RRYC KIDS DAY

Time for the kids to have some fun!!  So bring them and their friends to RRYC on Saturday, Aug 9.  The festivities will start at 1300. (Your child should have already eaten lunch before they come.)

There will be game and ride stations through which the kids will rotate throughout the afternoon. These are as follows:
    ~ Jet-ski rides provided by the Timms.
    ~ Tube rides provided by Frank Miller (and possibly Pete Knight)
    ~ Corn Hole Toss game
    ~ Dinghy Bailing Relay game
    ~ Water Balloon Toss Game
    ~ Scavenger Hunt
    ~ Pool time in the club pool.
Each child will receive “gold”coins for participating in each activity which can be used to “purchase” prizes from the prize table.
At approximately 1700 we will served Hotdogs and chips, followed by a
“build your own” ice cream sundae station.
Please make sure your children have bathing suits and life preservers.
Also, we will need help manning the various games, so please be prepared to stay for the afternoon.
We have plenty of prizes, so bring your friends for a fun afternoon.

 

RRYC Annual Junior Regatta

58 junior sailors had a great day on the water!  Good steady winds and temperatures that are not the normal for this time of year helped immensely.  The racing was cut short due to approaching storms but all fleets of Optimists (green, white, blue and red), Sunfish, Laser Radials, and 420 completed at least 3 races.

Thank you to all the RRYC volunteers who helped on water and on land, and parents from all of the clubs for helping to make this a success!

Here are the results:

Optimist (30 boats) 
Series Standing – 3 races scored

Pos,Sail, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points 
1. 14730, Guthrie Braun[Blue], FBYC, 1-1-6- ; 8
2. 19470, Nathan Smith[Blue], FBYC, 5-2-2- ; 9
3. 18457, Trent Levy[Red], Fbyc, 3-3-4- ; 10
4. 7424, Ian Street[Red], FBYC, 2-10-1- ; 13T
5. 11166, John Vail[Blue], RRYC, 4-4-5- ; 13T
6. 20380, Gannon Troutman[Blue], Fishing Bay Yacht Club, 8-11-3- ; 22T
7. 415, Sarah Ellen Smith[Red], NYCC, 7-6-9- ; 22T
8. 5814, Joshua Bendura[White], FBYC, 9-5-11- ; 25
9. 18471, Morey Levy[Blue], Fbyc, 6-7-16- ; 29
10. 18821, Reed McAllister[White], FBYC, 14-8-8- ; 30
11. 19805, Jackson Montague[Blue], FBYC, 13-12-7- ; 32T
12. 17424, Benjamin “Ren” Moody[Blue], FBYC, 11-9-12- ; 32T
13. 14858, Will Street[Blue], FBYC, 10-13-13- ; 36
14. 12623, Alex Resio[Red], FBYC/RRYC, 17-16-10- ; 43
15. 16321, Logan Hayes[White], FBYC, 19-17-14- ; 50
16. USA 2784, Evelyn Wensell[Blue], FBYC, 18-19-15- ; 52
17. 512, Jayden jones[Red], WRYC, 12-20-23- ; 55T
18. 18207, Joshua Almany[White], FBYC, 21-15-19- ; 55T
19. 6095, Walker Angus[White], FBYC, 15-23-18- ; 56
20. 11565, Claire Davis[Blue], ICYCC, 26-14-20- ; 60T
21. 6093, Mae Wallace Angus[Blue], FBYC, 20-18-22- ; 60T
22. 11564, Bo Angus[White], FBYC, 16-24-24- ; 64T
23. FB 2, Michael Mason[Blue], FBYC, 25-22-17- ; 64T
24. 1317, Charlie Hatch[White], Premier Sailing, 24-21-25- ; 70
25. 19147, Quintin Levy[White], Fbyc, 22-31/OCS-21- ; 74
26. 2, Cole Frankenhoff[White], Premier Sailing, 27-31/DNF-26- ; 84
27. 6219, Andrew Lay[White], RRYC, 23-31/DNF-31/DNF- ; 85

Optimist Green (5 boats) 

Series Standing – 3 races scored

Pos,Sail, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points 
1. 101, Thomas Marple, RCYC, 2-2-1- ; 5
2. 11474, Olivia Jones, wryc, 1-1-4- ; 6
3. 9752, Eleanor South Patterson, Fishing Bay Yacht Club, 3-4-2- ; 9
4. USA 5067, Georgia Wensell, FBYC, 5-3-3- ; 11
5. *vanguad*, William Shaner, FBYC, 4-5-5- ; 14

Laser Radial (13 boats) 
Series Standing – 3 races scored

Pos,Sail, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points 
1. 203642, Garrett Levy[Junior], Fbyc, 1-1-2- ; 4
2. 203628, Ralph Levy[Junior], Fbyc, 2-3-1- ; 6
3. 190238, Jordan Bendura[Junior], FBYC, 3-2-3- ; 8
4. 6, Kendra Walker[Junior], WRYC, 4-4-5- ; 13
5. 33, Andrew DeSantis[Junior], Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club, 11-6-4- ; 21T
6. 188703, Corey Jameson[Junior], Premier Sailing/RRYC, 6-8-7- ; 21T
7. 188698, Zachary Wellinghoff[Junior], WRYC, 10-5-8- ; 23T
8. 175881, Wilson Hatchett[Junior], WRYC, 8-9-6- ; 23T
9. 155322, Catesby Jones[Junior], WRYC, 5-7-13- ; 25
10. 11, Jack Robertson[Junior], WRYC, 7-11-10- ; 28
11. 71, Ian O’Connell[Junior], WRYC, 12-10-11- ; 33
12. 206540, John Seager[Open], WRYC, 13-12-9- ; 34T
13. 188921, Caroline Lay[Junior], RRYC, 9-13-12- ; 34T

Sunfish (8 boats) 
Series Standing – 3 races scored

Pos,Sail, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points 
1. Wh/LBlu/Pink, Billy Hatch, Premier Sailing, 1-1-1- ; 3
2. 117, Tess Wisor, Premier Sailing, 4-2-2- ; 8
3. red-white-bl, Colman Rowan, Premier Sailing, 3-3-3- ; 9
4. Pink/Bl/Blue, Joey Hatch, Premier Sailing, 2-4-9/DNF- ; 15
5. 78463, Dax DiMuzio, Premier Sailing, 5-5-9/DNF- ; 19
6. 6, Jack Whitmore, x, 9/DNF-9/DNF-9/DNF- ; 27T
7. 78847, Jake Hatchett, Premier Sailing, 9/DNS-9/DNS-9/DNS- ; 27T

420 (2 boats) 
Series Standing – 3 races scored

Pos,Sail, Skipper, Yacht Club, Results, Total Points 
1. 20, Darden Purrington, Indian Creek Yacht and County Club, 1-1-1- ; 3
2. 21, Zoe Harding, Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club, 2-2-2- ; 6

 

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.