fair I propose we have a parade, who doesn't love a parade? Back in the day the Dickson family that ran Cap Sante Boatyard when it was located @ Cap sante where Anthony's is now located would lead a procession of fish and pleasure boats down Guemes Channel and back. There would be bonfires on the beaches of Guemes Island and crowds on the Port Docks. The Dickson's vessel was a converted minesweeper and featured Santa in his sleigh and all the reindeer doing their thing on the bow. When the weather was lively and the nights were dark it was true winter adventure to get all the boats lined up and moving at the same speed. Those of you that have been in the military probably can imagine what I'm talking about. In any case get some lights and garland in your rigging and come join the fun!

Monday, December 05, 2016

Holiday Sailing Spectacular!

The snow is falling outside, well almost, at least a flake or two. Lively delivery to Edmonds on Friday, Winds gusting to 42 kts and actually were forced backwards off Strawberry Pt. Felt like we trying to double Pt. Conception. 12hrs to cover 51 miles UGH.
Saturday the 2017 racing season kicked off with the Tacoma Yacht Club's Winter Vashon race. Capt M's better 1/2 was aboard an Evelyn 26 "Nimbus" that won overall, now she thinks she is all that:) Goto janpix.smugmug.com if you wanna see the kind of day most sailmakers dream about.
Talked to Capt. Welch Sunday morning as they were packing things up and running for the airport. Jeff who was driving was having back trouble all week and apparently no fun sailing with back pain....
AYC race schedule due out soon and also make your reservations for the Annual Girts Rekevic's Foul Weather Cruise/Race this year, actually next year, scheduled for Feb 25th. Lasagna dinner at SJIYC is not to be missed:)

Saturday, December 03, 2016

AYC Awards

A major congratulations is in order for 2016's AYC Boat of the Year, Wind Warrior. Boat of the Year is a performance based award and Nate, Dean, and crew certainly earned it this year with their skills on the Sound.  The guys were just as gracious in the club as they were on the race course and jumped in to help whenever something came up.  Much appreciated and thanks for your efforts. Also earning year end awards are as follows:  
-Buoy Racing Champ Fleet 2 - Kaa
-Buoy Racing Champ Fleet 3 - Wind Warrior
-Buoy Racing Champ Fleet 4 - Corvus
-Distance Racing Champ - Celebration
-AYC Representative - Big Broderna
2016 was a fantastic year of racing and I really appreciate everyone who helped make it happen.  Next year I will be stepping away as race chairman, but I'm happy to say the program will be in the hands of two people who have really helped make ours one of the best in the Puget Sound:  Andy and Stephanie Schwenk.  The first AYC race of the year won't be until February 25th, but I'm already looking forward to the legendary Girts Rekevics Foul Weather Race.  Thanks again to all those involved with the race program these past three years.  Make sure to congratulate Nate and Dean on being crowned AYC Boat of the Year.
Eric Beemer, Race Chair 2016

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Mikey on TV

Surf on over to the Melges 24 2016 Worlds website and click on the video highlights. Kevin Welch's "Mikey" is at 2:15 on the screen. Sunny days and warm water can make a sailor wishin he was there:)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Mikey on top of the world!

Breaking News!
Mikey, the Melges 24 owned by Kevin Welch with Anacortesians Ian Sloan and Serena Rhinelander Vilage aboard just placed 1st in race #4 in a 74 boat fleet at the World Championships in Miami, FL. This moves them into 12th place overall and only two points out of the elite top ten. Still 8 races left in big winds and big seas. Probably the best performance ever by an AYC boat!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Melges 24 World Championships and AYC

AYC members Kevin Welch and Ian Sloan are currently competing at the 2016 Melges 24 Worlds in Miami, FL. The Coconut Grove YC is hosting the event and 74 boats have registered. Wind and weather are epic 18 kts of wind and big rolly swells. Former Olympic medalist Jeff Madrigali is on the helm for Team Mikey and Serena, the friendly gal at our local Ullman Sail loft is on the bow. The top 15 teams are all pros and Kevin is currently in 13th after 3 races. Standbey for tomorrows update!
In other news:
Rumor has it Cat Sass is putting the band back together for another season in 2017.
AYC has landed the bid for the SC-27 Nationals June 30-July 2ndSunday's distance race will be to Friday Harbor. I know two boats for sale if you ready to come join the fun:)
The 2017 racing season starts this weekend with the TYC Winter Vashon Race
Captain Midnight

Saturday, November 19, 2016

PHRF-NW

Ahoy Racers of the AYC! It's that special time of year again. You only have one week left. No, I'm not talking Christmas shopping, I'm talking PHRF. Each year about this time each racer has an opportunity to appeal his rating, or the rating of any other competitor. The full details are on the PHRF-NW website. The important thing is you need to let our club handicapper, Colin Emsley, know within a week what your intentions are. Once you do this you have a month to get your appeal together for presentation at the annual meeting scheduled for  Jan 15, 2017. Please also be aware if you join PHRF-NW before Dec 31 you save a full five dollars. Wow! That's a bunch now you can go Christmas shopping, don't forget your crew!
Captain Midnight

Monday, November 14, 2016

Captain Midnight is Back!

Ahoy sailors of the Anacortes Yacht Club! If you were at the good 'ol AYC Friday night November 4th I hope you enjoyed a delicious meal and some good times. I'm fairly certain our illustrious bar made a profit and with my octogenarian mother volunteering in the galley maybe we made some dough there too. In any case the sailors had a good time and hopefully they will return for another AYC event real soon. Our entire board made an appearance and everyone pitched in to sling hash, alcohol or trash, oh and also tablecloths but that got resolved...

The occasion was the Orcas Island Yacht Club's annual 'Round the County Race. I was there for the first one in the late 80's with 7 boats and now it limits out at 120 boats in just three days. The course reverses every year. The start is Lydia Shoal and you either leave San Juan county to starboard (this year) or port and spend the evening in Roche Harbor. 33 miles each day with 1/2 way points at Cattle Pass and Patos on years when the wind is not cooperating. The finish is just east of Peavine Pass and there is rarely any wind there and you can see the RC on their base on shore slurping cocktails... but I digress....
So what happened? I will tell you it blew up to 30kts on the romp South to the turning Pt at Davidson Rk and several boats were completely underwater as the current pressed against the wind and haystacks 8'-10' tested everyone's foulies. The leaders slipped around the corner and ran on to Roche while classes 4, 5, and 6 drifted until quitting time and motored home through Mosquito Pass.

Sunday was a spinnaker start, start, start. Yes the first division had 3 general recalls. Then it was a gorgeous run to Patos and a solid beat to the windless finish line. Well in a nutshell that's what happened. Let's see what AYC seafarers fared well:
Div M the multihulls, standing on the podium in the third place the "Brothers Strandberg" in the BIG BRODERNA ably assisted by former multihull luminary and current Captain of Team Off Constantly Jeff Hulme. 14 hrs elapsed time isn't going to break any records but they did finish the entire course both days and kept the dirty side down which wasn't the case for all the multi's this year, or last year either for that matter...
ORC div: For those scoring at home this is where the big money boats play and lately due to a fracas in PHRF they have chosen a separate rating system. A-town can lay claim to winner Valkyrie (also Vic maui winner) as she sails out of a certain boatyard at 28th &R although I think the crew is primarily Canadian. They are so fast I rarely see them so check internet for further info. BTW i think she may be for sale.
Div O just missed it. Capt Welch and crew taking a break from their MIKEY Melges 24 campaign, more on that in future missives but World's are in Miami in a few weeks so we will update. So REcon (formerly Adalgisa, formerly ICON jr) battled for a solid 4th just 9 seconds out after over 60 miles of racetrack. Probably AYC's best performance award.
Div 1 gotta give a shout out to another 4th place "Bravo Zulu because that was my wife's Vic Maui ride and Denny is such a gentleman, also wore a Wild Rumpus hat to AYC party Friday night.
Div 2 suffice it to say Walt Meagher had a rough weekend and had the boat loaded with AYC talent. "Sunshine Girl" will live to battle another day and so will Walt but ouch, not every day on the water goes as planned, Captain Midnight says, "Been there done that!" gather it up and drive on....
Div 3 Pangaea finished the full course Sunday and Chris White, the good doctor that always buys the Jennifer Bowman paintings hanging in AYC ripped it up in a borrowed boat, but again this year it paid to be on a faster boat as the wind went light both afternoons.
Div 4 Jimmy Bottles and the Celebrators as well as Passepartout both beat that dang schooner that cost me the overall one year, so that is good news. Also PPT and Pete allegedly had the most conspicuous breakfast consumption on the 3 start starting line on Sunday.
Div 5 Stephanie Schwenk found the way to put the smackdown on the 9 boat Sc-27 fleet as well as a surprisingly well sailed Catalina 36 to take home another golden ash tray. Even though somebody forgot to bring the bag that contained our lunches on Sunday there was no mutiny and to be honest the other AYC SC-27 sailed by Mr. Tiefischer was ahead most of the way.

Stay tuned for some winter sailing ideas and don't forget the Shaw Island Winter Classic is set for the week before Girts Rekevics Memorial Foul Weather Race/ Cruise on Feb 25, again at SJIYC.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Friday Oct. 14th featured our annual Crab Feed and general meeting. Over 60 members were greeted by Ron and Diane Fry, served drinks by Carol & Frank and then served crab dinners by Steve & Diane. A rolling slide show from the AYC Flickr albums played on the big screens. New members, Dan and Tracy Averill and Terri Whorton were introduced by Danette. Kipp Carroll showed us the slate of officers nominated for the 2017 board and invited member nominations before our preferred members vote in November.  After much cracking, slurping and munching on crab and side fixings we all enjoyed delicious berry bars before listening to our guest speaker, Erica Thomson (daughter of Dave & Karen). Erica works for a fraud prevention company (www.NICE.com) and gave us an in-depth run down of how we can prevent personal attack by cyber-fraud rings. TIps such a what information not to reveal on social media, how to manage personal passwords, how to monitor activity and account intrusions and how to deal with cold calls were discussed. Needless to say we had a lively Q&A session afterwards. Thank you, Erica! Finally we need to thank all those that stayed to help with cleanup and Bud Palmer that drove all the refuse to the dumpsters. What a crew we have at AYC; always willing to pitch in and give our events and clubhouse a little TLC. Next month's General Meeting will be on November 11th and will feature the AYC annual report by Commodore MarKay followed by a talk by Jane Billingshurst titled "On the Water from San Diego to La Paz: An Ocean Teeming with Life".

Monday, May 02, 2016

Attention - Changes to Race Fleets

Anacortes Racers,

In order to improve the race experience for many of the boats we are making a change to the fleet structure for our Wednesday evening races. I look forward to your feedback on this matter, and hope the change is satisfactory and improves what is already some amazing racing. The following fleet breaks will take effect immediately:

  • Fleet 1 = Multihulls and PHRF rating less than 180 with hull displacement exceeding 4,000 lbs
  • Fleet 2 = PHRF rating less than 180 with hull displacement less than 4,000 lbs
  • Fleet 3 = PHRF rating 180 and above with flying sails
  • Fleet 4 = All non-flying sailed boats

I apologize for the late notice, but I attempted to poll as many people as possible prior to making the change. If you feel strongly that you should be in a different class, please let me know and we can proceed on a case-by-case basis. Class flags are shown below to remind everyone what they should be looking for moving forward.  Race packet will be updated prior to racing tomorrow.

Thanks,
Eric Beemer
AYC Race Chairman
360-510-7046




RR test

Sailwave results for at 2016

Anacortes Spring Series

Each Series is treated as an "Event"
Boats that do not have a current VALID rating certificate
or have not purchased a race packet have been excluded from
the final results.

1 Fleet

Sailed: 4, Discards: 0, To count: 4, Rating system: PHRFTOT, Entries: 10, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Fleet Boat Name Boat Make/Type Sail Number Helm PHRF R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Nett
1st 1 Kaa Viper 640 129 Garrett Johns 111 1.0 11.0 DNC 3.0 1.0 16.0 16.0
2nd 1 Arrow Martin 95 Eric Beamer 165 2.0 1.0 2.0 11.0 DNC 16.0 16.0
3rd 1 Limey Bastard Santa Cruz 27 47879 Colin Emsley 153 3.0 4.0 4.0 5.0 16.0 16.0
4th 1 Salsa J29 161 Gail Gislason 123 5.0 6.0 5.0 3.0 19.0 19.0
5th 1 lil Tooonces SC 27 49249 Steve Tiefisher 159 4.0 3.0 8.0 6.0 21.0 21.0
6th 1 Errant Belle Elliott 770 83278 Mike Strauss 108 7.0 2.0 11.0 DNC 2.0 22.0 22.0
7th 1 Rachel Dash 34 / sail 3 Roy Rard 123 6.0 5.0 7.0 9.0 DSQ 27.0 27.0
8th 1 PANGAEA Baltic 39 Sloop 59059 Mac / Wendy Madenwald / Gray 105 11.0 DNC 7.0 6.0 4.0 28.0 28.0
9th 1 Wild Rumpus Santa Cruz 27 83 Andy Schwenk 156 9.0 DNF 11.0 DNC 1.0 11.0 DNC 32.0 32.0
10th 1 Big Broderna Corsair f31r 253 Nels Strandberg -3 8.0 11.0 DNC 9.0 7.0 35.0 35.0

2 Fleet

Sailed: 4, Discards: 0, To count: 4, Rating system: PHRFTOT, Entries: 5, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Fleet Boat Name Boat Make/Type Sail Number Helm PHRF R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Nett
1st 2 Juan Pequeno San Juan 24 190 John Sanford 234 1.0 3.0 2.0 1.0 7.0 7.0
2nd 2 Wind Warrior C&C 24 22188 Dean Vandament 231 2.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 7.0 7.0
3rd 2 Syndicat Catalina 27 49732 Jerry Vander Veen 219 3.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 10.0 10.0
4th 2 Peace Keeper Catalina 27 1760 Wayne Lytle 219 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 16.0 16.0
5th 2 Kymodoce ERIC29T 29290 Kyle Saum 204 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 20.0 20.0

3 Fleet

Sailed: 4, Discards: 0, To count: 4, Rating system: PHRFTOT, Entries: 7, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Fleet Boat Name Boat Make/Type Sail Number Helm PHRF R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Nett
1st 3 Little Annie Beneteau 265 265 John Gunn 219 2.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 7.0 7.0
2nd 3 Corvus CS30 69570 Scott Petersen 189 1.0 1.0 4.0 3.0 9.0 9.0
3rd 3 Jah Mon Catalina 42 428 Eric Sorensen 141 3.0 3.0 5.0 1.0 12.0 12.0
4th 3 Tiramisu san juan 7.7   Tom Stockton 216 8.0 DNC 4.0 3.0 4.0 19.0 19.0
5th 3 Lucky Duck Merit 25 69107 William Short 204 4.3 R-V 6.0 2.0 8.0 DNC 20.3 20.3
6th 3 Sanctuary Nonsuch 26C 162 Charles Webb 243 4.0 DNF 5.0 8.0 DNC 8.0 DNC 25.0 25.0
7th 3 Ruach Ericson 35 II 393 Bob Neumann 180 8.0 DNC 8.0 DNC 6.0 5.0 27.0 27.0

R1 - 1 Fleet

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:05:00
Rank Fleet Boat Name Boat Make/Type Sail Number Helm PHRF Elapsed Corrected BCE BCR Points
1 1 Kaa Viper 640 129 Garrett Johns 111 0:38:41 0:39:51 0:00:00 111 1.0
2 1 Arrow Martin 95 Eric Beamer 165 0:54:15 0:51:29 0:12:15 364.922 2.0
3 1 Limey Bastard Santa Cruz 27 47879 Colin Emsley 153 0:54:00 0:52:09 0:12:45 360.844 3.0
4 1 lil Tooonces SC 27 49249 Steve Tiefisher 159 0:54:50 0:52:29 0:13:12 374.438 4.0
5 1 Salsa J29 161 Gail Gislason 123 0:51:58 0:52:32 0:12:33 327.677 5.0
6 1 Rachel Dash 34 / sail 3 Roy Rard 123 0:53:08 0:53:43 0:13:43 346.707 6.0
7 1 Errant Belle Elliott 770 83278 Mike Strauss 108 0:54:36 0:56:31 0:16:06 370.632 7.0
8 1 Big Broderna Corsair f31r 253 Nels Strandberg -3 1:07:32 1:24:54 0:35:50 581.599 8.0
9 1 Wild Rumpus Santa Cruz 27 83 Andy Schwenk 156 DNF       9.0

R2 - 1 Fleet

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:05:00
Rank Fleet Boat Name Boat Make/Type Sail Number Helm PHRF Elapsed Corrected BCE BCR Points
1 1 Arrow Martin 95 Eric Beamer 165 0:55:28 0:52:38 0:00:00 165 1.0
2 1 Errant Belle Elliott 770 83278 Mike Strauss 108 0:51:16 0:53:04 0:00:25 113.131 2.0
3 1 lil Tooonces SC 27 49249 Steve Tiefisher 159 0:56:08 0:53:44 0:01:09 173.233 3.0
4 1 Limey Bastard Santa Cruz 27 47879 Colin Emsley 153 0:55:55 0:54:00 0:01:25 170.557 4.0
5 1 Rachel Dash 34 / sail 3 Roy Rard 123 0:54:15 0:54:50 0:02:11 149.974 5.0
6 1 Salsa J29 161 Gail Gislason 123 0:54:29 0:55:05 0:02:25 152.856 6.0
7 1 PANGAEA Baltic 39 Sloop 59059 Mac / Wendy Madenwald / Gray 105 0:58:51 1:01:12 0:08:15 206.783 7.0

R3 - 1 Fleet

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:05:00
Rank Fleet Boat Name Boat Make/Type Sail Number Helm PHRF Elapsed Corrected BCE BCR Points
1 1 Wild Rumpus Santa Cruz 27 83 Andy Schwenk 156 0:56:32 0:54:22 0:00:00 156 1.0
2 1 Arrow Martin 95 Eric Beamer 165 0:58:16 0:55:17 0:00:59 176.726 2.0
3 1 Kaa Viper 640 129 Garrett Johns 111 0:55:18 0:56:58 0:02:32 141.252 3.0
4 1 Limey Bastard Santa Cruz 27 47879 Colin Emsley 153 1:01:10 0:59:05 0:04:53 211.403 4.0
5 1 Salsa J29 161 Gail Gislason 123 0:59:25 1:00:04 0:05:39 190.478 5.0
6 1 PANGAEA Baltic 39 Sloop 59059 Mac / Wendy Madenwald / Gray 105 0:59:39 1:02:02 0:07:23 193.268 6.0
7 1 Rachel Dash 34 / sail 3 Roy Rard 123 1:03:00 1:03:41 0:09:14 233.325 7.0
8 1 lil Tooonces SC 27 49249 Steve Tiefisher 159 1:08:01 1:05:07 0:11:14 293.313 8.0
9 1 Big Broderna Corsair f31r 253 Nels Strandberg -3 0:55:09 1:09:20 0:11:55 139.459 9.0

R4 - 1 Fleet

Start: Start 1, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:05:00
Rank Fleet Boat Name Boat Make/Type Sail Number Helm PHRF Elapsed Corrected BCE BCR Points
1 1 Kaa Viper 640 129 Garrett Johns 111 0:41:06 0:42:20 0:00:00 111 1.0
2 1 Errant Belle Elliott 770 83278 Mike Strauss 108 0:41:36 0:43:03 0:00:42 118.676 2.0
3 1 Salsa J29 161 Gail Gislason 123 0:43:43 0:44:12 0:01:50 151.173 3.0
4 1 PANGAEA Baltic 39 Sloop 59059 Mac / Wendy Madenwald / Gray 105 0:45:13 0:47:02 0:04:30 174.202 4.0
5 1 Limey Bastard Santa Cruz 27 47879 Colin Emsley 153 0:49:22 0:47:41 0:05:32 237.916 5.0
6 1 lil Tooonces SC 27 49249 Steve Tiefisher 159 0:50:37 0:48:27 0:06:23 257.107 6.0
7 1 Big Broderna Corsair f31r 253 Nels Strandberg -3 0:40:20 0:50:43 0:06:40 99.23 7.0
8 1 Rachel Dash 34 / sail 3 Roy Rard 123 DSQ       9.0

R1 - 2 Fleet

Start: Start 2, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:10:00
Rank Fleet Boat Name Boat Make/Type Sail Number Helm PHRF Elapsed Corrected BCE BCR Points
1 2 Juan Pequeno San Juan 24 190 John Sanford 234 0:50:40 0:43:41 0:00:00 234 1.0
2 2 Wind Warrior C&C 24 22188 Dean Vandament 231 0:52:29 0:45:25 0:02:01 261.035 2.0
3 2 Syndicat Catalina 27 49732 Jerry Vander Veen 219 0:57:55 0:50:56 0:08:15 341.891 3.0
4 2 Peace Keeper Catalina 27 1760 Wayne Lytle 219 1:07:06 0:59:01 0:17:26 478.554 4.0
5 2 Kymodoce ERIC29T 29290 Kyle Saum 204 1:08:06 1:01:08 0:19:27 493.436 5.0

R2 - 2 Fleet

Start: Start 2, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:10:00
Rank Fleet Boat Name Boat Make/Type Sail Number Helm PHRF Elapsed Corrected BCE BCR Points
1 2 Wind Warrior C&C 24 22188 Dean Vandament 231 1:01:53 0:53:34 0:00:00 231 1.0
2 2 Syndicat Catalina 27 49732 Jerry Vander Veen 219 1:05:34 0:57:40 0:04:40 275.7 2.0
3 2 Juan Pequeno San Juan 24 190 John Sanford 234 1:08:01 0:58:38 0:05:53 305.433 3.0
4 2 Peace Keeper Catalina 27 1760 Wayne Lytle 219 1:06:57 0:58:53 0:06:03 292.488 4.0
5 2 Kymodoce ERIC29T 29290 Kyle Saum 204 1:09:35 1:02:28 0:09:55 324.445 5.0

R3 - 2 Fleet

Start: Start 2, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:10:00
Rank Fleet Boat Name Boat Make/Type Sail Number Helm PHRF Elapsed Corrected BCE BCR Points
1 2 Wind Warrior C&C 24 22188 Dean Vandament 231 1:03:43 0:55:09 0:00:00 231 1.0
2 2 Juan Pequeno San Juan 24 190 John Sanford 234 1:04:04 0:55:14 0:00:06 235.125 2.0
3 2 Syndicat Catalina 27 49732 Jerry Vander Veen 219 1:05:11 0:57:20 0:02:29 248.287 3.0
4 2 Peace Keeper Catalina 27 1760 Wayne Lytle 219 1:05:52 0:57:56 0:03:10 256.341 4.0
5 2 Kymodoce ERIC29T 29290 Kyle Saum 204 1:10:23 1:03:11 0:08:57 309.577 5.0

R4 - 2 Fleet

Start: Start 2, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:10:00
Rank Fleet Boat Name Boat Make/Type Sail Number Helm PHRF Elapsed Corrected BCE BCR Points
1 2 Juan Pequeno San Juan 24 190 John Sanford 234 0:57:15 0:49:21 0:00:00 234 1.0
2 2 Syndicat Catalina 27 49732 Jerry Vander Veen 219 0:59:38 0:52:27 0:03:31 265.389 2.0
3 2 Wind Warrior C&C 24 22188 Dean Vandament 231 1:00:59 0:52:47 0:03:58 283.169 3.0
4 2 Peace Keeper Catalina 27 1760 Wayne Lytle 219 1:11:22 1:02:46 0:15:15 419.921 4.0
5 2 Kymodoce ERIC29T 29290 Kyle Saum 204 1:10:01 1:02:52 0:15:03 402.141 5.0

R1 - 3 Fleet

Start: Start 2, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:10:00
Rank Fleet Boat Name Boat Make/Type Sail Number Helm PHRF Elapsed Corrected BCE BCR Points
1 3 Corvus CS30 69570 Scott Petersen 189 0:51:38 0:47:20 0:00:00 189 1.0
2 3 Little Annie Beneteau 265 265 John Gunn 219 0:54:47 0:48:11 0:00:58 232.254 2.0
3 3 Jah Mon Catalina 42 428 Eric Sorensen 141 0:56:50 0:55:53 0:08:42 260.403 3.0
4 3 Sanctuary Nonsuch 26C 162 Charles Webb 243 DNF       4.0
5 3 Lucky Duck Merit 25 69107 William Short 204 R-V       4.3

R2 - 3 Fleet

Start: Start 2, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:10:00
Rank Fleet Boat Name Boat Make/Type Sail Number Helm PHRF Elapsed Corrected BCE BCR Points
1 3 Corvus CS30 69570 Scott Petersen 189 1:03:37 0:58:19 0:00:00 189 1.0
2 3 Little Annie Beneteau 265 265 John Gunn 219 1:07:17 0:59:11 0:00:58 229.865 2.0
3 3 Jah Mon Catalina 42 428 Eric Sorensen 141 1:03:10 1:02:07 0:03:51 183.985 3.0
4 3 Tiramisu san juan 7.7   Tom Stockton 216 1:10:32 1:02:18 0:04:30 266.085 4.0
5 3 Sanctuary Nonsuch 26C 162 Charles Webb 243 1:22:36 1:10:22 0:14:08 400.567 5.0
6 3 Lucky Duck Merit 25 69107 William Short 204 1:18:45 1:10:42 0:13:47 357.659 6.0

R3 - 3 Fleet

Start: Start 2, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:10:00
Rank Fleet Boat Name Boat Make/Type Sail Number Helm PHRF Elapsed Corrected BCE BCR Points
1 3 Little Annie Beneteau 265 265 John Gunn 219 1:08:31 1:00:16 0:00:00 219 1.0
2 3 Lucky Duck Merit 25 69107 William Short 204 1:07:44 1:00:49 0:00:36 210.551 2.0
3 3 Tiramisu san juan 7.7   Tom Stockton 216 1:08:57 1:00:54 0:00:43 223.674 3.0
4 3 Corvus CS30 69570 Scott Petersen 189 1:06:38 1:01:05 0:00:54 198.687 4.0
5 3 Jah Mon Catalina 42 428 Eric Sorensen 141 1:06:30 1:05:24 0:05:13 197.249 5.0
6 3 Ruach Ericson 35 II 393 Bob Neumann 180 1:13:42 1:08:26 0:08:48 274.906 6.0

R4 - 3 Fleet

Start: Start 2, Finishes: Finish time, Time: 18:10:00
Rank Fleet Boat Name Boat Make/Type Sail Number Helm PHRF Elapsed Corrected BCE BCR Points
1 3 Jah Mon Catalina 42 428 Eric Sorensen 141 0:56:05 0:55:09 0:00:00 141 1.0
2 3 Little Annie Beneteau 265 265 John Gunn 219 1:10:34 1:02:04 0:07:52 311.701 2.0
3 3 Corvus CS30 69570 Scott Petersen 189 1:08:51 1:03:07 0:08:42 291.468 3.0
4 3 Tiramisu san juan 7.7   Tom Stockton 216 1:12:46 1:04:16 0:10:19 337.63 4.0
5 3 Ruach Ericson 35 II 393 Bob Neumann 180 1:16:32 1:11:04 0:17:08 382.024 5.0

Scoring codes used

Code Description Points
DNC Did not come to the starting area Varies
DNF Started but did not finish Varies
DSQ Disqualification 9
R-V Boat did not race because of cooking or starting duties 4.3



Sailwave Scoring Software 2.19.8
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Commodore's Letter

Happy February! 
This has already been an exciting month for AYC. We welcomed 4 brand new memberships:  Iain and Ingrid Draper, Dave and Jeri Starrett, Gary & Carolyn Schoenrock, and Mike and Laura Taylor.  Please introduce yourselves to them and help them to become active members of AYC.  I would also like to point out that Junior member, Gabe Hill, has upgraded to Associate. Congratulations, Gabe. 
Our first general meeting of the year was a huge success. Bill Langjahr gave a wonderful presentation on Radio Control boats with lots of interesting questions and answers about this international sport. Then, Vice-Commodore, John, did a fabulous job of encouraging all members to get involved in the many activities and volunteer opportunities of the club. This was followed by a mini job fair for members to talk to the various committee chairs and sign up to help. If you missed your chance to offer your assistance in any area, contact the committee chairs listed in the roster.
And on that note, I am looking for someone to chair Opening Day at the AYC on May 7th. Please give me a call.
This Friday the club is hosting another "game night". Last month's games included many new ones and I am sure this month will be the same. Make sure you come by the club and try your hand at something new or something familiar and have a good time.
The Girts Rekevics Memorial Foul Weather Race/Cruise and dinner is this Sat with 27 boats already signed up. If you haven't done so and want to participate, go to the website. It looks like it might rain, but that is why they call it  "foul weather", so enjoy.
OK, that ought to bring you up to date. Just a quick reminder about meals at the club. We try very hard to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend but to do that we need your cooperation in signing up for dinner. Our $5 dinner night is coming up on Feb 26th, help the cooking crew by registering your intention to attend....they will love you for it!
 
MarKay Neumann, Commodore

Friday, February 12, 2016

PHRF and you!

Ahoy Captains one and all. PHRF is entering a new era of customer service. Being proactive and attentive to our membership's needs. The main part of this is you. If you have not already registered for PHRF this year, now is the time. If you have added sails or are planning to compete NFS now is the time to let our club handicapper Colin Emsley, current skipper of the Limey Bastard, know what your plan is. You still have time to register for the Girts Rekevics Foul Weather Race and be all legal if you call Colin right now 360 333 2387. Believe me it ain't no fun to win this regatta and then get DSQ'ed over a paperwork SNAFU.... Ask me how I know that. Lot's of new boats and faces on the race course this season. If you need crew the Marine Tech program at SVC here in town is rich hunting grounds, or the information super highway @ Ineedcrew.com
In other news:
Former N-100 overall winner The Orange Blob is for sale, see her on O dock, Cap sante
Race chair Eric Beemer has a new ride, look for a M242 OD class at Tulip regatta
Junior sailing is in full swing
Let's see what the Pelican Group sailors have learned over the winter
The mighty Cassiopeia is back to do battle with the Big Blue Show
Shaw Island Winter Classic this weekend  Emoyeni, WR, OC, Celebration, Wind Warrior and Peace Keeper will be flying the scarlet letter for good 'ol AYC .
See you in Friday Harbor on the 20th:)

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Broughtons Cruise

There will be a Broughtons Cruise planning meeting Sat. March 5th at 10:00am at the clubhouse.  All are welcome to discuss options/knowledge/experiences even if not planning to go as this a rather long cruise with some challenges. 
Our plan is to start the cruise somewhere end of June probably starting in Pt. Harvey or Pt. McNeill.  This would allow people to find their own way there but everything can be up for discussion.  Bring your tides, atlas', cruising guides for reference.  We have assembled a spreadsheet of the main marinas and amenities that can be shown and will also be able to show charts on the screen.  We would like to develop a float plan so reservations can be made at the different marinas that we may choose.  The challenges will be tankable fresh water and garbage disposal and I have some info for that. Most of the places have recycling.

Mark/Marci Maulden
S/V Finisterre

Friday, February 05, 2016

TGIF


At 16:00 today, Friday the 5th, a group of us are meeting at the club to discuss kitchen improvements. Now's the time to put in your 2 cents worth. At 17:30 the bar opens, regular social hours. On Sunday Feb 7 it's Super Bowl Sunday! Clubhouse opens at 15:00. Bring munchies, bar will be open. Come early to enter the pool.


Monday, February 01, 2016

Welcome!

New members approved at the January Board Meeting:
Ian & Ingrid Draper
Dave & Jeri Starrett
Mike & Laura Taylor
Gary & Carolyn Schoenrock
Continue reading to see photos


Ian & Ingrid
Dave & Jeri

Mike & Laura


Friday, January 29, 2016

February Knot News and 2016 Roster

Here's a link to the February Knot News. It gets better every month!
2016 Rosters are here! Please pick up yours at the clubhouse. A digital version is available online. (Large 10MB file - be patient when downloading)
Thanks to my advertising team! Walt Guterbock, Tom Decker, Bob Neumann, Jerry Hemme, Bill Rabel, Bev Dresen and Bill Bowman. Ad revenue exceeds the cost of printing each year. Please support our advertisers and make sure you tell them you saw them in the AYC roster!
On another note, Clay and I have been working on the new website so there may be some disruption for a few weeks. If you can't find what you knew was there before, just ask.
   Jan

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Condolences



We bid a fond farewell to Nick Nichols who passed away recently. Nick and Helen joined the Anacortes Yacht club in 1984 and remained members until just last year. As well as a long time sailor, Nick was also an avid skier, and, as Roger Jewett says, "an all around great guy." He will be missed by many. Condolences can be sent to Helen at 11037 Happy Valley Rd, Anacortes, 98221. 

Monday, January 25, 2016

Ahoy Fellow Sailors!

This Friday marks the start of the 2016 boating season, the opening day of the Seattle Boat Show. The indoor show is at Century Link events center/ Seahawks Stadium. The in the water show is at South Lake Union. Fun fact: You can park your land yacht in Mt. Vernon and ride the train to King St. station, adjacent to Century Link and ride the shuttle to the in the water show. Senior discounts available. Not so fun fact; Many years the exhibitors are hamstrung by the fact the Seahawks have playoff games, that is not a problem this year;( The SBS has all kinds of seminars and activities also open during the week and evenings. The SBS is the largest show on the West Coast and open more days than any other in the entire nation. Generally the best prices of the season can be found on all kinds of electronics, hardware, charters, everything a boater could dream of. Check out the latest new models from our local dealers and if it's howling out of the South this week buy them a hot chocolate as brand new boats often head to the in the water show without a dodger or even a heater.
In other news;
Sign up for the OIYC Shaw Island Winter Classic Feb 13th
Both the Vic Maui and Pac Cup  2014 are sold out and have waiting lists for the first time in years.
AYC race boats Bangarang and Orange Blob are for sale at competitive prices
Memorial Day weekend this year Anacortes is hosting the HS Team racing Nationals, keep the weekend open and lend a hand if possible. Steve Orsini is a good contact for questions. We may need some dependable RIB's to fill in some gaps.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

WOW That's a Long Time!

The AYC board earlier this fall felt it is important to recognize our long time members in some way.
At the Commodore's Ball we honored these members with a Lifetime Achievement Award and
presented them with new nametags with the number of years printed under the burgee.
The following members have belonged to AYC for at least 25 years. Congratulate them
when you see them next and thank them for their loyalty to the AYC.

45 years- Tom Linder
40 years - Del & Geneal Fox, Mac Madenwald
35 years - Paul & Susan Bergman, Mark Pearson
30 years - Karolyne DeAtley, Wendy Gray, Wayne & Colleen Hesselgrave,
Richard Marsula, Warren & Linda Walz
25 years - Fred & Bobbi Abelman, Brad Blymyer, Rick Bresee, Jeanie Browne,
Charles & Kerry Carlson, Bob & Jayne Carlson, Clark & Joanne Craig, Terry & Leslie Dorn,
Pam Edwards, Maury & Helen Fink, Tom Gilbert, Gray & Carolyn Hawken,
David & Sandra Johnson, Frank & Jane Lloyd, Steve & Ginger Orsini,
Richard & Laura Smock and Karen Thomson

Friday, January 22, 2016

Movie Night at the Club!

It's Movie Night at the club. Come grab a beer, get some popcorn and let's watch "Captain Ron". The movie is 99 minutes and will start at 6:15pm. Come see how much fun chartering a boat can be. And check out the poster in the club entrance.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Commodore's Ball a huge success!

Saturday night saw the AYC clubhouse transformed into an Oscar winning venue for the 2016 Commodore's Ball, complete with a red carpet! Members found themselves surrounded by movie posters, memorabilia and film. Special thanks to Denise Vasquez for sharing all her Hollywood glam, to Danette Carroll for the beautiful flower arrangements and to our very own paparazzi, Mike Russell.

Our outgoing Commodore, Jerry, presented awards to the following:
  • Most Inspirational - Karen Thomson
  • Spencer Swain Volunteer of the Year-Dorothy Engom
  • Sportsman Award- Trevor DiMarco
  • Rubber Duck Award-Del Fox...complete with photographic evidence of his headfirst plunge into the bay.
After the flag passing, MarKay's first order of business as Commodore was to give Jerry the business and present him with a new vest. In addition, she introduced a new recognition, the Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring those members who have been in the AYC for 25 years or more. Del and Geneal Fox were honored for 40 years in the club!

The evening was capped off with dancing to music by Johnny and the Moondogs.

It was a perfect beginning to the new year..and, as they say, a fun time was had by all.

MarKay

Monday, January 11, 2016

First "Game Night" at AYC

Last Friday's social hour started with a couple of fun twists. Garth and Marti Frazer stepped
it up behind the bar with specialty drinks and some wonderful hors d'oeuvres. What a hit! And, this was our first "game night" which saw members playing chess, rummy, and some new games Dan and Clay brought ... Blockus and Tantrix. Way too much fun. Looks like you won't want to miss social hour in the future! A little birdie, however, says the Frazers will be bartending again this Friday and offering more specialty drinks ... they are going to spoil us for sure!
What a great way to start the new year.
MarKay

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Saturday, January 02, 2016

AYC Sails into 2016

2016 started out on the good foot for AYC, well at least better than Iowa's New Year surprise at the Rose Bowl. Roger Jewett, who claims he was not there at the first Rose Bowl, seemed pleased with the action on the big screen. Commodore to be Markay kept the troops watered while multi tasking by undressing the Christmas tree at the same time. Patrice freshened up the goods at the ship's store and Walt Meagher began to realize the duties of the Rear Commodore.
The official boat count on Fidalgo Bay appeared to be 7 not counting two brave kayakers. Rumor has it kayaks got their name from the sound they make when they bounce off your keel. The Walt and Jerry show took a break from the Yacht of the Year chase aboard Syndicat and took the Sunshine Girl for a spin but still wanted to know if this event counted for year end points. Of course no day would be complete without seeing the sails of Hassenpfeffers, Tiramisu and Little Annie battling back n forth across the bay. Wild Rumpus and Off Constantly represented for the SC-27 fleet and if you have never seen a blooper, (it's a sail also called a streaker on occasion), check out Steph's FB feed. We're also claiming the random Pearson 30 that was out in the spirit of inclusion. In any case the wind was enough for the small headsail and enough heel angle to spill the hot cocoa and peppermint schnapps
In other news:
Mark your calendar for the Seattle Boat Show Jan 29- Feb 6th., the largest boat show on the left coast. Still will get you home in time for the Super Bowl and since the Seahawks don't have any home playoff games the exhibitors can get set up in peace.
Feb 20th is the annual Girts Rekevics Foulweather Race/ Cruise to Friday Harbor. Chris Roethle has arranged for door prizes from local boatyards and vendors and all that buy a ticket are eligible whether racing or not. A free haul out for 2016? Sign me up:) Of course the epic lasagna dinner (veggie option) and the typical antics in Thatcher Pass are not to be missed. Shaping up for 2.5 ebb 1230hrs so not a good year for my Peavine Pass plan...
Paging Colin Emsley and crew your RTC trophy is stashed downstairs at the club and a hearty congratulations for a great performance on a tough weekend!
For those considering the value of club membership and looking for a comparison, check this out. I was attending a regatta at St. Francis YC in San Francisco last fall and overheard a conversation on the dock while we waited for breeze. The two St. FYC members were discussing a planned $10,000.00 assessment to all members for improvements on the club outstation at Tinsley Light. AYC has reciprocal privileges at St. FYC and it's the best view of the bay in town, Fun fact: A policeman having a smoke on the deck of St FYC the night  of the famous Alcatraz escape of the Anglin brothers allegedly saw the running lights of the boat that helped in their escape.
Even though New Years is over for 364 more days you can still make a resolution today to get out on the water with AYC or simply come join us for the Commodores Ball or a 5 buck night.