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12 Mile Island Results & Race Night #4

Race night Wed 11 Aug 2021

Only 3 boats showed for race night with very light winds but when we approached the start line the winds picked up to 12 kts or so and gave us a great couple of races. The odd configuration sent Carla in the wrong direction not once but twice with Ken in the steady lead. She caught him on a few legs but lost the challenge after a tough fight. Jean gave Liz her first intro to Cat sailing with smiles all around. They put in a competitive effort but the diminishing wind offered no breaks for the Hobie in the end and they were not able to finish the last race.

Results

  1. Ken S  Race 1&2
  2. Carla Race 1&2
  3. Jean and Liz Race 1 and DNF Race 2

12 Mile Island Race Sat 14 Aug 2021

The morning started with promises of moderate winds WSW at 15 km. By start time for all 8 vessels, the rounding of 12 Mile Is. was going to be putting all of their sailing talents and skills to the test as the winds picked up from WSW 25-30 km.  The first of the sailboats set out with fair winds and hopes of glory, the Harry Adderley trophies for the taking and hopes of a stop at the Poutine Barge just up river. That’s what lured Leopol out with his mum Corinne in the Tasar. Until of course Corinne, in her eager bid to show Leopol how you sail in big wind, forgot the most important task on hand, PUTTING HER  FEET UNDER the hiking straps. Finding herself out of the boat and her son alone in the boat, Corinne’s attempt to not be totally left behind, discovered the hand grabs on the inside of the Tasar cockpit and hung on for dear life while being dragged alongside the sailboat for some distance. Round and round they went. Her desperate pleas to head up wind and un-cleat the Jib went unanswered as Leopol reminded her that he couldn’t with her demands by exclaiming “Mama my hands are much too sore, I can’t do that!.”  until finally Corinne found her way flopping onto the sailboat. A short trip was had as they eventually made their way back followed by another capsize pushed by winds of 25-35 kms that drove them to shore and Leopol again exclaiming “I cannot help you  Mama, my hands, Too Sore!!” Frank and Jean headed out in the Hobie 16, eager to finally get going, equipped with everything they needed for such a long arduous journey, including a full lunch spread prepared by Jean. Did I hear wine glasses clinking? NWN 30-44 km strong winds and driving waves forced the pair to turn back at the Marina, dashing any hopes of a beautiful lunch on board and trophy in hand. Steve set out in the “Farr 3.7” home built. Attempting to be Farr and away, Steve also made it as Farr as the Marina but decided that hanging off the trapeze wire with the winds now blowing a steady 30-35 kms with gusts and large waves that left him at times dangling and swinging off the wire like a puppet in a circus act wasn’t worth the long journey.  The other sailboats passing nearby did comment that he made trapezing look easy despite the winds.  He managed to stay upright all the way back and quite enjoyed the ride until the last minute, in front of a waiting crowd on shore, he proceeded to capsize while lifting his rudder. We enjoyed that for sure!. Devin rang the shore crew from an area still unknown further up river saying his large sail on his windsurfer type sailboat was too much for the conditions and decided to quit while he was ahead and turned around but not before informing us of Tom’s cruising in the Laser near the Quebec shore. Several capsizes later, we were informed by a nice guy on a SeaDoo that Tom needed rescuing. He was found doing his Blue Heron impersonation, wading along the sandy shore line in the  marshes looking for fish and any way out of not having to sail the Laser back. Cold and tired he was greeted with smiles by the rescue boat of Frank and Steve where he happily traded seats with Steve who sailed the Laser back. Glad you were OK Tom. Heidi, Zsombor and Csanad, sporting scant but fashionable swimsuits and life jackets, set out for their fun in the sun adventure in the Albacore. Armed with nothing but a jug of water and several granola bars, they reached the welcomed shores of Port of Call Marina. Half Frozen and in need of Poutine refuelling, they were found doing the lizard thing, baking on the rocks for 2 hours to absorb enough radiant heat to sustain them for the remainder of their trip around the Island. Returning in just over 7 hours and 5 mins, the crew likely set an all time record of the longest rounding. The rescue squad, AKA Frank, Jean and Steve were kept waiting for their safe return.  Frank, who was ready to leave hours beforehand, resorted to being a permanent fixture on his recliner beach chair yet again. Ken S. set out to have a leisurely fun sail in his laser but decided after the strong winds carried him practically to 12 Mile Island that he might as well just join the pursuit and continue in the hunt for that prized 1st place finish. Carla, the PRO, was convinced he had headed in the opposite direction and had likely gone to a pub somewhere to celebrate the nearing of the end of training season, when he failed to return after 2 and a half hours. After several death rolls and practice capsizes, Ken appeared unscathed to capture 2nd place.  That left the 8th vessel , the other Hobie 16, carrying Newlyweds Robert and Bianca, fighting for top spot on the leader board. Nearing the Island, the couple went searching for a secluded romantic spot to stay but left empty handed.  Armed with a competitive spirit, the newlyweds decided to head back to the KSC on a blistering fun, fast surf in a mere 2h 29 mins to capture 1st place.  Congrats!

Results

  1. Robert and Bianca  1st place
  2. Ken Skublics,  2nd place
  3. Zsombor, Heidi and Csanad 3rd place
  4. The rest:  survived!

Carla—KSC Sailing Director

KSC Race Night #2: July 21, 2021

9 Boats presented to the start line on Wednesday evening with a wind building to 15-20 kms and gusting to 30. Under warm skies, sailors partnered up with others that haven’t sailed in over 2 years. Jean took Annie in a H16 to familiarize themselves with the Hobie for the regatta on Saturday.  Carla forgot the main piece of equipment for the Farr, the hiking harness, so sent Steve out in it instead to watch him battle the power of the gusts. Jason showed up with his 29er and sailed with Carla on helm. Brave lad. Tom discovered the cats again and teamed up with Tony in the Nacra 17. The Ken’s had some fun rides on the lasers, putting in again some great performances, while Robert with Corrine and Leopold flew around the course on the H18 to gain practice and hopefully an advantage for the upcoming Cat regatta. Zsombor broke free of the instructor’s clutches and had a fun sail as well.

Thx to our RC : Heidi and Connor

Results:

Race 1

  1. Robert/Corinne/Leopold
  2. Ken S
  3. Jean/Annie
  4. Zsombor
  5. Steve
  6. Ken E
  7. Jason/Carla
  8. Tony/Tom
  9. Bruce DNS

RACE 2

  1. Robert/Corinne/Leopold
  2. Ken S
  3. Steve
  4. Carla
  5. Zsombor
  6. Jean/Annie
  7. Ken E
  8. Tony/Tom OCF
  9. Bruce DNS

RACE 3

  1. Steve
  2. Ken
  3. Zsombor
  4. Robert/Corinne/Leopold
  5. Rest of fleet : DNS

Carla : Sailing Director

Catamaran Regatta Results

From July 24, 2021.

The 9th annual Cat Regatta got off without a hitch on Saturday morning with 4 vessels fighting it out for Top Cat bragging rights. Winds blew at a steady 20 kms with some fun gusts up to 33 kms/hr and a warm breeze at 28c. Liam was unfortunately unable to make it to the event so calls went out to other would-be Cat competitors. Robert showed up last minute after discovering that vacuuming on a Saturday morning wasn’t as exciting as he had thought, so joined Corinne on helm and Tom on crew on the H18. Tony and Frank had a few tricks up their sleeves heading to the start in Tony’s Nacra 17. Nathan pulled Connor from the RC to show him what fun can be had in a H18 and adopted him as crew. Jean and Annie had such a great finish on Wednesday race night that they teamed up again to show us their feral cat claws and put in some stiff competition. 

The first race showed Tony and Frank with a brilliant start with 3 other competitors trailing but fell to the back of the pack despite Nathan and Connor shredding their jib. Even a wicked tape job wouldn’t hold out for the second race so found the lads changing jibs at the lunch hour break. Jean and Annie, sporting the colours of the French flag on the main, stirred  competitive jitters in Corinne . It didn’t faze her in the end as she/Robert and Tom finished in first place.

Race 2 saw some close roundings of the first mark with all 3 vessels in a pack, jostling for the lead. Tony and Frank struggled to find their footing but discovered that some necessary sail adjustments would give them a welcomed boost of speed their boat so badly needed.  The wind found the cats flying around the course in race 2 before stopping for a nutrition break.

Race 3 found Nathan and Connor nearly capsizing near the upwind mark as the winds picked up to 25-30 kms/hr. Frank and Tony pulled in closely behind in 3rd place with hopes of overtaking while Jean and Steve (Annie had abandoned racing with better plans downtown) caught them at the rounding to take over the lead. With Frank at the helm and Tony on Jib, a brilliant race was had, as the Nacra flew to a very close 4th place just 3 seconds behind the 3rd vessel.

Race 4 had all 4 vessels cramming at the reaching mark before heading up with Jean and Steve giving way to a pushy Nathan and Connor yelling for buoy room.

Race 5,  Corinne/Robert and Tom suffered a massive wardrobe malfunction as their jib also split in 2, resulting in Tom standing on the bow acting as both figurehead and rip stopper. This placed them back in 3rd place allowing Frank and Tony to creep ever so close.  Jean and Steve were seen flying on one pontoon only to have Jean teabag Steve just to cool him off after rounding the upwind mark. Nathan and Connor were too far ahead to notice.

Results:

Race 1

  1. Corinne/Tom/Robert
  2. Nathan/Connor
  3. Jean/Annie
  4. Tony/Frank

Race 2:

  1. Corinne/Tom/Robert
  2. Nathan/Connor
  3. Jean/Annie
  4. Tony/Frank (OCF)

Race 3

  1. Nathan/Connor
  2. Corinne/Tom/Robert
  3. Jean/Steve
  4. Tony/Frank

Race 4

  1. Nathan/Connor
  2. Jean/Steve
  3. Corinne/Tom/Robert
  4. Frank/Tony

Race 5

  1. Nathan/Connor
  2. Jean/Steve
  3. Corinne/Tom/Robert
  4. Frank/Tony

Medals:

1st place, Top Cat …..Nathan and Connor
2nd place, Medium Cat…..Corinne/ Tom/ Robert
3rd place, Kitten award….Jean/ Annie/ Steve
4th place, Participation award…Tony/Frank

Congratulations to all competitors,
Carla –Sailing Director.

2017 KSC Open results

The KSC Open turned out much better than I could have hoped, in terms of wind.

Saturday, Sept 2

Forecasted “floating conditions” threatened to put a damper on the event, but a steady breeze of about 6 knots filled in from the west, allowing us to get some good races in.  In the Albacore fleet, we had four boats from Nepean (all National level sailors) as well as Balazs and Tom N representing KSC.  For the Lasers, we had Carla going up against KSC youths Zombor and Csanad, all of whom selected full rigs for the light air day.

Simon/Elenor set the pace with a few early wins, with Peter/Ross and Dominic/Patrick fighting for second.  Dominic found his grove and racked up a couple of wins later in the day.  Former KSCer Jim and Irene set were able to hold of Balazs/Tom most of the time to score 4th place finishes (and even a second, beating out Peter/Ross and Simon/Elenor in a light-wind race where tactics was everything).

On the single-hander front, Carla was the early favourite, taking 3 of the 4 first races, with Zombor coming up behind.  Csanad made the most of the light-wind 5th race and used an amazing start to his advantage, to leave both Zombor and Carla in his wake.  He even passed one or two of the big Albacores, which usually do better in light air.

Lunch on the water was AMAZING, with Annie and Jean providing amazing ham and turkey sandwiches, brownies, juice boxes and pop.  This is in addition to the coffee, muffins, and other prep work that they had done before the boats were even rigged.  This regatta owes a huge debt to those two, working their butts off to make things happen.  Many thanks to Tony as well who drove the mark set boat and ensured we had square courses of appropriate length all day, and to Heidi without whom scoring and starting the races would’ve been quite difficult.

Sunday, Sept 3, in which I was introduced to match racing

If the story of the day for Saturday was “light winds”, the story for Sunday was “heavy air in rain”.  The forecast was “12 knots, gusting 21” aka “heavy wind with nuclear gusts”.  It turned out to be a more steady 13-16 knots, with the waves being killer.  Most of the fleet (Jim/Irene, Peter/Ross, Simon/Elenor, Csanad, and Balasz) did the wise thing and stayed ashore in the nice warm, dry club house.  Dominic/Patrick, Carla, Zombor, and Tom were game for a bit of fun though, so Heidi and Jason set a course.  Remember how Balazs was smart, and decided to stay dry?  Well Jean and Csanad volunteered do RC with Heidi, which meant Jason could take up the “it seemed like a good idea at the time” mantle, and jumped into the Albacore with Tom, to represent KSC alongside Carla (in a Byte today) and Zombor (in a radial Laser).

The first race saw Dominic/Patrick jump out to an early lead with Tom/Jason and Zombor close behind.  Jason/Tom tacked onto port which forced Zombor to bear off.  Curses, a 720 for Tom/Jason.  Having said that, the Albacore soon passed Zombor, and closed the gap with Patrick/Dominic on the last couple of legs, finishing less than a minute behind.  Zombor came in third, followed by Carla who capsized and was forced to retire after the race.

The second race is really the one to write home about.  It may not have happened quite like this, but this is the way I remember it, and I’m sticking to my story.  Jason/Tom won the start over Dominic/Patrick.  Although NSC boat seemed set up to point better than the KSC Albacore, Tom/Jason would tack to cover, and Patrick/Dominic would try to break cover.  A slow tack near the windward mark meant that Jason/Tom had a lead by the reaching legs.  On the first reach, Patrick/Dominic had greater boat speed, but Jason/Tom held them off by sailing defensively, and rounded the gybe mark first.  Dominic/Patrick changed their strategy and sailed high on the second leg, passing Tom/Jason to windward, but then having to bear off to get to the leeward mark.  They were overlapped within the circle, so (rather than go around) Jason/Tom elected to slow down, get in behind Patrick/Dominic and tacked around the mark.  It was neck and neck for the first half of the second windward leg, but the Patrick/Dominic were able to outpoint Tom/Jason and got to the upwind mark first.  The downwind was processional, with Dominic/Patrick taking the race by about 30 seconds over Jason/Tom.  Still, not bad considering Dominic is one of the top Albacore sailors in the country.

In hindsight, I should have headed up on that second reaching leg, and forced Dominic past the mark so I could stay on the inside around the leeward mark.  Ah well, live and learn.

Zombor finished the race in nice style, but as he was the only Laser on the course it was very much a “the boat vs the waves” sail.

Back at the KSC Clubhouse, the party was in full swing, with NSC and KSC folks together were watching the “match race” of KSC’s Tom/Jason vs NSC’s Patrick/Dominic and there was cheering, laughter, and an all around good time.  I’m glad we were able to put on a show!

Award ceremonies were held, with Dominic/Patrick winning first overall for Albacores, and Carla winning first for the Lasers.  Dominic and Carla went home with nicely engraved KSC beer mugs, and Patrick (being under 19) went home with a nicely engraved pop mug that looks remarkably like a beer mug.

Thanks again to Heidi, Jean and Csanad for running RC and Annie/Jean for providing food/coffee.

Results are final as of 15:20 on September 10, 2017

Albacore Division
Sailed: 8, Discards: 1, To count: 7, Entries: 5, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank SailNo Club Helm Crew Rating R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Total Nett
1st 7950  NSC Dominic Patrick (3.0) 2.0 3.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 14.0 11.0
2nd 7968  NSC Simon Elenor 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 (6.0 DNC) 6.0 DNC 21.0 15.0
3rd 4126  NSC Peter Ross 2.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 (6.0 DNC) 6.0 DNC 29.0 23.0
4th 4028  NSC Irene Jim 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 2.0 4.0 (6.0 DNC) 6.0 DNC 34.0 28.0
5th 7290  KSC Balazs Tom (5.0) 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 2.0 2.0 34.0 29.0
Laser Division
Sailed: 8, Discards: 1, To count: 7, Entries: 3, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank SailNo Club HelmName CrewName Rating R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Total Nett
1st 196254  KSC Carla 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 (4.0 DNC) 14.0 10.0
2nd 196276  KSC Zombor 2.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 (3.0) 2.0 1.0 1.0 14.0 11.0
3rd 196281  KSC Csanad 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 1.0 3.0 (4.0 DNC) 4.0 DNC 24.0 20.0

2017 Race Night Season Results

It’s that time of the year again — our evening races have come to an end, and we must reflect on the night, the series, and the season.

Aug 31 results

Alas, we did no racing Aug 31.  The cold winds were blowing quite vigorously (11 gusting 16 is my estimate) and were quite shifty.  Most people thought that the nice warm KSC fireplace was more inviting that the choppy water.  This of course didn’t stop Ken from trying to set some to-Quebec-and-back speed records in the Laser, Carla from getting good practice in on the Byte, and Jason/Steve daring to get the 29er out (with only 2 capsizes!)  Good times, and good company afterwards.

Summer Series 2 results!

Our Summer Series 2 was held over 5 weeks in August, traditionally the lightest-wind month of the year.  We had to cancel 2 nights (Aug 3 due to low wind, Aug 31 due to high wind) and only 5 races over the course of those 3 weeks.   The nights we did have were fairly low-key light air races, but we did get some fun on the water.  I personally learned that Hobie 18s don’t come out of their tacks with speed like dinghies do, and that cost me more than a few starts.

Congrats to Steve who took the “old salts” award for the series (4 points), and to Yona who scored the best rookie (34 points)!

Complete series results posted to http://kanatasailingclub.com/sailing/racing/

2017 Season Results

This is it, the moment you’ve all been waiting for.  We got 26 races in over the course of the 15 weeks in the season (12 weeks actually sailed) and had 38 sailors scored in at least one race.  Jason started out strong (a few 1st place finishes in the cold spring when the field was narrow) but Carla had caught up by the end of the Spring Series.  Steve came along and started scoring wins on just about every race.  The only exceptions were one where Jason/Hannah (Albacore) and Ken (Laser) were able to sneak by him one race when Steve/Frank were sailing a broken Albacore, and a few weeks later when Carla/Jason (Tasar) were able to spot a late-race gust to sneak past Steve’s Laser.

So, was Jason or Carla’s early lead enough to hold off Steve?  Heck no!  Steve takes the season by a wide margin (again!)

Steve scored 23 points, Carla came in second with 38, Jason was far back at 57, with Tony and Jean rounding out the top 5 with 65 and 73 points respectively,  Congrats Steve!

As for the rookies, Devin takes the season with 188 points, followed by Yona at 219

Complete season results posted to http://kanatasailingclub.com/sailing/racing/

I’m particularly happy with the turn out this year, with veterans, new sailors, kids, and everyone in between.  The Tasars got a lot of love this season, especially in July and August, while the kids gravitated towards the Lasers.  Tony and Annie were staples in the Hobies, and were often joined by the Watsons, the McKennas, or other pick-up cat teams.  All in all, a good variety of boats, and lots of fun after the races too.

A special thanks goes out to Reese, Heidi and Sydney, for running RC through out the year.  Also, thanks to Frank/Jean (our BBQ wranglers most nights), and all those who volunteered to bring food/beverages to the deck after racing.

Race Night Report, Aug 17-24, 2017

Two Race Night Reports for the price of one!

Aug 17, 2017

Light but fairly consistent winds from the SW encouraged quite a turn out.  We had every Laser (5), every Tasar (3, a first for the club), a couple of Hobie 18s, an Albacore, and a Byte out to play.

Steve/Norm (Tasar) won the night with two first place finishes.  Ken (Laser) took 4th in the first race, but moved to 2nd in race 2.  Carla (Byte) went the other way — from 2nd to 5th.  Jason and his wee crew (8 and 4 year olds) took 3rd in the 1st race in a Hobie 18, passing Tony/Annie’s H18 on the last leg.  But Tony/Annie got their revenge, moving from 5th to 4th while Jason/kids went down to 6th.  NSC Albacore master Dominic was sailing with KSC vet Chunshu in a Tasar, and they made their play from 6th place in the first race to 3rd in the 2nd.

Complete results below.

Aug 24, 2017

Light winds from N, shifting to NW just before the 1st race.  In addition to a couple of Tasars, a couple of Bytes and a couple of H18s, we also had Jason and Frank finally get the the 29er (aka “Mr. Tippy”) out on the water.  The boats were joined by Cameron and youngster James for the 2nd race in an Albacore.

Living up to it’s reputation, the 29er suffered a capsize on the 1st upwind leg of the first race, forcing Jean/Carla (in a Tasar, right behind the 29er) to head up past close-hauled and pinch around the boat.  What likly happened was that the 29er gained speed in a gust as Jason put more of his weight to windward to keep the boat flat.  The extra speed moved the apparent wind forward (taking force out of the sails) which corresponded right with a wind shift or lull (taking more force out of the sails).  Jason’s windward weight was not balancing anything, and a capsize to windward followed.  Lesson learned: be ready to bear off in a lull, and Jason should put down the donuts.

Steve (single-handing a Tasar) took both races, followed by Carla/Jean taking 2nd in each race.  Mike took 3rd in a Byte for the 1st race, with Tony/Annie (H18) finishing 4th, but the two swapped finishing spots for the 2nd race.

Complete results below.

Season so far

The result table is too big to fit in a printer-friendly PDF, so please use the table below.  It’s not pretty, but…

Results are provisional as of 18:17 on August 27, 2017

Overall

Sailed: 26, Discards: 6, To count: 20, Entries: 38, Scoring system: KSC Low-Point Scoring System 2016
Class SailNo Division Club June 8 – race 1 June 8 – race 2 June 15 – race 1 June 15 – race 2 June 15 – race 3 June 22 – race 1 June 22 – race 2 June 22 – race 3 July 6 – race 1 July 6 – race 2 July 6 – race 3 July 6 – race 4 July 13 – race 1 july 13 – race 2 July 13 – race 3 July 20 – race 1 Jul 20 – race 2 July 20 – race 3 July 27 – race 1 July 27 – race 2 July 27 – race 3 Aug 10 Aug 17 – race 1 Aug 17 – race 2 Aug 24 – race 1 Aug 24 – race 2 Total Nett
Club Boat Steve Old hands KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 3.0 Points 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 1.0 Points (12.0 DNS) 1.0 Points 2.0 Points 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 110.0 23.0
Club Boat Carla Old hands KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 2.0 Points 2.0 Points 3.0 Points 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 4.0 Points 4.0 Points 3.0 Points (7.0 Points) (5.0 Points) (12.0 DNS) 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 4.0 Points 2.0 Points (5.0 Points) 2.0 Points 2.0 Points 97.0 38.0
Club Boat Jason Old hands KSC 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 1.0 Points (6.0 DNS) (6.0 OCF) 5.0 OCF (6.0 DNS) 4.0 Points 1.0 Points 2.0 Points 4.0 RC 4.5 RC 4.5 RC 5.0 Points 2.0 Points 1.0 Points 3.0 Points 3.0 Points (7.0 Points) 5.0 Points 3.0 Points (6.0 Points) 5.0 Points (6.0 Points) 94.0 57.0
Club Boat Tony Old hands KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 1.0 Points (6.0 DNS) 5.0 Points 4.0 Points 6.0 DNS 3.0 Points 6.0 Points 5.0 Points 4.0 Points 2.0 Points 2.0 Points 3.0 Points (12.0 Points) (14.0 DNS) 2.0 Points 2.0 Points 2.0 Points (15.0 DNC) 5.0 Points 4.0 Points 4.0 Points 3.0 Points 142.0 65.0
Club Boat Jean Old hands KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 2.0 Points 2.0 Points 2.0 Points 3.0 Points 5.0 Points 4.0 Points 4.0 Points 3.0 Points 7.0 Points 5.0 Points 2.0 Points 3.0 Points 5.0 Points 4.0 Points 5.0 Points 4.0 Points 2.0 Points 7.0 Points (12.0 DSQ) 2.0 Points 2.0 Points 160.0 73.0
Club Boat Chunshu Old hands KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 4.0 DNF 6.0 DNS 5.0 DNF 3.0 Points 4.0 Points 3.0 Points 4.0 Points 6.0 Points 5.0 Points 6.0 Points 5.0 Points 3.0 Points 4.0 Points 8.0 Points 6.0 Points (10.0 Points) 7.0 Points 6.0 Points 5.0 Points (15.0 DNC) 6.0 Points 3.0 Points (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 184.0 99.0
Club Boat Ken S Old hands KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 2.0 Points 2.0 Points 2.0 Points 3.0 Points 2.0 Points 3.0 Points 3.0 Points 1.0 Points 8.0 Points 3.0 Points 6.0 Points 4.0 Points 3.0 Points 3.0 Points 4.0 Points 2.0 Points 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 201.0 111.0
Club Boat Frank Old hands KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 2.0 Points 2.0 Points 2.0 Points 3.0 Points 5.0 Points 3.0 Points 1.0 Points (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 2.0 Points 3.0 Points 5.0 Points 4.0 Points 5.0 Points 4.0 Points 2.0 Points 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 5.0 Points 6.0 Points 204.0 114.0
Club Boat Tom N Old hands KSC 2.0 Points 2.0 Points 4.0 DNF 6.0 DNS 5.0 DNF 6.0 DNS 6.0 OCF 5.0 OCF 2.5 RC 3.5 RC 3.5 RC 3.5 RC 6.0 Points 6.0 Points 6.0 Points 12.0 DNS (13.0 Points) 12.0 Points (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 5.0 Points 7.0 Points 12.0 DSQ (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 203.0 115.0
Club Boat Annie M. Old hands KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 6.0 DNS 5.0 Points 4.0 Points 6.0 DNS 3.0 Points 6.0 Points 5.0 Points 4.0 Points 2.0 Points 2.0 Points 3.0 Points 12.0 Points 14.0 DNS (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 5.0 Points 4.0 Points 4.0 Points 3.0 Points 223.0 133.0
Club Boat Norm Y. Old hands KSC 2.0 Points 2.0 Points 2.0 Points 2.0 Points 3.0 Points 6.0 DNS 6.0 OCF 5.0 OCF (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 12.0 DNS 13.0 Points 12.0 Points 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 262.0 172.0
Club Boat Devin Rookies KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 6.0 DNS 5.0 OCF 5.0 OCF (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 1.0 Points 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 2.0 Points 2.0 Points 2.0 Points 15.0 DNC 13.0 OCF 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 278.0 188.0
Club Boat Ray Old hands KSC 4.0 DNF 4.0 DNF 5.0 DNS 3.0 Points 2.0 Points 3.0 Points 4.0 Points 3.0 Points (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 298.0 208.0
Club Boat Mark Old hands KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 6.0 Points 5.0 Points 6.0 Points 5.0 Points 7.0 Points 6.0 Points 15.0 DNC 11.0 Points 7.0 Points 6.0 Points 7.0 Points 306.0 216.0
Club Boat Yona Rookies KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 6.0 Points 5.0 Points 6.0 Points 5.0 Points 7.0 Points 6.0 Points 15.0 DNC 9.0 Points 10.0 Points 7.0 Points 8.0 Points 309.0 219.0
Club Boat Mike R Old hands KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 9.0 DNS 5.0 Points 7.0 Points 4.0 Points 4.0 Points 7.0 Points 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 3.0 Points 4.0 Points 313.0 223.0
Club Boat Ellen Rookies KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 6.0 Points 5.0 Points 6.0 Points 5.0 Points 7.0 Points 6.0 Points 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 6.0 Points 7.0 Points 318.0 228.0
Club Boat Hannah Rookies KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 6.0 DNS 4.0 Points 1.0 Points 2.0 Points 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 3.0 Points 6.0 Points 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 322.0 232.0
Club Boat Peter Old hands KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 1.0 Points 8.0 Points 3.0 Points 6.0 Points 4.0 Points 3.0 Points 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 325.0 235.0
Club Boat Cameron Rookies KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 9.0 Points 10.0 Points 4.0 Points 15.0 DNC 8.0 Points 8.0 Points 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 5.0 Points 344.0 254.0
Club Boat Matt Rookies KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 9.0 Points 10.0 Points 4.0 Points 15.0 DNC 8.0 Points 8.0 Points 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 354.0 264.0
Club Boat Tuan Rookies KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 4.0 Points 3.0 Points 7.0 DNS (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 359.0 269.0
Club Boat Lynn Old hands KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 4.0 Points 4.0 Points 7.0 Points 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 360.0 270.0
Club Boat Corrine Old hands KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 7.0 Points 7.0 Points 8.0 Points 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 367.0 277.0
Club Boat Leopold Rookies KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 7.0 Points 7.0 Points 8.0 Points 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 367.0 277.0
Club Boat Charlotte Rookies KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 9.0 Points 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 6.0 Points 7.0 Points 367.0 277.0
Club Boat Dan Rookies KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 7.0 OCF 8.0 Points 8.0 OCF 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 368.0 278.0
Club Boat Joanne Rookies KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 7.0 OCF 8.0 Points 8.0 OCF 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 368.0 278.0
Club Boat Dominic Old hands KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 6.0 Points 3.0 Points 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 369.0 279.0
Club Boat Michael Rookies KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 9.0 Points 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 3.0 RC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 372.0 282.0
Club Boat Sara Rookies KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 9.0 Points 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 10.0 Points 9.0 Points 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 373.0 283.0
Club Boat Zombor Rookies KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 8.0 Points 8.0 Points 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 376.0 286.0
Club Boat Csanad Rookies KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 8.0 Points 8.0 Points 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 376.0 286.0
Club Boat James Rookies KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 5.0 Points 380.0 290.0
Club Boat Lydia Rookies KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 9.0 Points 11.0 Points 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 380.0 290.0
Club Boat Gabriel Rookies KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 10.0 Points 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 385.0 295.0
Club Boat James Rookies KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 11.0 Points 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 386.0 296.0
Club Boat Balaz Old hands KSC (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) (15.0 DNC) 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 12.0 OCF 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 387.0 297.0

Scoring codes used

Code Description Points
DNC Did not come to the starting area 15
DNF Started but did not finish on time Varies
DNS Came to the start area but did not start on time Varies
DSQ Disqualification 12
OCF Awarded an On Course Finish Varies
Points Points for that race Varies
RC On RC duties for that race Varies

KSC Catamaran Event Results

(From Jean, who organized/ran the event):

A big thank you to Instructor Heidi for setting the mark in front of the club and Jason for all his pre-race organizing and postings.

Weather forecast was good: cloudy with warm wind @ 26 degrees; 40% chance of rain; possibly of thunderstorms later in day @ 5 pm.

Wind forecast: SW 7-10 knots, gusts: 12-14 knots.

Participants

Catamarans:
Hobie 18: Tony/Annie, race 1 – 23 minutes (ET)/1.091 = 21.08 minutes (AT)
Hobie 16: Frank/Jean, race 1 – 20 minutes (ET)/1.193 = 16.76 minutes (AT)

Monohulls:
Albacore: Norm/Devon, race 1 – 33 minutes; race 2 – 29 minutes
Albacore: Mary/Kathy/Grace (6 years old) – social sail
Albacore: Dengfeng/guest – social sail

Skipper meeting went well. We discussed route, markers, timing and landing. We also discussed what to do in case of thunder or lighting. Important  note:  We emphasized – no crash beach landings!!! 😉

The first Albacore Mary/Kathy/Grace (new blue taggers) set sail just before 11 am. We decided to wait until they were close to Aylmer Island before starting our race. Tony/Annie got some good speed on their start but unfortunately sailed too close to the Ontario side hitting possibly the only patch of no wind that day. This helped Frank/Jean judge where to avoid and sailed in good wind across the river on one tack. Eventually, Tony/Annie caught some stronger wind and picked up their speed as they sailed into Lac Deschenes. Norm/Devon took some time to find the wind and once they did, they were able to blaze across and were almost unstoppable. Frank/Jean caught up to Mary/Kathy/Grace just before heading into the beach in time to jump out and help catch the arrival of our boats as they landed. Mary/Kathy/Grace (new blue taggers) had a successful maiden voyage to Aylmer Beach. The climax of their trip was their exciting beach landing – an accidental gybe with the shrill of a six year old in some strong winds. All sailors were fine as the boat came to a stop as it pointed into the wind. The second Albacore landing with Norm/Devon increased the excitement as the boat was coming for a crash beach landing just as a few of us lunge to catch and turn the boat into the wind to bring it to a stop. Originally, Dengfeng and his wife weren’t sure if they were going to join us for the sail and lunch. They were the last to launch from the club but quickly caught up to us at the beach. All boats landed safety and were brought ashore. We had a lovely lunch on the patio with some friendly ribbing between the Cat racers.

On the second stage of our trip, the winds had picked up and the sky was looking interesting… the possibly of rain was increasing. Rain coats were worn for the return trip and some of the Albacores switched up skippers. The Albacores were safely launched off the beach first to give them a head start. Then, the Hobie skippers converged and decided that it would be best to sail around than to race back. We sailed back and forth enjoying the winds and waves before heading to shore. There was a bit of light rain but we were all ready for it, and the winds calmed as the boats returned to our familiar, beautiful shoreline.

A big thanks to all who came out to race and participate on Saturday. The spirit and the comradely of the KSC people are the best.

Race Night Report, Aug 10, 2017

Not a lot to report this race night. Very light air meant we only got one race in, before the second one was cancelled due to lack-of-wind. It was all for the best though, just as the fleet got back to shore a bit of thunder rolled in, so good call by the RC.

The exciting part of the race was just at the end, when Carla and Ken were neck-and-neck on the downwind leg, each trying to score 3rd.  The wind had shifted slightly, and Ken was to windward of Carla.  With just a few seconds before the finish, a tiny gust must’ve hit, because Ken accelerated and got a foot or two over Carla.  I didn’t see any Rule 42 violations (not that Ken would do that anyway) so the tiny-gust is the best explanation I can come up with (because Ken was windward it affected his boat before Carla’s).  Contrats, Ken!

(edit — I forgot that Michael was helping out the race committee.  Doing RC leg work entitles you to the average points sailed this race, so Michael scores a 3rd place finish too)

Results for the race:

  1. Steve (Byte)
  2. Jean/Frank (Tasar)
  3. Ken (Laser)
    Michael (RC)
  4. Carla (Laser)
  5. Tom/Jason (Hobie 18)

12-Mile Island Results, July 29, 2017

The wind cooperated for our annual 12-Mile Island event, KSC’s longest distance race.  We had a great turn our with 6 boats (3 cats, 3 monohulls) doing the full run, and 2 more opting to do a half-race to Pinhey’s Point and back (one cat, one Byte).  Many thanks to RC Reese for driving the power boat all the way to Pinhey’s to drop the mark.  I didn’t see what happened during the Half race, so the following account mostly covers the full run.

We did things a bit differently this year, with boats setting off “whenever” and timing their run around the island.  After getting back, we adjusted their times against a handicapping factor.

Ellen/Mark and their family were first to set off in a Hobie 18, followed by Denise/Ken S (Laser 2).  We then had 3 boats take off in close proximity — Tony/Devin (Hobie 18), Ken E/Norm (Albacore), and Jason (Laser).  A while later Frank/Jean took a Hobie 16.  Doing the half trip, and leaving significantly later, were Annie/Greg (Hobie 16), Carla (Byte) and a non-racing MG14.

The leg from KSC to Pinhey’s was largely upwind, with a slight starboard tack favour.  Three basic strategies were used:

  • long tacks from one side of the river to the other (favoured by the cats, and Ken S/Denise)
  • sail on the Quebec side where there were fewer waves and more predictable wind (favoured by Norm/Ken E)
  • sail in the middle of the river, tacking on headers as they hit (favoured by Jason)

During that beat, Ken E/Norm were able to constantly extend their lead over Jason.  Both managed to eventually catch up with Ken S/Denise, who happened to be on the Ontario side on port tack when a wind shift caught them and wouldn’t give them a break.  Tony/Devin’s Hobie 18 got caught in the same shift and Jason passed them around the middle of the river just before Pinhey’s.  There may or may not have been some trash talk exchanged, including referring to the cat as “a boat with training wheels”.  Norm/Ken E was by this point well ahead of both and near the Quebec shore, and the shift which penalized the cat and Laser 2 was a lift for the Albacore, which was pointed straight up river.

Past Pinhey’s the wind steadied out a bit, with starboard tack now heavily favoured.  Tony/Devin blasted by Jason (exchanging a few more light-hearted words) and ripped along.  Between Pinhey’s and the island, Jean/Frank’s Hobie 16 also passed Ken S/Denise.  Jason and the H16 rounded 12-Mile Island together, and the cat outpaced the Laser on the downwind.

The downwind leg was a straight run from Port-of-Call to KSC, and the boats had a choice whether to run it, or to make multiple reaches.  The cats and Norm/Ken E reached, while Jason largely ran (focused on surfing the waves, although he would alter course to try to catch wind gusts) and Ken S/Denise got their nice shiny spinnaker flying.

Tony/Devin claimed honours as first back to the club.

Results

The elapsed time (ET) of each boat was recorded, and adjusted according to the Portsmouth Number (PN) handicap for each boat.  The adjusted time (AT) is:

AT = ET * (1000/PN)

Larger Portsmouth numbers mean a boat is usually slower.  For instance, a Hobie 16 has a larger number (809) than a Hobie 18 (740).  This means what a Hobie 16 does in an hour, a Hobie 18 should be able to do in 54 minutes 53 seconds.  If a PN is greater than 1000 then the AT will be smaller than ET.  If PN is less than 1000, then AT will be greater than ET.

So without further ado, here is what we have:

Sailors Boat PN ET AT
Jean/Frank Hobie 16 809 3:51:53 4:46:38
Devin/Tony Hobie 18 740 3:57:33 5:21:01
Norm/Ken E Albacore 1041 4:01:10 3:51:40
Jason Laser 1097 4:11:04 3:48:52
Mark/Ellen/family Hobie 18 740 4:20:57 5:52:38
Denise/Ken S Laser 2 1065 4:26:00 4:09:46

(Note — please double-check my math on the conversions)

The winner, is Jason, in a Laser!  Despite finishing 4th over all in elapsed time, the Laser’s high handicapping mean he just won over Ken E/Norm.  Look at those adjusted times — there’s less than 3 minutes between them over almost 4 hours.  That’s 1.3% difference.  Here’s the other thing… Jason’s Laser was in good shape.  The foils were shiny, the hull was solid, etc.  The Albacore Ken E and Norm were in has probably seen better days, and had scratches, dings, repairs, probably a leak or two.  I’m sure if the Albacore was in as good a shape as the Laser then it would’ve been no contest.

The cats faired poorly overall on the day.  The wind was to blame for that.  Cats LOVE to sail on a reach, and beating into the wind really takes their speed advantage away over monohulls.  The handicapping formula unfortunately considers reaching performance as well as upwind/downwind performance, so the cats were being scored on a scale which assumed they’d be able to use their quick reaches, and conditions were not cooperating.  If the wind was coming directly across river the whole time, there would be no catching the cats.

Similar results were seen on the half-run.

Sailors Boat PN ET AT
Annie/Greg Hobie 16 809 2:15:00 2:28:38
Carla Byte 1147 1:53:00 1:38:31

Carla was able to round the mark in about 20 minutes less time than the Hobie 16 in a Byte (which is supposed to be slower).  The adjusted time was 50 minutes apart.  Again, this was largely due to the leg being “beating upwind, dead run downwind”, where Carla’s Byte could tack on to take advantage of any momentary wind shift, while the cat was going back and forth across the river.

Congrats, Jason and Carla!  You’ve got bragging rights for the year!

I hope everyone had fun, and don’t forget to email Ken Eaves with your “I’ve done a 12-Mile rounding!” story.  For those who don’t know, Ken and Harry founded the “12-Mile Challenge” and there are trophies for those who round the island the most times in the year in a cat, in a single-handed monohull, and a double-handed monohull.