Come on out to score some swag and be a star in the next YouTube video SHBCC produces.
(Sorry, but the lens distortion makes the glass appear uneven, the glasses really are much cooler in person)
The Southold Yacht Club is running their annual race around Shelter Island on July 8 this year. This is a race around an island at the end of Long Island, NY. Club member Jeremy Herman is hoping to get SHBCC representation at this event. If anyone is interested in taking the trip, he is thinking about renting a house for the weekend. Please contact Jeremy if interested: firstname.lastname@example.org. We have had members do this event in the past and it looks like a great time.
The main task accomplished was replacing the floor in the cathouse. As soon as we emptied the furniture out of the cathouse, it started to rain. Thankfully, we had enough tarps to cover everything. How a bunch of sailors failed to check the weather radar before commencing the project is an interesting question. At any rate, after an hour, the rain subsided and the project was completed. All workers received food and drinks and everyone had a good time.
Thanks to all the workers: Al Dewan, Rich Graham, Rich Price, Scott Rathburn, Chris Ancona, Mike D'Achille, Peter Chostek, Charlie Capello, Tom Helstern, Gary Butler, Tom Butler, Bob Pasaniello, Joe Valinotti, Kathy Butler, Peter Fornabai, Justin LaBarca, Vic Simon
In Chase Falls, MD, Team SHBCC claimed first place in both H16 & H14. Congratulations to club members: Mark Modderman and Mike Evans in the H16 class, and Wolfgang Kornwebel in the H14 class
13 boats participated of all different ability levels which is an excellent turnout for a regatta in April. Four races took place including two course fives (1 lap) and two course sixes (two laps). Nearly all participants completed all races. If the diverse range of ability levels and good participation numbers becomes a trend, we can discuss bringing back B fleet, which would make the fleet races more approachable to newer racers.
Kitefest was also taking place at the same time and also had an excellent turnout.
It may have been April, but the beach was packed with over 100 attendees to both events in total. The weather was warm, and it felt like a summer weekend except for the 50 degree water. The kiters cooked burgers and dogs and shared them with our members all day. The racers were served chili after the race and received club fleeces as part of their entry fees. Everyone had a great time.
The wind started out light, but built throughout the day.
First Sail of the Season-4/16/17-Easter Sunday
Club member Vince Schmitt, who clearly has his priorities straight, claimed the honor of the first documented sail of the season on his brand new Nacra F16 on the evening of Easter Sunday after working on his beach spot all afternoon.
Vince accomplished this with the aid of a drysuit. Who will be the first to do so with a wetsuit? We will find out this weekend.
Our first annual sockburning took place on a blustery and cold day, but the event was a success and seemed to work because we were greeted by pleasant spring weather the next day. Thanks go out to Jeremy Herman for organizing the event. The highlight of the event was learning that our commodore actually does (or did) own socks.
We had a great racing rules teaching session. We had a few new participants interested in getting started. Everyone who attended got served mimosas. We did a mock race on land with our new catamaran costumes on a course that used traffic cones for marks and a kayak for a committee boat.. Thanks to Bob Parangi and Tommy Butler for being the first victims of our new teaching tool. Also, special thanks to Scott Rathburn for building these and to Mark Modderman and John Sullivan for helping to teach it.
Also, I have several seasoned racers, many who have won very prestigious races, that are willing to help mentor newer racers. Please contact me: email@example.com if you are interested in learning about racing.
It was the warmest early signup on record and an excellent party that went on until 3am