Season Champions

Looking at last year’s results we knew we had a pretty strong season, but I’m not sure we appreciated just how good it was.  With no Spring Dinner for the Twenty Hundred Club this year we decided instead to distribute trophies at a board meeting last night.  Of course, we knew about Prince Henry, which …

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Initial JYC Thoughts and Other Happenings

Our first JYC race is in the books.  Mid-fleet basically (5/9).  Light breeze meant a bigger spread in finish times as the wind was spotty and variable across the course and the wind completely shutdown just as we were finishing.  Despite a front row start heading in the apparent correct direction at the favored pin …

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Around Aquidneck and other happenings

So the season is spooling up fast.  After a somewhat frustrating Bridge Fiasco, I’m really happy we bounced back with a solid AAR.  The reach across the sound and run up the Sakonnet were the stuff of dreams — flat and breezy.  As a team we had really great “control” over the boat, managing the …

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Racing Underway

So the season is underway.  Our first event, the inaugural Bridge Fiasco, was a bit of fun and we had some really good speed and crew work, but unfortunately the skipper selected the wrong order of bridges to pass!  DOH!  Regardless, it was a great day and I think the first “real” race of the …

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Spring . . . Getting There.

So over the last few days we’ve had a little more clarity regarding the schedule over the next month.  Sorry for the spam regarding a practice sail tomorrow — that was the original plan of course.  Now that JYC has cancelled the Spring series, we can move pre-events to align with the Summer series.  Accordingly, …

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Spring . . . Sort of.

Hey all, quick update here.  Obviously you know from the virtual crew meeting there’s a lot of uncertainty at the moment regarding sailing and racing.  You likely know Navy has closed the marina (to anything other than checking on your boat to make sure it hasn’t sunk) until June 1st.  For sure May is pretty …

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Winter Admin

Hey guys, First, as I write this, the season’s first race is 114 days away.  It’ll be here before we know it! So I’ve got just a bunch of miscellaneous items here  First, congratulations to Jane on picking up a more active position in the sailing instructor cadre at the Naval Station.  I can’t think …

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The End Is In Sight

Hard to believe that we are approaching the end.  This coming Sunday is our final race, the last JYC of the fall series.  We’ve been fairly consistent and I think we’ll land on about a 4th.  Coincidentally, we also found a 4th in a super breezy Sail For Hope and a 4th in the Twenty …

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Catching Up

We’ve had quite the run the last couple of weeks.  After Ida we had the Prince Henry race — the navigator’s race for the Twenty Hundred Club Saturday before last.  Very ably directed by birthday boy Marky B we racked up 36nm of distance in a mostly light air event.  We managed to get all …

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Ida

After a couple of missed years we finally brought the pieces together for an amazing race.  Conditions were pleasant, with moderate breeze out of the SE most of the entire race.  The angle and pressure helped us get the most from Spirit as we were the smallest/lightest boat of the fleet.  : )  We also …

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