Sinclair Challenge

The OSYC Lake Sinclair Challenge

2017 Results to-date:

Date Raw Boat Crew
12NOV2016 1:38:30 Mac 26D Jimmy and Jay Harrell, Tim Vacula
27MAY2017 1:48 Windrider 17 Rebekah and Chris Woodburn
27MAY2017 1:48:20 O’Day 26 Bill and Dave Morris, Tim Aupperle
27MAY2017 2:09:30 Hunter 240 David and Max Woodburn
17OCT2017  2:07:30  O’Day 26  Bill, Susan, Martin and Minnie Morris

The Lake Sinclair Challenge is a fixed-course, self-timed, long-distance challenge open to any sailing vessel on Lake Sinclair.

During the Dec 2005 drawdown, we took a pontoon boat ride out to survey the shallow spots of the lake. We confirmed that there is indeed enough depth and enough room to pass between Hauck’s Reef and the Narrows Island in our sailboats. So we decided to use Hauck’s Reef as the end-mark for the Sinclair Challenge.

Here’s how it works:

  • Schedule: You pick the time and date. Any time day or night.
  • Eligibility: Anything that is wind powered and legal on Lake Sinclair
  • Rules: Racing Rules of Sailing.  DNR requirements, etc, apply. Sailors assume all risks.

Best times to-date:

Date Raw Boat Crew
7-MAY-2007 1:13:45 Viper 640 Harrells
29MAR 2007 1:18:30 Hunter 260 Griffins
11-OCT-2008 1:26:00 Catalina 25 Phillips
22-AUG-2008 1:27:00 Beneteau 210 Harrell
28-OCT-2012 1:29:00 VX One Harrell

 

Course:

  • Start between the No Wake buoy and the metal dock at the club.
  • Pass all islands on the river channel side.
  • Pass between Hauck’s Reef and the Narrows Island in either direction. If multiple boats are racing, the boat leaving Hauck’s Reef to port shall have right of way. (Be careful)
  • Finish at the club between the No Wake buoy and the metal dock.

Course Length: approximately 9 miles, round trip.

MapMap of Narrows Island->

Prizes: admiration of your fellow sailors, bragging rights, and a nice certificate.

Entry: Send an e-mail or letter to the scorekeeped (Jay.Harrell (at) riverside.net) with the following:

  • Date
  • Start Time – hh:mm:ss
  • Finish Time – hh:mm:ss (or exact elapsed time, to the second please)
  • Wind direction and wind speed (measured or estimated)
  • Boat name and description -*Skipper and Crew Names

Results form Past Years

 

For Sale: 1987 O’Day 222

DESCRIPTION: Needs  no work. This will be the best equipped weekender, in the best condition you will find anywhere (lots of updates & TLC) Fully Equipped as New. Only sailed in fresh water (no salt damage). Set up for easy single handed sailing (Roller furling and Tiller Tamer). Great light air boat that sleeps four for weekend cruising. Ready to trail long distance on rebuilt trailer.

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For Sale: 1990 Catalina 25

1990 Catalina 25. It has cockpit cushions, autopilot with wired remote, custom interior, 9.9 electric start Honda with alternator, hella fans, loose footed main with all lines leading aft with rope clutches, roller furling, bottom was painted last year, extra gallon of bottom paint, trailer with extension. $10,500  Email Greg Phillips at  gop711@gmail.com. Click below for interior photos.

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Christmas Party

The 2016 club Christmas party is scheduled for 5pm on December 10th.  Please RSVP using the email from Jennifer, or if you didn’t get an invite email, please contact her directly.

Georgia Power reschedules Plant Branch stack removal for October 15

Press release from Georgia Power:

ATLANTA – Oct. 13, 2016 – Georgia Power announced today that the 1,000 foot-tall stack at its retired Plant Branch will be removed by controlled demolition on Oct. 15, 2016. The company is working to conduct the demolition shortly after daybreak, but has secured a window of time between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., based on weather and safety conditions. The stack demolition was postponed from this past weekend, due to Hurricane Matthew.

Removing the stack is the next step in the dismantlement of the retired power plant, which served electric customers reliably from 1965 through 2015.

Georgia Power is working with a professional demolition contractor to safely remove the stack. The company is also coordinating efforts as needed with multiple agencies including the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT); Baldwin and Putnam County sheriff’s offices and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Immediately prior to the demolition, local law enforcement and DNR will establish an Exclusion Zone (see attached Exclusion Zone map) to ensure a safe buffer around the site. These agencies, in cooperation with the DOT, will also temporarily stop vehicle traffic on U.S. Highway 441 while the demolition occurs. All boat traffic will be prohibited from entering the Exclusion Zone on Lake Sinclair at that time.

Safety is Georgia Power’s top priority during removal of the stack and the company reminds residents to be aware of the demolition and to not stop on public roads or attempt to access Georgia Power property to view the demolition. The company is taking all necessary steps to ensure safety while minimizing inconvenience for neighbors, including employing rigorous dust-suppression measures to limit the spread of dirt and concrete dust. The company will assess neighbors’ outside docks, walkways and furniture on request, to determine if surface dust removal is warranted. Residents may contact Regina Linch at (706) 484-7206 with any questions regarding dust.

Lake Sinclair, Georgia