Monday, June 17, 2024

HHSA: Sunday's Tune-Up Race Results

HHSA
File: HHSA 2024 ALL RACES
2024 All Races
Class: 2024 Pre-Season. PHRF (Time on distance)
6/16 Tuneup 6.5 1R: Wind Speed 8: Direction ENE
Start Time: Sunday, June 16, 2024 14:05:00: Distance 6.5

Pos Boat Skipper PHRF Type Finish Elapsed Corrected Score
1 GLORIA BECKER,ROGER 150 C&C 24 15:43:20 01:38:20 01:22:05 8
2 SANDPIPER LOGUE,KATHY 331 CAPE COD 25 16:05:34 02:00:34 01:24:43 7
3 TAMU WESCOTT,TOM 65 ALERION 28 15:40:31 01:35:31 01:28:29 6
4 JOIE DE VIVRE YOUNG-HYMAN,PAUL 92 ALERION 28 15:46:40 01:41:40 01:31:42 5
5 LIBERTY MAXWELL,DOMINIC 84 MORRIS 36 15:46:14 01:41:14 01:32:08 4
6 PENELOPE FLAM,MO 49 ALERION X 28 15:42:41 01:37:41 01:32:23 3
7 BLISS HAYES,ADAM -53 J 35c 15:33:51 01:28:51 01:34:36 2
8 SILHOUETTE COLSON,BECK -5 ALERION 33 15:58:13 01:53:13 01:53:46 1



Speed as VMG of winning boat: 4.0 knots
Race Officer: RGBecker


Created on 06/17/24 10:24:33 Scoring program: RaceSail (1.2.42)
Ahoy!

     8 boats started and finished the 2024 Annual Tune-Up race.  Sorry if you missed out on this perfect day of sailing as the wind  was sufficient to carry all types of sailboats around the course #1 in reverse with the Sun shinning bright, but the temperature moderate.  The Alerions wrestled within their own design competition, the heavier boats struggled, and the performance boats wished for a bit more wind.   The preseason races prepared Gloria and her crew for the day which duplicated previous Sunday's conditions and she won the first cup awarded in 2024.  The early season's tides were a factor at East Chop in these June races.  Will we get less current come July and August? 

     My apologies for the tardy report as we work out communication issues with the new VHYC fleet captains.  In this case, their report went to my Spam folder. 

    On Thursday the Season's races begin.  Time to start accumulating scores which will count towards the 2024 final awards. 

    Please respond to this email with your intentions about who is coming to the VHYC for a supper on the porch of the club after Thursday's race for a results report and chance to talk about how to get around the course a little quicker.  The crew at the snack bar would like to have an idea of how many will be attending.  If your plans change, and you can attend even if not reporting, don't hesitate. 

   All the best,

   Roger.

Sunday, June 2, 2024

HHSA: June 2nd Pre-season results

HHSA
File: HHSA 2024 ALL RACES
2024 All Races
Class: 2024 Pre-Season. PHRF (Time on distance)
6/2 #0R 3.2: Wind Speed 5: Direction NE
Start Time: Sunday, June 02, 2024 14:00:00: Distance 3.2

Pos Boat Skipper PHRF Type Finish Elapsed Corrected Score
1 PENELOPE FLAM,MO 49 ALERION X 28 15:32:55 01:32:55 01:30:18 5
2 TAMU WESCOTT,TOM 65 ALERION 28 15:37:54 01:37:54 01:34:26 4
3 BLISS HAYES,ADAM -53 J 35c 15:33:13 01:33:13 01:36:03 3
4 SILHOUETTE COLSON,BECK -5 ALERION 33 15:49:04 01:49:04 01:49:20 2
DNF GLORIA BECKER,ROGER 150 C&C 24 1



Speed as VMG of winning boat: 2.1 knots
Race Officer: RGBecker


Created on 06/02/24 18:48:43 Scoring program: RaceSail (1.2.42)
Ahoy!

      The sun was out for the five early birds but the wind let us down.  Foul current from East Chop to West did not help and while an hour and half worked for two laps around last week, today it took all of that to make one rounding.  It was Penelope all the way, boat for boat and on corrected time. 

     Another chance next week to sort things out, then the 2024 Tune up June 16th, and the start of the season racing the following Thursday evening. 

     Thank you everyone, lots of fun. 

     Roger.

Monday, May 27, 2024

5/26/24 Results: Pre-Season Sunday race.

HHSA
File: HHSA 2024 ALL RACES
2024 All Races
Class: 2024 Pre-Season. PHRF (Time on distance)
5/26 1R 6.5: Wind Speed 9: Direction SW
Start Time: Sunday, May 26, 2024 14:05:00: Distance 6.5

Pos Boat Skipper PHRF Type Finish Elapsed Corrected Score
1 TAMU WESCOTT,TOM 65 ALERION 28 15:30:52 01:25:52 01:18:50 4
2 PENELOPE FLAM,MO 49 ALERION X 28 15:32:22 01:27:22 01:22:04 3
3 GLORIA BECKER,ROGER 150 C&C 24 15:44:45 01:39:45 01:23:30 2
4 BLISS HAYES,ADAM -53 J 35c 15:23:19 01:18:19 01:24:04 1



Speed as VMG of winning boat: 4.5 knots
Race Officer: RGBecker


Created on 05/26/24 20:05:36 Scoring program: RaceSail (1.2.42)



Ahoy! 

    Four early birds were out today for a preseason go around.  The wind was out of the north when the boats left their moorings but the wind switched handily to the Southwest for a course 1 in reverse.  Steady she blew until the second rounding at Nun 4 when each boat in turn ran into a hole and everyone had a chance to reposition themselves in the line up.  The sun broke through and was strong at the end, indicating summer is nigh and it is time to get sailing.  Tamu wins today's warm up....it was good to have chance to exercise some dormant muscles before the contests involve coffee cups.

All the best, 

Roger.

Monday, May 6, 2024

HHSA Announces the schedule for the 2024 Racing Season!

Ahoy!

    The HHSA is getting set for another sailing season for the Vineyard Sound and Vineyard Haven outer Harbor.  The format is the same as for 2023 but with a return of the Tarpaulin Cove Rendezvous race scheduled for July 28th.  The website has been updated and you can renew your HHSA membership for 2024 by clicking on the link below or the green box on the website.  The Dues are $100 but you can save $10 by registering for the 2024 Moffett Race with a combined payment of $140 (Recommended). 

    I've attached the 2024 Schedule, the 2024 Racing Circular and a summary of 2024 ratings for the boats that have sailed with us in the past.  They have been calculated using elapsed results from the last 3 years of HHSA races and everyone will have a good chance of taking home a Coffee cup during the season.....Except last years Champion, Artful Dodger, who will be carrying a 15 sec/mile penalty for the season.  His chances are not zero, but he will need to work extra hard for a cup! 

    The schedule includes a break so our members can support Sail MV's Vineyard Cup (July 12-14) and all are urged to participate in helping to fund the program that brings sailing instruction to those not connected to sailing through one of the local Yacht Clubs and it also supports the MV high school sailing team. 

    If you are not included on the Rating Summary, no worries.  Respond to this email and I'll make sure you are on the roster. 

    Mo Flam will be starting up the Pre-season racing on Memorial Day Weekend so the early birds can shake out the cob-webs before the real business begins.  I highly recommend joining in as there is always something that comes up, so get over that part of the season's preparations sooner than later.  Watch for email messages concerning these early-bird races.  Very friendly and easy going. 



   See you on the water very soon,  Roger.


 





   

Thursday, October 26, 2023

HHSA: Thursday's Results

Holmes Hole Sailing Association
File: HHSA 2023 ALL RACES
Class: 2023 Post Season. PHRF (Time on distance)
Overall Score: Last Race Date:10/26/23

Boat Skipper PHRF Type Total 9/14 #0R 3.2 9/17 #2 6.5 9/21 #0R 3.2 9/28 #0R 3.2 10/5 #0R 3.2 10/12 #0R 3.2 10/19 #0R 10/26 #0 3.2
GLORIA BECKER,ROGER 157 C&C 24 21 2* 5 4 3* 4 5 3* 3
TAMU WESCOTT,TOM 59 ALERION 28 18 0*DNC 4 3 5 3 3 0*DNC 0*DNC
BLISS HAYES,ADAM -23 J 35c 17 0*DNC 0*DNC 0*DNC 6 5 2 2 2
PENELOPE FLAM,MO 41 ALERION X 28 16 3 3 0*DNC 4 2 4 0*DNC 0*DNC
SILHOUETTE COLSON,BECK -10 ALERION 33 7 1* 2 1* 2 1 0*DNC 1 1 DNF
APRES BESSE,STEPHEN -120 J-120 5 0*DNC 1 2 1 0*DNC 1 0*DNC 0 DNC


Allowed Drops 3. Shown by '*'
Race Officer: R. Becker


Created on 10/26/23 20:58:44 Scoring program: RaceSail (1.2.40)

Holmes Hole Sailing Association
File: HHSA 2023 ALL RACES
Class: 2023 Post Season. PHRF (Time on distance)
10/26 #0 3.2: Wind Speed 6: Direction WSW
Start Time: Thursday, October 26, 2023 16:05:00: Distance 3.2

Pos Boat Skipper PHRF Delta Type Finish Elapsed Corrected Score
1 GLORIA BECKER,ROGER 157 C&C 24 17:26:22 01:21:22 01:13:00 3
2 BLISS HAYES,ADAM -23 J 35c 17:22:38 01:17:38 01:18:52 2
DNF SILHOUETTE COLSON,BECK -10 ALERION 33 1



Speed as VMG of winning boat: 2.4 knots
Race Officer: R. Becker


Created on 10/26/23 20:54:46 Scoring program: RaceSail (1.2.40)
Ahoy!

    3 diehards showed up for another beautiful evening's sail with just enough wind for 2 of the 3 to finish the race.  After the downwind work, making the best of the dirty bottoms and whatever gusts of maybe 7 knots that came along, the beat back to Nun 6 from East Chop against a raging October flooding current, became a hunt for where the wind was strongest.  Turned out to not be on the East side, but each boat had to go over there to see for themselves.  Big hint....in light air, you want a light boat.  Gloria won.  I think mostly because I have brush on a stick that will reach almost to the center of the boat.  The keel is a different story, but at least I can get the water line and rudder scraped off.

   May be good for Sunday so keep a watch.  No one is complaining about the Temperature but the Sun seems in a bit of a hurry.

   All the best,  Roger


Thursday, October 19, 2023

HHSA: Thursday's results

Holmes Hole Sailing Association
File: HHSA 2023 ALL RACES
Class: 2023 Post Season. PHRF (Time on distance)
Overall Score: Last Race Date:10/19/23

Boat Skipper PHRF Type Total 9/14 #0R 3.2 9/17 #2 6.5 9/21 #0R 3.2 9/28 #0R 3.2 10/5 #0R 3.2 10/12 #0R 3.2 10/19 #0R
GLORIA BECKER,ROGER 157 C&C 24 21 2* 5 4 3* 4 5 3
TAMU WESCOTT,TOM 59 ALERION 28 18 0*DNC 4 3 5 3 3 0*DNC
PENELOPE FLAM,MO 41 ALERION X 28 16 3 3 0*DNC 4 2 4 0*DNC
BLISS HAYES,ADAM -23 J 35c 15 0*DNC 0*DNC 0 DNC 6 5 2 2
SILHOUETTE COLSON,BECK -10 ALERION 33 7 1* 2 1 2 1 0*DNC 1
APRES BESSE,STEPHEN -120 J-120 5 0*DNC 1 2 1 0*DNC 1 0 DNC


Allowed Drops 2. Shown by '*'
Race Officer: R. Becker


Created on 10/19/23 21:31:54 Scoring program: RaceSail (1.2.40)

Holmes Hole Sailing Association
File: HHSA 2023 ALL RACES
Class: 2023 Post Season. PHRF (Time on distance)
10/19 #0R: Wind Speed 14: Direction S
Start Time: Thursday, October 19, 2023 16:05:00: Distance 3.2

Pos Boat Skipper PHRF Delta Type Finish Elapsed Corrected Score
1 GLORIA BECKER,ROGER 157 C&C 24 16:45:17 00:40:17 00:31:55 3
2 BLISS HAYES,ADAM -23 J 35c 16:38:27 00:33:27 00:34:41 2
3 SILHOUETTE COLSON,BECK -10 ALERION 33 16:42:45 00:37:45 00:38:17 1



Speed as VMG of winning boat: 4.8 knots
Race Officer: R. Becker


Created on 10/19/23 21:27:08 Scoring program: RaceSail (1.2.40)
Ahoy!

     Down to 3 boats today, but two of them carried HHSA skippers from other boats as crew.... So win-win for everyone!  The recent spectacular skies full of clouds of every description gave way to a blue sky day with about 14 knots of wind for our run around the triangle in reverse.   The race was a fast one for each boat...my GPS tracker app on my cell phone reported Gloria's average speed was 6 miles per hour with a maximum speed of 8.83 MPH!  Those are not speeds my rating likely expected and Gloria scored another win.  We may get a few more days in.  If you'd like to join in, text Wendell (508-878-9061) to be added to our texting message board so you'll know if we can expect to race given conditions and availability of racers. 

All the best,  Roger.


Thursday, October 12, 2023

HHSA: Thursday's results

Holmes Hole Sailing Association
File: HHSA 2023 ALL RACES
Class: 2023 Post Season. PHRF (Time on distance)
10/12 #0R 3.2: Wind Speed 8: Direction WSW
Start Time: Thursday, October 12, 2023 16:05:00: Distance 3.2

Pos Boat Skipper PHRF Delta Type Finish Elapsed Corrected Score
1 GLORIA BECKER,ROGER 157 C&C 24 16:53:00 00:48:00 00:39:38 5
2 PENELOPE FLAM,MO 41 ALERION X 28 16:48:13 00:43:13 00:41:02 4
3 TAMU WESCOTT,TOM 59 ALERION 28 16:50:29 00:45:29 00:42:20 3
4 BLISS HAYES,ADAM -23 J 35c 16:48:14 00:43:14 00:44:28 2
5 APRES BESSE,STEPHEN -120 J-120 16:45:35 00:40:35 00:46:59 1



Speed as VMG of winning boat: 4.0 knots
Race Officer: R. Becker


Created on 10/12/23 18:37:41 Scoring program: RaceSail (1.2.40)
Ahoy!

5 boats sailed the triangle in reverse with about 8 knots of WSW wind.  Blue skies and smooth water made for a delightful late afternoon October sail.  It was a broad reach or run to East Chop with a difference in opinion about the best route.  Penelope, picking the middle reached the Can 23a first, using his Hoyt jib boom and winged out main with no funny business to show everyone else how to do it.  The final two legs were both tight, close hauled, lopsided beats and both legs had shifts near the marks that required everyone to take a hitch.  The expected foul current in the sound hadn't developed in time to hurt much and the race was finished in good time, though not especially fast. Gloria, again enjoying the light winds, won the race.

Stay tuned for more racing, although a few boats have finished up for the season.

Roger.