- 03 May 2012
- Last Updated: 07 May 2012
Our final races were among the best of the season with steady winds blowing directly down the course. Though some but not all spirits were dampened by the early retirement of race favorite, Graham Phillips, due to technical difficulties, the rest of us managed to complete four races and then hand our sleek crafts over to our wives and pals without whose support our improbable Sunday series would never have happened. No one sailed into the bushes except Captain Bankston, but this was because he was busy helping someone else and his boat simply scooted away unattended proving that no good deed goes unpunished.
By thunderous acclamation by all the Captains, the GUST (Geezers Under Sail Trophy) was awarded to our long suffering spouses who put up with our constant carping and long absences all year, and provided a splendid banquet last Sunday:
- Jean Davenport
- Agneta Ricks
- Pauline Morris
- Candy Johnston
- Susan Bankston
- Charlene Friedman
- Anita Pew
- Laurel Phillips
- Pat DeRobertis
- Caryl Minor
Formal sailing Activities will resume in the fall but all are welcome to share the joys of the Sunset Cove Sailing Venue this summer with our friendly turtles, birds, and gator.
Also, please let me know if you have suggestions as to how our activity can be made more fun. Barbara Herschkowitz wants to initiate a bistro and David Johnson wants us to sail in the Loggerhead Marina where the winds are more predictable (but where the salt water eats our boats). Does anyone want to keep score and award prizes??? How about betting?? Bleachers for our fans?? How about music and a TV on site?? Other great ideas??
Thanks for all the fun this year, and best wishes for a safe and happy summer! See you in the fall.
GHYC barnacle basher
- 23 April 2012
- Last Updated: 03 May 2012
Chuck Luscomb of Deep River Connecticut edged Dave Ramos of Annapolis Maryland to win the Larchmont Model Yacht Club Spring invitational - five firsts to four in a tie break. Howie McMichael of Larchmont, NY placed third. Hector McKimrey of Mamaroneck, NY won the Endurance Award for sailing in the most heats. The fleet voted to give Race Committee Chairwoman Ruth Campanelli the coveted Hugh Fletcher Memorial Award for having contributed to most to the spirit of the event. Joe Casserta of Larchmont, NY won the Low Gross Award given to the sailor that might consider ess seafaring endeavors for having his boat retrieved before sinking for the second time thus season. DeDe Luckett, Dierdre Winters and Kirsty Scott volunteered their time and effort to help make the event a success. Priscilla Mandryck and Chuck Luscomb took these fabulous photos.
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Sailing began is light southerlies. As the day passed, the breeze built to 15 and clocked to the southwest. Success at this event meant meant that the sailors had ot know how to shift gears as the wind built. However, many sailors ground rahter than shifted. The increasing breeze took it toll on the fleet as by the middle of the day, eight boats were out of service for repairs. Resourceful model boat sailors quickly performed the needed repairs and return the boats to the action. Through the day, Luscomb and Ramos were able to shift gears most effectively and traded positions at the front. Howie McMichael, Julian Croxall sailed well with Howie ending up third. Kevin MacLellan was also a steady performer and finished in fifth. Model boat sailors from as far away away as Mablehead, MA to Annapolis MD came to the club to participate. Dave Van Cleef of Deep River, CT flew in from Sri Lanka. The fleet completed 26 heats in two sections for a total of 12 races (two seeding heats).
The full results are:
|Position||Sailor||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10||11||12||Unadj total||Toss 1||Toss 2||Final|
|1||Chuck Luscomb - Mystic River||2||5||1||1||2||1||1||3||4||4||2||1||27||5||4||18|
|2||David Ramos - CBMRA||4||6||2||4||1||2||2||1||2||2||1||6||33||6||6||21|
|3||Howie McMichael - LMYC||8||3||8||3||3||9||8||4||8||3||4||5||66||9||8||49|
|4||Julian Croxall - LMYC||6||11||11||19||8||6||6||5||1||8||3||4||88||19||11||58|
|5||Kevin MacLellan - Mystic River||5||8||7||9||5||5||7||6||9||6||8||8||83||9||9||65|
|6||Jack Baldwin - Mystic RIver||9||10||3||7||11||23||3||7||10||12||5||3||103||23||11||69|
|7||Hank Buchanan - LMYC||10||12||14||15||23||23||4||2||5||1||7||10||126||23||23||80|
|8||David Graves - LMYC||13||7||10||6||7||10||13||8||7||10||12||14||117||14||13||90|
|9||Rocco Campanelli - LMYC||1||2||13||2||9||11||14||11||23||23||10||23||142||23||23||96|
|10||Brian Jobson - Mystic River||12||1||9||5||4||8||9||23||20||15||23||23||152||23||23||106|
|11||Buttons Padin - LMYC||3||4||5||12||10||4||10||23||17||19||23||23||153||23||23||107|
|12||John Whalen - MMMYC||14||14||18||17||23||7||23||9||3||5||6||23||162||23||23||116|
|13||Steve McLaughlin - CBMRA||11||17||15||18||23||23||5||10||13||11||13||12||171||23||23||125|
|14||David Van Cleef - CBMRA||7||13||6||23||6||3||23||23||23||23||23||2||175||23||23||129|
|15||Jonathan Pelley - DPMYC||17||21||16||20||23||13||18||13||6||7||9||13||176||23||18||135|
|16||Hector McKimrey - LMYC||21||15||22||10||23||12||15||12||11||16||11||15||183||23||22||138|
|17||Tom Wey - LMYC||16||16||17||14||23||15||12||14||14||13||16||9||179||23||17||139|
|18||John Hodgson - LMYC||18||18||12||13||23||23||16||15||16||9||15||11||189||23||23||143|
|19||David Florence - LMYC||15||9||4||11||23||23||17||23||15||17||18||16||191||23||23||145|
|20||Rick Beck - LMYC||22||19||20||16||23||23||11||23||12||14||14||7||204||23||23||158|
|21||Joe Casserta - LMYC||19||20||21||21||23||14||19||23||18||18||17||17||230||23||23||184|
|22||Bill Dempsey - DPMYC||20||22||19||8||12||23||23||16||19||23||23||23||231||23||23||185|
It was a fun event with good sailing and good company all around. A fun time was had by all.
- 27 March 2012
- Last Updated: 02 April 2012
- 11 March 2012
- Last Updated: 02 April 2012
Members of the Dry Pants Model Yacht Club are, once again, looking forward to hosting the CR-914 New England Spring Regatta. It is scheduled as a one-day event on Saturday, May 19 at Platwood Park, Deep River , Ct.
Attached is a copy of the Notice of Race.
For most folks, our pond is within an easy 2 ½ hour driving radius. If individuals would like to come Friday evening, we can arrange for sleeping accommodations. Just let me know as soon as possible.
PLEASE SHARE THIS INVITATION WITH ANYONE WHO MIGHT BE A CANDIDATE FOR THE REGATTA!!
Also, please post on your websites... We will do the same and promote inter-Club fun…Send you regatta information directly to me.
MY contact info:
11 West Ave
Essex , CT , 06426
DPMYC 2012 New England Regatta
- 19 February 2012
- Last Updated: 03 May 2012
Larchmont Model Yacht Annouces Spring Invitational - April 14, 2012
Larchmont Model Yacht Club will hold its 17th Spring Invitational Regatta at Larchmont Yacht Club (NY) on April 14, 2012. The event is open to registered, CR-914 model yachts and will be limited to 48 sailors. There will be a pre-race social event on the evening of April 13, 2012.
The Notice of Regatta can be found on the following websites:
- Larchmont Yacht Club (http://larchmontyc.org/racing/model.shtml)
- CR-914 Class Association Website (http://cr914class.org)
- Chesapeake Performance Models (www.rcyachts.com)