Sunday, January 24, 2021

Re: Former HHSA Commodore Dan Culkin Passed Thursday Morning.

Roger,

Thanks for your message to the HHSA community about Dan's passing.  I had just received the news from our Makonikey neighborhood association where Dan, Sally, and Mark have been our neighbors.

As relative newcomers to the Vineyard, but as lifelong sailors, Dan took it upon himself to introduce Holly and me to the sailing community on the Vineyard and ensured we became actively involved in both the Holmes Hole and VHYC sailing communities. Our joint holding of the Culkin Cup for the past two years is a tribute to his efforts. He will be missed.

Trust all is well with you.  We decided to escape the Vineyard winter this year and drove to Naples Florida to spend the season here with the warm water and sun.  Looking forward to another great HHSA season in 2021.

All the best.

Tom and Holly

  

On Sat, Jan 23, 2021 at 10:55 AM Roger Becker <rgbecker@yahoo.com> wrote:
Ahoy!

I've just learned that Dan Culkin passed away this week on Thursday morning.  During Dan's administration, the club's membership roles increased steadily and the club's internet presence was established.  Dan also promoted adding several women to positions on the board.  His regular attendance in the racing inspired the creation of the "Culkin Cup", awarded to the member(s) with the best attendance record each year. 

I'm sure you will join me in extending condolences to his wife, Sally and son, Mark as we remember the great times on the Vineyard Sound over the years.

All the best with wishes for a Happy New Year,  

Roger.


Saturday, January 23, 2021

Former HHSA Commodore Dan Culkin Passed Thursday Morning.

Ahoy!

I've just learned that Dan Culkin passed away this week on Thursday morning.  During Dan's administration, the club's membership roles increased steadily and the club's internet presence was established.  Dan also promoted adding several women to positions on the board.  His regular attendance in the racing inspired the creation of the "Culkin Cup", awarded to the member(s) with the best attendance record each year. 

I'm sure you will join me in extending condolences to his wife, Sally and son, Mark as we remember the great times on the Vineyard Sound over the years.

All the best with wishes for a Happy New Year,  

Roger.


Saturday, November 7, 2020

Re: HHSA - 2020 racing draws to a close - Looking for feedback!

Thanks for all you do Roger!

On Sat, Nov 7, 2020, 6:03 PM Roger Becker <rgbecker@yahoo.com> wrote:
Ahoy! 

The 2020 Hugh Schwarz post season cup this year goes to Wendell and Beck Colson sailing their Alerion 33, "Silhouette".   7 races were completed with 7 different boats competing with 4 of those racing in at least 5 races.  The September and October racing was a mix of the usual plenty of wind or not so much, with the medium winds of summer long past.  Had everyone known we were going to have 75 degree days in November, I'm sure more boats would have remained at the ready. 

The post season results are attached as is a summary of the 2020 season. 

Please take a few minutes to respond to a short opinion survey by following the link below. 

Currently we are not scheduling a winter dinner and are hoping the Covid-19 clears out by next summer.  Either way, HHSA had a good season and has shown how sailboat racing, even during a world wide pandemic, can be safe and fun. 

All the best,  Roger.

HHSA - 2020 racing draws to a close - Looking for feedback!

HHSA
File: 2020 All Races.rcw
Class: 2020 Post Season. PHRF (Time on distance)
Overall Score: Last Race Date:10/15/20

Boat Skipper PHRF Type Division Total 9/17 #0 9/24 #0 9-27 #5 10/1 #0 10/4 #1R 10/11 #0 10-15 #0R
SILHOUETTE COLSON,BECK -24 Alerion 33 B 24 5 7 6 2* 4 2 1*
PENELOPE FLAM,MO 31 ALERION X 28 B 17 2 6 5 1 3 0*DNC 0*DNC
GLORIA BECKER,ROGER 156 C&C 24 B 16 6 5 1*DNF 0*DNC 1 1 3
TRINITY McDONOUGH,DAVID 140 C&C 37 A 14 3 3 0*DNC 0*DNC 0 DNC 4 4
ALTIUS WILSON,ALAN 117 STUART KNOCKABOUT B 11 4 4 1 DNF 0*DNC 2 0*DNC 0 DNC
TAMU WESCOTT,TOM 36 ALERION 28 B 9 1 2 1 DNF 0*DNC 0*DNC 3 2
AT LAST DIXON,JIM 50 ALERION X28 B 5 0*DNC 1 1 DNF 3 0*DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC


Allowed Drops 2. Shown by '*'
Race Officer: RGBecker


Created on 11/05/20 08:51:18 Scoring program: RaceSail (1.2.40)

HHSA
File: 2020 All Races.rcw
Class: 2020 Season. PHRF (Time on distance)
Overall Score: Last Race Date:09/06/20

Boat Skipper PHRF Type Division Total 6/25 #0RW 6/28 #0 7/5 #2RW 7/9 0RW 7/12 #1W 7/16/#0 7/19 #5W 7/23 #0W 7/30 #0W 7/26 Chappy 7.5 8/2 #4W 8/6 #0RW 8/9 #2RW 8/20 #0R 8/23 #2 8/30 #1W 8/16 Tarp 7.5 9/6/20 #5W
ALTIUS WILSON,ALAN 117 STUART KNOCKABOUT B 98 9 4* 11 5* 1*DNF 11 7 11 2* 7 10 13 5* 5 1*DNF 7 0*DNC 7
GLORIA BECKER,ROGER 156 C&C 24 B 95 10 5* 10 13 2* 12 4* 0*DNC 5 0*DNC 3* 11 10 8 5 6 0*DNC 5
AT LAST DIXON,JIM 50 ALERION X28 B 86 4* 6 7 8 5 4 8 7 12 1* 9 0*DNC 11 0*DNC 9 3* 0*DNC 2*
TRINITY McDONOUGH,DAVID 140 C&C 37 A 80 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 6 2 10 9 2 12 12 9 4 5 1* 9
SILHOUETTE COLSON,BECK -24 Alerion 33 A 79.5 5* 10 3* 7 0*DNC 5 2* 6 6 8 5 9 6 10 7.5 4* 0*DNC 3*
KINTAIL HENKE,CLAYTON 20 Etchells A 76 1* 9 2 2 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 1 4 0*DNC 13 10 0*DNC 11 6 8 0*DNC 10
ANGELINA STOUT,JOHN 125 ALERION 28 B 70 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 10 0*DNC 10 9 0*DNC 11 0*DNC 12 0*DNC 3 0 DNC 0 DNC 9 0 DNC 6
TAMU WESCOTT,TOM 36 ALERION 28 B 69 7 7 5 6 3* 6 5 5 7 2* 4* 8 7 6 3* 2* 0*DNC 1*
BLISS HAYES,ADAM 21 J 35c A 64 0*DNC 0*DNC 12 0*DNC 4 9 10 9 0*DNC 0*DNC 11 1 DNF 8 0*DNC 0*DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC
TYCHE VANRIPER,BOW 278 VH 15 B 60 0*DNC 1 DNF 13 14 0*DNC 14 0*DNC 12 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 1 DNF 1 4 0*DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC
PENELOPE FLAM,MO 31 ALERION X 28 B 57.5 3* 8 4 4 0*DNC 2* 3 4 3 4 7 1*DNF 9 1* 7.5 1* 0*DNC 4
SIENNA GOODALE,JERRY 163 CATALINA 34 A 53 6 0*DNC 0*DNC 3 7 13 0*DNC 3 13 5 0*DNC 1 DNF 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0 DNC 2 0 DNC
SONAR VHYC,GUEST 33 Sonar A 45 0*DNC 0*DNC 9 9 0*DNC 8 0*DNC 8 9 0*DNC 1 DNF 1 DNF 0*DNC 0*DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC
MASQUERADE LOBERG,MICHAEL 62 MORRIS 36 A 33 0*DNC 0*DNC 8 11 0*DNC 7 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 3 0*DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 3 1 DNF 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC
SONAR VHYC,GUEST 33 SONAR A 31 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 12 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 10 8 0*DNC 0 DNC 1 DNF 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC
SOMA HOLIDAY SUTULA,FRANK 67 HANSE 335 A 24 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 6 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 8 0 DNC 2 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 8
STARFISH SAIL,MV -110 brenta 38 A 19 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 3 0*DNC 0*DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 14 0 DNC 2 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC
ARTFUL DODGER POWERS,MIKE 58 TARTAN 3500 A 19 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0 DNC 1 0 DNC 6 1 DNF 4 7 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC
APRES BESSE,STEPHEN -147 J-120 A 16 8 0*DNC 6 0*DNC 0*DNC 1 1 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC
AMONINI RYDER,JOHN 0 J70 A 6 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 6 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC
BAZINGA FELDER,CHARLIE 360 H-12.5 B 2 2 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC
RAKA SUTULA,FRANK 31 CONCORDIA YAWL B 2 0*DNC 1 DNF 1 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC
H 12 #359 360 H 12 1/2 1 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 1 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC
WHIRLWIND HALE,PHIL 360 H-12.5 B 1 0*DNC 1 DNF 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC 0 DNC


Allowed Drops 7. Shown by '*'
Race Officer: RGBecker


Created on 09/11/20 21:25:44 Scoring program: RaceSail (1.2.40)
Ahoy! 

The 2020 Hugh Schwarz post season cup this year goes to Wendell and Beck Colson sailing their Alerion 33, "Silhouette".   7 races were completed with 7 different boats competing with 4 of those racing in at least 5 races.  The September and October racing was a mix of the usual plenty of wind or not so much, with the medium winds of summer long past.  Had everyone known we were going to have 75 degree days in November, I'm sure more boats would have remained at the ready. 

The post season results are attached as is a summary of the 2020 season. 

Please take a few minutes to respond to a short opinion survey by following the link below. 

Currently we are not scheduling a winter dinner and are hoping the Covid-19 clears out by next summer.  Either way, HHSA had a good season and has shown how sailboat racing, even during a world wide pandemic, can be safe and fun. 

All the best,  Roger.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Re: HHSA - Post season : Thursday's results

Roger,

Thank you for your stirring prose.

Trinity is planning to race this Sunday, if others still have their boats in the water.

These fall sailing conditions have been quite exhilarating. Thank you, Mo and Wendell for moving these races forward.

Cheers,

David (and Laurie) 

Sent from my iPad

On Oct 15, 2020, at 7:23 PM, Roger Becker <rgbecker@yahoo.com> wrote:


Ahoy! 

Four die hard members showed up for another windy run around the HHSA triangle.  This time East Chop first with a strong October south wind of about 17 Knots.  The breeze was surprisingly steady with not as many knock down gusts that often accompany such strong wind this time of the year.  The "seas" were also quite friendly.  All this and no one was able to over come Trinity's relentless drive to first place. 

The fleet drops to two unless someone comes along to fill in for those boats being hauled etc.  We were able to complete 8 post season races during this year of Covid 19 pandemic. 

All the best,  Roger.
<2020 Pre%Post _10-15 #0R.htm>

HHSA - Post season : Thursday's results

HHSA
File: 2020 All Races.rcw
Class: 2020 Pre/Post . PHRF (Time on distance)
10-15 #0R: Wind Speed 17: Direction SE
Start Time: Thursday, October 15, 2020 16:05:00: Distance 3.2

Pos Order Sail Boat Skipper PHRF Delta Type Finish Elapsed Corrected Score Division
1 2 TRINITY TRINITY McDONOUGH,DAVID 140 C&C 37 16:43:50 00:38:50 00:31:22 4 A
2 1 GLORIA GLORIA BECKER,ROGER 156 C&C 24 16:47:10 00:42:10 00:33:51 3 B
3 4 TAMU TAMU WESCOTT,TOM 36 ALERION 28 16:41:52 00:36:52 00:34:57 2 B
4 3 SILHOUETTE SILHOUETTE COLSON,BECK -24 31 Alerion 33 16:40:50 00:35:50 00:35:28 1 B



Speed as VMG of winning boat: 4.9 knots
Race Officer: RGBecker


Created on 10/15/20 19:09:48 Scoring program: RaceSail (1.2.40)
Ahoy! 

Four die hard members showed up for another windy run around the HHSA triangle.  This time East Chop first with a strong October south wind of about 17 Knots.  The breeze was surprisingly steady with not as many knock down gusts that often accompany such strong wind this time of the year.  The "seas" were also quite friendly.  All this and no one was able to over come Trinity's relentless drive to first place. 

The fleet drops to two unless someone comes along to fill in for those boats being hauled etc.  We were able to complete 8 post season races during this year of Covid 19 pandemic. 

All the best,  Roger.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

HHSA - Post season Sunday's Results

HHSA
File: 2020 All Races.rcw
Class: 2020 Pre/Post . PHRF (Time on distance)
10/11 #0: Wind Speed 16: Direction NNE
Start Time: Sunday, October 11, 2020 13:05:00: Distance 3.2

Pos Order Sail Boat Skipper PHRF Delta Type Finish Elapsed Corrected Score Division
1 4 TRINITY TRINITY McDONOUGH,DAVID 140 C&C 37 13:46:33 00:41:33 00:34:05 4 A
2 1 TAMU TAMU WESCOTT,TOM 36 ALERION 28 13:42:50 00:37:50 00:35:55 3 B
3 2 SILHOUETTE SILHOUETTE COLSON,BECK -24 31 Alerion 33 13:41:50 00:36:50 00:36:28 2 B
4 3 GLORIA GLORIA BECKER,ROGER 156 C&C 24 13:53:57 00:48:57 00:40:38 1 B



Speed as VMG of winning boat: 4.6 knots
Race Officer: RGBecker


Created on 10/11/20 20:19:58 Scoring program: RaceSail (1.2.40)
Ahoy!

How much does it help to have a big-assed boat when the winds and waves are Big?  Trust me on this:  A lot.  Trinity wins it today, but given the long beat to West Chop for the first leg, the times were pretty close. 

Watch for announcements about Thursday.  There are a few of us still looking for some time on the water in 2020. 

Roger.