More fun and learning at RYC Summer Program

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BAYS #3, Svendsen’s Summer Splash Encinal Yacht Club, July 19-20, 2014

Calling out to all junior sailors at RYC.  Our next event is coming up quickly.  If you are interested please let me know so we can work out boats and boat transportation.
BAYS #3, Svendsen’s Summer Splash
Encinal Yacht Club, July 19-20, 2014

2 ELIGIBILITY
2.1 The regatta is open to boats of the C420, CFJ (non-spinnaker), Laser Standard, Laser Radial, 29er and
Optimist (including Green fleet) classes whose crews have not yet reached their 19th birthday. The age
rules of the Optimist Class will still apply.
2.2 Fleets must have 5 boats registered by Wednesday, July 16, 2014 to qualify for a class start. Laser fleets
may be combined depending on number of entrants.
2.3 In order to compete for the BAYS Summer Series Championship, sailors must be: (a) 18 or under (19th
birthday must fall after the final BAYS series regatta of the year), except where individual class rules
dictate specific age eligibility, and (b) a resident of Northern California, or a regular participant in a
Northern California Yacht Club or Youth Sailing Program.

3 REGISTRATION & ENTRY
3.1 For C420, CFJ and 29er classes- $80 per boat; For Laser, Radial, 4.7 and Optimist Classes – $40
3.2 Entry fee provides prizes, a t-shirt, lunch both days, and Saturday night dinner. Extra lunches and
dinners will be available for purchase upon registration.
3.3 Eligible competitors may register by filling out the on-line registration form on the Encinal Yacht Club
Junior Page: http://www.encinal.org All entries must be received by Wednesday, July 16, otherwise, a $5
late fee per competitor will be charged.

5 SCHEDULE (all times approximate and subject to change)

Saturday, July 19, 2014 Sunday, July 20, 2014
10am – 12pm Registration /Rigging / Launch 10am-12pm Rigging / Launch
12pm Competitors Meeting (Mandatory) 12pm Competitors Meeting
12:15 pm Lunch @ EYC 12:15 pm Lunch @ EYC
1pm Racing Begins 1pm Racing Begins
~ 6pm BBQ & Pool Party 4:30pm No Start after this time

Michael Marlett WINS at the CHISPA event!!!!!!!!

 

Great News!!!

Michael Marlett was asked to represent RYC at the CHISPA event at Encinal YC this past weekend and he placed 1st!!!  Below are a couple words from him and a couple of photos from long distance.

Thanks so much for choosing me to do the CHISPA, and supporting me.
I had a great time, and did well which is even better.
The racing was really close between me and another laser from Washington lake yacht club.
I won the first two races and he won the next two races so it came down to the last race, in which I was barely able to beat him.  So it was a lot of fun.

Regards
      Michael Marlett

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Gorge 29er Speedfest 2014

On June 21-22, the Columbia Gorge Racing Association held a regatta exclusively for 29ers in Cascade Locks, on the Columbia River. This year we managed to convince many of the southern California teams to come up for the regatta on the promise that there would be wind. The Gorge speedfest is the fourth regatta of the 29er Pacific Coast Championships which consists of many regattas up and down the Coast of California and Oregon. In addition to the regatta, there was also a clinic put on by Willy Mcbride and Dane Wilson from Santa Barbara Yacht Club.

We arrived on Tuesday night and on Wednesday had a great day of practice to warm up for the clinic the next day. It was slightly misty most days with high cloud cover and unusually light wind for the Gorge. Most people arrived on Wednesday, and we had enough time to go out for a evening sail as the sun was setting. The wind was around 15kts making for an easy transition into the often difficult Gorge conditions. Thursday and Friday had similar wind, but it really started to pick up on Friday afternoon. The clinic focused a lot on boat settings as well as how we moved through the boat during maneuvers. Saturday was the first day of the regatta and it started off with very light wind. It was very tactical racing however in the afternoon the wind increased significantly and racing became more chaotic. At the end of the day we completed 7 races, however our (Neil Marcellini and Robbie Englehart) vang was constantly failing and Mike Pacholski and Haydon Stapleton’s boat developed a crippling crack. The final day of racing had similar breeze but slightly calmer. We quickly completed 5 races for a total of 12 in the regatta. Haydon and Mike did a great job but had many severe boat problems and finished in 7th. We had a very lucky and consistent regatta and finished in 4th. Overall it was a great experience and challenging but fun racing. Next we are headed for the 29er North Americans and Worlds in Kingston Ontario.

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Heavy Weather Sailing!!!

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Lunch time field trip.  Learning about the bay winds and Fog machine.photo 1 photo 2 photo 3 photo 4 photo 5

Kinston Ryan trying out the trapeze on the 420!!photo

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