Fall Race competitors: Please note today’s start is delayed two hours. The first warning will occur at 1200.
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.
- 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!
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Sep 05 2017
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Aug 25 2017
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 …
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Aug 24 2017
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Aug 19 2017
An amended SI was posted for this year’s Prince Henry race. It may be viewed/downloaded at this link.
Changes from last year are highlighted in yellow. The most significant among those is the creation of 200 foot “arrival circle” around each mark. You may of course round your selected mark as in …
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Aug 10 2017
Race results are (at last!) posted for Block Island 2017. View/download them at this link.
A sincere thank you to all participants for a fun and enjoyable weekend. The BBQ was record attendance from recent memory and the racing was good. Next race is the Prince Henry in just a couple of weeks!
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Aug 03 2017
The final scratch sheet for BI is now posted and available at this link.
Please note there were several changes from the “Preliminary” scratch sheet, including some adjustments between Spin A and Spin B. Competitors are cautioned not to use the Preliminary scratch sheet for reference.
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