Pirates Plunder Recap

Pirates Plunder results are below. Many thanks to the pirates for coming out for the last race of the season. There was plenty of wind and more shallow spots than usual as several can testify. The technical aspects of scoring the race may be a bone of contention, but I want to remind that the first challenge of this race is using the RaceQs GPS application. The second is going out and sailing the course. And of course having a good time!
The course wound up being about 20 miles with all tacks considered. It was really fun to watch the replays and see the tactical decisions/ indecisions that went into play Saturday. Hopefully the prizes will surface, if not we will refund your money!
I’m off to the dentist finally!
Peace out~ Rob

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Pirates on the Prowl - Pic by Troy M.

Pirates on the Prowl – Pic by Troy M.

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The Great Minnow Recap!

The Great Minnow Recap – by Frank Kersting

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Blustery Race Day as Nate comes calling

Hurricane Nate entered the Sunday race, so it was canceled.  Luckily Bill Miller, living up to his reputation as ‘The Master of Racing,’ ran 7 races on Saturday.  After the 7th grueling race, Bill polled the racers; Frank Kersting tiredly responded, “I AM 71.6 years old, Bill!”  The winds were a constant 9-11 miles an hour with hints of white caps throughout the day as Nate cast his initial cloud cover over the southeast.

Holding 7 races in the span of 3 hours meant that the marks were set to the wind, so they were demanding.  The POYC racing has 9 options for courses.  Bill ran several of the longer courses and then shouted his own version of course challenges to the passing cruisers. At the party, Steve, who was also on the committee boat, said that “They thought about adding ‘D,’ ‘E; and ‘F’ to the mix for good measure?”  These new course designations were both a test of long-term memory and seamanship!  A good time was had by all!

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Dale Sturm – Winner  Dinghys

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Rob Hatcher – Winner Cruisers

The first race was punctuated by barging at the windward buoy followed by a hull-on-hull scraping.  As Dale observed, “Sailing is the fastest 4 miles an hour in racing with no brakes!”  As the 7 races progressed, the cruisers sorted themselves into predictable finishes with Rob Hatcher never mixing it up as he flew away from the fleet.  That left the rest of the fleet to figure out who was ‘really starboard, as both captains freely called out for right of way!  What fun!

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Dale Allison – Second Place – Cruisers

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Carol Kersting – Third Place Cruisers

As all the boats were returning to the docks with exhausted crews, Dale Sturm was not only first in the dinghy class but also first to the docks.  When Tom Cripps debarked from Dale Allison’s classic cruiser, Tom’s arms were so bruised that everyone commented that ‘the beating must have continued until Tom’s morale improved because they came in second.’  Third place belonged to Carol Kersting as she captained her able crew through puffs, headers and gusts.  Debbie Champion and Kevin Klarer ran solid races as Denise was sidelined with a mending heel.  Troy, his son Dillon, and friend Frank rounded out the cruiser class as they were tested on their maiden voyage in their newly purchased Oday 25—well done, Troy and crew.

Leah, the social chair, set a fine banquet as Troy had volunteered to ‘smoke some butts.’  The bar-be-cue was delicious and the sides well-complemented the meat dish.  Thanks to everyone who brought a side dish.  In the evening, Allen and Denise serenaded the mellow group with songs from Fleetwood Mac, the Beatles and other artists whom we all knew and loved, Thanks to everyone who made the event so memorable.

The Great Minnow ’17 is in the books.

The next race is Saturday, Oct 14, the Pirates Plunder with skippers’ meeting at 10:00.

Also Friday October 13th – is our October Meeting and Movie Nightmare ..  See Details on Facebook page!

ALERTA !!! NOW HEAR THIS!

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1.) IF YOU AREN’T SAILING IN THE GREAT MINNOW – PLEASE REMOVE YOUR BOAT FROM THE DOCK TO MAKE ROOM FOR THOSE THAT ARE SAILING THIS WEEKEND.

2.) THE CORP OF ENGINEERS HAS ANNOUNCED AN EARLY DRAWDOWN OF BARREN RIVER LAKE TO ACCOMODATE SHIPPING ON THE OHIO RIVER.

The lake measured 551.96 ft., at 9 a.m. today. Summer pool is 552 ft.
The drawdown will begin with a 0.5 ft., drawdown through Oct. 17.
Beginning Oct. 18, the drawdown will proceed as needed to drop Barren River Lake to winter pool of 528 ft., with the target date of Dec. 1, to reach the winter pool level.

3.) THIS EARLY DRAWDOWN MEANS WE NEED TO MAKE SURE ALL BOATS ARE OFF THE DOCK BY OCTOBER 23RD.

4.) WE WILL MOVE THE DATE FOR THE PIRATES PLUNDER REGATTA TO SATURDAY OCTOBER 14TH.

THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION!

 

Swami Cailouet Predicts

My Predictions for the Next America’s Cup
Larry Caillouet

Starting with the easy ones:

  1. 1. The AC will be sailed on the Hauraki Gulf in New Zealand.2. Peter Burling will be at the helm of the defender. Dean Barker will not be aboard.

    3. The AC will have a strong nationality rule requiring at least a majority of crew members to be from the country of the boat they compete on.

    4. Nationality will be determined not only by passport, but since many sailors have dual citizenship with multiple passports, any sailor who has competed in an Olympics will be considered a national of only the country he or she represented.

    5. The course will be considerably longer than the San Francisco and Bermuda courses, but considerably shorter than the Newport and San Diego courses. A race will take about one hour.

    6. It will be sailed in boats that require sail changes.

    7. It will be sailed in monohulls, probably not 12-meters or even the newer Super 12’s, but something with a classic look and modern high-tech components built to a box rule.

    8. The challengers will include USA–not necessarily Oracle BMW, UK–Land Rover BAR, Italy–Prada Luna Rossa, Sweden–Artemis, and Australia-Quantas Fosters.

    9. New Zealand will be challenged for the Cup by Australia.

    10. The winner will be . . . New Zealand!

    Write ‘em down–You heard it first here!

Yankee Doodle is Sunday July 2nd!

POYC

Sunday, July 2

Great American Cookout

Yankee Doodle Regatta

 

GREAT AMERICAN COOKOUT

Special order has arrived: The famous Carolina Chicken for a scrumptious chicken sandwich

In addition to Hamburgers, Hot Dogs with dressing choices,

Carol’s Famous Baked Beans, Potato Salad, and Cole Slaw.  Beverages also provided.

 

Top off a filling meal with HOME MADE ICE CREAM courtesy of Debbie, Steve and Carol

Movie starts at 7:30 with popcorn!

Cost: $10.00/person, children under 12 free

 

YANKEE DOODLE

A race designed for first-time racers!

Skippers’ meeting 10:00

$10.00 registration fee

Glow Sailstice 2017

Summer Sailstice-Celebrate Sailing by enjoying the long days at the top of the summer season.

Come camp Friday night for an early start on the day!

Sail all day on the almost longest day of the year!

Then enjoy the 2017 Glow Regatta at sundown. (Please make sure you have working lights for this event).

Grilling at the pavillion around 6pm before setting sail around 8pm. $10 race fee.

Have breakfast at the lodge on Sunday!

RVSP here for a chance to win cool prizes.
http://www.summersailstice.com/event/poyc-glow-regatta-2017

Huddleston Recap by Frank Kersting

The club’s historic Huddleston Cup is now ‘in the books with two names about to be engraved on the annual rotating trophies. There were several new members trying their hand at racing; Well Done and looking forward to seeing y’all and others out there for future racing!

The Race Committee, Bill Miller and Steve Stahl, provided ample racing with. as Bill Miller. commented, ‘his personal best’ of 7 races’ on Saturday. On Sunday, with an eye on the approaching weather, 2 additional races were completed in ever-increasing wind. Just as the last cruiser made it safely into the POYC dock, the rains came. Perfect timing Bill and Steve!! With everyone safely at the pavilion watching the torrent of rain, we finished off the barbecue and fixins’ from Saturday night’s delicious dinner. Thanks to Debbie for the Sunday desert and to Carol and Leah for a superb dinner.
The racing results:
Dinghy class- First Place-Joe Brownfield

Cruiser class- First Place- Kevin Klarer
Second Place-first-time racer Leah McMurtrey with Carl Kersting as crew: a solid all women crew who forgot this was Fathers’ Day weekend:)
Third Place: Rob Hatcher

Plan to join fellow racers for the Glow Regatta next Saturday evening!