Welcome to the
Rappahannock River Yacht Club
the next stage in your race management education!
March 28th at RRYC 9am – 1pm
Presented by Bob Fleck
OPEN TO ALL
At RRYC we now have many members who are competent race officials and confident race committee members, which is a wonderful state of affairs. However, most of us lack skills in the most crucial part of the game – producing the results, and producing them quickly. This seminar will close that gap and you will lose your fear of the unknown…
Suitable for everyone who might serve on race committee at any time. Relevant to PHRF classes, Typhoon classes, Junior racing, and Turkey Shoot.
Presenter Bob Fleck is known to you all as a race winning guru but in his daily life he is an IT professional and has done the scoring for the Turkey Shoot for several years.
Topics will include:
One Design Classes: Learn how to break ties ties in a series and how to know which races can be discarded etc.
PHRF: Learn how to work out handicap results both manually and using javascore. Time on Distance, and Time on Time scoring. Introduction to new PHRF of the Chesapeake random circular ratings and how to use them.
Turkey Shoot race committee: Learn how the yachtscoring.com online program works.
What you need to bring: Your laptop (PC, Mac, Linux) with Javascore installed( version 7.2.2). Javascore can be downloaded at: http://www.gromurph.org/javascore/ . If you don’t have a laptop you can look in on your neighbour, but there is nothing like hands on training, so do your best. Javascore does not work on Android or IPad tablets.
Cost: Only $6 to cover mid morning coffee break refreshments and admin costs.
To register: please give your name and e-mail address to Typhoon sailor Bill Young –
You can contact him by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please register early so that Bob has time to help you get javascore installed on your laptop.
RRYC is sad to learn that A. Campbell Berkley, son of member Jean Berkley, passed away last Sunday afternoon (Jan. 18th). His funeral will be Monday in Weston, FL, and a memorial service will be held in Richmond at a later date. Click on the link below for the obituary.
Please welcome Beverly Oren as our new fleet commander for 2015.
On November 15 at 2:45 pm, the Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) will lead a “field trip” for members to view the two sites being discussed as part of RRYC’s long rang plan: Options #3 (adjacent lot) and #4 (swap property). The plan is to have everyone back at the Clubhouse in time to start the Annual Meeting promptly at 4:00 pm. Depending on the weather, prepare to dress warmly and wear appropriate shoes for walking across the field and gravel yard.
Whitecaps were out aplenty for the Commodore’s Cup on October 18, with two races and two classes, PHRF non-spinnaker and Typhoons. In the PHRF non-spin, Sam Marshall in Play It Again took first place overall with Pete Knight in Salute and Tom Asch in Moya coming in second and third. In The Typhoon fleet, Tom Watkins in Radio Flyer came in first, with Ned Crockett in Ladybug and Danielle Kuper in Ty Affair placing second and third. A big thank you to the committee: Bob Westbrook and Tom Armstrong on the mark boat, and Tom and Jean Light on flags, with Tom Richardson as timer and helping me PRO on Wildfire. Full scores are below.
On Saturday October 25th at 1600, the Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) will hold a second meeting to review the long range planning recommendations. While the presentation will cover much of the same material that was presented at the September 27th meeting, some new material developed in response to member comments and questions will be presented.
Please note that the October Headway announced that there would be a vote at the November Annual Meeting on the four options presented at the September 27th meeting – that is not the case. There will be no vote at the November meeting. The LRPC and the Board believe this is too important a subject to rush. The vote will be postponed until a later date. We want to ensure members are provided with adequate time to ask questions and provide feedback and to ensure the LRPC has completed its assessment of the various options with additional, fact-based information and made modifications as necessary.
If you have questions or comments please email them to email@example.com. All input will be posted as FAQs/Comments online in Member Connect. Please be patient as the LRPC is attempting to respond to each question/comment.
To view the September presentation, FAQs and Comments, login to Member Connect, double click on “Club Info” and then scroll down to the documents titled “Long Range Plan”. If you have any difficulty logging into Member Connect or accessing this information, please contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please be assured the LRPC and Board are interested in members having a thorough understanding of the options and issues and that the collective membership will determine the club’s future.
The Long Range Planning Committee
On October 18th RRYC will host our Fall PHRF Regatta, the Commodore’s Cup. There will be four classes available for entry: spinnaker, non-spinnaker, cruising, and Typhoon. Three boats are required for a class to have it’s own start. This is the last PHRF event of the season, so don’t miss out!
RRYC hosted the Rappahannock Cup on September 20th and 21st, and after the last horn sounded, the Cup headed up Meyer Creek to Yankee Point Racing and Cruising Club. The final club scores were 44 to 49 (low is better,) so we kept it close. My congratulations to the Yankee Point fleet. The bleak wind forecast for the weekend was off in our favor as breezes of up to 10-12kts kept the racers moving around the marks. Temperatures stayed comfortable making the Cup one fine sailing weekend.
Thanks go out to Principle Race Officer Arabella Denvir. Also on the committee were Tom Armstrong, Tom Blencowe, Sissy Crowther, Danielle Kuper, and George Kuper. Results were calculated by Jerry Latell.
Our fleet included Play It Again, skippered by Sam Marshall (1st place spinnaker), Caladan, Doug Lyle (4th place spinnaker), Salute, Pete Knight (1st place non-spin), Moya, Tom Asch (3rd place non-spin), and Pegasus, Bob German (6th place non-spin.) Due to a scoring mixup, Salute was originally recorded as second in non-spin, but was actually first. The standings in the report below reflect that.
So for at least one year there will be a bare spot in our clubhouse, but all that really means is that next year we’ll have to win it back.
But don’t pack your sails away yet, the season isn’t over! On October 18th we’ll host our fall regatta, the Commodore’s Cup. This is the last PHRF race of the year, so mark your calendars for this one final time around the marks before cold weather sets in!