Our next social event will be at The Full Moon Oyster Bar at Jamestown (103 West Main St, Jamestown) next Thursday Oct. 6th! Specials include Thirsty Thursday’s $2 domestic bottles. We’ll congregate outside in the back deck for food and libations. If the weather does not cooperate, we’ll move inside. Hope to see you there!
Your friendly Social Benevolence/Malevolence Committee
It’s remarkable how quickly a good and favorable wind can sweep away the maddening frustrations of shore living.”
-Ernest K. Gann
Oak Hollow Sailing Club held its September Regatta on Saturday, September 17, 2016. We had an excellent turnout of 23 boats rigged and ready to sail, under overcast skies, somewhat cooler temperatures and forecast winds of 5 to 7 mph for the entire day. Race Committee volunteers were Michael Nordahl, Stuart Swinford, Tom Kirkman, Sue Cole, Rosalie Austin, Warren Mitchell, and Susan Sherrill. Thank you ladies and gentlemen for your service! New member Lynn Bostic sailed as crew with Carl and Lois Simmons, and guests Merritt Wayt and Meghan Proctor sailed with Dan Shuee and Roger Bates, respectively, and Ken Lyon sailed with Paul Walter. Thanks to Gary Gooden and Stephanie DeLair for lending their experience by providing crew to two of our WOW (Women on the Water) “graduates” for 2016, Annette Grefe and Pam Lineberry, respectively. In addition, three of our four HPU students were able to join us in the regatta, with each sailing a Sunfish. This was just the third time on the water for Abby Sharp and Louise Yik, and they were joined by Kyle Townsend, who has over 10 years of sailing experience in the Ocean City, NJ, area.
Before the first race began the wind dropped into the Beaufort 1 range (at times when we were lucky). Three boats opted not to start. Twenty boats officially started and nine were able to finish before the race was called. No additional races were started due to lack of wind. Congratulations to the nine captains and crew who completed the race – it was a test of patience and light wind sailing skill for sure. After handicap scoring, congratulations to all finishers:
Phil Andrews (Laser) – 1st Place
Alan Taylor (Isotope – 1-up) – 2nd Place
Dan Shuee (Flying Scot) – 3rd Place
Spencer Sherrill (Force 5) – 4th Place
Roger Bates (Nacra 5.0) – 5th Place
Gene Eldred (Capri 14) – 6th Place
Annette Grefe (Wayfarer) – 7th Place
Jerry Eldred (Aqua Cat) – 8th Place
Chris Malcolm (Hobie 16) – 9th Place
There were 10 DNF’s.
Handicap scoring is attached.
Thanks to all who participated and showed up to support OHSC! We have one remaining regular season regatta on October 15. Please mark your calendars as we hope for another excellent turnout (and maybe some wind). Also, please mark your calendars for Saturday, November 12, when we will be hosting the Inter-club regatta with Lake Townsend Yacht Club. We need sailors AND volunteers for that day – will keep you posted on our needs.
submitted by Paul Walter
There are only two more regular season regattas before the Interclub Regatta on November 12. Come out and practice and enjoy the cooler temperatures that are finally being forecast for us! This Saturday, September 17, 2016, the HPU students in our sailing class will join us for our September regatta. Race Committee volunteers are Michael Nordahl, Rosalie Austin, Pam Lineberry, Sue Cole, and Stuart Swinford. Captains and crews, please be rigged and launched prior to our 10:30am Skipper’s meeting so that we can be ready to begin our first race on time.
Thanks, and we will see you on Saturday!
Sign up below on the September scratch sheet….
Our next social event will be at The Claddaugh Restaurant (130 E Parris Ave, High Point) next Thursday Sept. 1st! (We’ll have another social event at the end of Sept). We have space reserved in the back room dining area to the right as you walk in. The Thursday drink specials are ½ price house wine including a selection of various red and white. Hope to see you there!
Your friendly Social Benevolence/Malevolence Committee
“For one thing, I was no longer alone; a man is never alone with the wind-and the boat made three.”
– Hilaire Belloc
Oak Hollow Sailing Club held its August 2016 Regatta on Saturday, August 20th, with 30 members present for the event.
Race Committee PRO was handled by Tom Kirkman, with RC volunteers Gary Gooden, Les Eger, Art Hudgins, Mike DuPont, and Orin Sadler. Thank you gentlemen for organizing us, setting the course, and handling the scoring.
It was a very light wind day, with the forecast for winds to improve slightly by noon. The first race was scheduled for about 11:45 a.m., with 11 boats headed out for the start. Two captains elected not to start the race due to the very light air, with nine others making the decision to start. Unfortunately, the forecast for improved winds did not happen, and only six boats were able to complete the course, with three DNF’s. Congratulations to the top three captains and their crew who managed to get the most out of the little wind that we had: after handicap scoring was calculated (Beaufort 1 winds) Dan Shuee and Anthony Paraino finished first, Roger Bates was second, and there was a tie for third between Gene Eldred (crew Ben) and Mike Vitamvas (crew Gail). As winds had died to below 1 knot, further races were abandoned. Thanks to RC for towing in a few of our boats to get them out of the doldrums.
Handicap scoring and final race results are HERE.