Fall Regatta in Callander hosted by NBYC
Five boats from Blue Sky Sailing took part in the two race , one day event. The boats arrived the evening before the Sept 10 start and NBYC found slips for them all.
The winds for both races were light and areas of the Callander Bay were dead at times which caused frustration for some and good opportunities for others.
The results were posted on the NBYC site and are copied below:
Canada Day Race 2022 🇨🇦
NBYC hosted the traditional North Bay to Callander race in 2022. The weather cleared up after a cloudy morning, the threat of thunder evaporated and racers were left with a beautiful but windy day.
The start gun went at 13:15 with 12 boats crossing the line or at least an extension of it. Not all racers understood which side of the committee boat was the line. No matter the focus changed immediately to close hauling with more than 15 knots of apparent wind. It was a tough and bumpy sail and the entire fleet had to make at least one two tacks to round J5 and head into Callander Bay. After J5 a broad reach soon became a beam reach and boats made great speed across the bay and to the NBYC finish line.
Tuesday June 28th 2022, NBYC invited Blue Sky Sailing Club members to a “Learn to Race” evening comprising an information session and a trial race. 8 or 9 members participated and enjoyed an informative evening with a fun race. Most o the members were dispersed among NBYC boats. The only Blue Sky boat there was “Inevitable”.
Results are below.
September 8th 2020 BSSC “Cancellation” Regatta
Members had been looking forward to the NBYC Fall Regatta but it had to be cancelled for reasons beyond the organizers control. In lieu of the Fall Regatta BSSC held its own “Cancellation’ Regatta in which five boats and 14 members took part. While two of the boats were privately owned and skippered by their owners the three club boats were assigned to skippers in each race by lottery …. as were crew.
The course was a simple triangle with a start to windward, out to a gybe mark and then up and down finish to windward. A “rabbit ” start was used as there was no committee boat and skippers timed themselves on passing the last buoy.
The day was bright with a gusty northerly wind that went from 20 kph to zero in a heartbeat making sailing challenging and reading the wind shifts important.
By the end of the day the consensus of participants was that it had been a fun learning experience. Jan lost his rudder, Bob lost his glasses, Rob lost his way to the start but nobody lost their good spirits.
The results are below and show that there were some close finishes along the way.
We distributed a set of simplified racing rules to get us started. Click here SIMPLIFIED-RACING-RULES-FOR-BEGINNERS