Red Herring Sailing

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2010 Schedule and Results

Day Date Start
Location Type Name Racing? Results Comments
Wed May 12 7PM Bay JAM Brier Patch Series #1 of 3 Y 6th W/L in 10kts of wind. We sailed well, but the competition was stiff.
Sun May 16 10AM Bay SPIN Brier Patch Series 1 & 2 (2
Y 3rd & 3rd 2 light air W/L races. First race, typical early morning race ending in a “where were you when the wind died” finish. 2nd race short in 6-8 kts of wind. First races with the new sprit.
Wed May 19 7PM Bay JAM Brier Patch Series #2 of 3 Y 6th Another light air W/L. We finished near the front of the fleet, but we still owe time to almost everyone.
Sun May 23 10AM Bay SPIN Spring Series #1 and #2 Y 4th & 4th 2 more light air W/L races — both 2x around! Frustrating, slow day.
Wed May 27 7PM Bay JAM Brier Patch Series #3 of 3 Y 9th A light air triangle — but a very bad case of the “slows.”
Sun May 31 9AM LH/Lake SPIN Lighthouse Race (Brier
Patch 3)
Y ? Sailed and finished in very light air, but the race was not scored due to a race committee SNAFU.
Wed June 2 7PM Bay SPIN Spring Series #3 of 3 Y N/A Race Postponed due to 25kt storms in bay.
Wed June 9 7PM Bay JAM Hilbrich Electric #1 of 3 Y 7th A triangle in light-to-moderate air. We sailed overcame the “slows” from the previous triangle.
Fri June 11 7PM Bay JAM Regatta De La Femmes Y 4th A great night for sailing. The women, headed by Skipper Kim Yamma, sailed very well.
Sun June 13 10AM Bay JAM Hilbrich Electric #2 & 3 of 3 Y 8th A light-to-no air W/L 2x around for the first race. Second race postponed to another day — not enough wind!
Wed June 16 7PM Bay JAM Makeup Y
Sun June 20 11AM Bay SPIN Urbaniak
Brothers Summer Series #1 of 3
N N/A The weekend of Paul’s wedding at Notre Dame. No lake in South Bend 🙂
Wed June 23 7PM Bay JAM Blake Family Heatwave #1 of 3 Y 6th It was a breezy, puffy night. We probably could have reefed a little earlier and done a little better on the last upwind leg.
Thurs June 24 7AM Lake SPIN Interstate Race — Erie to Buffalo N N/A We didn’t race, but we double-handed the delivery in 30kt west winds. A very fast downhill ride for 65 miles!
Sat June 26 TBA Lake SPIN Interclub –Buffalo Triangle Y 3rd Woo Hoo! An Interclub flag. It was light air olympic course and we sailed each of the five legs well. A very good start to the Interclub.
Sun June 27 TBA Lake SPIN Interclub — Buffalo to Colbourne Y 5th A light air upwind slog to Colbourne. We sailed into big holes, but were able to pull off a “photo finish” with a short spinnaker close reach, just stretching out in front of Venture to finish 5th.
Mon June 28 TBA Lake SPIN Interclub –Colbourne to Dover N N/A Race canceled due to high west winds (20-30kts). The fleet stayed an extra day in Colbourne.
Tue Jun 29 TBA Lake SPIN Interclub –Dover Triangle (CHANGED to Colbourne to Dover) Y 4th 45 mile upwind torture in 15-25kt winds and 6-8ft waves that turned into 65 miles because of the tacking. Some boats did not finish. We persisted even though we were pretty beat up after 11 hours of sailing!
Wed Jun 30 TBA Lake SPIN Interclub — Port Dover to Erie Y 4th Actually a perfect day of sailing. A broad spinnaker reach from Dover to Long Point and then a close reach with white sails all the way to Erie. We averaged about 6.8 knots for the whole race and finished in just over 5 1/2 hours (probably our best time for a crossing).
Woo Hoo! We finished 2nd in our Fleet and took home some
Interclub Hardware (see the blog for a picture)
Wed July 7 7PM Bay JAM Blake Family Heatwave #2 of 3 Y 8th Very air triangle (avg. 4kts). I guess we forgot how to sail in light air!
Sun July 11 10AM Lake JAM Blake Family Heatwave #3 of 3
and Hertel & Brown Aquatherapy
#1 of 3
N N/A Logan’s birthday party on the peninsula. We actually watched the races from Beach 11.
Wed July 14 7PM Bay SPIN Hilbrich Electric #3 Make-up Date Y 9th Another light extremely light air triangle and we did even worse than last week. DFL. This light air stuff needs work!
Sun July 18 10AM Bay SPIN Urbaniak Brothers Summer
Series #2 of 3 and #3 of 3
Y 4th & 4th Two light air Spin races. Race 1 W/L 1x. Winds light and clocking. Wind built near the end and favored the boats at the back of the fleet. Race 2 W/L 2x. Winds steady direction but still light.
Wed July 21 7PM Bay JAM Hertel & Brown Aquatherapy
#2 of 3
Y 7th W/L in 8-10kts of breeze.  A beautiful night for sailing.  We picked up several places on the upwind leg.  Beautiful sunset too!
Wed Aug 4 7PM Bay JAM Hertel & Brown Aquatherapy
#3 of 3
Y 6th Triangle in 5kts of wind.  Two good legs followed by a leg in which we just couldn’t get going.  Another beautiful sunset.
Wed Aug 11 7PM Bay JAM RCR Yachts Full Moon #1 of 3 Y 6th Dying air W/L.  A beautiful night.  We sailed a lot better than our placing would indicate.
Sun Aug 15 7PM Bay JAM Make-up Date Y N/A
Wed Aug 18 7PM Bay JAM RCR Yachts Full Moon #2 of
Y 5th A race that looked suspiciously light last Wednesday’s race!  Dying Air W/L to Mark B.  We sailed well despite the conditions.
Fri Aug 20 8PM Lake SPIN Night Lighthouse Race Y 4th A typical night lighthouse race.  Winds from 12kt to 0kts to 6kts.  We were beaten during the zero winds.
Sun Aug 22 10AM Bay SPIN Governor’s Cup & Mayor’s Cup Y 3rd & 4th 2 W/L 2x around races in moderate air.  We sailed well and did well.
Wed Aug 25 7PM Bay JAM RCR Yachts Full Moon #3 of
Y 3rd Long W/L.  Started in 10kts then a 35-knot gale blew through on the upwind leg.  We were lucky to finish, much less to finish 3rd!
Sun Aug 29 1PM Bay JAM/SPIN American Red Cross Charity
Y 4th A dying air triangle.  We tried our best, but just couldn’t catch up with the leaders.  The last leg just kept getting slower and slower.
Wed Sep 1 630PM Bay JAM Schuyler Family Sunset #1
of 3
Y N/A No Wind — No Race
Wed Sep 8 630PM Bay JAM Schuyler Family Sunset #2
of 3
Y N/A Too Much Wind — No Race!
Sun Sep 12 10AM Bay SPIN Eckerd Cup #1 of 3 & #2 of 3 Y 4th & 3rd First race:  Moderate air W/L 2x around.  Second Race:  Freshening Breeze W/L 5 legs.  Our regular bow person was not with us.  So we sailed fairly well, considering everyone was in new positions.
Wed Sep 15 630PM Bay SPIN Eckerd Cup #3 of 3 Y N/A No Wind — No Race
Fri Sep 17 7AM Lake JAM Coletech Marine Hardware
Koehler Cup — Erie to Dover — JAM
N N/A Didn’t Race
Sat Sep 18 7AM LH/Lake SPIN Coletech Marine Hardware
Koehler Cup/Bluff Bar — Erie to Dover
N N/A Didn’t race, but see blog post for video of start.
Sun Sep 19 10AM Lake SPIN Coletech Marine Hardware
Koehler Cup– Dover to Erie
N N/A Didn’t Race
Wed Sep 22 630PM Bay JAM Schuyler Family Sunset #1
of 3
Y 5th Dying Air W/L.  We had a very good first downwind leg.  We were in third on the upwind leg until the wind started dying and then two boats passed us in the VERY light air at the end.
Sun Sep 26 10AM Bay JAM/SPIN Schuyler #2 (make-up) Cancelled Again + Thomas Carole Reverse Handicap Y 18th of 35 Rainy, cold and light-to-no winds.  We finally finished.  See blog post for picture of the cluster at Mark M.

Second race cancelled due to light winds and a party at EYC.

Tues Sep 28 630PM Bay SPIN Make-up Date For Eckerd Cup #3
Wed Sep 29 630PM Bay JAM Make-up Date For Schuyler #3 Y
Sat Oct 2 12Noon Bay JAM/SPIN Great Chili Race Off ?
Sat Nov 6 EYC Racing Fleet Banquet

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