The preliminary scratch sheet is posted with class splits for the race in both directions. Scratch Sheet for Race from Newport to Block Island Scratch Sheet for Race from Block Island to Newport The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are also online. The start Saturday will be by can G3 Southeast of Rose Island with the first warning scheduled at …
I just reviewed the weather which has slightly improved (gusts down to 25), but tides and sea state remain constant.
Participation became a dominant factor. We only have 3 spin boats and 1 cruising class boat that are willing to race. It looks like we can get 10 boats for July 25 (equally split between spin/non-spin). I apologize for stepping on the Solo-Twin race.
The NOR, SI and web site will be updated shortly to show the date change.
I appreciate all the input received.
An automatic reminder will be sent one week before where you may update your availability (racing or not), PHRF rating and Spinnaker or Cruising class.
Nick Bowen, Commodore
A quick update on Saturday’s race. We currently have 23 boats on the scratch sheet which is a record for Cutty. It looks like we are going to thread the needle on a storm late Friday and forecast is for nice SW winds all the way to the island on Saturday.
The million dollar question I get is “where do I stay?” The preferred choice are the mooring balls inside the harbor. I confirmed that they are allowing 3 boats to raft on each mooring. These are first come, first serve. I have a HUGE favor to ask of the faster boats. If the 7 boats all rated <86 each grab a solo mooring ball the we can get all all racers on moorings. The favor is that if some of the faster boats are planning to raft with other fast boats, just grab the balls and once slower boats start coming in we can move around. Let’s coordinate this discussion on Channel 72.
The second choice is the marina. They can accommodate 6 or 7 foot drafts. As of this morning there are 30 slips available on Dockwa. Their rates are $2-3 per foot. The last choice is to anchor outside the harbor. Good weather protection, but a long way to shore.
We will have an RC at the start, but the about half the fleet should beat the RC boat to Cutty so please read the SI’s on how to record your finish time.
EC and I did an exploratory trip last Friday. There are 3 food places on the dock that are open: a taco stand, seafood place, and a breakfast place. There is also a pizza place and another seafood place about 100 yards from the dock. The Fishermans Inn is closed. There were signs that there is a $300 fine for not wearing a mask. Remember, we are in Massachusetts so the rules are different.
We will announce the results at Twenty Hundred hours on the town dock.
Finally, I want all sailors to be aware that Vella may sail with a junior crew from TYC (all wearing PDFs). They should be close to the rear of the fleet but let’s keep an ear open if they need anything.
See you Saturday!
The final scratch sheet at this link for the 2020 Around Aquidneck Island Spring Race is posted.
- Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no post race event held at the Tiverton YC.
- Sailing Instructions are available at this SI link – please be mindful of the COVID-19 information provided in SI paragraphs 4, 16.3, 16.4 and 16.5
- The starting area and starting times for each class are per SI 6 and 7. The Race Committee will monitor VHF 72 during the race.
- The Finish Line & Time Limit – SI paragraphs 11 and 12 list the time limit and finish line. The RC boat will be located to the West of Red Nun 12. SI paragraph 12 provides the procedure for self recording GPS finish time when RN12 bears 090 magnetic and self reporting the finish time should the RC boat not be on station. Since there is no event at the Tiverton YC after the race, any self reporting will be done via VHF 72.
- Have fun and enjoy the time on the water!
Registration is now closed and the scratch sheet with class splits and start times is posted (pdf link to print) for the inaugural Bridge Fiasco race this Sunday. Corrections or changes (if any) will be posted by 1800 Friday 5 June.
The Race Committee will be on station approximately 0830 Sunday 7 June between Fiske Rock and the South end of Prudence Island at the start. Competitors are reminded to check in on VHF 72 at least 10 minutes before their scheduled start, and report if sailing single or double handed.
Competitors are also requested to use RaceQs as described in the NOR and SI and upload their track after the race so that the race may be played back at a later date at this link.
This is one of the first races of the season on Narragansett Bay due to Coronavirus pandemic precautions. Please observe the guidelines for keeping safe and healthy disseminated by National, State and Local authorities.
I want update you on our 2020 racing reason. Being without a club house is going to allow the Twenty Hundred Club to run most of our races this summer (we will later need to assess restrictions at Cuttyhunk and Block Island). Since we don’t have a club house, skippers just need to make sure they comply with their Yacht Club or Marina restrictions.
Our first race is the new “Bridge Fiasco” on Sunday June 7. Information about the race can be found on the club’s race page. We also published an article in Windcheck Magazine on the origins of the race. The race is a pursuit style start, so the start sequence for the slowest boat will be at 9:00 and all other boats will be assigned a later start time.
All skippers should be aware of restrictions at their marinas and clubs and comply with those as well as the guidelines issued by the DEM. To help accommodate boats with limited crew sizes we will also score and award single handed and double handed boats.
Nick Bowen, Commodore
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Jul 16 2019
The 2019 Cuttyhunk Race Sailing Instructions have been amended to eliminate the discrepancy on the number of classes and start sequence listed in the Notice of Race. The NOR correctly listed two classes – Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker (Cruising). The SI Amendment 1 is updated with the following changes displayed with yellow background text in the …
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Jun 21 2019
The Final Scratch Sheet is now posted for the first Twenty Hundred Club race of the 2019 season co-hosted event with Tiverton Yacht Club! We are looking forward to a wonderful day of racing and enjoying post race chatter and beverages at fabulous TYC facilities! As a reminder, if you are attending the post race festivities, please …
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Mar 13 2019
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 …
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Sep 23 2018
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 …
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Aug 28 2018
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Aug 20 2018
An updated Sailing Instruction is posted on the Twenty Hundred Club Race Page for the 2018 Prince Henry the Navigator race on Saturday 25 August. Thanks to the work of a committee lead by Tom Charlton, the SI has been updated as summarized below: Clarifies starting requirements on furling headsails Clarifies requirement on 1st leg …
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Aug 08 2018
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.
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Jul 09 2018
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Jul 05 2018
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