Hi SBYC and EYC Members
The Alberta Cup and start of the Fall Series was a great weekend of racing. The winds were up, the sailing was competitive, the starts were hectic and the party Saturday night at EYC was a big hit. Congratulations to everyone who participated and made the Alberta Cup/Fall series a huge success.
A special congratulations to Don Iveson and his crew for placing 1st in Point of Order, Murray Erickson and his crew in Winedown for a great 2nd place finish and Paul Kantor in Windswept in 3rd place.
I would also like to extend a special thank you to Dave and Donna Donnelly and Dave and Donna Thompson for being our race committee on Dancin' Bear. As well, congratulations are in order to all of the EYC membership and the Wabamun Sailing Club on hosting and running the Provincials. It was great to see all the boats out on the lake.
Also, better late than never, I would like to pass along the results of the Jack and Jill Race, which took place on Aug. 26th. The finishing order was Winedown 1st (Sylvia and Murray), Windswept 2nd (Jen and Paul), Tipsy 3rd (Ava and Jefrey), Manana 4th (Linda and Barry), Windchime 5th (Rachel and Ian), Reflection 6th (Anita and John), Arana 7th (Liz and Greg).
The season isn't over yet, and The Rose Cup is yet to take place. Due to the inability to get the Committee boat securely anchored due to high winds and big waves, the Rose Cup was cancelled and has been rescheduled for next Sunday, September 17. Racing starts at noon. See attachment!
Please note that after some discussion, the Fall Series will continue to be held on Saturdays with starts at noon. My apologies for any confusion there.
See you all this weekend,
SBYC Fleet Captain
More tidbits of news from the provincial sailing championships...
Below are some of Rob Royer's photos of the event (click to enlarge).
The Edmonton Yacht Club hosted the 2017 Alberta Sailing Championships over the September long weekend. The Regatta was a resounding success with 36 boats with 40 competitors coming from around the province to compete in three days of sailing competition.
The boats included three different classes of Lasers (standard, radial & 4.7), Fireballs and Optis. The winds totally cooperated on Saturday and Sunday but failed us on Monday morning. Regardless, 8 – 10 races were completed on the first two days of sailing. See results, below.
EYC volunteers did an absolutely outstanding job of putting the Regatta together. The food crew spent countless hours shopping, cooking and putting the food out. The registration crew handled on line and in person registrations flawlessly and provided first contact friendly hospitality to competitors.
On water volunteers assisted the race management people from the Wabamun Sailing Club and Calgary Yacht club with mark boats, safety boats and committee boat jobs (long hours on the water in some cool temperatures). The land crew assisted guests to locate tent spots and RV parking. The cleanup crew (almost everyone) kept bathrooms clean and stocked.
The pig roast and live entertainment on Saturday night were a big hit. Many people said the lasagna they had on Sunday night was the best ever. EYC received compliments over and over from competitors, their families and friends as to how great it was to be at EYC again and what a great job EYC did running the 2017 Sailing Championships.
Hope I didn’t miss anything or anyone!
The Edmonton Yacht Club will host the 2017 Alberta Provincial Regatta, September 2, 3 and 4. The Notice of Race is here. Email Rob Martin with questions.
Online registration closed August 26. Register onsite (see Notice of Race).
EYC is in Seba Beach, Alberta, about an hour west of Edmonton on Highway 16. Here is a map (not appearing in your browser? try this link):
Update, July 6: Bernie writes, "I will be away for this Saturday's Single Handed Race and am looking for a committee boat and personnel to run the race." Email Bernie.
The Single Handed Race takes place Saturday, July 8. Please read the Notice of Race and take the completed Registration Form with you.
Race organizer Bernie Riegger of SBYC writes, "The Single Handed race is on Saturday, July 8th with a skippers meeting at 10:00 AM and the first horn at noon. You can register with the form provided,(just fill it out and send it back to me), register at the clubhouse before the skippers meeting or you can check in with the committee boat if you can't get to the skippers meeting. If you have any questions feel free to call or email me."
Pursuit races run out of Sunshine Bay Yacht Club every Wednesday evening in July. The details are in the Notice of Race. Race organizer Bernie Riegger of SBYC writes, "Please plan to participate in our July 2017 Wednesday evening pursuit races starting at 7:30 pm. No registration required, just show up, get ready to race and have a great time. Your start times and PHRF ratings will be posted in the clubhouse prior to the race. See you Wednesday night."
The Down the Lake Race, jointly run by the Sunshine Bay Yacht Club and EYC, runs Saturday, July 1 this year. The details are in the Notice of Race. You can save time by printing the Registration Form before heading to the lake (form includes option for dinner).
Dinner for the racing crews & volunteers will be "steak, garlic mashed potatoes and gravy, roasted seasonal vegetables and for dessert, apple strudel."
Sunshine is organizing the race and hopes someone from EYC can volunteer to be the Race Committee boat. Write to Bernie Riegger (email@example.com).
The Sunshine Bay Yacht Club and EYC will host the Alberta Cup, September 3 and 4. This is a CYA/ASA sanctioned event so you will want to read the Notice of Race carefully.
For more information, write to our Fleet Captain, David Darlington, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fleet Captain David Darlington has published the Notice of Race for this year's Chase the Moon Rally, to be held Saturday, August 27. David's email address is email@example.com.
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