Proper south winds for the Saturday races, even fairly steady in direction!
Skipper Time UK Corr time UK position
B Kelly 11.31 676 2
Wendy 12.34 657 1
B Woods 13.16 694 3
Stephan 13.42 717 4
B Kelly 12.18 722 2
B Woods 13.29 705 1
Wendy 14.34 762 3
B Kelly 12.00 705 3
Wendy 12.19 644 1
B Woods 12.43 665 2
Stephan 16.19 854 4
We were finally able to start the dinghy racing series, with sunny but cool weather and cold water. Light, shifty, and finally no breezes on Saturday, better wind on Sunday. Good to be out there again!
Thanks to Brian for running the races on Sunday.
July 2 time Cor time position
B Kelly 20.04 1178 2
Wendy 20.39 1080 1
B Woods 23.28 1228 3
Phil 23.29 1387 4
Phil 32.00 1890 3
B Kelly 33.07 1944 4
Wendy 34.30 1805 1
B Woods 34.50 1822 2
B Kelly 31.45 1864 1
Phil 34.12 2020 4
Wendy 36.20 1901 2
B Woods 36.50 1927 3
July 3 RACE 1
B Kelly 17.40 1037 2
Phil 18.24 1088 4
Wendy 19.42 1031 1
Patti 20.23 1066 3
B Kelly 21.52 1284 2
Phil 21.47 1288 3
Wendy 22.52 1196 1
Patti 24.54 1303 4
Guest 1 26.39 1394 6
Guest 2 26.38 1393 5
B Kelly 11.56 701 3
Phil 12.37 746 5
Wendy 12.28 652 2
Patti 12.24 649 1
Guest 1 14.31 759 6
Guest 2 13.52 725 4
Very windy both Saturday and Sunday, but the weather was much drier than forecast. Possibly because of the forecast, not much of a turn out for open house day, and rough conditions for taking people out for a sail, but we managed to give a few people a thrilling sailing experience.
On shore hospitality was awesome, thanks to Debbie and Brian Woods.
Saturday BBQ was also delightful, with a workable combination of wind and mosquitoes! Great chance to visit, good food, and excellent atmosphere.
The keel boat race on Sunday had to be cancelled because winds were gusting over 20 knots.
Hopefully next Friday, Canada Day, weather conditions will allow us to run the first dinghy race.
Well, there was wind. Lots of it. Too cold on Saturday, but Sunday’s warm south winds gusting to 20 knots and over 30 degrees attracted a few sailors; Garth, Stefan, Evan and a friend of his. No racing, but exciting sailing. Never too hot to go sailing!
The weather was cool but dry so a good turnout of members got the opening chores done in good time, enjoyed a BBQ lunch, and the board decided on a number of issues, including:
The club has bought another Laser in good condition, and will have repair work done on the orange laser, so there should be four good lasers available for club members to sail, and sufficient radial and full rigs.
We will start a search for a better “big” safety/committee boat immediately. We will look for a relatively small, used pontoon boat with a good motor, and sell the motorboat with the 70hp Mercury. We expect that a pontoon boat will make it easier to rescue people out of the water, offer more room for transporting and setting marks, and provide a stable platform for a race committee. If we find a suitable boat, we will need a special meeting of members a for quick approval of an expenditure expected to be approximately $10,000. If any member objects to this plan, please contact a board member right away.
As more members opt out of cutting the grass, this puts more pressure on the few who volunteer to do the cutting, so we need to make the cutting job faster an easier. Therefore, we will:
Let the sloping portion of the hill grow wild. It is the hardest and most dangerous area to mow. Maureen and Debbie will look for wild flowers in the park to add to the grass in that area.
Move the boats closer together on the top of the hill so that the remaining area is easily mowed with the tractor.
Rearrange boat parking on the entire lower level so that it is easy to mow around members’ boats, and it is easy move club boats to mow under them.
Move boats that are not being used out of the main boat parking into a storage area.
Require members to mow around their own boats more rigorously.
The keel boat championship racing instructions were approved by the board and are now posted on the website under Racing. In summary; keel boat racing days will be listed in the web calendar, there will be up to four races on such days, at least three keel boats starting will constitute a race.
For some reason, people with no connection to our club were subscribing to receive our notification emails. Over the past year, our subscriber list for the posts on the website got up to 320 email addresses. I don’t know why.
Today, I deleted all the existing subscribers, and replaced that list with Penny’s list of all club members. That brought us down to 49 emails addresses.
In this process, I may have unintentionally cut off family members or friends who want to get the updates on club races and activities. If so, please have them email me at infoATfalconsailingclub.ca to be put back on the list.
Likewise, if you are on the list and no longer want to be on the list, please let me know.