Raise a sail with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS’s) Leukemia Cup Regatta , a thrilling series of sailing events that combines the joy of boating with the important task of raising money to fund life-saving research and patient services to help improve the quality of life of blood cancer patients and their families.
This is a One-Day Fleet 1 High Point Event.
Skippers register their boats and recruit their friends, co-workers and family to help crew and raise funds to participate in the culminating Leukemia Cup Regatta Race Weekend. Sailboat enthusiasts, those who like to watch from shore, and those with a passion for curing cancer are invited to attend the social gatherings and fundraising events prior to race weekend.
MEET GARY JOBSON
Gary Jobson is a world class sailor, television commentator and author based in Annapolis, Maryland. He is a past president of US SAILING, the national governing body of sailing. Gary has authored 18 sailing books and is Editor at Large of Sailing World and Cruising World magazines.
Jobson has been ESPN’s sailing commentator since 1985. He won an A.C.E. (Award for Cable Excellence) for the 1987 America’s Cup. In 1988, Jobson won an Emmy for his production of sailing at the Olympic Games in South Korea and won an Emmy for the 2006 Volvo Ocean Race on PBS. He has covered the Olympics five times for NBC, and covered the 2013 America’s Cup for NBC Sports. Jobson has won four Southam Awards and one Telly Award. His newest book, Nantucket, A Sailing Community, was published in November 2012. Jobson also produced a film, Energy on Trial.
He has won many championships in one-design classes, the America’s Cup with Ted Turner, the infamous Fastnet Race and many of the world’s ocean races. Jobson was an All-American sailor three times at the State University of New York Maritme School and was twice named College Sailor of the Year.
In October 2003, Gary was inducted into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame by the Herreshoff Marine Museum. In 1999, Jobson won the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy, US SAILING’s most prestigious award. This trophy is awarded annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the sport of sailing in the United States. Gary has been the National Chairman of the Leukemia Cup Regatta, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s sailing program, since 1993. These events have raised over $54 million to date.
Over the past 35 years, Gary has given over 2,000 lectures throughout the world. He started his career as a sailing coach at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy.
In 2003, after years of committed service on behalf of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Jobson was diagnosed with lymphoma and, in his words, “became a beneficiary of the research advances I had helped support.” He is now cancer-free.
Learn more about Gary Jobson at www.jobsonsailing.com
Harbor 20 Fleet Four
Meeting May, 8, 2017
- Call to order: Rich Miller presiding. Caroline Kavanagh, Helene Webb, Ann Hutchins, Fred Rice, Sandra Denton, Bill Hahn, Karen Cahill, Brian Green. J.J. Jeffries, Tom Kelleway, Sharon Green, Morgan Green attending.
- Minutes: April minutes accepted.
- Treasurer’s Report, Rich Miller in Geoff Slaff’s absence. See attached report. Fleet account balance, $3,600. Meeting snacks to be paid for.
- Webmaster’s Report: J.J. Jeffries: He did all the corrections and appendices of our fleet bylaws online. Motion approved to take all and place into appendix 6 from the website at another location. J.J. will talk to Nick regarding why fleet Four notifications don’t go out to all of our fleet members although they do receive Fleet One items. Also, can we just send and get emails for Fleet Four through the Association website.
- Measurer’s Report: No report. Tom Wright absent.
- Rules corner. Discussion of Rule 17, overtaking from clear astern involving two boats sailing downwind. If a boat from clear astern becomes overlapped within two of HER hull lengths to leeward of a boat on the same tack, she shall NOT sail above her proper course while they remain on the same tack and overlapped within the two boat lengths of distance. The leeward boat can do a quick double jibe to create a new overlap, and then take the windward boat up, or the leeward boat can veer away more than two boat lengths to leeward, and then return to establish a new overlap and take the windward boat up.
- Move spinnaker and spinnaker rigging and tack specifications into the Fleet 4 bylaws. Done. See Item 4. above.
- Harbor20.org subscription and sign up procedure: See item 4.
- Have boats with material changes been weighed? Fred Rice – No. Are waiting for Bill to purchase Fling. Item postponed to next meeting.
- North/South Challenge is in Newport, June 16-18 Fred Rice – Newport is using the lido Yacht Club’s facilities this year. Fleet Four is also invited to sail in their Friday night separate event. Fees are reduced from last year. No big awards dinner, so we can go home earlier. Carpooling is possible. Qualification of participants is up to Fleet Four. Free housing with local hosts is available. Friday is the cocktail party, Saturday is a pre-race meeting with coffee and donuts, lunch boxes will be available for purchase. Party and dinner is Saturday night. Racing again on Sunday. May 13 is the deadline to notify Rich of participation. Fred will coordinate all between Fleet Four and hosts. He will email the fleet to seek participants, answer questions, etc. Fred, and Rich will participate. Bill is a maybe. Sept. 8 and 9 is East/West in Annapolis.
- Protest Flags: Rich Miller _ SBYC is getting more serious about protests. Cites a protest in which he participated as arbitrator that the protesting boat did not properly and immediately say “protest” and display a protest flag. The protest was disallowed. Reminds all to get a flag and keep it ready to hang on backstay or shroud. Regarding protest turns: Must be done immediately, not when convenient. West Marine has protest flags with Velcro.
- Collapsable boarding ladder: Helene Webb suggested and demonstrated a flexible collapsible boarding ladder she obtained after going overboard in the harbor and finding it hard to re-board.
- Backstay turning block: Brian Green – He installed a block at the base of his barney post to lead the backstay adjustment line forward making it easy for a crew to reach. He asked if this is legal, saying it should be allowed since other variations in running rigging, such as different blocks on jib booms have been allowed. Discussion: and noted that rules disallow running the jib downhaul to the cockpit. Request: Brian is to take pictures of his modification and bring it to the next meeting for a vote.
Teams for the First Wet Wednesday trail run fun race were announced:
Orange: Amigo, Scirocco, Firefly, Fling and maybe Cherry Bomb and Shah.
Green: Cardremian, Pleione, Picante, Sheridan, and maybe Tachyon, and Lisianthus.
Rich Miller: more Discussion of team racing rule: Inside overlap while rounding a mark, the inside boat may “take up” the outside boat after rounding as a team tactic. A right-of-way boat can alter course in a port-starboard approach, but must give the burdened boat time and room to stay clear.
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Nighttime racing is here!
The ALYC Sundowner series runs every Monday night from May 8 through September 11 (with the exception of Memorial Day on Kay 29).
ALYC PRO Dan O’Sullivan has published the NOR for the 2017 Sundowner Race Series and registrations for the race can be made online. Here is the 2017 Sundowner Home Page. And here is the link to the registration form.
We’re planning to make this another memorable series of Sundowners. Please take a few minutes and sign up for this year’s race series.
Commodore and Communications Guy
American Legion Yacht Club
- 15 Tuesday races scheduled (no racing July 4th)
- Multiple Windward Leeward races – each evening’s course(s) based on wind, sunset and harbor conditions
- One throw-out for each 5 races run (to allow for vacations and unexpected boat/crew challenges)
- Race prizes in each class awarded after racing every night
- Photos of racing and awards for social media posting and sharing
- Ample parking at the fabulous Taco Tuesday buffet and raffle festivities – open early for your land-crew to meet you
- Series take-home trophies and perpetual trophies in each class awarded after the last race August 29th
- Practice starts after 5:30 before 6pm racing
For racing questions: email SailFleet@BCYC.org
For docking questions: call BCYC (949) 644-9530
Location: Marblehead, MA
Very good condition
- Custom Trailer
- Dark Blue hull with White boot top and CopperPoxy bottom
- Doyle Sails
- No electric motor
- No Electronics
- Small battery with electric bilge pump
- Lazy jacks for the main
- Self-tacking jib boom
- C-Foam cockpit cushions
- Cockpit cover and jib sock
Topside gel coat need some work
Contact: Walter Gahagan 516 532 2753
An animated slide presentation with instruction by Peter Haynes makes the situations you encounter on the race course come to life.
$65 Price includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Course Materials.
Free parking is available at Dock 52 on Fiji Way, a short walk from the SCCYC clubhouse located at 13723 Fiji Way next to the Lighthouse.
HARBOR 20 FLEET FOUR
AND GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
APRIL 3, 2017
- CALL TO ORDER: Rich Miller presiding – present, Geoff Slaff, Ann Hutchins, Brian Green, Morgan Green, Fred Rice, J.J. Jeffries, Jane Barrett, Tom Wright, Kevin Cahill, Helene Webb, Caroline Kavanagh
- MINUTES: Morgan Green – previous meeting, accepted.
- TREASURER’S REPORT: Geoff Slaff – Buying Snacks for those present.
- WEB MASTERS REPORT: J.J. Jeffries – sent email blast regarding posted minutes. He will put a proxy voting form on the H20 Fleet 4 website leaving off the date for use by skippers as needed to delegate vote. Not addressed are spinnaker rules, wind speed rules, calculation of the fleet champion. (Rich will check on the trophy and the spinnaker rules to report back)
- MEASURER’S REPORT: Tom Wright – Concerns expressed regarding Fling, noted in 5/1/2016 as underweight. (Minimum class weight with required gear is 1950 lbs.) Four boats will be reweighed. Suggestion: coordinate to do all on the same day. Discussion re: reducing a boat’s weight. Helene notes weights of spinnaker poles as potential question. Tom will research weights by checking with Fleet 1 bylaws for language and report back.
- RULES QUIZ: Rich Miller – Discussion. Until a boat completes its tack, she shall keep clear of other boats until she is on a close-hauled course.
- OLD BUSINESS
- RACE PREPARATIONS: Brian Green – Presentation. Amigo gets out onto the water on Wet Wednesdays often by 4 p.m. (more than an hour before the race start) All running rigging is checked for adjustment. Sails to the outside and inside marks to check current (sometimes it’s different). Luffs up head-to-wind to check wind direction. Often sails to K mark to note wind shifts, kelp channels, current direction.
- FUTURE MEETING DATES: Rich Miller, Discussion – Thursdays are not convenient. Club is closed on Mondays unless an employee is present to open the fleet room. Geoff will check with the manager Eric re possibilities. No objections to Monday nights if SBYC is not available. Other venues will be evaluated, with locations to be determined. Previously approved meeting dates will be transferred to the Mondays of those weeks. Consensus approval. New Meeting schedule: May 8. June 5, July 10, Oct. 12, Dec. 14.
- FLEET FOUR MAINSAIL REQUIREMENTS: Geoff Slaff proposes: All boats shall use Ullman mainsails by the 2017 Cinco De Mayo Regatta, and during all subsequent Fleet 4 races if they wish their place to count in any series standings. Approved. (This bylaw change is to clarify former language in Appendix III. Appendix 3 is to be deleted and replaced with the new language. It shall read as follows: 3) Fleet 4 elects to modify Class Rule III.C.5 so that: All boats shall use Ullman mainsails at the 2017 Cinco De Mayo Regatta and during all subsequent Fleet 4 races. (approved April 2017).
VOTING CLARIFICATION: For annual elections of fleet board. Kevin Cahill proposed discussion to avert confusion. (Moved from item F on Agenda).Discussion/proposal to amend Fleet Four bylaws to clarify. Proposed: In Fleet 4 elections, each boat owner may cast one vote per candidate. Approved. The language shall be Appendix 6. It shall read as follows: 6) Fleet 4 elects to clarify Class Rule I.D.2 so that in Fleet 4 elections, each boat owner may cast one vote per candidate.
- FLEET 4 WIND LIMITS: Rich Miller proposes discussion due to confusion. After discussion, consensus that the wind limit be changed to Average wind of 18 kts., OR gusts to 22 kts. Proposal modified from J-70 fleet policy:
Races shall not be started when the wind exceeds an average of 18 knots or gusts to 22 knots or higher. The Fleet decision should factor sea conditions, current, and rapid changes in velocity.
For Wet Wednesdays only in marginal conditions, at 4:45 p.m. the ranking fleet representative racing shall contact all boats on channel 69 to discuss and vote whether to cancel the race. Ranking representative shall be 1. fleet capt., 2. secretary, 3. treasurer, 4. measurer.
At all fleet events: Unless a race is underway, any competitor at any time who thinks racing is unsafe may inform the ranking fleet representative by radio or hail by voice. Thereupon, the fleet representative shall contact all other racers on the Race Committee frequency, then switch to an alternative such as channel 69 and take a voice vote. The majority race/cancel decision stands. Approved by voice vote. Note: the wind rule does not infringe on any racer’s right to retire. Rich will talk to the SBYC race director regarding enforcement of the Fleet 4 rule.
- TEAM RACING: Rich Miller, proposes increasing fun levels for all. Suggestions for an informal trial: teams made up according to current fleet standings with one team flying a ribbon from the back stay, using one wet wednesday race per month, starting with May 10. Outcome will not count toward Fleet 4 WW standings. Geoff will get the ribbons. Suggestion: get Race Director to hold a team racing seminar asap. Rich will find out when he is available.
Adjournment: Next meeting May 8. Place TBA.
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