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First Place - Challenger Division
Women's National Champion
Abby Freeman Kwiatkowski
Juniors National Champion
An Amendment to the Notice of Race for the Summer Series has been posted
Due to the fact that most of our Race Committee volunteers will be at Put-in-Bay this Sunday (July 17) working the I-LYA Junior Championships Regatta, we have rescheduled this week’s racing to Sunday, August 7 (originally an “off week” between the summer and fall series).
- Since the 1980s when larger “cruising” type boats began to gain popularity at our club, BLYC has worked to find the most fair way to handicap boats of different designs. Many dedicated volunteers have worked on this effort. The main factors we have always considered are…
- Utilization of a standard rating system – in our case, Portsmouth
- A system that takes into effect varying conditions, not merely differences in design.
- Relative ease of use and (hopefully) understanding
- None of us are measurement and handicapping experts. While, personally, I may have a good understanding in the rules related to scoring both one-design and handicapped racing, Measurement is (and is defined as such in the racing rules) a separate role from that of race management. I don’t know that any of us have the experience and extensive knowledge necessary to truly understand all of the intricacies and idiosyncrasies of how ratings are calculated and, more specifically, how any particular modification affects boat performance. Thus, the use of the large, well tested, database provided by US Portsmouth.
- Racing at BLYC has always been promoted (and, in my opinion, should remain so) as FUN, social, and an effort to encourage participation in the support. We aren’t, in actuality, “competing” for much more than bragging rights. Fairness in competition is extremely important and always a goal, but we must also remember that “cultivation of sociability among its members” is the second part of the Club’s mission statement.
- One thing that no sailing handicapping system accounts for (nor should account for) is skill and execution. Many often think of handicapping in terms of how it is applied in golf. Golf handicapping generally seeks to equalize players – Sailing handicapping seeks to equalize equipment.
- I strongly encourage all sailors to familiarize themselves with the systems we employ to handicap the racing at BLYC. The more people we have that understand the process, the better we can work together to keep our racing FAIR and FUN.
What a wonderful time we had on our first ever sailing adventure! The BLYC “Grow the Sport” initiative is truly an excellent way for members to learn more about sailing .
This past Friday was a perfect day and Dave Paligo and Bill Collision took us out sailing and provided us with an great overview. They gave us an opportunity to try out different responsibilities on the sailboat and taught us so much !! They were professional , patient and very personable . We didn’t know anything at all about sailing but now we not only know about the mast , jib and boom but also about winches , tiller, sheets , puffs and so much more . We must say that their enthusiasm for sailing is contagious and they knew how to make “newbies” feel comfortable.
We really encourage others in the Club to take advantage of this great opportunity to get out and try their hands at sailing on Buckeye Lake .
Sue & Mark Zawislak
Celebrate 125 Years of US Sailing!
As of June 27, we are 125 days out from our 125th birthday on October 30, and we’re celebrating for 125 days with a series of videos, editorials, membership perks, and fun stories highlighting important moments. We invite you to Honor History and Impact the Future with us! To kick it off, watch the first in our video series Celebrating 125 Years: The Racing Rules of Sailing. Hear former chair of the Racing Rules Committee Dave Perry discuss how the modern rulebook came to be.
SUMMER SERIES STARTS SUNDAY!
The BLYC Summer Series for the 2022 Lambrecht Cup Trophy starts this Sunday, July 3. Competitors’ Meeting at Noon, First Warning at 12:55.
As of this writing there are seven yachts registered. You must be registered in advance of the first race in which you participate in order to be scored. If you have not yet registered, please CLICK HERE to do so.
SEE YOU ON THE WATER!
Also, don’t forget the Commodore Earl O. Williams Independence Day Long Distance Race on July 4. CLICK HERE to register.
David Paligo, Fleet Captain
s/v Runaway #1049
The 2022 BLYC Sailing/Racing Season has officially started with 9 boats registered and 7 boats going to the start line. This year there is strong competition amongst the PHRF racers.
At our competitors meeting, our PRO went through a starting sequence using the RC flags and sounds. With the winds directly out of the West and shifting to the NW, RC announced we would be using course C (S-1-2-1-F). Great course for our first race of the season. This gave crews a variety of marks and allow the team to remove some of that winter rust and spring cobwebs.
As many of the racers know we have gone to a new registration and scoring process so a big thanks go out to all who are working hard to make 2022 Sailing/Racing a successful season.
For the latest info on scoring results with corrected times, please click here.