Race Report for March 27

Based on a decent forecast, eight people and five boats came out to race today: Seth, Katie, and Thomas Van Huss sail their O’Day 222, Fred Falchock on his Hunter, Tim Vacula sailing with Jennifer Medgul on his S2, Jimmy Harrell sailing his “new” Catalina 22, and Jay Harrell sailing his Beneteau 210.

We held our skippers meeting at noon and decided to run the great triangle course, starting and finishing at the club. This is a three mile long course, and the start/finish line in the club cove can be rather difficult in a SW wind like today. But the advantage is that we don’t have to deal with settings and retrieving buoys. It’s about as simple, low pressure and ad hoc as you can get.


We managed to start right on time at 1pm.  As expected the wind was variable and the weather was pretty warm. Everyone managed to get across the start line in a timely fashion, but then the wind more or less completely died for about ten minutes. When the wind came back, it stayed filled in for the rest of the day but it had a lot of ups and downs and shifts.  We ran two races – the first took about an hour and the second took about 40 minutes. Finishes were close in both races, with multiple lead changes around the course. 


Order of finishes:

race 1: Jay, Tim, Jimmy, Seth, and Fred
race 2: Tim, Jay, Fred, Jimmy, and Seth.


Last week I gave you a single-boat replay, but this week we had RaceQs on four boats, so you can watch the whole race play out among the fleet. Jay’s boat is called “Electra” and Jimmy’s boat is called “Unknown”. Fred didn’t have a recorder on his boat today.


Replay link:https://raceqs.com/tv-beta/tv.htm#userId=1145482&updatedAt=2021-03-27T20:12:26Z&dt=2021-03-27T12:49:59-04:00..2021-03-27T14:58:23-04:00&boat=Electra

The replay allows you to control the point of view and view various data about each boat at each point in the race. Play around with it – it’s kinda fun!

Sinclair Challenge

The OSYC Lake Sinclair Challenge

2021 Results to date:

DateRaw TimeBoatCrew
20March20211:37:43O’Day 222Seth and Thomas Van Huss
21March20211:37:52Catalina 22Jimmy, Tim, and Jay

2020 Results to date:

DateRaw TimeBoatCrew
20Sept20201:24:00Beneteau 210Jay and Jimmy Harrell, and Tim Vacula
20Sept20201:29:56Beneteau 210Ken and Jennifer Griffin
19Sept20201:37:30S2 6.7Tim Vacula and Randy Hall
19Sept20201:37:50Beneteau 210Ken and Jennifer Griffin
19Sept20201:38:04Beneteau 210Jay Harrell
19May20201:51:15S2 6.7Tim Vacula and Jimmy Harrell
02Feb20201:53:13O’Day 26Bill and Dave Morris
25Jan20202:03S2 6.7Tim Vacula and Jimmy Harrell
25Jan20202:16O’ Day 26Bill and Dave Morris

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

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Work Day Report, May 5

We had a wonderful work day on Saturday and a lot got done. New ceiling fans were installed in the covered area where the grill is located. Two benches got painted. The new swing is now up, swinging and tested by yours truly. Grass cut and raking done. A couple more dock boards replaced. Bathrooms cleaned and all floors swept and mopped. And I am sure there were other things done that I did not see. Unfortunately the wind did not show up until Sunday so we had no racing but you can always have it all. Thanks to all that showed up for the work day!

Jennifer

April 21 Racing and Shish Kebobs

We had a great day at our club this past Saturday. The wind was blowing and four boats went to Hauk’s reef. What a beautiful day to be on the water. It was the first time our grandson had been in a race and he loved it. Cary did a wonderful job decorating the club with an April Showers, May Flowers theme. Thanks to her for time and effort spent; she has such talent! Everyone gathered in the evening to assemble some outstanding Shish Kebobs and the grill looked phenomenal when loaded up. If you could not make this year’s Shish Kebob, you have to be sure and make next year’s! Continue reading April 21 Racing and Shish Kebobs

Spring Meeting/St. Patrick’s Day Report

If you missed our Spring Meeting you missed some good stuff. I had wonderful fun where decorations were concerned so there was that. Thanks go out to Lynnrenee, Mike Barr and Mike Wisdom for all their help in setting up things. Ken put his cooking skills to use yet again providing corn beef and cabbage which was excellent and his Sheppard’s Pie was phenomenal. If you ate it that night you would know. Many asked for his recipe but as those close to Ken know it is a skill that cannot be contained on a piece of paper. Never the same always delicious. It is an artist thing. Hope to see you all at our next event which will be April 21st and is wide open for anyone to host so get in touch with Lynnrenee or me. Remember you can do as much or as little as you like when hosting an event. We will have your back!  Continue reading Spring Meeting/St. Patrick’s Day Report

Lake Sinclair, Georgia