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Interclub Overall

Posted by AJ Miceli on June 28, 2013

I’ll try to do a full recap of the Lake Erie Interclub series for this year.  Here’s the Spoiler.

Race 1:  4th

Race 2: 4th

Race 3: 4th

Race 4: 7th

Race 5: 1st

Overall finish:  3rd of 9 in fleet (good enough for hardware!!!

Overall All Fleets:  26th of 52 boats (top half!)

Crew:  Mike O’Neill, Kim Yamma, Rosemary Briggs, Mark Platteter, Judy Tucci

 

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Getting Ready For The Interclub

Posted by AJ Miceli on June 21, 2013

Last Wednesday was a beautiful JAM race in about 10 knots of breeze.  We sailed very well.  We got stuck in bad air after the start and were finally able to tack away.  Everyone else stayed on starboard for the long leg.  When we came together we were in front of about six other boats.  After that we lost a lost a little ground on the two reaches.  Lady Jane caught up with us on the broad reach leg and beat us by 14 seconds at the end.  Still, a beautiful night for sailing.

Crew:  Andy, Mark, Rosemary, Kim

Now we’re prepping and provisioning for the Interclub series to Canada and then Buffalo that starts tomorrow.  I’ll see what I can do to make limited postings during the trip.

aj

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Four Recaps

Posted by AJ Miceli on June 16, 2013

Hilbrich Electric Summer #1 of 3

Results:  DNC

We were all at the boat, but the wind was blowing 20+ and we decided to stay in port and eat and drink.

Hilbrich Electric Summer #2 & #3 of 3

Results:  4th and 4th  Crew:  Mark, Andy

After two race days of too much, we finally got a sunny and moderate air day.  We had our “light air crew.”  Both races were W/L races.  The first race was in lighter air and we only did once around in the C Fleet.  By the second race the wind was building and we could do 2x around.  We sailed the upwind and downwind legs well in both races, and placed well.  We needed a day like that.

Regatta De La Femmes

Results:  DNF  Crew:  Kim, Rosemary, Judy

Unfortunately, a light-to-dying air night.  The course was a short triangle.  After rounding the first mark the wind died; the GPS said is was 5 hours to the next mark (0.7 nm away).  We hung it up about an hour-and-a-half in to the race and motored back.  All the others waited until the 2-hour time expired.  But no one finished.

Gerry’s 8th Street Deli Summer Sizzler Series #1 &2 of 5 AND Gilmore Cup #1 & 2 of 3

Results:  DNC

So, look at the title.  These were pretty important races, but they were scheduled for Father’s Day and on the Lake.  On Saturday, the prediction was for thunderstorms and winds 15-25, so I notified the crew that we wouldn’t be sailing.  Many were relieved so they could celebrate Father’s Day.  Before the race, the winds piped up to 25+.  The races were moved to the Bay.  We learned later that even the Bay was so bad that the committee boat had trouble anchoring, and ultimately both races were cancelled.  Looks like we made the right call here.

 

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Venture Fasteners Spring Spinnaker Series Races #2 & #3

Posted by AJ Miceli on June 4, 2013

It was breezy Sunday morning.  We arrived at the boat and the winds were about 20kts in the slip, gusting to 25.  We decided not to sail.  A few other hardy boats went out and raced one race and then the race committee cancelled the 2nd race due to the winds.

So, we did not put the crew or the boat at risk (especially before the Interclub), and we really didn’t miss much.

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