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Commodore's Log / Meeting Minutes


21 July 2019

Another warm but fun race day at Sahuarita Lake. We finished nine complete races by sailing all boats together and we tried a staggered start for the first time with the small boats starting one minute after the big boats.  Not sure if that worked out perfectly but we all managed to find the starting line eventually. Once again Harvey ruled the big boats but John C. was not far behind. Earl O. owned the Victoria class this day but all sailors managed to win at least one race. Bob S. swept the DF-65s with a perfect score (I'll have to bring out my DF-65 next race and see if I can keep up). Congrats to all sailors. And a special thanks to Harvey for donating the buoy barge with radio to the club. Thanx, Harvey.

Your Commodore, Russ

P.S. We'll probably sail small boats and big boats separately next race so bring both class boats if you have 'em. 

 

07 July 2019

It was a beautiful day at Sahuarita Lake with nice winds (mostly) and fluffy clouds. All the boats raced and sailed well together. We had a tie for first in the big boats with both Harvey and John C. having four 1st place finishes. The DF-65s were running good with Chris beating Russ by just one point after eight races. Chris and Gary B. (Hollywood) even showed all the boats around the course each finishing 1st overall in one of the races. Lots of close finishes. Thanx to all for coming out.

Your Commodore, Russ

 

 23 June 2019

Hey Guys we had a great day sailing at Sahuarita Lake today. We didn't have enough boats for an official race but that didn't stop us from having some good mixed class racing. It was beautiful at the lake with a perfect sailing breeze. Hope to see you at the next race. 

Your Vice Commodore, Russ                        

 

2 June 2019

ll we had a small turn-out of mixed class boats. Eight sailors if we count a new guest sailing the club Vicky (He was sailing very well). Thanks for coming out guys/gals. The Victoria guys did make an effort and had 3 boats in 5 races so I'm going to award race points for those guys. I haven't added all the scores up but it looks like Jerry R. was on form and took first place followed by Tim then Rob D. I will post the points as soon as I figure out how, lol. We also had a luncheon for our exiting Commodore Tim Johnson. Thanx Tim for all of your hard work. Also thanks to Brad for organizing that. See you at the lake.

Your Vice Commodore, Russ

May 19, 2019

The fishermen were occupying the cove on the east side, so we opted to set up on the other side of the lake.  The weather was cool and the winds were pretty steady (10-15 mph) out of the south, so it made for some great (fast) sailing.  We set up windward and leeward marks and used one of the bubblers as offset mark.  For the bigger boats, we had a total of 7 boats and got in 6 races, 2 laps each.  Tim led the ODOMs today (unofficially with 5 pts), followed by John, and (with 10 pts), and Bill had technical difficulties with his 1M.  For the DF-95s, Bob swept (with 5 pts) followed by Russ (with 11 pts), Joe (with 15 pts), and Charlie (with 17 pts).  During the second session we ran 5 races (2 laps each) with the 3 Vics and 5 DF65s.  Tim led the Vics (unofficially), followed by Jerry (who bowed out with sail issues), and Bill (who continued to have technical issues).  Bob swept the DF65s (with 4 pts), followed by Gary (with 10 pts), Mike (with 11 pts), and Joe and Russ each tied (with 15 pts) after throw-outs.  Taking over as co-commodores, Russ Schaeffer and Mike Vega have graciously stepped up to share the work load and keep the club going.  Many thanks guys!  The next scored race will be in two weeks, on June 2nd at 10:00am-12:00 on the North-East end of the lake near the shady cove.

May 5, 2019

The first summer sail on Cinco de Mayo was a success.  The weather was warm and the winds were pretty steady out of the south, so it made for some great (fast) sailing.  Because of the fishermen one either side of us, we set up a triangle course using a windward mark, one of the bubblers as reaching mark, and a leeward mark.  For the bigger boats, we had a total of 5 boats and got in 7 races.  Chris led the ODOMs today (with 8 pts) followed by Tim (with 10 pts) and Bill (with 17 pts).  For the DF-95s, unofficially Brad led (with 7 pts) followed by Charlie (with 10 pts).  During the second session we ran 8 races with the 4 Vics and 4 DF65s.  Tim led the Vics (with 9 pts), followed by Chris C (with 12 pts), Bill (with 22 pts), and Rob (with 23 pts).  Gary led the DF65s (with 13 pts), followed closely by Russ (with 14 pts), Mike (with 15 pts), and Ken Gibson (with 23 pts) after throw-outs.  Ken joined us today from the Pima Club.  We had a number of minor collisions, a couple of snagged boats, an un-masted rig, and some frustrated sailors today.  Let’s all remember that this is supposed to be fun!  We need to give each other a little more room, and race in the “Corinthian Spirit” like gentlemen.  Also, let’s remember that the leeward boat on starboard tack has the right of way before the start, and barging is not advised.  Your commodore was guilty of this infraction today, and took a scoring penalty after reviewing the rules again.  The next scored race will be in two weeks, on May 19th (remember Mother’s Day on 5/12) at 10:00am-12:00 on the North-East end of the lake in the shady cove.

April 28, 2019

The weather was hot and the winds were a little shifty, but steady today. We set up a gate at the north end, an open start/finish line, and a longer leg down to the leeward pin. For the bigger boats, we had a total of 7 boats and got in 6 races.  Tim led the ODOMs today (with 5 pts) followed by John (with 10 pts) and Harvey (with 12 pts).  For the DF-95s, Bob S. led (with 5 pts), followed by Brad (with 12 pts), and Charlie and Robert P (tied with 16 pts each).  During the second session we ran 6 races with the 5 Victorias and 5 DF65s.  Tim led the Vics (with 5 pts), followed by Chris C (with 11 pts), Earl and Rob D. (tied with 16 pts each), and Bill H (with 20 pts).  Bob S led the DF65s (with 5 pts), followed by Gary and Mike (tied with 14 pts each), Russ (with 16 pts), and Robert P (with 20 pts) after throw-outs.  Overall, it was a great day for sailing.  The next scored race will be in one week, on May 5th (Cinco de Mayo) as we move to a new time and place, 10:00am-12:00 on the North-East end of the lake in the shady cove. Welcome to summer in southern Arizona. 

April 7, 2019

The weather was warm and the winds were very swirly today. The wind vanes were spinning, and one moment we were laid over on the rail, and next moment when we were stood up in irons trying to anticipate the next puff direction.  The winds were generally out of the North, so we set a gate at the windward end, an open start/finish line, and a longer leg down to the leeward mark which allowed for some pretty fast runs if you found the right corridor of wind. Sometimes it was out in the middle, but sometimes it was near the shore.  For the big boats, we only had a total of 5 boats and got in 5 races.  With only two ODOM/1Ms today, the scores for Tim and Bill did not count, they just got some extra practice.  For the DF-95s, Brad led (with 5 pts), followed closely by Joe B (with 7 pts), and Robert P (with 9 pts).  In the second session we ran 6 races with the 5 Victorias and 4 DF65s.  Jerry R led the Vics (with 5 pts), followed by Chris C (with 10 pts), Tim (with 13 pts), Bill H (with 19 pts), and Rob D. (with 22 pts).  Joe B led the DF65s (with 8 pts), followed closely by Russ S (with 11 pts), Mike V (with 12 pts) and Gary B (with 14 pts) after throw-outs.  Bob P and Robert P both had technical difficulties with their boats, and were unable to start today.  Overall, it was a challenging day for racing and we had a number of spectators came out to watch on such a nice spring day.  The next scored race will be in three weeks, on April 28th (because April  21st is Easter Sunday) from 1:00-3:00 on the North-West end of the lake.  I realize that a number of our winter sailors will soon be making their migration back to places farther north, so have a safe trip.  

 March 17, 2019

It was a warm and windy St. Patrick’s Day on Sahuarita lake.  The winds were primarily out of the east northeast, and pretty gusty most of the day.  The course had a gate at the windward end, a closed start/finish line, and a longer leg down to the leeward mark which allowed for a lot of reaching legs today. For the big boats, we had stronger winds so we ran two laps each, but during the second session (smaller boats) we only ran one lap each.  We had a total of 21 boats and got in 15 races across both classes.  We ran the ODOMs and DF95s during the first session in 7 races.  Tim led the ODOMs (with 10 pts), followed closely by Harvey (with 11 pts), Dan (with 17 pts), John (with 17 pts), Geri (with 27 pts), and Bill (with 36 pts).  Bob S led the DF95s (with 6 pts), followed by Brad D (with 11 pts), and Robert P (with 17 pts).  In the second session we ran 8 races with the Victorias and DF65s.  Bob S led the Vics (with 9 pts), followed by Jerry (with 11 pts), Tim (with 21 pts), Earl (with 27 pts), Cory (with 33 pts), Rob D. (with 43 pts), and Robert P. (with 47 pts).  Russ S led the DF65s (with 10 pts), followed closely by Gary B (with 11 pts) after throw-outs.  Bob P, Bill H, and Mike V all had technical difficulties with their boats, and were unable to finish today.  Overall, it was a good day for racing and tuning in heavier than normal air.  The next scored race will be in three weeks, on April 7th from 1:00-3:00 on the North-West end of the lake. 

March 3, 2019

The weather was really warm and the winds were shifty, so it was a bit challenging to sail.  We had lots of spectators today enjoying the lake and watching some tight racing.  The course utilized a gate on the windward end with a single pin on the leeward end. We had a total of 23 boats and got in 14 races across both classes.  We ran the ODOMs and DF95s during the first hour.  Tim led the ODOMs (with 11 pts), followed closely by John C (with 14 pts), Dan P (with 20 pts), Geri P (with 26 pts), Harvey M (with 27 pts), and Bill H (with 38 pts).  Rob B led the DF95s (with 9 pts), followed by Brad D (with 12 pts), Joe Bernfeld (new member with 19 pts), Robert P (with 27 pts), and Charlie A (with 35 pts).  In the second hour we ran the Victorias and DF65s.  Tim led the Vics (with 6 pts), followed by Jerry R (with 8 pts), Chuck M. (with 20 pts), Cory Nyman (new member with 21 pts), Bill H (with 22 pts), Earl O (with 24 pts), Rob D. (with 28 pts), and Bob P. (with 40 pts).  Russ S led the DF65s (with 7 pts), followed closely by Gary B (with 10 pts), Joe B (with 11 pts), and Robert P. (with 18 pts) after throw-outs.  It was a really good day for sailing, with two more new members and a lot of good looking rigs.  It was good to have Harvey (our founding Commodore) join us again today after being away for several months.  The next scored race will be in two weeks, on March 17th from 1:00-3:00 on the North-West end of the lake.

February 17, 2019

The weather was brisk and breezy today, but the winds were very shifty, so it made for some challenging sailing.  The course utilized gates on each end with a closed start/finish line, which gave us some flexibility with the ever changing winds.  It also provide a little more room to maneuver around the marks and allowed some options for playing the shifts.   We had a total of 17 boats and got in 6 races within each class.  We ran the ODOMs and DF95s during the first hour.  Tim led the ODOMs (with 5 pts), followed by John C. (with 12 pts), Geri P. (with 14 pts), Chris C. (with 19 pts), and Dan P. (who had some electrical issues with 30 pts).  Robert P. led the DF95s (with his new purple boat and 7 pts), followed by Charlie A. (with 9 pts), and Brad D. (who had some controller issues with 15 pts).  In the second hour we ran the Victorias and DF65s.  Jerry R. led the Vics (with 7 pts), followed by Tim (with 8 pts), Chuck M. (with 14 pts), Rob D. (with 18 pts), and Bob P. (with 28 pts).  Russ S. led the DF65s (with 8 pts), followed closely by Mike V. (with 11 pts), Gary B. (with 12 pts), and Robert P. (with 14 pts) after throw-outs.  All in all, it was a great day for sailing, and a number of our newer sailors (and new rigs) are getting faster.  Please let me know ahead of time if you plan to bring guests or want to sail the club boat (Vic, first come first served), so I know to bring it.   There will likely be an opportunity to practice again next Sunday Feb 24th around noon for anyone who is interested. The next scored race will be in two weeks, on March 3rd from 1:00-3:00 on the North-West end of the lake. 

February 3, 2019

The weather was cool, wet, and windy so most of the fleet did the smart thing and stayed home. A few of us (crazy folk) braved the foul weather and got in some good practice racing before the SnoozeBowl.  Since there really wasn’t enough boats in each class (with the same sails) for an official scored race, we just kept score for fun and worked on tuning and techniques.  We had 7 boats and got in 7 races.  Rob B. (DF95 with 6 pts) led the first six races and sat out the last one, followed by Tim J. (Vic with 12 pts), John Sheffield (DF65 with 15 pts), Russ S. (DF65 with 26 pts), Gary B. (DF65 with 27 pts), Rob D. (Vic with 28 pts), and Mike V. (DF65 with 38 pts) after throw-outs.  Rob is planning another practice sail on Sunday Feb 10th at noon for anyone who is interested. The next race will be in two weeks, on Feb 17th from 1:00-3:00 on the North-West end of the lake. 

January 20, 2019

The weather was a beautiful today, sunny, warm (in the mid 70’s), and the winds were pretty light at first, but built up throughout the day.  There was a great turnout which made for some good racing and a little bumping and banging with the larger fleets.  We had 9 boats racing in the ODOM/US1M/DF95 fleet today and got in 6 races.  Chris led the ODOM/1M class (with 9 pts), followed by Tim (11 pts), Geri (13 pts), Dan (22 pts), John (23 pts), Bill (25 pts), and Robert (27 pts) after throw-outs.  The DF95s were scored separately, and Brad led the DF95s (with 5 pts) followed by Rob B. (with 10 pts).  During the second session, we got in 9 races with the small boats, with 8 Vics and 3 DF65s.  Jerry led the Vics (with 14 pts), followed by Tim (16 pts), Bob S. (21 pts), Earl (with 34 pts, Chuck (with 40 pts), Rob D. (with 47 pts), Bill (48 pts), and Robert (with 50 pts). The DF65s were scored separately, and were led by John Sheffield (a visitor from GBR with 10 pts), followed by Gary B. (with 14 pts), and new member Mike Vega (with 21 pts).  The next race will be in two weeks, on Feb 3rd from 1:00-3:00 on the North-West end of the lake. 

January 6, 2019 Sail

The weather was not very cooperative today, although the rain did let up for a few hours.  Only a handful of members braved the cold, wet weather to come out and sail.  There were some decent winds, but not enough boats in any class to make an official race.  We had a new member, Mike Vega join us with his new DF65, and was able to get some valuable stick time in, as well as some tuning adjustments.  The next race will be in two weeks, on Jan 20th from 1:00-3:00 on the North-West end of the lake.  

January 13, 2019 Awards Luncheon

Membership - Currently stands at 21 sailors

Year End GVMYC Financial Report for 2018

Significant expenses for the year were:

   Boat Box and Concrete                                  $187.35

   Website fees (In Motion)                                $206.75

Income from Dues (2018/2019)                        $635.00

        Year End Balance                                     $508.39

 

The club received contributions from members:

      Award production from Robert

Future costs include web hosting cost of $14.99 annually.

 

Full race results are under the 2018 race results tab.

2019 GVMYC Sailing Schedule (weather permitted)

 January 6th and 20th (1:00-4:00PM)

February 3rd and 17th (1:00-4:00PM)

March 3rd and 17th (St Patrick’s Day), 31st fun sail? (1:00-4:00PM)

April 7th and 28th, Easter Sunday on Apr 21st (1:00-4:00PM)

May 5th and 19th, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s day on May 12th (10:00-12:00AM)

June 2nd and 23rd, Father’s day on June 16th (10:00-12:00AM)

July 7th and 21st (10:00-12:00AM)

August 4th and 18th (10:00-12:00AM)

September 8th and 22nd, Labor Day on Sept 1st (10:00-12:00AM)

October 6th and 20th (1:00-4:00PM)

November 3rd and 17th (1:00-4:00PM)

December 1st and 15th, 22nd Holiday Lights Sail (1:00-4:00PM)

 


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