Category Archives: Fleet 1
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
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
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.
A message from Frolic Meister Phil Ramser:
The date for our April FRIDAY FROLIC is April 21. We will start the races from the Dick Sweet at 2pm. The Dick Sweet will be anchored north of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. This is our only FROLIC scheduled for the month of April. Our superb weather is in full bloom, plan to be on the starting line and after the races join the “after party” on the upper deck of Marina for a beer or a glass of wine.
Seaya, Phil Ramser
On Saturday, March 11th, our Fleet 1 Measurer – Richard Loufek – will be conducting boat weighings for boats that do not currently have a weight certificate, or for boats that have made changes and need to re-certify their weight certificate.
All Fleet 1 Boats must have a weight certificate on file to qualify to race in Fleet races.
Refer to the Class Bylaws for exact weight requirements and procedures for adding weight if necessary, specifically, sections III.C.2, and III.D.2.
Immediately after racing on Saturday, NHYC will be hosting a race debriefing / recap at the club facilities (yeah, the new one). Brian Bissel will host a “White Board” talk with the day’s winners and will discuss their strategies, what worked and what didn’t. Learn what you did right, or wrong, or should have done. NHYC will be providing some after-race chili or snacks. Come to NHYC immediately after the last race on Saturday to join this informative and educational event.