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A MURPHY RULES-MADE-EASY SEMINARWhat You Really Need to Know –Cutting Through The FogSaturday, February 6, 2016Norfolk Yacht and Country Club9:00 am to 3:30 pm$39 per person ($69 for couples)[Registration includes refreshments, lunch, and a helpful notebook]An interactive, entertaining rules presentation in John McCarthy’s“Rules Made Easy” style. Designed to maximize understanding of the rules by removing needless complexity, using “real life” scenarios that happen every day on the race course, and, as always, presented in John’s entertaining and humorous style.Topics will include:· Who has the Right of Way (and what that means)· What is Proper Course (and why should you care)· Who gets Room at the mark (and how much does he get)· What Special Rules Apply at Starts and FinishesThis seminar is for skippers AND crew. You will come away with a better, refreshed understanding of the rules, and have a good time doing it.Check-in opens at 8:15 am – come early, enjoy some coffee, and get a good seat!For information or to register, contactLin McCarthy (757) 850-4225 or email email@example.com
After two great days of racing October 17 and 18, RRYC’s efforts to win back the Rapp Cup fell short by 6 points, 68 to 75. Although RRYC dominated the five boat spinnaker fleet with close racing between Team Hot Air with finishes of 1,2 and 2 (Tom Chapman), Arabella Denvir’s Rattlesnake (2,1,3) and Sam Marshall’s Play It Again Team (3,3,1), our non-spin fleet came up a little short despite the valiant efforts of our Typhoon sailors. Brent and Ron Mihills in Anthem finished with a three race record of 5,1 and 2. Also showing well in the non-spin fleet were Ty sailors Ned Crockett, Tom Watkins and Stan Crockett in Radio Flyer with finishes of 4,4, and 5. Fourteen boats competed for the cup, the best turnout in many years. Competing for RRYC in addition to the above were Doug Lyle in Caladan, Tom Richardson in Serene, and Greg and Sue Kirkbride in Bella. See the next Headway for additional details.
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Severe weather and the potential landfall of Hurricane Joaquin have forced us to re-schedule the Turkey Shoot Regatta from Oct. 2-4, to Oct 9-11, 2015. Fortunately, we are able to hold this fun event at the same venue. Events are scheduled for the same times and we hope your enjoyment will be the same or perhaps even better. To help you get started there will be a free beverage ticket in your Skipper Bag.
We appreciate your support and participation, and as they say, “You can’t control the rain, but you can wet your whistle!”
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A number of Turkey Shoot Racers are looking for crew. If you are interested in racing with someone give me a call or send an email and we will put you in touch with the skippers. Call at: 804-577-3202 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The clubhouse WiFi has been restored/improved. Please let Bob German know if you experience any issues.
Just wanted to give an update on the clubhouse wifi. A few weeks ago, the Buffalo wifi router in the clubhouse died. The club manager picked up a new router, and I spent some time working with it, and we were back in business. By the time I returned from vacation, the clubhouse wifi was no longer functional. Further troubleshooting revealed a problem with the network cable between the annex and the clubhouse. (The annex is where the Internet connection comes in, and the two Buffalo routers were connected by a network cable). Rather than dig deeper and troubleshoot the network cable itself, I asked the club manager to purchase two new wifi routers, which are specifically marketed to handle higher power and longer range. I hope to configure these on Friday evening. The goal is to get these two routers working together wirelessly, so that they no longer require the network cable between the buildings, but still provide seamless wifi connectivity at the pool, the clubhouse, and hopefully on the dock as well. I’ll post another update on this project on Friday or Saturday. Sorry for the inconvenience.