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!
Sailing Instructions for the Fall Race Around Prudence Island are posted on the race page at this link. The scratch sheet will be set to final on Friday evening. We have confirmed that two TF10 Foiling Trimarans will be racing this year. The Trimarans have the first start at 1000. Plan to get some great videos as these two sail quickly over the horizon!
The Prince Henry NOR has been updated to correct a typo on the date. 23 August is the correct date. The Prince Henry Sailing Instructions are also posted. This now includes an optional field for wind speed and direction in the race log that will be used to describe race conditions as seen by boats so an article may be created for publishing in various sailing and local periodicals.
Final Block Island race results are also posted.
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.
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Jul 05 2018
An amended SI for Cuttyhunk is now posted. Please note there will only be two starts. http://twentyhundredclub.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Amended-Cuttyhunk_SI_2018.pdf
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Jul 01 2018
AAR results are now posted and available here: http://twentyhundredclub.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Around_Aquidneck_Island_2018_Results.pdf
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Jun 29 2018
ALL RACERS: Please note that amendment #1 to the Around Aquidneck SI has been posted. This amendment updates the finish line. It is available here: http://twentyhundredclub.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Around_Aquidneck_Island_SI_2018_w_Amendment1.pdf
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Jun 26 2018
We are just a few days away from our first race for the 2018 season! The NOR and SI are also available for download here: http://twentyhundredclub.org/race-page/. We have 40 boats currently registered for the Around Aquidneck Island race this Saturday. Please take a moment to review the
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Oct 27 2017
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 …
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Oct 16 2017
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 …
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Oct 06 2017
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 …
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