2023 Racing Results

The rain held back for our club closing operations, the AGM and the BBQ this weekend.

Here are the series racing results announced at the meeting.

We ran a total of 52 races in the series this year.  24 skippers participated, including 9 women.  We recorded 358 dinghies starting,  an average of 6.9 boats at each start. This year, the top end of the fleet was exceptionally competitive, while at the same time other sailors were racing for the first time.

11.1 The scoring system is as follows: The Low Point scoring system of Appendix A for “series longer than a regatta” (Rule A9) will apply to all races official club races completed in the year, of which 15 races will be required to be completed to constitute a series. A boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores, excluding her 16th best score and all those below it.

Ten skippers completed the 15 or more races required to be competitive in the FSC Dinghy Series.

Results for 2023

1Dave L15
2Sharlene19
3Feavers29
4B Kelly35
5B Woods35
6Wendy50
7Patti54
8Roger64
9Phil66
10Ian91

2023 FSC Keel Boat Series

The weather was not very cooperative on keel boat racing days, but we were able to hold three keel boat racing days this season.

Scoring for keel boat races is based on each boat’s results for half the total number of races in the series, rounding upward for an uneven total.

This year, we completed seven races, so a boat’s best four scores were counted.

Five skippers participated in the KB series. We completed a total of seven races, so “at least half” represents four races.  All five skippers completed at least four races to qualify.

2023 FSC KB series scores
Charles41
Garth72
Al93
Marcello154
Ian165

Most Improved Sailor

Each year, we watch with interest the progress of newer sailors as they learn to manage their boats in a variety of conditions.  We celebrate this progress by naming one “Most Improved Sailor” every year. The most improved sailor for 2023 is Jan Waters


The full Race Report for 2023 is HERE.

Friday / Saturday Aug 18/19

We had fun hosting the provincial juniour championships for young sailors in Optis and Laser Radials. Friday was a training day, and Saturday we held a regatta. The MSA coaches ran the training, and Paul from West Hawk helped us run the regatta.

Both days were windy — very windy later in the day. Fortunately, on Saturday we were able to run two races in reasonable conditions between the absolute calm in the morning and the strong afternoon winds, so medals were duly awarded on the basis of those races.

Keelboat Race September 11

Brisk winds from the Northwest made the keelboat race challenging and exciting. Lots of members got out on the water to enjoy the event, and the BBQ after.

BoatTimeCorr. TimePoints
RACE 1
Feavers19.3411.981
Dave H21.1613.952
Al27.2016.163
RACE 2
Feavers19.5712.211
Dave H20.3913.542
Al24.3414.523
RACE 3
Feavers21.5613.431
Al24.1514.332
Dave H23.3315.443
Ian36.1524.034

2021 Racing Schedule

Our schedule for racing this summer, subject to weather & public health regulations, is:

  • Club Championship series; dinghy racing every weekend day and statutory holiday from May 29th to September 19th, except on days when we have a keelboat race scheduled
  • Keel boat racing days; June 19, July 31, September 11th, and September 18th.
  • Commodore’s Cup on August 14th (it is included in the Club Championship series)

The Racing Instructions for the Club Championship are posted here.

  • Here are some important points from the racing instructions:
    • The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day is 1300.
    • The race officer on duty may run up to five races in a day.
    • At least three boats must start in a race for that race to be counted towards the Championship.
    •  15 races will be required to be completed to constitute a series. A boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores, excluding her 16th best score and all those below it. [So, you really want to complete 15 races during the summer]

We are intending to start a women’s sailing league this summer.  I will post the schedule and the racing instructions for the women’s league race series when the plans for those races are developed.

Women’s Learn to Race

A collaboration with the West Hawk Sailing Club.  A one-week, half-day course for women to improve their sailing skills and learn to race. Taught on single and double-handed sailboats (Laser, Zest). For all girls / women aged 12+. Minimum CANSail 1 or demonstrated equivalent level of sailing skills required. Please see the South Whiteshell Women's Sailing League website at southwhiteshellwomenssailingleague.ca for registration information.

Al Sweeps KB July Races

We had gentle, shifting breezes mostly from the West on Saturday, July 25 for the keel boat and dinghy races. Everyone started at the same time, thanks to David L for timing the dinghies.

The following Sunday, there was too much wind, so sailors practiced screaming reaches, but there were no races.

SkipperTimeKB & Cat Corr TimeKB & Cat Position
RACE 1
Al43.3925.801.00
Ian40.4226.262.00
Marcello49.1729.573.00
RACE 2
Al35.3020.991.00
Ian36.0023.232.00
Marcello39.1923.593.00
RACE 3
Al33.3519.851.00
Ian32.0020.652.00
Marcello40.1024.103.00
RACE 1
Matthew26.0714271
Dave L26.5514712
Evan26.3814873
Guillermo27.3115044
Roger31.4216655
Gonzalo30.2417976
Penny37.3118657
Wendy36.2719158
Craig C38.3120229
Results adjusted Aug 4 to reflect Evan sailing a Laser >> rather than a Laser
RACE 2
Guillermo23.4813011
Dave L24.0613172
Matthew24.1013213
Roger26.4914094
Wendy27.5214645
Penny31.3115676
Gonzalo27.5016457
Evan35.3319848
RACE 3
Matthew23.1012661
Guillermo23.2012752
Dave L24.0413153
Roger28.1814874
Wendy29.1515375
Evan29.0316216
Ian and crew
Ian and crew
Lasers
Lasers
Wendy
Wendy
Dave
Dave

July 18 races

A lovely day with moderate shifting winds, mostly from the West.

SkipperTimeUK Corr timeUK position
Feavers17.1310181
Dave L21.0011483
Patti21.1411162
Sharlene22.1711715
Penny23.0711494
Craig23.5012516
Cindy26.2613147

RACE 2
Feavers16.519961
Dave L18.3710172
Sharlene19.4610393
Patti21.1811194
Penny25.2812665
Craig25.5613616
Cindy29.5214857
RACE 3
Feavers17.3010342
Dave L18.2310051
Sharlene20.3810843
Craig20.4010854
Patti20.5811026
Penny21.5710915
Cindy26.1413047
RACE 4
Feavers15.219072
Sharlene17.149051
Dave L17.459703
Patti18.559944

Unfortunately, on Sunday the weather did not clear up in time for the races.

Wendy and Roger get firsts

Sunday July 12, a mix of winds from the south made for interesting racing. There wasn’t enough wind to set a reach mark, but occasionally we got a good puff, and then again occasionally there wasn’t much wind at all. And of course, the wind shifted unpredictably from side to side. So, results varied among the four races:

SkipperTimeUK Corr timeUK position
Race 1
Feavers15.359211
Phil16.209652
Roger20.0710573
B Woods21.1211145
Patti21.4211406
Penny21.5410894
Wendy21.5711537
RACE 2
Feavers13.438111
Phil15.118974
Roger15.288132
Penny17.268673
Patti18.009465
Wendy18.089536
B Woods19.0210008
Cindy19.139557
RACE 3
Feavers16.039492
Wendy17.048971
Patti18.509893
Roger19.4010335
Phil19.5511767
Penny20.2510154
Cindy21.2710666
RACE 4
Feavers18.2410882
Roger20.2410721
Patti21.0011033
Phil23.0713656
Wendy24.1012705
Penny25.1112524
Cindy28.2414127
A breezy moment between races

July 11 races

Typical Falcon Lake summer weather; nice breeze, allegedly coming from the North, but with lots of shifts to make sailing interesting.

SkipperTimeUK position
Race 1
Feavers15.153
Dave L15.301
Sharlene17.002
B Woods19.124
Roger20.426
Penny21.315
Wendy21.347
RACE 2
Feavers15.081
Dave L16.323
Phil17.037
Sharlene17.042
Penny18.504
Roger18.555
B Woods19.096
Wendy20.058
RACE 3
Feavers16.183
Dave L16.321
Roger18.404
Penny18.502
Phil18.567
Wendy20.145
B Woods21.076
RACE 4
Feavers14.351
Phil14.422
Dave L16.103
Penny19.144
Roger19.145
B Woods19.416
Wendy19.587