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Potomac Yacht Racing Council

On April 14, 2012 members of 6 Potomac sailing clubs met to establish the Potomac Yacht Racing Council.  The purpose of the Council will be to promote sailing and racing on the Potomac and to conduct a series of races called the "Potomac River Sailing Championships".  There will be 1 premier race from each club plus the Gov Cup - Potomac Leg to make up the series.  Low point scoring will be used and 4 races will be needed to qualify.  Details are still being worked out.

Skipper’s Meeting

Skipper’s Meeting

March 17, 2012

 

The following was discussed and decided upon for the up and coming sailing season.

It was decided that we would continue to use PHRF ratings. Our races will continue to be non-spin only, but this year the PHRF ratings will include both spin and non-spin.  This should standardize the ratings between Barnacle Cup and MPSA.

Race times will remain the same (1200 Noon) on the second and fourth Saturday’s of the month. Some of these races may be moved to race with MPSA and the NNSA. In these races for the purposes of the end of the year awards the results will only include those boats who participate in Barnacle Cup events.

It was decided that in order to qualify for the end of season trophies the boats must complete a minimum of 50% of all races. The lowest 30% will be dropped. All boats who wish to be legible for a trophy must also have paid the $50.00 dues.

It was decided that the Leonardtown Regatta should be held in conjunction with an event in the town itself, if possible, so the date is still undecided.

If the Potomac River Yacht Racing Association restarts again that the Barnacle Cup Sailors should be members. 

 

Interesting Month of July

The Month of July has contained a few surprises as well as a few disappointments. Evergreen with Bob at the helm did very well in the NNSA July Scramble placing 1st and 3rd in the two races with an overall 2nd place for the event. (I like to think that the crew Dave and Terry were the main reason.)

The disappointment came this past Saturday when no wind and a lot of heat combined to kill the scheduled HI race. Orginally set to began at 1300 it was pushed back to 1700 hrs in hopes that th wind would pick up. This did not happen although there was a few puffs just after the start it was just a tease. 

The three boats Ramble On, Evergreen, and Corvina just prior to the race became involved in a running battle, with water cannons. We had to do something to pass the time while waiting for the wind. It was an interesting moment to say the lest the sad part was that within 5 minutes everyone (at lest on Corvina) had dried out.  It was decided that "Fleet" should go to dinner at Morris Point on Conoe Neck Creek where all crews were decidedly happy with the fare.

May August bring cooler weather and fair winds.

 

Dec Dinner Minutes

Minutes of the 5 Dec 10 Dinner Meeting

Guests:

Dwight and Ralph from the MPSA

 Awards and review of the 2010 season

Overall 1st place Ten Ounce John McKinney Skipper, 2nd place Ramble On Buzz Ballard Skipper, 3rd place Evergreen Bob Donaldson Skipper, Most improved Corvina Shawn Moore Midshipman.

 

CBYRA Membership

It was thought that it was impractical to join as a club and that it would serve everyone better if the members joined as individuals.

 

Dues

It was decided that $25.00 a boat would be levied in order to pay for Trophies needed during the year, as well as the end of year standings. The payment of dues or lack of will not keep any vessel from joining in a BCR race. However failure to pay may result in a trophy not being awarded. Shawn was voted in to act as CFO until some who can count is found. All monies checks etc should be sent to him. (US Currency is preferred)

Name Change

It was decided that a name change was not needed at this time.

2011 Sailing Season

All present thought that twice monthly was a good schedule and should be continued. It was further discussed and agreed upon that the BCR should find ways to participate in races with MPSA and NNSA. Per Dwight the MPSA usually has their races on the second Saturday of the month. Dwight thought that if the BCR race course could be moved North a little that the MPSA should be able to travel a little to race with BCR on occasion. John seconds this and thought that it should be easy to set a course up.

The NNSA last year seemed to have its races on the fourth Saturday of the month so it may be possible to do the same with them, if the course is moved South a little. Rick suggested using the buoys near Herring Ck and Piney Point for this. Rick also stated that the College could loan out some marks to the BCR to use if needed.

The topic of a joint race between the BCR, MPSA and NNSA was discussed and it seems that it is a possibility but a date and course would have to be worked out. Shawn is to contact the other clubs in order to obtain an agreed upon date for the race, possibly during the last part of May.

Also it was thought that an overnight trip without time limits would be better than a race.  Crisfield and Tangier Island are the possible designations. Bob will be polling the membership to find a time that will have most of the BCR Fleet (and anyone else) in on this trip.

John and Buzz are to set up possible race courses for the next year to include areas near Piney Point and St. Catharine’s Island.

Scoring Issues:

Everyone was in agreement that the low point system was the best and that it should be kept. Bob pointed out that he had come across a method to figure out PHRF ratings and that we should consider using it. More discussion is needed. Dwight suggested that we should switch to Java sail rather than use Race sail as it is a lot easier to use.

It was also decided that boats using spinnakers would lose 15 sec per mile off their ratings to even things out.

 It was decided as well that in order to be legible for an end of season award a boat needs to be in 70% of the races held. Further each boat will be allowed to drop its 5 worse finishes or non finishes (30%).

 

A note from Bob on the scoring system:   I installed JavaScore and entered all this seasons races into it.  It does have a better output and is easier to use, but there are still some of the same problems that I had with RaceSail.

 In order to have a running tally for Season Standing I have to set up the season as a regatta so each race is scored individually and totaled for the season.  This means that any boat entered in a single race will show up on every race, even if they are not participating.  This would be ok for just Barnacle Cup sailors but when we enter other regattas such as NNSA and MPSA, the number of boats participating shyrockets.  If they are all entered, then the list of boats for every race will be around 20, even it the actual race only has 4 boats.  Last year I dealt with this problem by not entering the non-bcr boats into the system, therefore eliminating the clutter in the overall standings.  Not sure how to deal with this next year.  Maybe I am not setting it up right.  I will contact the owner of JavaScore to see if I am doing something wrong.

 

 

Next Meeting: Fitzies in March with a Skippers meeting in April.

Spring to do list

Hi Guys

List below are what I hope to work on this Spring. Let me know if I miss some or need to drop some.

1 Paint Corvina's bottom with an ablative paint (Interlux) and paint the prop with a zinc base paint.

2 Repack stuffing box

3 Replace top stripe with new navy blue.

4 Wash and wax Corvina's hull. (this I think needs to be #1)

 

Anything else that needs to be done on land?

 

Shawn

S/V Corvina

 


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Re: Improvement
Hi Shawn,
First Happy new Year. Before you get discouraged maybe you need to ask where is my best fit. Both you and I are on the opposite ends of the PHRF spectrum both in ratings and performance which can be frustrating on the river. Handicaps will only even things out to a point, thats why they have cruising fleets in many regattas. Take the guys up at Quantico for example, they have some of the nicest and comfortable cruising boats on the river but are not serious contenders in any of the river races, the standing joke is that the DC and recently down river crowd win all their trophies for them. That said I'm sure we can collectively come up with ideas to help you out. For my part I can't stress enough the importance of sail trim and finding where your boat is riding comfortable.  I found the best way to find out is take the boat out play with it (Practice sounds like work) talk things through with your trimmers, rotate stations to let folks feel their impact on different stations. Having a consistent crew that works well together also makes life easier for the skipper but not always available so you might have to compromise by planning out the racing season based on availabilty of crew members. Having lost all but one crew member for the last races in '13 I can vouch that trying to race Moovin in good winds with two people was neither productive nor fun. 
Take care,
 Tom
From: Shawn Moore - Corvina <md1073bk@yahoo.com>
To: Barnacle Cup Sailing <barnaclecup.44.61@sfly.com>
Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2014 7:03 PM
Subject: [Barnacle Cup Sailing] Improvement
Dennis Conner said " In order to win you have to be prepared" or something like that. So I have stuck my nose into another how to race book and I am also trying to get spec and bids on a traveler system, as mine went overboard...deep sigh.
Of course I am always open for suggestions on how to improve short of selling Corvina. So let me know what you would do to improve your (and mine) racing performance.

Shawn Moore
S/V Corvina
 
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Re: Improvement
Dennis,

Good advice on all except for the beer. (because of some experiences as a teenager no alcohol on Corvina underway).

Corvina did well this pass year and much of it was because I had a thicker paint put on therefore the bottom was smoother. If the time presents itself I will try to sand the bottom smooth.

I want to say Bob sent me or showed me a copy of the traveler review but if you could send another that would be great.

It would be great if  you came aboard during the races or if you would allow I could come and crew aboard Shadow Fax.  

Many thanks

Shawn
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To: Barnacle Cup Sailing <barnaclecup.44.66@sfly.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2014 5:29 PM
Subject: [Barnacle Cup Sailing] Re: Improvement
Three things,1. Find good crew and give them beer and treats so that they want to come back.
2.  Clean the bottom of your boat, and in the spring put on a very snooth coat of bottom paint.  Better yet sand it snooth,. 
3.  I sent Bob Donaldson a Pratical Sailor review of travelers.  It you like I could send you a copy.  He opted for the Lewmar and likes it. 
4.  I could sail with you in some of your races and see I can see things to imrprove. 
 
 
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Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2014 7:03 PM
Subject: [Barnacle Cup Sailing] Improvement

Dennis Conner said " In order to win you have to be prepared" or something like that. So I have stuck my nose into another how to race book and I am also trying to get spec and bids on a traveler system, as mine went overboard...deep sigh.
Of course I am always open for suggestions on how to improve short of selling Corvina. So let me know what you would do to improve your (and mine) racing performance.

Shawn Moore
S/V Corvina
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Re: Improvement
Three things,1. Find good crew and give them beer and treats so that they want to come back.
2.  Clean the bottom of your boat, and in the spring put on a very snooth coat of bottom paint.  Better yet sand it snooth,. 
3.  I sent Bob Donaldson a Pratical Sailor review of travelers.  It you like I could send you a copy.  He opted for the Lewmar and likes it. 
4.  I could sail with you in some of your races and see I can see things to imrprove. 
 
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Shawn Moore - Corvina
To: Barnacle Cup Sailing
Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2014 7:03 PM
Subject: [Barnacle Cup Sailing] Improvement

Re: Improvement
Yes and that would mean Corvina would be less competative with boats of a higher rating. 


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From: douglas.yeckley@comcast.net
Date: 01/11/2014 22:38 (GMT-05:00)
To: Barnacle Cup Sailing <barnaclecup.44.64@sfly.com>
Subject: [Barnacle Cup Sailing] Re: Improvement


Can your rating get lower????
----- Original Message -----
From: Shawn Moore - Corvina
To: Barnacle Cup Sailing
Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2014 7:12 PM
Subject: [Barnacle Cup Sailing] Re: Improvement

that would classify as a spinnaker. It would lower my rating.


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Date: 01/11/2014 19:08 (GMT-05:00)
To: Barnacle Cup Sailing <barnaclecup.44.62@sfly.com>
Subject: [Barnacle Cup Sailing] Re: Improvement


Do like John Candy and fly your drawers in the rigging

On Jan 11, 2014 7:03 PM, "Shawn Moore - Corvina" <md1073bk@yahoo.com> wrote:

Dennis Conner said " In order to win you have to be prepared" or something like that. So I have stuck my nose into another how to race book and I am also trying to get spec and bids on a traveler system, as mine went overboard...deep sigh.

Of course I am always open for suggestions on how to improve short of selling Corvina. So let me know what you would do to improve your (and mine) racing performance.


Shawn Moore

S/V Corvina

 
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Re: Improvement
Can your rating get lower????
----- Original Message -----
From: Shawn Moore - Corvina
To: Barnacle Cup Sailing
Sent: Saturday, January 11, 2014 7:12 PM
Subject: [Barnacle Cup Sailing] Re: Improvement

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Re: Improvement
that would classify as a spinnaker. It would lower my rating.


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-------- Original message --------
From: Buzz B <buzz.ballard@gmail.com>
Date: 01/11/2014 19:08 (GMT-05:00)
To: Barnacle Cup Sailing <barnaclecup.44.62@sfly.com>
Subject: [Barnacle Cup Sailing] Re: Improvement


Do like John Candy and fly your drawers in the rigging

On Jan 11, 2014 7:03 PM, "Shawn Moore - Corvina" <md1073bk@yahoo.com> wrote:

Dennis Conner said " In order to win you have to be prepared" or something like that. So I have stuck my nose into another how to race book and I am also trying to get spec and bids on a traveler system, as mine went overboard...deep sigh.

Of course I am always open for suggestions on how to improve short of selling Corvina. So let me know what you would do to improve your (and mine) racing performance.


Shawn Moore

S/V Corvina

 
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Re: Improvement

Do like John Candy and fly your drawers in the rigging

On Jan 11, 2014 7:03 PM, "Shawn Moore - Corvina" <md1073bk@yahoo.com> wrote:

Dennis Conner said " In order to win you have to be prepared" or something like that. So I have stuck my nose into another how to race book and I am also trying to get spec and bids on a traveler system, as mine went overboard...deep sigh.

Of course I am always open for suggestions on how to improve short of selling Corvina. So let me know what you would do to improve your (and mine) racing performance.


Shawn Moore

S/V Corvina

 
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