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December 20, 2015 Sail and Meeting

The GVMYC regatta started off with a fresh breeze (for Sahuarita) under sunny skies, with numerous shifts on the upwind beats. The breeze steadily died throughout the day to the 2-4 mph range. There were periodic puffs in the light air that allowed the skilled skipper to play to their advantage.

Brad won the ODOM’s, starting out with 4 1st and hung on in the light air to better Dan by 3 points.

Bob and Jerry started the day tied for 1st in the Vic season series. Bob started out with a bang, but then ran into transmitter problems that opened the door for Jerry, who posted 2 1st and a second that nearly tied the score after 6 races. A premature start in race 7 cost Jerry a 5th and Bob (with new batteries from Sue), held on for a 2 point win. Tim Johnson finished 3rd over Jim Bankson, with 2 1st to Jim’s one (both at 23 pts).

Bob Spraker

Vice Commodore, GVMYC, AMYA #333

Sunday, December 6, 2015 Sail and Meeting

 This Sunday’s sail was attended by thirteen sailors, eight Vics, five ODOMs, and one  US1M. Dues for 2016 were accepted by Steph, and she took RSVPs for the awards luncheon. Harvey announced that his proposed Victoria rules change passed the AMYA vote and is effective immediately. Aftermarket lead keel bulbs are now class legal.

 The wind was predicted to be 12 MPH, and it was blowing up in Tucson. The wind was definitely not blowing in Sahuarita! Sue said it best when she said “This is like going to the dentist.” We could only get four races in per class, therefore we had no throw outs. Bob won the Victoria class and is now tied with Jerry for first place for 2015. They both have 7 firsts, and 2 seconds after throw outs. The next sail will determine the winner (I hope!). Jim Bankson is in third place for the Victorias. Brad has the US1M first place, Harvey second, and Jim third.

 Harvey Mickelsen, Commodore

 Green Valley Model Yacht Club

Sunday, November 22, 2015 Sail and Meeting

This Sunday’s sail was attended by six sailors, with four Vics, three ODOMs, and one US1M. Tim Johnson could not attend because he hurt his knee in a bicycle accident. His wife delivered the marks to the lake and Tim to the doctor. Tim Guy, our newest  member handled the scoring since Debra and Jim are still in Mexico having fun.

The winds were very weak, but we were able to get in six races for each fleet. Bob won the Vic competition and Harvey and Jerry tied with 13 points. Jerry got second place by virtue of two wins vs. Harvey’s one.

The US1M class had a three way tie for first with Brad, Harvey, and John all having two wins, two seconds and a third after one throw out. Even considering the throw outs left Brad and Harvey still tied. I listed Brad first since he has a prettier boat.

With two more scored races to go the standings are:

Victoria –             Jerry Robertson          25 points

                           Bob Spraker               24 points

                           Jim Bankson              23 points

US1M-                  Brad Donath              24 points

                            Harvey Mickelsen      22 points

                            Jim Bankson             14 points      

Next Sunday, November 29, 2015 will be a day of rest.  

The next club race will be on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the north end of the lake on the west side.

The next practice will be Sunday, December 13, 2015.

Harvey Mickelsen, Commodore

Green Valley Model Yacht Club

 

Sunday, November 1, 2015 Sail and Meeting

This Sunday’s sail was attended by nine sailors, with six Vics, two ODOMs, and three US1Ms. Dan and Geri Paxton returned from Colorado to show us how to sail ODOMS. It was announced that there is going to be a paddle boat/kayak rental business at the north end of the lake starting next weekend, so we will hold our practice sail at the south end.

GVMYC’s Awards Luncheon has been scheduled for Sunday, January 10, 2016 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the Grill on the Green at Canoa Ranch, Green Valley (the same place as last year).  All spouses are invited to attend and we are looking forward in meeting everyone. 

Jim and Debra did not show up since Jim was under the weather, so Stephanie handled the scoring task and did a great job. The winds started out almost nil, but gradually increased for some nice sailing towards the end. Bob Spraker won the Victoria class with all first places. The Paxtons won the US1M class, Dan first, and Geri second

There will be a practice sail on Sunday, November 8 at 1:00 pm. The next club race will be on Sunday, November 15, 2015.

 Harvey Mickelsen, Commodore

Green Valley Model Yacht Club

Sunday, October 18, 2015 Sail and Meeting

This Sunday’s sail was attended by eight sailors, with four Vics, three ODOMs, and three US1Ms. Tim Guy joined the club and is in the process of building a Victoria. Welcome aboard!

 A tuning guide published by Ray Seta, the long-time Victoria class secretary is in the Class Notes section of the web site. I like Bob Spraker’s tuning tips better, but this shows that there are many ways to tune a boat to sail fast.

Also in the Class Notes section, there is a Guide to the Web Site which was a handout at the sail. If you weren’t at the sail, you can download it to help you navigate the site.

GVMYC’s Awards Luncheon has been scheduled for Sunday, January 10, 2016 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the Grill on the Green at Canoa Ranch, Green Valley (the same place as last year).  All spouses are invited to attend and we are looking forward in meeting everyone.  The Grill on the Green at Canoa Ranch offers a lovely menu with lot’s to choose from.   Please mark your calendars for this important event.  

Debra Bankson handled the scoring again and did a great job as usual. The winds were brisk and made for some good sailing. We had a couple of brief showers toward the end which were refreshing since the temperature was 85 degrees. Bob Spraker won the Victoria class with all first places after the one throw-out. Brad Donath won the US1M class with a steady showing of two firsts and four seconds. Robert Prievo and Bill Heitzman ended up in a dead heat with identical scores – nothing to break the tie. That’s hard to do!

There will be a practice session next Sunday, October 25 at 1PM.  

The next club race will be on Sunday, November 1, 2015.

Harvey Mickelsen, Commodore

Green Valley Model Yacht Club

Sunday, October 4 GVMYC Meeting and Sail

We have apparently been praying for wind too hard! We got blown off the lake. The wind meter wasn’t working right, but the wind was estimated to be over 20 mph in gusts. The marks were put out by Tim. Harvey, Brad, and Bill ventured out, but it was felt that the conditions were too bad for fun racing. Bob handed out a Tuning Guide for Vics, and Harvey showed some data from Rod Carr, the sail maker, on wind gradients that shows why our model boats need more sail twist than big boats. For those who were not there, these are reproduced in the Classroom Notes, under the "bLogs" tab of this web site.

September 20 GVMYC Meeting and Sail

Club treasury balance is steady at $221.24. We discussed, and decided to continue the even weekend practice sessions. The Club Awards Luncheon was discussed and we decided to hold it on Sunday, January 10, 2015. We will try to get a room at the Canoa Ranch Grill again.

I am appointing Bob Spraker as Vice Commodore of the GVMYC. He will be in charge of sailing instruction and inter-club competition. That will include talks on the RRS, tuning, and tactics, and setting up AMYA Regattas when we are ready. I would like to hold an ODOM regatta this winter or spring.

Bob’s background over-qualifies him for the job: He started sailing Sunfish, a 13 foot boat with a single lateen sail at age 8. At 12 he and his brother were led astray by racing hydroplanes until age 22. He then came back to sailing with an O’Day 19 sloop that sleeps 2, followed by an O’Day 25 that sleeps 4.

Racing fever returned and he raced the O’Day 25 in Green Bay in “84, and came in dead last. Therefore he switched to a serious racer, a J-27 with a spinnaker in ’85 and was second in the Green Bay Yacht Ass’n in ’85, then first in ’86. He raced a bigger J-35 from ’87 to ’92 in the Green Bay Yacht Ass’n and the Lake Michigan Sail Racing Federation where he won the Queen’s Cup and the J-35 Championship.

Bob served as Vice Commodore for region 1 (of 5) of the Lake Michigan Sail Racing Federation which coordinates the racing of 150 yacht clubs on Lake Michigan. He sold the J-35 in ’93 and regressed to a Sea Ray 26 stink pot.

He moved to Tucson in 2000 and started sailing RC boats in 2014. Thank you, Bob for accepting this job.

The 8 knot winds that were predicted did not show up, so we only got 6 races in for each class. Bob showed his sailing ability by winning the Victoria class, edging out Tim by 3 points. Harvey’s homebuilt US1M came to life and won the class with 5 firsts. Brad and Jim tied at 12 points, and Brad took second place by virtue of his one win.               

September 6, 2015 Sail and Meeting

This Sunday’s sail was attended by 7 sailors with 7 Victorias, 2 ODOMs and 2 US1Ms. We had a good session of rule discussions, and it was decided to bring a larger magnetic board to set up sailing situations for the next practice. Bob Prievo brought his new US1M boat, but was unable to sail due to a sail winch problem. He will return for the next race, probably with a sail arm servo.

Winds were light, and triangular course was set up. We were only able to get 5 Vic races and 6 US1M races in.  Robert Spraker won the Victoria class and went on to help Steph win the US1M class by providing her with 4 wins. Thanks to Tim for setting the course and Debra for scoring.

 Harvey Mickelsen, Commodore

 August 30, 2015 Sail and Meeting

This Sunday’s sail was attended by 10 sailors with 8 Victorias, 2 ODOMs and 2 US1Ms.

Winds were very light, so a short windward – leeward course with gates was set up. Even with a short course we were only able to get 6 Vic races in. Since all but one of the One Meter sailors had Vics, we decided to forgo the One Meter races. Jerry edged out Robert Spraker by one point in the Victoria drifting contest.

 Harvey Mickelsen, Commodore 

August 16, 2015 Sail and Meeting

This Sunday’s sail was attended by 7 sailors with 5 Victorias, 3 ODOMs and 2 US1Ms. Harvey reported a treasury balance of $231.24 A new member, Robert Prievo, was introduced to the club. He has a new US1M which he just finished building from a kit. He was unable to race it because of some construction problems. I’m sure he will have them sorted out by next time.

Winds were light, so a short windward – leeward course with gates was set up. Even with a short course we were only able to get in 7 Vic races and 8 US1M races by noon when the heat drove us back to our air conditioned homes. Brad did well, winning the US1M class with his ODOM. Harvey’s new US1M  couldn’t keep up with Steph’s ODOM “Babe”. Jerry ran away with the Victoria class honors as usual. He sets a high bar, but we are learning from him.

 Harvey Mickelsen, Commodore 

 

Sunday, August 2, 2015 Sail and Meeting

This Sunday’s sail was attended by nine sailors, eight  Vics, two US 1 M’s, and three ODOMs. We obtained a new member, Robert Prievo, who has a Nirvana, a 23 inch boat similar to a Victoria. Welcome Robert! The club treasury was reported as $211.24. We had a discussion of ‘Mark Room’ with several sailors participating.

A windward – leeward course was set up with gates at both ends. The wind was very light and variable, but did pick up a little toward the end of racing. We got in 5 1M races and 6 Vic races by noon. The next club race will be Sunday, Aug 16, 2015, starting at 10:00 AM at the ‘northeast’ side of the lake.  Parking is on the street at the north end. This coming Sunday, August 9, is scheduled for a practice sail.

Harvey Mickelsen, Commodore

Sunday, July 19, 2015 Sail and Meeting 

This Sunday’s sail was attended by nine sailors, six  Vics, and three ODOMs.

Since the club now has 13 Victorias, seven ODOMs and four US One Meters and no other boat types, it was decided to have only Victoria races and One Meter races. To make the One Meter races fair for the ODOMs, the US One Meters will be limited to B rigs only with a luff of 54 inches or less. ODOMs have a 52 inch luff. Mark room was discussed particularly with respect to gates. We tried switching classes after two races, but everybody agreed that resulted in too much launching and retrieving. Next sail we will try: 4OM, 4Vic, 4OM, 4Vic, 3OM, 3Vic.

A windward – leeward course was set up with gates at both ends. The wind was light and variable and it did start to sprinkle after we finished. The next club race will be Sunday, Aug 2, 2015, starting at 10:00 AM at the ‘northeast’ side of the lake.  Parking is on the street at the north end. See you all this coming Sunday, July 26, for a practice sail.

Harvey Mickelsen, Commodore

Sunday, July 5, 2015 Firecracker Regatta and Meeting 

This Sunday’s sail was attended by five sailors, five Vics, four ODOMs, and one U S One Meter.

Jay Barnes’ passing was announced to the club. Brad, Harvey and Steph knew him from the West Valley RC Mariners. Pat Barnes wants to sell Jay’s ODOM, and Brad offered to buy it to use as a club boat, to be loaned to new members.

A windward - leeward course was set up with gates at both ends.The weather was predicted to be monsoonish, and it did start to rain after we finished. The winds went from wild to calm and back. Most boats took on some water and Harvey’s ODOM and Jim’s One Meter retired early. Jim Bankson won both classes with some great sailing. Trophies were awarded for first place in each class as this was our first Firecracker Regatta.  Jim Bankson donated his ODOM trophy to Brad, the second place ODOM finisher, saying one trophy was enough.

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The next club race will be Sunday, July 19, 2015, starting at 10:00 AM at the ‘northeast’ side of the lake.  Parking is on the street at the north end. See you all this coming Sunday, July 12, for a practice sail.

Harvey Mickelsen, Commodore

Sunday, June 28, 2015 Sail and Meeting

This Sunday’s sail was attended by five sailors, with three Vics, two ODOMs, and two 1Ms.

A windward – leeward course was set up with gates at both ends. How to sail using gates was discussed.

The course provided some interesting sailing, so we will use it again at the next sail.

Winds were light so we only got in six races for each class. Harvey’s newly modified Victoria was unbeatable. His ODOM did OK too. After the last race Harvey decided he needed to tighten his backstay since he had noticed his forestay was sagging. This turned out to be impossible, since his back stay was missing! It was found next to his boat stand. In other words he raced the last three races without a backstay! Not recommended.

The next club race will be this coming Sunday, July 5, 2015, starting at 10:00 AM at the ‘northeast’ side of the lake.  This will be our Firecracker Special Regatta, and we will have awards for first place. Parking is on the street at the north end. See you all this coming Sunday.

Harvey Mickelsen, Commodore

June 7, 2015 Sail and Meeting

This Sunday’s sail was attended by 9 sailors, although Steph did not sail, she helped Harvey launch and retrieve his new ODOM. We sailed the two classes separately with 5 Vics and 4 One Meters, three races for one class, then three races for the other class. Jim Bankson sailed in both classes. Everyone seemed to enjoy the new format.  More interacting, time for boat tuning and/or repair, etc.  I noted Chris, a Victoria sailor helping out Jim Howard, a One Meter sailor. That is what our club is about.

It was warm, 97 deg, but the shade on the east side of the lake made it tolerable. Some good racing resulted in Jim Bankson winning the Vic competition with another new set of sails, and Brad winning the One Meters, chased by Harvey with his new ODOM with a set of new sails.

Harvey Mickelsen, Commodore

  Sunday, May 17, 2015

This Sunday’s sail was attended by 13 sailors, although Stephanie didn’t sail, and Chris and Sue shared a boat.. At the start of the meeting, Harvey reported a treasury balance of $242.40. Tim was officially named as the Club Race Director.

The website was discussed as a resource for our club, particularly the Sailing Rules under the Events Tab, Classroom notes and meeting summaries, under the bLOGs Tab, and the Sahuarita weather under the Resources Tab, and the Animated Rules of Sailing under the Resources/Sailing Tab.

Since May has 5 Sundays this year, it was decided to skip the May 24 practice, and practice on May 31 instead.

Sunday, June 7 will be our next club Sail and will start at 10 AM to beat the anticipated Summer heat. An e-mail poll will be conducted on how we want to conduct the races for our two classes.

We got in nine races under beautiful weather conditions. Jerry won all but the first Victoria race! We need to get him to do some coaching for the rest of us. John edged out Brad for the honors in the One Meter Class.

 Harvey Mickelsen, Commodore

 Sunday, May 3, 2015

The club held a successful sail with six Victorias and one One Meter. Tim led the Vics with 5 wins. Your Commodore was still in the hospital so I can't elaborate much more.

Today, May 5, I was released with one day off for good behavior. I now have two titanium rods and 8 screws in my lower back. While under the influence of narcotics, I seem to have bought two ODOMs! I plan to bring one out to the practice sail next Sunday, May 10.

Jim Bankson suggested that we alternate scoring dates between the two fleets. I think this might be a good idea. I. E., first Sunday Vics scored and ODOMs practice, second Sunday ODOMs scored and Vics practice. Let's discuss this next Sunday, May 10.

Harvey Mickelsen, Commodore

Sunday, April 26, 2015

This Sunday’s practice sail was cancelled due to winds in excess of 20 mph with gusts exceeding 30 mph.

Next Sunday, May 3rd, will be a scoring day...weather permitting.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

This Sunday’s sail was attended by eight sailors: seven with Vics and one 1M. Bill Heiztman joined the Victoria sailors, racing his new Victoria for the first time.

We had a good turnout today. Thanks to Tim Johnson and Jim Bankson for filling in for Harvey during his absence. We wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing both him and Stephanie at the lake real soon.  Another big thanks to Debra Bankson for doing a great job scoring again this week. Her eagle eyes kept the starts fair and square!

We enjoyed beautiful weather with light shifty winds. Jerry Robertson won the Victoria class by a wide margin, wining all but 2 races. Chris Winters and Tim Johnson managed to steal one win each away from him. Jm Bankson was never far behind garnering a second place overall. Jim Howard racing the lone 1M participated with the Vics. Unfortunately his day came to an early close after he lost his bulb, but luckily it was close enough to shore to be retrieved!

The next club practice will be this Sunday, April 26, 2015, starting at 1:00 PM at the ‘northwest’ side of the lake. Bring some bug repellant. Parking is on the street at the north end.

Sue Wiinters, Webmaster on behalf of Harvey Mickelsen,
Commodore Green Valley Model Yacht Club, AMYA #333

Sunday, March 29, 2015 Sail and BBQ

This Sunday’s sail was attended by eleven sailors, six with Vics, three ODOMs, and two 1Ms.

There was no meeting since the race was followed by our First Annual BBQ. Debra Bankson handled the scoring again. Winds ranged from  light to moderate with lots of direction shifts.  Jim Bankson won the Victoria class again, but was given some good competition by Jerry Robertson who finished only 4 points behind. Brad Donath won the 1 M class, but Jeri Paxton was only 2 points behind after throw outs. In all it was a good day of close racing.  Particularly impressive were the starts in both classes.

After racing we adjourned to Tim and Diane Johnson’s house for our First Annual Spring BBQ. Many sailing and other yarns were told, and everyone had a good time. Thanks to Diane and Stephanie for preparing and organizing the event, and to Tim for his BBQ talents.

The next club race will be this coming Sunday, April 5, 2015, starting at 1:00 PM at the ‘northwest’ side of the lake to take advantage of some tree shade. Bring some bug repellant. Parking is on the street at the north end. See you all this coming Sunday,

Harvey Mickelsen, Commodore

Sunday, March 22, 2015 Sail and Meeting

This Sunday’s sail was attended by nine sailors, five with Vics, one ODOM, two 1Ms, and one 36/600.

We have a treasury balance of $375.73 after receiving dues from five new members, bringing the club membership up to 19.

Steph discussed the Spring BBQ Party to be held at Tim and Diane Johnson’s house after the Club Race next Sunday (invitation attached). Pot luck dishes that need refrigeration can be dropped off at Tim’s before the race. Tim’s house is just west of the lake at 4 E Calle Tierra Sandia.

Debra Bankson handled the scoring again and did a great job as usual. Winds were light and variable, a welcome change from the stormy weather lately. Jim Bankson sailed with another new set of sails created with the computer code, Sailcut, and easily took first place for the Victorias. Brad did his usual smooth sailing with his ODOM edging out Harvey with his 36/600 and a new set of B sails.

The next club race will be this coming Sunday, March 29, 2015, starting at 12:30PM at the ‘northwest’ side of the lake to take advantage of some tree shade. Parking is on the street at the north end. The BBQ will start right after the racing.

See you all this coming Sunday,

Harvey Mickelsen, Commodore
Green Valley Model Yacht Club, AMYA #333

 March 1, 2015 Sail and Meeting

This Sunday’s sail was attended by five brave sailors. At the start of the meeting, Steph reported a treasury balance of $335.73. New member, Jim Howard introduced himself to the club and related his big boat sailing experiences including sails to Hawaii. He has more to tell! New members Arnold Greenberg and Robert Hamburger were not in attendance. We are looking forward to their intro at a future meeting.

The spring barbeque was discussed and Tim volunteered his back yard (near the lake). The club will supply the hamburgers and franks. Steph will coordinate the rest as pot luck contributions.

The scorekeeper for the day was Jim, a neighbor of Harvey and Steph’s who has experience sailing R/C in San Diego.

Burgees were handed out to those Skippers that showed up to sail. Six races were run before the conditions got too bad to continue. The results are posted, but since so few races were completed, this race will not be scored as an official club race.

Harvey’s resurrected 36/600 did well with a new set of C sails. Tim Johnson was very competitive with his Victoria, scoring two firsts. Steph was able to finish in second in the first race. So many boats were submarining on downwind that we were looking for periscopes! Those who sailed today got some good experience in high wind sailing. The wind was measured at 17.2 knots (20 mph).

Harvey Mickelsen, Commodore

February 15, 2015 Meeting and Sail

Eleven GVMYC sailors gathered at the lake for our second February sail. The marks were set out by Tim and Harvey, and some boats were launched for practice and tuning. Then thunder and lightning began, followed by rain. We decided to cancel the club sail for safety reasons.

This was the first time since our club was formed that we have had a weather issue. Major regattas are held in bad weather because they are scheduled in advance, and people travel to get to them, but there is no reason to hold a fun club sail in not so fun conditions.

Bill Heitzman's boat was dismasted by the gusty winds, and Harvey’s attempt to rescue with the barge ended up with rigging wound up on the propeller. Two fishermen volunteered to rescue the boats by casting their lines out and snagging the boats. Thanks go to them.

The scheduled practice session for next weekend will be changed to a club sail so that we can get two events in for the month of February.

Harvey Mickelsen, Commodore, GVMYC

Sunday, February 8, 2015 Sail and Meeting

This sail we had 10 Victorias and 5 US One Meters. We had two visitors from the Pima Micro Yacht Club, Bob Spraker, and Mark Kane, who did a good job of sailing. We hope to see them again soon.

The passing of one of our members, David Van Amburg was noted. He will be missed!

The issue of the two kinds of kit bulbs was discussed. The older Kit lead bulbs, and the newer Kit steel bulbs were compared. Your Commodore switched from a steel Kit bulb to an aftermarket lead bulb and his performance relative to the fleet improved from the last sail. I still couldn’t catch Jerry, who is sailing with an old lead bulb, however. It might be the skippers.

The Commodore’s petition to change the Victoria Class Rules to allow aftermarket bulbs at official regattas was circulated, and picked up supporting signatures from three registered Victoria owners, all of whom have lead bulbs, by the way. It has been forwarded to the AMYA, and hopefully it will make this year’s ballot.

The wind was light when we started racing, but it picked up for some real nice sailing. Our newest member, Jim Howard, handled the scoring duties. He is currently putting together a Venom One Meter. The course that we had set up was shortened due to some fishermen on the opposite shore, and resulted in conflicts between the two fleets. The One Meters which started first ended up going through the starting area for the Victorias on their leeward leg. We changed the course to Port Roundings which helped somewhat, but we need to rethink the course setup and/or race procedures.

Jerry Robertson was almost unbeatable in the Victoria Class, having to use a bullet as one of his throw-outs. One of our newest member, Robert Hamburger was the only one to beat him, and on only his third sail! Watch out for Robert in the future! The One Meters had a great competition, with three boats sharing in the bullets.

Harvey Mickelsen, Commodore, GVMYC

Sunday, January 18, 2015 Sail and Meeting

This Sunday’s sail was attended by twelve sailors, six with Vics, four with ODOMs, and two 1M.

We have a treasury balance of $325.73 after purchase of a white course board, pens and large Styrofoam balls for marks.

Sue presented our club logo for embroidery on shirts and hats. Embroidery For All Reasons has the pattern. It is located inside the Tucson Bowl across from Hobby Barn on 21st St near Kolb (7020 E. 21st, 520-790-3693). The price is about $5 if you supply the shirt or hat, or Embroidery For All Reasons has shirts and hats for sale. I’m going to go with a white polo shirt. Lets get some more club spirit!

The results of the e-mail poll were discussed and adapted:

We will hold club races on the first and third Sundays and hold practices on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. One exception is the February 1 race will be held on February 8 due to the Super Bowl.

Start times will be 10AM in Summer and 1PM in Winter

We will hold a short meeting before the club race, race for two hours, trying to get 10 races in, and hold a short class after racing for those who want to attend. Scoring for year-end awards will be the same as last year.

It was decided that the “One Meter Fleet" will accept US One Meters, ODOMS, Seawinds, 36/600s, and IOMs on a trial basis.

We will have a rewards luncheon in January, and a Spring BBQ. Scoring for rewards will be based on total points for the best 9 days/class. 3 points for first, 2 for 2nd and 1 for 3rd.

Debra Bankson handled the scoring again and did a great job as usual. Robert scored the last two races. I set a short course since the winds were light and we were able to get 11 races in.  Jerry took the honors in the Vic Fleet with 8 wins in 11 races! The One Meter Fleet had a tight race day with Dan and Geri tying for second before throw-outs and Dan and John tying for first after throw-outs.

There will be a practice session next Sunday, January 25 at 1PM.  

The next club race will be on Sunday, February 8, 2015, starting at 1:00PM at the same location.

Harvey Mickelsen, Commodore
Green Valley Model Yacht Club

January 11, 2015 Sail and Meeting

This Sunday’s sail was attended by thirteen sailors, eight with Vics, three with ODOMs, and two 1M. We gained 2 new members, Arnie Greenberg with a 1M, and Robert Hamburger with a Victoria under construction. Welcome aboard! Our club is growing and now has a total of 17 members.

We now have nine members who have AMYA numbers by our count. If you are not a member, I highly recommend that you join. You will be supporting R/C sailing, and will get an informative magazine every quarter. If you are not a member and haven’t given Steph your number, please e-mail it to her harveymic@cox.net

After the new members paid their dues, we have a treasury balance of $346.59. The 2014 club race awards for Victorias were presented at our first annual club awards luncheon and went to Stephanie for third place, Jim for second place, and Harvey for first place. At the end of year, we will have awards for the ODOM fleet as well.

Having learned the fish stocking schedule for the lake, it was decided to change our sail dates to the first and third Sundays of the month when there will be fewer fish and anglers. Tim Johnson has volunteered to take care of the marks between sails and set them up for our club races. An e-mail poll will be taken to determine the club member’s desires on frequency of sails, scoring, etc. for the next year.

The Corinthian Spirit of fairness and sportsmanship in sailing was the topic for discussion.

Debra Bankson handled the scoring again and did a great job. When I set up the course, winds were light and anticipated to pick up with a storm coming, but instead died off. As a result, we were only able to get in 5 races before 3:00. Jerry led the Vics and Dan led the ODOMs and one meters.

The next sail will be on Sunday, January 18, 2015, starting at 1:00PM at the same location. That is only one week away.

Harvey Mickelsen, Commodore
Green Valley Model Yacht Club


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