Do have a sailing story, news, or helpful sailing-related information to share?
Please contact P/C Steve Harris to have it included. We’d love to hear from you.
Congratulations to Steve Goodyear and crew Samantha Falter on winning the 2020 Commodore Earl O. Williams Independence Day Long Distance Race. The wind was light and fluky, but after a short postponement, we were able to hold the race with 7 entries. Dave Lawrence and Tom Campbell, sailing Dave’s O’Day 222, Windblown, brought home the Walter Knapp “Bringing up the Rear” trophy.
Congratulations Chuck Bendig and the crew of Big Girl
Although the season got off to a slow start with zero wind on May 24th, we were able to race the other 4 Sundays of the Spring Series and got in a total of 10 races. Chuck Bendig and the crew of Big Girl got off to an early lead on the 31st, winning two of three races, then taking both line honors and the win in both races on the 7th. The race was on for second place! After a number of position changes in the series standings over the next couple of weeks, David Paligo and the crew of Runaway were able to edge out Wes Cartwright’s Fair Wind for second. Complete standings are shown below. The Summer Series starts this coming Sunday, July 5.
SUPPORT THE JUNIORS
DISPLAY YOUR PRIDE
DRY BAGS (5L)
Red, Blue, or Black
(Bag & Decal)
SAIL ON SUNDAYS
Sunday, May 31, 2020
Wind: NE 9 knots, gusting to 15-18
Course S-1-2-F (Windward/Leeward)
Big Girl #8492
Fair Wind #836
Wind Blown #67
RS Zest (Junior Race Team)
Congrats to Chuck Bendig, s/v Big Girl, on winning the first race of the day on corrected time and taking home the “Rabbit Flag” this week.
A great day of club racing on Buckeye Lake! Perfect temperatures and wind conditions. This was an amazing way to start the season with 8 sailboats going to the start line. All three races went by with a whirlwind of activity. We had to ask the RC which direction we were starting as the winds were very shifty and the fleet was unsure. The RC did an outstanding job of setting the course given the conditions.
We need to be thankful that BLYC was able to hold these races as many yacht clubs are on lockdown, limited by social distancing, number of crew allowed on a boat, or minimized schedule due to COVID-19.
Our PRO (Principal Race Officer) Steve Harris has developed a new, online scoring system for BLYC racing. Corrected times, finish places, and points post within 5-10 minutes of the end of the race. The race results and corrected times are posted below.
to view the full series results online