Boats participating in the 2011 Fleet 4 racing season
|Hull||Owner/Helm||Boat Name||Sail Number||Home Club||Full Name||Status|
|73||David Shaver||Retern||73||RCYC||Royal Canadian Club||OW|
|110||James Rathbun||Hey Jude||110||RCYC||Royal Canadian Club||OW|
|136||Ian Farquharson||Sonic Boom||136||RCYC||Royal Canadian Club||OW|
|158||Peter Hall||Jamaica Me Crazy||158||RCYC||Royal Canadian Club||OW|
|192||Kevin Pask||Full Tilt Boogie||54865||RCYC||Royal Canadian Club||OW|
|221||Geoff Clarke||Casual Elegance||221||BC||Boulevard Club||OW|
|238||Robert Baker||Planet B||238||RCYC||Royal Canadian Club||CO|
|238||Jamie Bateman||Planet B||238||RCYC||Royal Canadian Club||CO|
|238||Stuart Kilpatrick||Planet B||238||RCYC||Royal Canadian Club||CO|
|267||Michael Mountford||Live Edge||267||RCYC||Royal Canadian Club||OW|
|283||George Mezo||Forro||283||RCYC||Royal Canadian Club||OW|
|293||Terry Michaelson||The Usual Suspects||54317||RCYC||Royal Canadian Club||CO|
|293||John Trumpener||The Usual Suspects||54317||RCYC||Royal Canadian Club||CO|
|293||Gavin Disney||The Usual Suspects||54317||RCYC||Royal Canadian Club||CO|
|293||John Wright||The Usual Suspects||54317||RCYC||Royal Canadian Club||CO|
|339||Peter Wolniak||Another Hazard||339||AYC||Alexandra Yacht Club||OW|
|358||Andrew Moor||Thunderstruck||358||RCYC||Royal Canadian Club||OW|
|371||Glen Malcolm||Starcross||371||RCYC||Royal Canadian Club||CO|
|371||Arthur English||Starcross||371||RCYC||Royal Canadian Club||CO|
|476||Todd Irving||Trident||476||RCYC||Royal Canadian Club||CO|
|476||Doug Bullock||Trident||476||RCYC||Royal Canadian Club||CO|
|476||Doug Farrand||Trident||476||RCYC||Royal Canadian Club||CO|
|560||Mike Chapman||Sentient||560||RCYC||Royal Canadian Club||OW|
|636||Ed Berkhout||ali-kat||636||AYC||Alexandra Yacht Club||OW|
|641||Bill Bevan||Endeavour||641||MCC||Mimico Cruising Club||CO|
|641||Paul Martini||Endeavour||641||MCC||Mimico Cruising Club||CO|
|642||Bob Fler||Scotch Rocks||642||MCC||Mimico Cruising Club||OW|
|665||Bjug Borgundvaag||Voodoo Magic||665||MCC||Mimico Cruising Club||OW|
|677||Ted Weir||Tusk||677||RCYC||Royal Canadian Club||OW|
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31.Oct.11 - East Coast Championship As has been tradition for the last few years, we close the sailing season's website updates by re-calling yet another great finish by Hey Jude at one of the many regattas were they have represented RCYC and Fleet 4. With three races completed Sunday in sunny but cold surroundings, Fleet 3's Pete McChesney on Mystery Machine tallied 6 points to edge out James Rathbun's Hey Jude (8 points) and Jim Konigsberg's Inigo (12 points). East Cost Championships - Complete results
Fleet 3 - The East Coast Championship The East Coast Championshp and the Chesapeake Bay Championship were combined this year. Extreme and unusual weather resulted in a Friday cancellation of Saturday's racing as high winds, extreme low temperatures, and wind driven wintery mix brought a halt to championship weekend on the Bay.
Sunday turned into a beautiful fall day and three races were held. The conditions were typical trailing edge filling winds from the Northwest with puffy 30 degree oscillating shifts, a persistent right shift, a big ebb current, and 16 boats trying to sort it out. After 2 races The Mystery Machine (Peter McChesney) had 5 points, with Hey Jude (James Rathbun), and Inigo (Jim Konigsberg) at 6 points.
AYC set up a 5 leg finishing race for the championship. Mystery Machine won the last race to capture first (6pts), with Hey Jude in 2nd (8pts), and Inigo a 6th to hold onto 3rd place (12pts). Veloce (Marty Bublitz & Eddie Hornick) finished 4th (13pts) and Bat IV (Andrew Kennedy) in 5th (22pts) to finish out the award positions. No one can say that they completely solved the tactics but the top boats mostly went to the left side on the up-wind legs, inside the 1AH-Thomas Point current line, and that seemed to be the difference maker. The variety of conditions across the course made for big differences, with the boats that tried to protect the forecast right shift, to use the apparent better pressure, taking the biggest hit as the fleet spread over 7.5nm in the final race was about 20 minutes.
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Oct 22, 2011. The last post season race took place on a typical autumn day at the Toronto Harbour. Temperature of 10C and calm wind, did not deter the last three hold-outs to finish the 2011 sailing in a flourish. The J105 Fleet 4 sailed in great concitions most of the sailing season. Late season September and October racing is very rewarding as conditions are generally very favourable to sailing with good to great wind and the short courses on the Toronto Harbour with multiple races each day. Post sailing races, although informal, are a great way to practice and test new ways to approach old habits. Late season racing usually also means that as crews thin out there's an informal understanding that the remaing will encourage mixing crews of amongst the remaing racing boats.
This Saturday is the last of the Toronto Harbour/Bay racing - everyone is welcome.
We will have 3 J105s out - simple up down once around - start 11:00 - finished by 2:30/3:00 - catch the 4:00 tender home. We get 5 or 6 racing in - fly the chute - lots of fun.
Catch the 9:45 over - meet on the front lawn - divide up the available people.
Weather forecast is perfect. Bring a sandwich & drink - I have beer and scotch for after.
Please pass to anyone you know who would prefer a sail to raking the leafs.
Thanks Doug Trident
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Great video from The Usual Suspects at 2011 EYC Open, with sustained wind at 23 knts gusting 28 knts, as they approach the windward mark. A regatta all those that participated will remember fondly. Choose HD full screen setting for best viewing.
The sequence is framed on a Port Tack Layline, and begins with normal up-wind to "Tack or Cross" on Sentient and the rest of the fleet near by. The crew makes a good tack, and they are ahead at the windwark mark.
They are five that day but six would have been better. They are not deterred and once their chute is up and the boat speed quickly races to to a comfortable, but fast 14 knts. Note the calm an ease of handling even as the puffs over 28 knts push her boat speed to 16.7 knts and the bow wave is spilling over the sides!!! "Hey is the forehatch dogged?" screams Terry. No matter, what a sweet ride indeed!
Video courtesy of Terry Michaelson.
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