Alex Bell Regatta, April 21-22, 2012

boat place
Brian Tyrrell
Jeannie Silver
FS 1864
Emily Lauren
Dennis Trimble
Doug Queen
FS 1863
Jeff & Jessica Hanson
Chris Crook
Venture 24
Vind Kfir

Last year the weather was cool with moderate winds but very gusty! We even capsized during one of the races. This year it was quite a bit different. On Saturday, I got sun burned sitting on the dock, enjoying good conversation, donuts and pasteries in the morning and nachos (a lot of) for lunch and early adult beverages and refreshments at Rooster's Landing, the regatta sponsor. After a very relaxing time waiting on the dock they called the day at 3pm! That means happy hour at the brew pub! We visited the Riverport Brewery for more refreshments and had dinner at Rooster's Landing with the other sailors, for more food, conversation and refreshments. The San Juan 21 fleet, surprised me with a belated 29th birthday ice cream brownie. A hot, just out of the oven brownie filled with chocolate syrup and topped with ice cream and a candle followed by the very untraditional "happy birthday" song!!! Thanks again San Juan 21 Fleet! After dinner a group of us went to the marina parking lot (campsite) and sat around the campsite and told lies till about 11....lights out! Sunday, was a beautiful day! It began slow. First race we started in wind but then it died and out came the anchors, throw them out, puff! Pick them up, throw them out, puff! Pick them get the idea. They called that race, good job RC!! RC moved the course down river to a little bay area and we were able to finish three races in about 2-10 knots of wind, 6 knots average. Two knots of current added something else to think about!! It was a beautiful weekend despite the lack of wind. I learned something new this weekend; how to sail using an anchor. Race Report Jeannie Silver

Thanks to the Lewis-Clark Sailing Association for hosting a fun event. Complete race results can be found at the regatta website.

Vancouver Lake Sailing Club Regatta, June 2-3, 2012

boat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Tot
Brian Tyrrell
Laura Bolin
FS 5472
Horse Power
1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 4
Timothy Brown
2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 2nd 7
Mark White
Tom Hitchman
FS 2333
3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd 3rd 10

Wind forecast was for 5 knots through out the day on Saturday. A small squall soaked all the classes (A-Cats, Thistles, Lightings, Vanguard 15s, Fireballs, Lasers, Lidos, Portsmouth Cats, and Portsmouth Monohulls), just prior to the 11:00 am start and the winds stayed strong (approaching 15 knots) out of the north and northwest until the close of the fourth race. On Sunday the winds were light for the start of the early class races, but then turned calm at the start of the Portsmouth classes at 2:15 pm. Only one race was possible on Sunday.

Thanks to the Vancouver Lake Sailing Club for hosting this event and providing not only dinner on Saturday, but breakfast on Sunday. Complete race results can be found at the regatta website.

Al Morris Regatta, July 21-22, 2012

boat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 Tot
Rich Obst
Mark Bowden
FS 2127
3 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 12
Roger McVicker
Mike Marley
FS 4368
White Light
1 2 2 3 2 1 2 1 2 1 14
Doug Queen
Ray Peters
Kathy Queen
FS 3539
Blue Skies
2 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 25

Three Flying Scots from the Columbia Basin Sailing Club competed in the 2012 Al Morris Regatta / Yale Lake at Cougar, WA on July 21st and 22nd. A total of 4 classes consisting of 23 boats competed in the regatta. Saturday temperatures were in the low 70 deg F with sunny skies and winds from 5 to 10 mph. Order of class starts were: A Cat, Flying Scot, Taser, Lido. The Willamette Sailing Club Race Committee used rolling starts for the two days of racing. Six races were completed for the Flying Scots on Saturday. All starts were 3 minute except for one 1 minute start for Scots. Saturday races were once around, windward-leeward courses, port rounding. Sunday's

Sunday's weather was cloudy in the morning, slightly cooler and only partly sunny for most of the day with winds from 7 to 12 mph. Courses for the second day of racing included 1 windward-leeward course once around, 1 triangular course - twice around, and 2 windward-leeward courses twice around. All 2nd day races were port rounding. The last race on Sunday was sailed without spinnaker by agreement of Flying Scot skippers. The twice around courses made it feel like sailing 7 races on Sunday. The camping was good as usual in this mountain-lake location.

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