RRYC Junior’s Race in Junior Olympic Festival

Four RRYC Juniors raced at Corsica River Yacht Club this past week in the Regional Junior Olympic Festival.  Reese Bragg, Alex Resio, Boyd Bragg, and John Vail all sailed in 7 races over two days in light and variable wind conditions.  Congratulations to Boyd who took 1st place overall and John who took 5th place overall out of the 62 boats from the Chesapeake Bay area.

2014 JO at CRYC 100

John Vail is far left and Boyd Bragg is far right.

Single Handed Race Results

The Spring Single Handed Race was run on one of the best days for sailing that I’ve seen out there.  The winds were strong all day and PRO Ron Mihills set up a great triangle course for the thirteen skippers that ventured out into the whitecaps.  After two laps around, Don Scheu in Abino captured first place, with Dwight Timm in Silver Fox second, and Warren Hottle in Cygnet third.

In addition to Ron, a big thanks goes to to the rest of the committee: George Kuper, Danielle Kuper, Frank Birdsall, Pete Clay, Ginny Clay, and Jerry Wachter.

It was great to see so many boats out there!  Click below to see the full results.

-Doug

RRYC Single-Handed Results 6-28-14

RRYC Annual Junior Regatta

RRYC Shirt Back 2

Saturday July 26, 2014

Hosted by Rappahannock River Yacht Club 100 Rappahannock Road
Irvington, VA 22480
(804) 438-6650

www.rryc.org

Classes: Club 420, Laser Radial, Sunfish, Optimist (Red/White/Blue), Optimist Green

Registration: https://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_registration_form.php?regatta_id=8758

Fees: The entry fee is $30 for single-handed boats and $45 for double-handed boats. This includes a regatta t-shirt for all participants.

Schedule: Racing will be conducted on Saturday July 26, 2014.

Registration/Check-in       0830 – 0915

Skippers Meeting              0930

1st Warning of Day           1100

Awards Ceremony            ASAP following race

Notes: The RRYC Junior Regatta is a CBYRA regatta open to all Junior sailors. The winners need not be members of CBYRA.

1. RULES: The regatta will be governed by The Racing Rules of Sailing, 2013-2016. The rules of the Sunfish, Laser, Laser Radial, Club 420, and Optimist classes will apply.

2. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS. Written Sailing Instructions will be available at check-in and will be posted on the RRYC homepage once published.

3. RACING AREA. There will be three racing areas: one for Opti Green; one for Opti R/W/B; and one for Sunfish, Laser Radial, Club 420.

The Opti green fleet course is planned for Carter’s Creek in front of the RRYC clubhouse. The other courses are planned for the Rappahannock River. Final course locations will be announced at the skippers’ meeting.

4. COURSES. Courses will be shown in the Sailing Instructions and announced at the skippers’ meeting.

5. MEASUREMENT. All sailors are responsible for ensuring that their boats are in compliance with class rules. The race committee reserves the right to inspect any boat at any time.

6. SCORING. The Low Point System of Appendix A2 will apply. All competitors will have one race discarded after a minimum of five races have been completed. One race is required to complete the regatta.

7. SPECTATOR BOATS. Spectator boats are welcome but must stay well clear of the race course and minimize wake while races are in progress. Spectator boats must follow all instructions from race committee and/or safety boats.  Spectator boats may launch at Gaskins Landing off of the eastern branch of Carter’s Creek and Steamboat Road in Irvington. There is a $5 launch fee.

8. COACH BOATS. All coach boats must register at the regatta check-in desk. Coaches must be well clear of the race course prior to the preparatory signal for a race and may not communicate with racers while they are racing. Coach boats are required to carry a VHF radio and monitor the main regatta frequency (VHF-72) at all times.

9. SAFETY. A US Coast Guard approved personal flotation device shall be worn and properly fastened at all times while launching and sailing, except for brief periods to change clothing. A whistle with lanyard must be attached to PFD. A boat retiring from a race shall notify a race committee vessel before leaving the course, or, when that is impossible, immediately upon arriving ashore.

10. PRIZES. Trophies will be awarded to the overall top three (3) places in each class including Opti overall. Green fleet will receive participation awards.

11. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY. Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

Additional Information:

Organizing Authority: Rappahannock River Yacht Club

Event Contact: Bo Bragg, at Bo@BraggCo.com (804) 436-7337

Directions and other Information: www.rryc.org

 

RRYC Cruise to Smith Island in August

The August cruise will be short, but will feature some interesting, out-of-the-way places. The main attraction is Smith Island, a nearby, but seldom visited place. We will be tying up at the Smith Island Marina (410-425-4220), where owners Steve and Pauli Eades will make us welcome. There is a possibility of having a picnic style crab dinner prepared by Pauli, which would be good, since the local restaurants close at 4pm.

Steve and Pauli have assured us that recently dredged channels provide access to Ewell for boats with deep draft (up to 8’) from both the Bay side and Tangier Sound, as long as you stay in the clearly marked channel. Nevertheless, we have planned this cruise so that we will be entering and leaving the harbor of Ewell on a rising tide.

Itinerary

Tue 8/12: Anchor out in Mills Creek, where we will meet in time for cocktails.

Wed 8/13: Mills Creek to Ewell, Smith Island (22 nm). High tide at Ewell is at 3:55 pm, so we will plan to arrive about 2 to 3 hours earlier. Tie up at Smith Island Marina, where shore power is available.

Thu 8/14: Ewell to Crisfield (8 nm). High tide at Ewell is at 4:48 pm. We will leave at about 2:30 pm, transiting through The Big Thoroughfare with plenty of time left for the short hop to Crisfield, where we will tie up at Somers Cove Marina. It is also possible to anchor out if you prefer. The late departure from Ewell will give us plenty of time to look around Smith Island in the morning and do some dinghy exploration, possibly visiting the small community of Tylerton.

Fri 8/15: Stay over in Crisfield.

Sat 8/16: Crisfield to Pungoteague Creek ( 27 nm). Anchor near marker 16, near the dock to the sleepy little town of Harborton. No facilities and nothing to do here, but you can go ashore and walk around and have a look at a remnant of a bygone era. If the cruisers would rather opt for a destination with slips, shore power and restaurants, then a good alternative is nearby Onancock.

Sun 8/16: Sail to your home port.

If you have any questions about this cruise, contact Cruise Leader Ted Kvell at 804-462-9848 (home), 804-436-5094 (cell) or tkvell@aol.com. And as always, you can sign up for the cruise on-line at Member Connect.

Come join us on this short but interesting cruise that features historic and isolated Smith Island.

Spring Single Handed Race

This is always a fun one.  We’ll be rounding the marks crewless for our Single Handed Race on the 28th.  This is a less formal race that anyone can join.  If your boat is more than seventeen feet long and you can sail it by yourself, come on out.  No rating certificate necessary!  If you don’t have a rating we’ll come up with one for you.  Check out the NOR below because there are a few differences from a regular PHRF race, such as a PFD is required from start to finish.  See you there!

-Doug

2014 RRYC Single Handed Race NOR

Single Handed Entry Form

Spring Regatta

RRYC’s Spring Regatta was on the 14th and it was a good one, with winds steady enough for three races to be run.  Sam Marshall in Play It Again came in first overall with an impressive sweep of line honors and corrected finishes.  Second was Warren Hottle of YPRCC in Cygnet, and third was Pete Knight in Salute.  (Full results on the link below.)  A big thank you goes out to the race committee which included Tom Watkins (PRO), Tom Linville, George Kuper, Tom Blencowe, and Mike Kennedy.

-Doug

RRYC Spring Regatta Results

 

Junior Adventure Day!

The first 2014 Junior Adventure Day is this Saturday, May 31, from 12:00 to 4:00.  There will be on the water games ending with a hotdog cookout.  This is for junior sailors of all ages and skill levels.  The sailors will be out on several sailboats.  Less experienced sailors will be paired with our more experienced.  Only required items are a life vest and sun block.

If you have a sailor that wants to come have fun please email Darryl Resio at dtresiomob@gmail.com by Friday, May 30, with the number of sailors and their experience level (first time, has sailed solo, has raced) so that I can plan the boats and food needed.

Last years scavenger hunt had a bunch of our young sailors trained as pirates to search for treasure, and they all had a blast!

Hope to see the young sailors at the Club this Saturday.

PHRF Racing In June

The first race of the season is in the books and congratulations go to Pete Knight and crew aboard Salute who took first place.  The weather was great for the two races hosted by Yankee Point RCC.  Winds were mostly consistent and kept the racers moving along at a good clip.  (Full results below.)

We will host our Spring Regatta on June 14th!  There will be a skippers’ meeting with light refreshments in the clubhouse at 8:30, and the races commence at 10:30.  Two weeks after that on the 28th we will host the Spring Single Handed Regatta.  Test your skills as all boats are crewed by skippers only.  No meeting for this one, just meet us out on the water for a 10:30 start.  A reminder – bring a comfortable PFD, they’re required to be worn from start to finish!

Download entry forms for both these races (they are the standard forms, just with a few items pre-filled.)  You can send them to me by email up to the Wednesday before the race, otherwise give them to the committee on the water.

We’ll also need volunteers to run the committee and chase boats.  If you attended the operators qualification meeting for Wildfire, Doug Power and the whaler, this is a great chance to take them out.  (If I wasn’t racing I love to get the new mark boat out for a spin.)  If you missed the operator qualifying, you can still come and help out on the committee boats.  If you’re not a racer, it’s a pretty good way to spend time on the water.

Once June is over, PHRF will skip the heat of July and August and resume September 6th with YPRCC’s Fall Regatta.  As always please call or email if you have questions or would like to join the race committee.

-Doug Lyle, PHRF Commander, phrf@rryc.org

May 2014 PHRF Regatta Results
Boat              Skipper      Club
1.  Salute            Knight        RRYC
2.  Cygnet          Hottle         YPRCC
3.  Silver Fox      Timm          RRYC
4.  Whistler         Ryan          YPRCC
5.  Brat               Henley       YPRCC
6.  Life of Riley   Whichard   YPRCC
7.  Caladan        Lyle            RRYC