The Twenty Hundred Club is rolling out an enhanced race administration system for 2019 with the following features.
- Membership & Race Entry done online via the Shop (no change)
- Scratch Sheet automatically populated online using Shop orders (introduced in 2018)
- Automatic personalized email reminder sent 7 days before a race. The email contains a link directing the Skipper to a page where
- Race participation is confirmed, or withdraw from race
- Option to change Class (Spinnaker/Cruising)
- Option to update PHRF value
- Scratch sheet set to final the day before the race , locking it from further changes
- New scoring system built into website publishes finish results in near real time through the use of a phone on the finish boat – final results will be posted shortly after the committee boat docks and finish times are verified
- Race Results include additional columns for time behind the previous boat finishing and time behind the first boat finished. An option is provided to display results without the Twenty Hundred Club penalty.
The new system should improve scratch sheet accuracy and provide race results in a more timely manner. The 2018 Block Island race results are scored using the new system and may be viewed at this link.
Results from the 2018 Fall Race Around Prudence Island have been posted at this link. The winds were significantly greater than predicted, providing for some spectacular round ups and wet crew on the rail. Congratulations to the following winners in each class:
- Spinnaker A: Vin McAteer – Divided Sky
- Spinnaker B: Moose McClintock – Two Dogs
- Cruising 1: Craig Forbes – Haraka
- Cruising 2: Randy Church – Mental Floss
That was the last scheduled race for 2018 but you still have chance to compete anytime in the Around Aquidneck Island Challenge. Register for it at this link and race either Spinnaker, Cruising, or both as many times as you like.
Results from the Prince Henry the Navigator race have been posted at this link. Congratulations to Moose McClintock in Two Dogs for winning the Spinnaker class and Dick Waterman in Allegro Vivace for winning the Cruising class.
Block Island results are now posted – Block Island Race Results. A challenging race out to Block Island with many having a “wet and wild” ride as the storms blew through. Thanks to Rear Commodore Lisa Hammond the BBQ by the Oar was a great success. The weather cooperated nicely for the race back from BI.
Results for this past weekend’s Cuttyhunk race are now posted here: Cuttyhunk Race Results
Great weather and an excellent turnout this year! Next event is Block Island in four weekends!
We had a new non-spin record for the AAC on Friday October 27th: Bill Kneller and the Vento crew got around in 4:20 corrected, setting a new all-time fastest non-spin rounding. Full results at this link.
Also, the agenda for Wednesday’s Annual Business Meeting is now posted posted at this link. Please recall it will be held at the Newport Yacht Club beginning at 1900. I encourage your attendance.
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There were two more attempts yesterday, but neither boat could get around the course fast enough to unseat Tamanoa from the top spot. Full results at this link
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Today, Gregg, Marcus and the Tamanoa team went around the island and set a solid corrected time of 3:43:41, enough to assume the mantle of “Fastest Rounding” so far this Fall. Seems likely there will be more before the end of the year. Please note that Gregg reports that the waterway under the Sakonnet bridge is still open, but closure looks to be scheduled for October 23rd. This could change according to the demolition schedule. Check with competent authority like DEM, the Tiverton Harbor Master or RIDOT if it might impact your AAC plans. Full results are at this link.
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Yesterday, Thursday October 5th, Brooke Mastrorio and the URSA crew made a run at the challenge for 2017 — our first of the season. Great job guys. Please note that removal of the old Sakonnet bridge will potentially impact transits through that area Monday through Saturdays for a part of October and November. Do check that against your planned circumnavigation. Updated results are at this link.
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Fall Race Around Prudence results are now posted and available at this link
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Fall Race competitors: Please note today’s start is delayed two hours. The first warning will occur at 1200.
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The final scratch sheet for the Fall Race is now posted at this link
Also, please note that the previously mentioned QDNYC post-race dinner is this year a closed function.
See you Saturday!
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The preliminary 2017 Twenty Hundred Club Fall Race Around Prudence scratch sheet is now posted. See it at this link.
A final will be posted Thursday!
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My thanks for your patience as we resolved an issue in one of the submitted logs. Results are now posted here: at this link.
Those of you that ran RaceQs can play that back from your RaceQs feed (only on a desktop browser, not your phone) and see all of the other RaceQs-reporting participants. Interesting to see the various choices and outcomes.
Next and final scheduled race of the season is the Fall Race Around Prudence, September 23rd. Already shaping up to be a big one with 36 boats registered and a good split between Cruising and Spinnaker. Recall this is also an NBYA/GMT BOTY event.
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As mentioned in yesterday’s email, members of the board and other interested parties met last night to resolve concerns regarding mark rounding continuity in the Prince Henry race. After some consideration, we are rolling back to the original Prince Henry SI language (so traditional roundings as in previous years) for tomorrow’s race. The revised SI is posted at this link.
Nonetheless, there is good interest in refining the wording of this paragraph to better accommodate the various concerns of some of our racers. To achieve this we’ll look to establish a small working group that will review the SI, consider the issues and suggest changes by our annual business meeting (not yet scheduled but near the end of the year). If you are interested in participating in this process please shoot me an email.
There are other changes that are new for 2017. Please ensure you are using the 25 August 2017 version of the SI and look for the yellow highlighting. Some of these changes include a new mark D (USCG decommissioned the original mark D), clarification on the use of RaceQs (not using it will not cause a DSQ, but you are at a disadvantage should your log be called into question), and various refinements to leg distances.
It is likely we will not have a race committee on station for the finish off of Allen Harbor; refer to the SI for instructions.
An updated scratch sheet is also posted at this link.
We are on track for our largest Prince Henry race of recent years and reasonable weather, albeit light winds. Should be fun! If any of the preceding requires clarification please feel free to call me directly!
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