8 Boats made it to the start line Wednesday evening with 14 Sailors on board. We had fair winds and a nice buoys to starboard course set by Steve and Annie. Wednesday saw three new Sailors introduced to race night. Liz sailed with Carla in the Tasar and Mark and Ellen flew around the course on their Hobie 16. Andy also joined Ken for his 2019 inaugural sail in the Albacore. Tony picked up some handy sail trim advice to pull out an exciting 3rd place finish in most of the races . He and Nathan were set for second place in Race #2, it it wasn’t for the fact that they were exceeding the Ottawa River speed limit so managed to slow their pace down to a crawl by hitting and dragging the up wind mark. Lucky for Carla and Liz as they pulled ahead and managed a 2nd place finish. As the winds died down on the last race Ken and Andy on port tack gave up their lead as they fouled Carla and Liz, sneaking up on starboard tack. After completing a 720 penalty turn they came a close second. All sailors enjoyed a delicious meal put on by Corinne and Leopol, with cold bevvies provided by Tony. Thanks to all who helped put on this event and to the sailors who gave the committee boat a fabulous show.
Wednesday saw a good turn out to race night last week with 10 kts of warm breeze gusting to about 12-14 kts. 6 Boats turned out to brave the winds that evening. An interesting first race, set by Steve H and assisted by John with the usual buoys to port course was witnessed by all 4 boats competing in the first of 4 races.
Off the start line in 1st place flew Ken E and Amy on Starboard tack in the Albacore, hugging the committee boat with Robert, Corinne and Leopal on the Hobie 16, rounding the pin end on port tack flying across the start followed by Greg O and his grandson Hayden, whose skills in the optimist during the day added to their successful first race. The Nacra with Tony on helm assisted by Nathan on jib, snuck up to the start from a nice beam reach only to be forced into reverse mode as he tried to head up across the start line. Thoughts of their 4th place finish were quickly dashed as our leader in the Albacore and seasoned veteran Ken E with Amy on jib decided that an alternative rounding of the marks with buoys to starboard would not only confuse the competition but make for an interesting race. Alas, the rest of the fleet were not to be deterred and held their course. Noticing that his strategy was not working Ken followed suit after the second rounding and so went in the same direction as the rest of the fleet.
Two other sailboats joined in the fun for the other 3 races and they included Zombour in the laser and Tom and Lee Jing on the third Albacore. Adding to all the fun that evening, the fourth race was interrupted by a 11.3 m keelboat that sailed up from the NSC and tried to join our race by crashing thru the middle of the course upsetting our sailors Tom and Lee Jing who were on the final leg and forcing them to tack away thus avoiding a collision with said keelboat only to push them into the committee boat. No one was hurt , not even their spirits.
Thanks to Nathan for supplying the food and drinks.
The Kanata Sailing Club is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Open Catamaran Regatta, Saturday, August 3, 2019.
This event is open to both KSC members and members from other Clubs, if they wish to participate. All types of catamarans are welcome to compete.
Registration will be on back deck at 9:30 am – 10:00 am.
Skipper’s meeting is at 10:30 am at the Clubhouse.
First start will be no earlier than 11:00 am.
The last race will be before 3:00 pm .
Likely try to get in 4 races.
There is no entry fee for this event.
Lunch and beverages are provided. We suggest you assemble your sandwiches on back deck prior to sailing and the race committee will bring it out to you at the lunch break to eat on the water.
For KSC members, KSC boats will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
The course will consist of multiple windward/leeward laps, with a mid-course entry and upwind finish. (formal Sailing Instructions will follow. Scoring will be awarded based on total lowest handicapped time, using SCHRS(http:www.schrs.com/)
We saw a great turnout for the first race night of 2019 with a total of 10 boats signed out. There was a mild but steady breeze until race 4 when the doldrums hit. Here are the results and the picture!
Rudders and tillers sink if they come off on the water and cost $800 to replace. You will be billed if you lose one. You can prevent prevent this sad and expensive event from happening to you by making sure the clips, retaining pins and extra shackles are properly positioned and attached to your rudder before launching. Do not remove that extra shackle, USE IT!! Clip it on the the rudder. Replace it if it has gone missing. These shackles were installed last year as an extra safety measure to help save you that $800.
Please Report Damage
The following picture is a hole someone punched into a Laser. To do this much damage took a hard impact and there’s no way it happened without noticing. It was left without letting anyone know, nothing in the log, no message to any board member. This isn’t acceptable. Sometimes accidents happen and repairs have to be made. Even long time sailors have things go wrong that result in damage. But accept responsibility and let someone know so that it can be fixed. We can even teach you how to fix it.
Wednesday evenings in July and August and start the season on this Wednesday July 3, at 630 start time.
We now have all the lasers on the beach, 2 bytes, 3 albacores and a Hobie 18 and a Hobie 16. The tasar will head down to the beach this week. Best to arrive an hour early to rig your sailboat. If conditions change we will amend this as necessary. The sailing director will bring food and bevvies. 2$ each.
SAVE THE DATE – THE SAIL PAST BBQ IS COMING ON JULY 13TH!
Sign up now for the SAILPAST BBQ on July 13th by emailing email@example.com. ‘SAIL PAST’ and salute our Commodore in the afternoon and gather for a social evening with your mates afterwards. All ‘old salts’ and new sailors welcome!
All KSC Mates are invited to a pub night on Thursday March 21 at 7:30. We will meet up at Irene’s Pub at 885 Bank Street (http://irenespub.ca/). At 9 the music will start and there will be dancing. Come along, celebrate Spring’s arrival and meet up with your mates before Launch Day. All welcome!