AAR results are now posted and available here: http://twentyhundredclub.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Around_Aquidneck_Island_2018_Results.pdf
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
Jul 01 2018
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Jun 29 2018
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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 preliminary scratch sheet. The scratch sheet will be finalized …
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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 this link. Please recall it will …
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Oct 21 2017
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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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Sep 24 2017
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Sep 23 2017
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Sep 21 2017
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