Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Border Run

Rites of Spring

On Saturday, March 9th, Shoreline Yacht Club will be hosting the Rites of Spring Race.  This is the first race in the Long Beach Harbor Series, which SYC is happy to be re-joining this year after a two year hiatus.

The Notice of Race (NOR) is posted under the PHRF tab.  Included in the NOR is the entry form.  You can chose to enter both series, Spring Series of 4 races and Summer Series of 4 races, either series individually or a single race.

Thanks to Little Ships Fleet Yacht Club, Navy Yacht Club of Long Beach and United States Power Squadron District 13 for welcoming SYC back into the LBHS!

North Sails has announced sponsorship of the Series to include the awards to be given to the daily winners of the individual races as well as the winners of both series.  Thank you to North for their support.

It is going to be a good year for the Series.

Monday, February 11, 2013

There and Back Avalon Regatta Participants

Thanks to all that participated in the 2013 There and Back Avalon Regatta this past weekend.  On Saturday we all had to endure a painfully slow start and finish but the run across in 10-12 knots of wind made up for all of the foundering around!

The dinner and awards at Antonio's Pizzeria was fun, the beer was cold and the food was good.  Maybe next year they can get our reservations right???

The race home on Sunday was again started under light conditions which continued well into the afternoon.  For the three boats that continued to race the winds finally filled in around 16:00 or so and they had a real race to Queen's Gate.  Mille Onde carried the lead until the last mile or so when Indigo, who had just recently passed Puddle Jumper, came sliding by and to the victory.  For those who disparage the PHRF ratings, for three boats so dissimilar to have finished a race from Avalon to Long Beach within 15 minutes of each other speaks volumes.

Congratulations to the following winners:
Outbound Race - Puddle Jumper - Spin and Willow Wind - Non-spin
Inbound Race - Indigo - Spin
Overall Series - Puddle Jumper - Spin and Willow Wind - Non-spin

All of the results are posted under the Club Race tab.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Good luck Avalon racers!

Updated forecast from this morning from PredictWind. Good luck to everybody racing today. Remember Rule 4 of the Racing Rules of Sailing "The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race or to continue racing is the skipper's alone."

Friday, February 8, 2013

Avalon Regatta This Weekend!

Don't forget, Avalon Regatta is this weekend, Skippers meeting is today at 18:30. This is the current wind forecast for the Catalina Channel, brought to you by SYC Racing and PredictWind.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Gary Jobson

Free NOAA Charts

You can now download free charts from NOAA which you can print yourself.  Just click on the link below to get the catalog of charts available.

These charts are at a reduced scale and do not comply with requirements for commercial vessels but can be beneficial on recreational use. Use with caution.