2015 Junior Program News

burgeeflying204-marleeGreetings! A meeting was held today regarding Junior Sailing planning. We have come up with some tentative plans that will be announced here shortly, as well as by e-mail to current and former RRYC Junior Sailing participants and families. Please stay tuned, and follow the website for details.  Details posted on the website will also be posted to the club’s Facebook and Google+ pages, so if either of those are your preferred social media platform, please be sure to connect with us there as well:





Seminar on Race Scoring Skills

2012 Banner Burgee.gifSeminar on Race Scoring Skills

the next stage in your race management education!

March 28th at RRYC 9am – 1pm

Presented by Bob Fleck


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:

  • RRS – how to score, how to break ties, how to score a series.
  • Javascore – how to use it and its quirks and limitations.
  • How to calculate corrected time manually (when you cannot access Javascore)
  • Introduction to other scoring programs. (Yachtscoring, Sailwave, MS Excel)

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 youngbcdsj@aol.com

Please register early so that Bob has time to help you get javascore installed on your laptop.

Field Trip to View Adjacent Lot/Swap Property

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.

Commodore’s Cup Results

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.


Commodore’s Cup – Series Standing

Commodore’s Cup – Race 1

Commodore’s Cup – Race 2


Long Range Planning Meeting, Saturday October 25th at 1600

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 feedback@rryc.org.  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 chaufournier@yahoo.com .

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