Bow Lake Sailing News Letters 2007
by Bob Shapiro

Sunday 09 September 2007

Bow Lake Sailing, sponsored by Riverside Engineering of West Newbury, Massachusetts

2007 Bow Lake Sailing Remaining Schedule

Tentative Dock Day is Saturday November 3. Please let me know if you plan to participate.

Ed Hinds Regatta

What a successful regatta! Thank you to all who participated, helped, watched and celebrated with us.

Photos from Pam Daigneault, Michele Kincaid, Wayne Donle, Jeannine McKay and Ali Deyett: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bob_and_margo/sets/72157602148533868/

Anybody else that took photos please send photos or links to me and I will publish to the group.

Results on the International Lightning Class Association web site: http://www.lightningclass.org/index.asp

Results on the International Lightning Class Association New England District web site: http://www.lightningclass.org/ne/

History of Results for This Regatta: http://www.lightningclass.org/ne/Results/RegattaHistory/Bow.htm

Saturday September 22 was a gorgeous day – heavy fog in the early morning burned off quickly and we had a day of bright sunshine, blue skies, and some wind. OK it may be true that the previous 4 Saturdays had winds of 15-20 mph and the following Saturday also had winds of 15-20 mph, but we’ll happily take the 0-8 mph winds that we got for the regatta.

Nine Lightnings participated in the regatta. All of the racing Lightnings on Bow Lake participated, together with 5 visiting boats. Sterling Bush desperately rushed to the New Jersey waterfront the day before to get their boat where it had been held hostage in Customs for a few weeks after its return from the World Championships in Greece. Jamie Boynton flew in the night before from Japan via Hong Kong. Imagine how much fun it is to fly 24 hours with a bad cold! Tony and Julie Pascone live on the ocean so far up in Maine that they can see Canada. Tony towed the boat down a week ahead of time and then flew off to Chicago for the week, getting up at 3:00 AM Friday to fly back for the regatta. Julie drove down from Maine on Friday, extending the 5 hour drive into 8 hours when she got horribly, horribly lost in Portland, Maine. Guillaume Joffrees drove down from boarding school in northern New Hampshire to sail with Ned. Aaron Hertzer convinced his father Dan to drive the boat here from Rhode Island, so that 8 year old Aaron could skipper in the regatta.

After the fog burned off there was a period of no wind, but it wasn’t a period of no excitement. Mike Baker plunged into the water and swam his way around the fleet, stopping every now and then to terrorize boats. Pat McQueen opened fire with a boat hook that doubled as a water gun – but Bob Shapiro quickly returned fire with his super soaker. And meanwhile Dennis Unger blazed through the fleet trying to find someone who wanted him to move a racing mark – even though there wasn’t yet any wind with which to judge where to move it to.

The first race was finally started in very light air – you might say extremely light air. Pat McQueen with light air crew JJ Bell (light air as he decided not to take on a third crew) drifted off the starting line in first and built a huge lead. Alas, drifting conditions often punish early leaders and soon Ken Deyett and Bob Bush were in the lead and trying to avoid drifting into each other. Jeannine McKay and Ali Deyett on Ken’s boat and Sterling Bush and Paul Henkel on Bob’s boat were jumping all over the place helping their skippers avoid contact. (Meanwhile I was hoping they would hit as it would have taken 2-3 hours to complete penalty turns in that wind!) Eventually the fleet drifted around the first mark and halfway to the second mark a breeze line came up.

Rounding the second mark and heading back to the finish the wind died again, with Ken holding off Ned for the lead, Bob Shapiro close behind and the rest of the pack way back. But Bob Bush pulled out of the pack by raising his spinnaker and was charging fast. Ken raised his chute to grab the win by a boat length over Bob Shapiro who opted to skip the spinnaker. Ned, with long time crew Jeff Baker, and Guillaume, held onto third place while Bob Bush was close behind in fourth. Aaron Hertzer with father Dan and Pat Mahan ended up fifth, while Tony and Julie Pascone (green boat) came from WAY BACK on the first leg to end up in sixth. Pat McQueen’s early lead dropped him into seventh, while Bob Murphy, Dave Sandman and Norbert Church grabbed eighth. Jet lag was in evidence on What Now? manned by John and Jamie Boynton, and Uncle Steve "Pinball Wizard" Smith.

There was a second race, but I don’t remember much about it. I know there was more wind, I know there was a huge jam at the starting line (and I think we had a general recall), I know I got a lousy start, I know Ken Deyett won pretty easily and Bob Bush was second. I remember a little less of the third race, but I do recall Mike Baker and Josh Gershuny on board Miss Behavin’ saying it was time to win a race, so we did. And I recall feeling very nervous on the beat to the finish with Bob Bush lurking close behind. After three races it was very close. Ken Deyett led with 6 points, Bob Shapiro was next with 7 points and Bob Bush had 8 points. Ned was close behind with 11 points. It was anybody’s regatta to win. Bob Shapiro led by a nose over Tony and Julie at the windward mark, and with Ken pretty far back it was Bob’s regatta to lose. (So he did.) Tony and Julie grabbed the lead and held it to (but not over) the finish line. Unfortunately, they had hit the leeward mark and by the time they finished their penalty circle Ned passed them and eeked out the race win.

Tony and Julie took second in the race to move up to fifth place overall. Ken Deyett came up to grab third and that, combined with Miss Behavin’ slipping down to fifth was enough to give the Deyett team the regatta win. Ned’s race win put him in a three way tie for second place in the regatta. Bob Bush lost the first tiebreaker as both Bob Shapiro and Ned Hinds had a race win and Bob Bush didn’t. Ned Hinds lost the second tiebreaker (Bob Shapiro’s next best finish was second and Ned’s next best was third) and took third overall, leaving the Miss Behavin’ crew in second place overall.

What Now? and Three Men in a Tub had a lot of close racing, including at least one collision and several near collisions. Each team beat the other twice, but John, Jamie and Steve grabbed a sixth place in race three to beat out Norb, Dave and Bob for eighth place overall.

MANY people made this regatta a success! Pam and Werner were aided on Race Committee by Wayne Donle and Marion Hinds. Pam had recently torn her ACL, MCL and all the other CL’s she has, so she was on crutches and in a knee brace. We had several crash boats out to help, with Walter Unger, Dennis Unger, Roger Williams, Deb Ames and Jim Murphy on board to tow boats, move marks and stand by to help in case we got a huge gust of wind or a thunderstorm.

After the racing it was on to the Grange for refreshments and the Bow Lake World Famous Taco Bar dinner, which was enjoyed by about 70 people. Many people cooked or helped out with food, service, preparation and cleanup. John Boynton grabbed coffee, munchkins, apples and juice for breakfast, and John and Mike Baker packed up Mike’s car and provided mobile eats while everyone got their boats ready. Bob and Sandy Boynton made a great garden salad and an amazing couscous salad, Amy Byron made her now famous tub-of-chocolate-and-booze, Jeff Baker made cookies, Caroline King made pies, Margo made guacamole and all the taco stuff. And in the kitchen, Derek Hilton performed Community Service by slaving away all day on preparation and cleanup, along with Margo, Linda, Erin and Kyle Gershuny, Karen Hinds and many others who I have missed. Ned Hinds did his usual masterful and thankless job of mopping the floor and taking all the trash. Meanwhile Bob Murphy, Dave Sandman and Norb Church provided all of the beer, water and soda, Gerold and Laura Thorne allowed boats to park across from the Grange, Dennis Unger provided tableware, and Deb Ames and Jim Murphy made 4 pounds of delicious jumbo shrimp. I apologize to those who I may have missed. Thank You to All!

And a special thank you to the Bow Lake Community Club. They surprised us with a free rental of The Grange (and we surprised them back with a $50 donation)! Please support the BLCC and the BLCOA as together they made this possible.

After dinner it was time for trophies. This year the theme was memories, and the majority of the trophies were framed photographs. Pam Daigneault took most of the photos, while Werner took the one of Pam and Margo took "Sunset on Bow Lake".

Framed 8 x 10 photos of their boats were presented to the winners of the Bob Evans Regatta, as follows:

Dennis Unger - Open Class Keel Boats First Place

Greg King – Open Class Centerboard First Place

Wayne/Rob Donle – Open Class Centerboard Second Place

Jim Murphy/Deb Ames – Open Class Catamaran First

Mark Iber/Peter Hellfach – Open Class Catamaran Second

Ned Hinds – Lightning Class First Place

Bob Shapiro – Lightning Class Second Place

Dave Sandman/Norb Church/Bob Murphy – Lightning Class Third Place

John Boynton - Lightning Class Fourth Place

Please note that Michele Kincaid took Greg King’s trophy and didn’t want to let it go; Greg make sure you get it back from her. Special framed photos were presented to Pam and Werner Daigneault as a thank you for all of their Race Committee work, and to the Gershuny family for their huge positive impact on Bow Lake sailing.

The Martha Comstock trophy was presented to Dave Sandman, Norb Church and Bob Murphy of Three Men in a Tub. They show up all the time, are climbing slowly in the standings, won a race this year, jumped overboard to help Mike Aversa when he capsized, have gimbolled beer holders and really know how to have fun while sailing! They are the spirit of sailing on Bow Lake, for which this award is given. We hear that by the next morning they had already scheduled which person gets to have the trophy in their home for each of the twelve months they will hold it.

Next came trophies for the Ed Hinds Memorial Regatta. Although the regatta has been held for about 30 years, history had only recorded 16 of the past winners. Ned Hinds and Bill Fastiggi had each won twice, and prior to this year, Bob Shapiro and Ken Deyett had each won three times. Ken smashed the tie by winning this year for the fourth time – Congratulations Ken! Ned Hinds, Jeff Baker and Guillaume Joffrees each received a framed photo "Sunset on Bow Lake" for third place, as did Bob Shapiro, Mike Baker and Josh Gershuny for second place. Ken Deyett, Ali Deyett and Jeannine McKay also received photos as their permanent trophies. And then it was time to unveil the Ed Hinds Memorial Regatta Perpetual Trophy for the first time! The trophy, which consists of a wooden base and a silver (ok silverplated) champagne bucket lists all of the known previous winners of the regatta. Ed’s wife Marion, and son Ned were on hand to help present the trophy to Ken Deyett and his team. Ed Hinds was one of the primary driving forces of sailboat racing on Bow Lake for many years. He will not be forgotten.

Colorful Bow Lake Sailing Frisbees were then handed out to all in attendance. If you didn’t get one (or if yours is stuck in a tree or on a roof) stop by and I’ll give you one. These will be given out every few years as the minimum order quantity was pretty large!

A personal note: Thank you to everyone who took care of Marisol at various times during the day. Thank you to Margo for supporting my sailing habit. Margo has been aggressive in doing things to make sure that I am able to continue racing, even as we have the little one running around (ok crawling!). Thank you to Marisol for being an easy baby and letting me sail.

Save the date – Saturday, September 20, 2008 for next year’s Ed Hinds Regatta!

Sailing

Catamarans and Sunfish have been seen flying around the lake in heavy breezes – most recently Sunday. Mark and Peter got an 18 foot Hobie Cat to supplement their pair of 16 footers, so if anyone wants a 16 foot Hobie Cat they have one that is reasonably priced. Dennis will be bringing a newer Star to the lake next summer and his current one (Gale) is available. Anyone looking to purchase a Lightning please let me know and I will help you find one!

Finances

Please send me your expenses for the Bob Evans and Ed Hinds Regattas. If you would like to donate what you spent let me know, but I’d like to understand our total costs regardless. Many people donated cash, and others donated food and their time. Several very significant contributions were received – Thank You! Thank you, thank you and thank you! The remaining t-shirts (donated by Jamie) were all sold during the regatta. I’ll publish the final financial statement after I have received lists of expenses from everyone, but here is what we have so far:

Beginning Balance:

$ 237.29

Expenses Received to Date:

$ 719.84 trophies

$ 282.58 breakfast and dinner at the Grange

$ 50.00 fleet dues

$ 50.00 donation to BLCC for the Grange rental

Revenue:

$ 340.00 registration for Ed Hinds regatta

$ 10.00 extra dinner

$ 85.00 t-shirt sales

$1190.00 cash donations/sponsorships

Current Balance:

$ 759.87 (will go down as additional expenses are reimbursed, but we are in good shape and will end with some money in the bank!)

If you would like to make a donation, please make checks out to Bow Lake Sailing and send them to Bob Shapiro, 8 Webber Street, Wilmington, MA 01887.

Links

Racing Rules http://www.sailing.org/rrs2005

Racing Rules in Brief http://www.ussailing.org/rules/rulesinbrief.htm

July 1 Photos http://www.flickr.com/gp/9636816@N07/cEeGBv

July 22 Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/bob_and_margo/sets/72157600961888290

August 5 Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/bob_and_margo/sets/72157601256951682/

August 12 Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/bob_and_margo/sets/72157601421720115

September 1 Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/bob_and_margo/sets/72157601876587926/

Ed Hinds Memorial One Day Lightning Flash Regatta Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/bob_and_margo/sets/72157602148533868/

Strafford Calendar Sailing Article http://www.straffordcommunitycalendar.com/Sailing.htm

Bow Lake Sailing http://www.wessexusa.com/bls_main1.html

New England Lightning District http://www.lightningclass.org/ne

Lightning Class http://www.lightningclass.org/index.asp

Bob Shapiro: finallybk@gmail.com 603-664-6904

See you in the water November 3!

 

 

Sunday 09 September 2007

Bow Lake Sailing, sponsored by Riverside Engineering of West Newbury, Massachusetts

 

Ed Hinds Regatta

The Ed Hinds Memorial Bow Lake Lightning Flash One Day Regatta is Saturday September 22, 2007.  The racing is for Lightnings only, but we encourage our Open Class sailors to participate by crewing, helping on and off the water, and coming to the big dinner at the Grange after the racing.    Everyone is invited to refreshments and dinner at the Grange after sailing.  After dinner, we'll hand out awards for the Bob Evans Regatta as well as for the Ed Hinds Regatta.  

 

Let's get all the Bow Lake Lightnings out for the regatta.  You can sail with any number of people – you don't have to have exactly three on the boat.  If you need crew, or if you want to crew, email the list or contact me.   We almost always have visitors looking for crew at the last minute.  Last year two visitors sailed with only two people each.   Jim Murphy is available to crew if you are looking for crew.

 

Registration starts at 9:00 AM at the Grange and racing starts at Noon.  Here is the list of assignments.

Grange Rental - BobS

Grange Morning Set Up - BobS

Announcement/Registration - BobS
Set and Retrieve Marks – NedH
Race Committee – Werner/Wayne
Crash Boat 1 and Tow Boats from the Ramp: Walter Unger and
Jim Murphy/Deb Ames

Crash Boat 2 and Tow Boats from the Ramp: Roger Williams (if his boat is still in the water) and ???

Crash Boat 3 and Tow Boats from the Ramp: Dennis Unger (and Phyllis Unger if the weather is nice!)
Permission to park cars/trailers across from the Grange – NedH
Grange and Food Preparation and Set Up During Racing – Margo Krukonis and Derek Hilton and Linda Gershuny(?) and Caroline/Emma King(?)
Main Course
        Taco shells, Burrito shells, Cheese, Onions, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Taco Sauce – Bob/Margo
        Hamburger and chicken for Taco Bar – Bob/Margo
Salad and Salad Dressing – Bob/Sandy Boynton
Appetizers – Jim Murphy/Deb Ames (Shrimp and cocktail sauce)
Guacamole and Chips – MargoK
Desserts – Amy Byron, Jeff Baker
Beer, Ice, Soft Drinks, Bottled Water - NorbC/DaveS/BobM
Donuts, coffee for the morning at the Grange - Bob/Sandy Boynton
Helping people get their boats in and out at the ramp - EVERYBODY!
Paper plates and Napkins - NedH
Plastic glasses and utensils –
Dennis Unger

Trophies – BobS
Dishwashing and Cleanup – Deb Ames/Jim Murphy, Derek Hilton (And EVERYBODY!!!)



Welcome (and Welcome Back) Sailors

One of the visiting Korean Tae Kwon Do Masters, Master Jeoung sailed on Three Men in a Tub.  A double major in college back in Korea, one of Master Jeong's majors is in Aquatic Watersports, and he showed great agility and had a lot of fun in the boat.

 

Peter (Master Katherine Chang's son) sailed on board Y-Knot and had a blast.  Imagine what it must be like to have not only your parents be Tae Kwon Do Masters, but to have 4 visiting Masters staying at your house as well.   He does not want to get into trouble with 6 people in his house who can kill him with their eyebrows!

 

In between his summer in China, and heading off to college the next day, Greg Shapiro made his first (and only) visit to Bow Lake and came out on the windsurfer to race.   It took Greg an hour to get to the starting line and he was exhausted by the time he got there a few minutes late for the second race.  After racing the second race, Greg hung out at the Committee Boat, teaching Master Lee and Master Park how to windsurf.

 

We haven't seen Steve Smith at the lake all summer, but Steve was out on What Now? with John and Jamie for the last Bob Evans race day of the season.   It was great to see Uncle Steve on the boat and great fun chatting with him after the races.

 

2007 Bob Evans Regatta Race Day #9

September 1 Photos from Pam and Werner and Joan Joffrees: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bob_and_margo/sets/72157601876587926/

 

A beautiful day greeted us with good winds, flat water and sunny skies.  There was lots of close racing – ok maybe a collision between What Now? and Three Men made it more than close!   Guillaume Joffrees on the helm of Naut!, won the first race, even though he had Ned and Karen crewing for him, while Kyle and Ryan Gershuny won the last two races, even though they had Bob Shapiro skippering for them.  Dave Sandmann and Bob Murphy, sailing with Master Jeoung on Three Men battled tough all the way but couldn't hold it to the finish against John, Jamie and Uncle Steve in What Now?

 

Mark and Peter in Catamaran 734 (Wind Dancer) and Jim and Deb in Catamaran 56538 showed us all how fast they could be downwind, as they raced by us as though we were standing still.   What a thrill to hear the humming of the catamarans coming closer and closer and then fading away as they blew by us.  And Greg showed us all how fast a windsurfer can go on some of his reaches!

 

We finally managed to get in an "Around-the-Lake" race and it was superb!  Strategy really comes into play, as boats can decide which side of islands to go, and whether to hug the island shore for a straighter line but less wind or to give islands a wide berth for better wind but a longer course.   One catamaran went to each side of Beech Island, while Guillaume got stuck in a tide rip (or maybe it was a whirlpool) behind Beech Island.

 

In the Open Class Gale excelled in the somewhat lighter air of the second race but Dennis Unger and Stephen Van Beaver weren't enough ballast to sail fast in the heavier air first and third races.   Greg King solved the ballast problem by having himself, Michele O'Neil Kincaid and Peter (son of Master Chang) on board.  Greg had his best day ever, with two firsts and a second place.   Jim and Deb managed to outpace Mark and Peter in the catamarans, but the racing was very tight, especially in the Around-the-Lake race.  They were within a few boat lengths of each other all the way to the Water Street mark, but Deb and Jim pulled away on the last leg.

 

Rob Donle calculated finishes based upon Portsmouth Handicap Numbers, and decided that he and Wayne crushed the rest of the fleet in the Around-the-Lake race.   Rob may volunteer to handicap the Open Class next year!

 

September 1, 2007 Results

 

Open Class

Race

Boat

Skipper

Crew

Place

1

Y-Knot

Greg King

Michele O'Neil Kincaid, Peter

1

Catamaran 56538

Jim Murphy

Deb Ames

2

Gale

Dennis Unger

Stephen Van Beaver

3

Catamaran 734 – Wind Dancer

Mark Iber

Peter Hellfach

4

Day Sailor - Pinniped

Wayne Donle

Rob Donle

5

2

Gale

Dennis Unger

Stephen Van Beaver

1

Y-Knot

Greg King

Michele O'Neil Kincaid, Peter

2

Catamaran 56538

Jim Murphy

Deb Ames

3

Catamaran 734 – Wind Dancer

Mark Iber

Peter Hellfach

4

Day Sailor - Pinniped

Wayne Donle

Rob Donle

5

Windsurfer

Greg Shapiro

 

6

3
Around
the
Lake

Y-Knot

Greg King

Michele O'Neil Kincaid, Peter

1

Catamaran 56538

Jim Murphy

Deb Ames

2

Gale

Dennis Unger

Stephen Van Beaver

3

Catamaran 734 – Wind Dancer

Mark Iber

Peter Hellfach

4

Day Sailor - Pinniped

Wayne Donle

Rob Donle

5

 

Lightnings

Race

Boat

Skipper

Crew

Place

1

Naut!

Guillaume Joffrees

Karen Hinds, Ned Hinds

1

Miss Behavin'

Bob Shapiro

Ryan Gershuny, Josh Gershuny

2

What Now!

John Boynton

Jamie Boynton, Steve Smith

3

Three Men in a Tub

Dave Sandmann

Bob Murphy, Master Jeoung

4 (OCS)

2

Miss Behavin'

Guillaume Joffrees

Karen Hinds, Ned Hinds

1

Naut!

Ned Hinds

Karen Hinds, Amy Byron

2

What Now!

John Boynton

Jamie Boynton, Steve Smith

3

Three Men in a Tub

Bob Murphy

Dave Sandmann, Master Jeoung

4

3
Around
the
Lake

Miss Behavin'

Bob Shapiro

Ryan Gershuny, Josh Gershuny

1

Naut!

Ned Hinds

Karen Hinds, Amy Byron

2

What Now!

John Boynton

Jamie Boynton, Steve Smith

3

Three Men in a Tub

Dave Sandmann

Bob Murphy, Master Jeoung

4

 

Race Committee: Pam Daigneault, Werner Daigneault, Marion Hinds, Master Park, Master Choi, Master Lee

Crash Boat: Roger Williams, Joan Joffrees

 

2007 Results

A total of 16 different sailboats, 54 sailors and 22 Race Committee/Crash Boat workers participated in the 2007 Bob Evans Regatta!   Nine different boats (and 11 different skippers) won races this year in an indication of the how fast some of the newer sailors are improving. That's fantastic – and next year let's have more boats and people, and more different winners!   Here are the results after 18 races on 9 race days.

 

Lightnings

Race

Ned Hinds/
Guillaume Joffrees

Bob Shapiro/
Josh Gershuny

Dave Sandmann/ Norbert Church/
Bob Murphy/
David Darrah

John Boynton/
Bob Boynton/
Amy Byron

Mike Aversa/ Amy Byron

July 1 #1

2

3

4

5

1

July 1 #2

2

3

1

4

6

July 8 #1

1

2

4

3

6

July 22 #1

1

3

2

4

6

July 22 #2

2

1

4

3

6

July 22 #3

1

2

4

3

6

July 29 #1

1

2

3

6

6

July 29 #2

1

2

3

6

6

August 5 #1

1

2

3

6

6

August 5 #2

1

2

3

6

6

August 12 #1

2

1

6

6

6

August 12 #2

1

2

6

6

6

August 19 #1

2

1

3

6

6

August 19 #2

1

2

3

6

6

August 19 #3

1

2

3

6

6

September 1 #1

1

2

5 OCS

3

6

September 1 #2

2

1

4

3

6

September 1 #3

2

1

4

3

6

Points Best 10

10

15

28

37

55

 


 

Open Class

 

Catamaran

Keel

Centerboard

Race

Jim Murphy
Catamaran 56838

Mark Iber
/Peter Hellfach Catamaran Wind Dancer

Kerry McCoole
Catamaran
Toothless Dog

Jeff Cain
Catamaran

Dennis Unger
Star Gale

Greg King
Hunter
Y-Knot

Wayne Donle Day Sailor Pinniped

Mike Curtin Sunfish

Kyle Gershuny Force 5

Jesse Schrauf-
nagel Sunfish

Bob Duggan Sunfish

Greg Shapiro Windsurfer

Tylee Schrauf-
nagel Sunfish

July 1 #1

2

DNS

1

DNF

3

4

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

July 1 #2

2

DNS

1

4

3

DNF

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

July 8 #1

1

DNS

DNS

DNS

2

3

DNS

4

DNS

DNS

5

DNS

DNS

July 22 #1

1

4

DNS

DNS

DNS

2

DNS

3

DNS

5

DNS

DNS

DNS

July 22 #2

1

2

DNS

DNS

DNS

3

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

July 22 #3

DNF

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

1

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

July 29 #1

1

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

2

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

July 29 #2

DNF

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

1

DNF

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNF

Aug 5 #1

2

DNS

DNS

DNS

1

3

4

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

Aug 5 #2

4

DNS

DNS

DNS

3

2

1

DNS

DNS

5

DNS

DNS

DNS

Aug 12 #1

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

2

1

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

Aug 12 #2

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

2

1

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

Aug 19 #1

2

DNS

DNS

DNS

1

5

4

DNS

3

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

Aug 19 #2

2

DNS

DNS

DNS

3

DNS

1

DNS

DNF

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

Aug 19 #3

1

DNS

DNS

DNS

2

DNS

DNF

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

Sept 1 #1

2

4

DNS

DNS

3

1

5

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

Sept 1 #2

3

4

DNS

DNS

1

2

5

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

6

DNS

Sept 1 #3

2

3

DNS

DNS

3

1

5

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

Best 10

15

36

50

58

20

14

46

55

57

58

59

60

60

 

 

2007 Bow Lake Remaining Sailing Schedule

The Ed Hinds One Day Lightning Flash Regatta is on Saturday September 22.  Lightning sailors can also head to Burlington, VT in October.

 

2007 Bow Lake Sailing Remaining Schedule

Dates

Days

Boat Types

Event

Waters

Location

September 22

Saturday

Lightnings

Ed Hinds One Day

Bow Lake

Strafford, NH

October 13-14

Saturday-Sunday

Lightnings

Leaf Peeper

Lake Champlain

Colchester, VT

November 3

Saturday

All

Docks Out

Bow Lake

Strafford, NH

 


Finances

Suggested donation is $20 for Open Class sailors and $40 for Lightnings, but we would be happy to accept more (or less).   So far this season we have received $555 in donations, plus the superb Bow Lake Yacht Club t-shirts donated by Jamie – thank you to all of you!  We need about another $500 this year.   Your donations (plus about $500 in entry fees that will be collected for the Ed Hinds Memorial Lightning Regatta) fund trophies and boat gas for the Bob Evans Regatta as well as fleet membership dues.   They also fund trophies, Grange rental and dinner for the Ed Hinds Regatta.

 

Links

Racing Rules http://www.sailing.org/rrs2005

Racing Rules in Brief http://www.ussailing.org/rules/rulesinbrief.htm

July 1 Photos http://www.flickr.com/gp/9636816@N07/cEeGBv

July 22 Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/bob_and_margo/sets/72157600961888290

August 5 Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/bob_and_margo/sets/72157601256951682/

August 12 Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/bob_and_margo/sets/72157601421720115

September 1 Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/bob_and_margo/sets/72157601876587926/

Strafford Calendar Sailing Article http://www.straffordcommunitycalendar.com/Sailing.htm

Bow Lake Sailing http://www.wessexusa.com/bls_main1.html

New England Lightning District http://www.lightningclass.org/ne

Lightning Class http://www.lightningclass.org/index.asp

Bob Shapiro: finallybk@gmail.com    603-664-6904

 

See you on the water and at The Grange!

 

 

August 23 Bow Lake Sailing Update below

=================================================

Bow Lake Sailing, sponsored by Riverside Engineering of West Newbury, Massachusetts

 

Saturday September 1 is the next and last Bow Lake Bob Evans Regatta race day.   Start is at Noon in the middle of the lake.  It's Saturday – not Sunday.  Let's get the biggest turnout of the year!   We'll run an Around-the-Island race if the weather cooperates.  There are no races August 25-26.

 

Ed Hinds Regatta

The Ed Hinds Memorial Bow Lake Lightning Flash One Day Regatta is Saturday September 22, 2007.  Please mark your calendars and plan to participate.   The racing is for Lightnings only, but we encourage our Open Class sailors to participate by crewing, helping on and off the water, and coming to the big dinner at the Grange after the racing.    Everyone is invited to refreshments and dinner at the Grange after sailing.  After dinner, we'll hand out awards for the Bob Evans Regatta as well as for the Ed Hinds Regatta.   We need lots of help to pull off a great regatta and make our guests feel welcome.  We always do a great job as we often hear people say that the Bow Lake Regatta is the best regatta of the year.   Here are the things for which we need volunteers.  Names in bold indicate people who have signed up.  Please contact me to sign up (or confirm my assumptions) - or you will be drafted!

 

Grange Rental - BobS

Grange Morning Set Up - BobS

Announcement/Registration - BobS
Set and Retrieve Marks – NedH
Race Committee - Pam/Werner
Crash Boat 1 and Tow Boats from the Ramp: Walter Unger and
Jim Murphy/Deb Ames

Crash Boat 2: Roger Williams (if his boat is still in the water) and ???
Permission to park cars/trailers across from the Grange – NedH
Grange and Food Preparation and Set Up During Racing – Margo Krukonis and Derrick Hinds????
Main Course
        Taco shells, Burrito shells, Cheese, Onions, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Taco Sauce – Bob/Margo
        Hamburger and chicken for Taco Bar – Bob/Margo
Salad and Salad Dressing – Bob/Sandy Boynton???
Appetizers – Jim Murphy/Deb Ames (Shrimp and cocktail sauce)
Guacamole and Chips – MargoK
Desserts – Amy Byron
Beer, Ice, Soft Drinks, Bottled Water - NorbC/DaveS/BobM???
Donuts, coffee for the morning at the Grange - ???
Helping people get their boats in and out at the ramp - EVERYBODY!
Paper plates and Napkins - NedH
Plastic glasses and utensils – Dennis Unger???

Trophies – BobS
Dishwashing and Cleanup – Deb Ames/Jim Murphy, DerrickHinds??? (And EVERYBODY!!!)


Let's get all the Bow Lake Lightnings out for the regatta.  You can sail with any number of people – you don't have to have exactly three on the boat.  If you need crew, or if you want to crew, email the list or contact me.   We almost always have visitors looking for crew at the last minute.  Last year two visitors sailed with only two people each.

 

Welcome Sailors

Spencer Carvill joined Kyle Gershuny on the Force 5 last Sunday and seemed to be having a good time.  Welcome Spencer!

 

Welcome to Dorothy and Mikko Peuramarju (Caroline King's parents, whose name is most likely spelled horribly wrong) who helped out Roger Williams on the Race Committee boat.   The day was made even more exciting for them as they watched their daughter take an unscheduled swim.  [See "Safety" below.]

 

Safety

Greg and Caroline King capsized and turned turtle.  Josh Gershuny jumped in to help, got on the boat, but not weighing enough to get it upright, swam under the boat to let out the mainsheet, then helped Caroline up onto the boat, and then as the boat came up he flopped into it and kept it upright.   Greg and Caroline send a HUGE THANK YOU to Josh Gershuny!

 

2007 Bob Evans Regatta Race Day #8

In the Lightning Class Bob Shapiro needed a perfect day to stay in the hunt for the championship.  In the first race Bob, sailing with Ryan and Josh Gershuny, got a great start, found the stronger wind on the right side of the course and led at the first mark.   Ned Hinds, sailing with Karen Hinds and Amy Byron, rounded second but rode a good puff most of the way down the leg to catch up almost all the way.  At the end of the leg, Bob's team executed a perfect spinnaker drop and were able to bring a good lead to the finish line.  Bob Murphy, Norb Church and Dave Sandmann were still bailing water out of their boat and followed behind.   The second Lightning race was close up the weather leg, with Bob ahead of Ned by a boat length and Three Men close behind.  At the leeward mark Bob still had a slight lead, but that evaporated when he didn't cover Ned on the last leg.   Race three saw everybody on the starting line at the gun and Ned built up a big lead.  On the downwind leg, the wind shifted forward and there were some huge gusts.   Bob's 350 pound team stayed upright and managed the gusts well and closed to within half a boat length at the leeward mark.  But Ned's boat speed won out and he captured the race.

 

In the Open Class, Greg and Caroline King sailed a very wet and cold first race after being in the water for 20 minutes.   Congratulations to the King's for their enthusiasm and perseverance!  In the moderate wind Dennis Unger and Stephen Van Beaver aboard Gale had great boat speed and a graceful presence to take the gun for the "big" boats, while Jim Murphy and Deb Ames had the catamaran moving nicely.   In the "little" boats, Kyle Gershuny and Spencer Carvill carved out a win, followed by Wayne and Rob Donle in the Day Sailor.  Wayne and Rob started the first race a few minutes late as they are apparently on Central Time…   In the second race starting on time Rob and Wayne took the gun for the bullet, followed by Jim/Deb and then Dennis/Stephen on Gale.  Boats were dropping like flies as cold Kings sailed in and the force was not with Force 5.   The heavy air of race 3 favored Jim and Deb in the catamaran.  Even though they have to travel a lot farther upwind, they were flying downwind to get the gun.   Dennis and Stephen may have been a bit overpowered in the heavy air and came in second.

 

August 19, 2007 Results

 

Lightnings

Race

Boat

Skipper

Crew

Place

1

Miss Behavin'

Bob Shapiro

Ryan Gershuny, Josh Gershuny

1

Naut!

Ned Hinds

Karen Hinds, Amy Byron

2

Three Men in a Tub

Dave Sandmann

Bob Murphy, Norb Church

3

2

Naut!

Ned Hinds

Karen Hinds, Amy Byron

1

Miss Behavin'

Bob Shapiro

Ryan Gershuny, Josh Gershuny

2

Three Men in a Tub

Bob Murphy

Dave Sandmann, Norb Church

3

3

Naut!

Ned Hinds

Karen Hinds, Amy Byron

1

Miss Behavin'

Bob Shapiro

Ryan Gershuny, Josh Gershuny

2

Three Men in a Tub

Norb Church

Bob Murphy, Dave Sandmann

3

 


 

Open Class

Race

Boat

Skipper

Crew

Place

1

Gale

Dennis Unger

Stephen Van Beaver

1

Catamaran 56538

Jim Murphy

Deb Ames

2

Force 5

Kyle Gershuny

Spencer Carvill

3

Day Sailor

Wayne Donle

Rob Donle

4

Y-Knot?

Greg King

Caroline King

5

2

Day Sailor

Wayne Donle

Rob Donle

1

Catamaran 56538

Jim Murphy

Deb Ames

2

Gale

Dennis Unger

Stephen Van Beaver

3

Force 5

Kyle Gershuny

Spencer Carvill

DNF

Y-Knot?

Greg King

Caroline King

DNS

3

Catamaran 56538

Jim Murphy

Deb Ames

1

Gale

Dennis Unger

Stephen Van Beaver

2

Day Sailor

Wayne Donle

Rob Donle

DNF

Y-Knot?

Greg King

Caroline King

DNS

Force 5

Kyle Gershuny

Spencer Carvill

DNS

 

Race Committee: Roger Williams, Dorothy and Mikko Peuramarju (Caroline King's parents)

Crash Boat: Various boats were watching out for us - Thank You!

 

2007 Results To Date

Bob Shapiro kept his hopes alive for a comeback with a win in the first race Sunday, but Ned Hinds clinched the Championship in the Lightning Class by winning the next two races.   In the Open Class, Jim Murphy has the Catamaran Division in the bag, Dennis Unger is unbeatable in the Keel Division and Greg King has turned the Centerboard Division (and his boat) upside down.

 

Lightnings

Race

Ned Hinds

Bob Shapiro/ Josh Gershuny

Sandmann/ Church/
Murphy/ Darrah

John Boynton/ Bob Boynton/ Amy Byron

Mike Aversa

July 1 #1

2

3

4

5

1

July 1 #2

2

3

1

4

6

July 8 #1

1

2

4

3

6

July 22 #1

1

3

2

4

6

July 22 #2

2

1

4

3

6

July 22 #3

1

2

4

3

6

July 29 #1

1

2

3

6

6

July 29 #2

1

2

3

6

6

August 5 #1

1

2

3

6

6

August 5 #2

1

2

3

6

6

August 12 #1

2

1

6

6

6

August 12 #2

1

2

6

6

6

August 19 #1

2

1

3

6

6

August 19 #2

1

2

3

6

6

August 19 #3

1

2

3

6

6

September 1 #1

 

 

 

 

 

September 1 #2

 

 

 

 

 

September 1 #3

 

 

 

 

 

Points Best 10

10

17

28

46

55

 


 

Open Class

 

Catamarans

Keel

Centerboard

Race

Kerry McCoole
Catamaran
Toothless Dog

Jim Murphy
Catamaran 56838

Jeff Cain
Catamaran

Mark Iber
/Peter Hellfach Catamaran 734

Dennis Unger
Star Gale

Greg King
Hunter
Y-Knot?

Mike Curtin - SunFish

Bob Duggan - SunFish

Jesse Schrauf-
nagel

Tylee Schrauf-
nagel

Wayne Donle - O'Day Sailor

Kyle Gershuny - Force 5

July 1 #1

1

2

DNF

DNS

3

4

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

July 1 #2

1

2

4

DNS

3

DNF

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

July 8 #1

DNS

1

DNS

DNS

2

3

4

5

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

July 22 #1

DNS

1

DNS

4

DNS

2

3

DNS

5

DNS

DNS

DNS

July 22 #2

DNS

1

DNS

2

DNS

3

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

July 22 #3

DNS

DNF

DNS

DNS

DNS

1

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

July 29 #1

DNS

1

DNS

DNS

DNS

2

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

July 29 #2

DNS

DNF

DNS

DNS

DNS

1

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNF

DNF

DNS

August 5 #1

DNS

2

DNS

DNS

1

3

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

4

DNS

August 5 #2

DNS

4

DNS

DNS

3

2

DNS

DNS

5

DNS

1

DNS

August 12 #1

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

2

1

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

August 12 #2

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

2

1

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

August 19 #1

DNS

2

DNS

DNS

1

5

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

4

3

August 19 #2

DNS

2

DNS

DNS

3

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

1

DNF

August 19 #3

DNS

1

DNS

DNS

2

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNF

DNS

September 1 #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 1 #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 1 #3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Points Best 10

50

15

58

54

22

19

55

59

58

60

46

57

DNS = Did Not Start, 6 points

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DNF = Did Not Finish, 6 points

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007 Bow Lake Remaining Sailing Schedule

There is one more Bob Evans race day at Bow Lake on September 1, and then the Ed Hinds Regatta September 22.  Meanwhile Lightning sailors can head to Squam Lake this weekend or to Lake Massabesic the weekend after Labor Day.

 

2007 Bow Lake Sailing Remaining Schedule

Dates

Days

Boat Types

Event

Waters

Location

September 1

Saturday

All

Bob Evans #9

Bow Lake

Strafford, NH

September 8-9

Saturday-Sunday

Lightnings

Annual Regatta

Lake Massabesic

Auburn, NH

September 22

Saturday

Lightnings

Ed Hinds One Day

Bow Lake

Strafford, NH

October 13-14

Saturday-Sunday

Lightnings

Leaf Peeper

Lake Champlain

Colchester, VT

November 3

Saturday

All

Docks Out

Bow Lake

Strafford, NH

 

After the Races

Bob and Margo would love to see everyone after the races Saturday September 1 at Fire Road 14.  There will be guacamole a-plenty!

 

Finances

Suggested donation is $20 for Open Class sailors and $40 for Lightnings, but we would be happy to accept more (or less).   So far this season we have received $535 in donations, plus the superb Bow Lake Yacht Club t-shirts donated by Jamie – thank you to all of you!  We need about another $650 this year.   Your donations (plus about $500 in entry fees that will be collected for the Ed Hinds Memorial Lightning Regatta) fund trophies and boat gas for the Bob Evans Regatta as well as fleet membership dues.   They also fund trophies, Grange rental and dinner for the Ed Hinds Regatta.

 


Links

Racing Rules http://www.sailing.org/rrs2005

Racing Rules in Brief http://www.ussailing.org/rules/rulesinbrief.htm

July 1 Photos http://www.flickr.com/gp/9636816@N07/cEeGBv

July 22 Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/bob_and_margo/sets/72157600961888290

August 5 Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/bob_and_margo/sets/72157601256951682/

August 12 Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/bob_and_margo/sets/72157601421720115

Strafford Calendar Sailing Article http://www.straffordcommunitycalendar.com/Sailing.htm

Bow Lake Sailing http://www.wessexusa.com/bls_main1.html

New England Lightning District http://www.lightningclass.org/ne

Lightning Class http://www.lightningclass.org/index.asp

Bob Shapiro: finallybk@gmail.com    603-664-6904

 

See you on the water!

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, August 07, 2007 2:50 PM

Newsletter attached and also reproduced below
======================================
 
Bow Lake Sailing, sponsored by Riverside Engineering of West Newbury, Massachusetts

 

Sunday August 12 is the next Bow Lake Bob Evans Regatta race day.  Start is at Noon in the middle of the lake.

 

Ed Hinds Regatta

The Ed Hinds Memorial Bow Lake Lightning Flash One Day Regatta is Saturday September 22, 2007.  Please mark your calendars and plan to participate.   The racing is for Lightnings only, but we encourage our Open Class sailors to participate by crewing, helping on and off the water, and coming to the big dinner at the Grange after the racing.    Everyone is invited to refreshments and dinner at the Grange after sailing.  After dinner, we'll hand out awards for the Bob Evans Regatta as well as for the Ed Hinds Regatta.   We need lots of help to pull off a great regatta and make our guests feel welcome.  We always do a great job as we often hear people say that the Bow Lake Regatta is the best regatta of the year.   Here are the things for which we need volunteers.  Please contact me to sign up (or confirm my assumptions) - or you will be drafted!

 

Trophies – ???
Announcement/Registration - BobS
Grange Rental - BobS
Set and Retrieve Marks – NedH??
Race Committee - Pam/Werner??
Crash Boats - ???
Grange Morning Set Up - ???

Permission from Garold to park cars/trailers on his property – Ned??
Food Preparation and Set Up During Racing - ???
Main Course
        Taco shells, Burrito shells, Cheese, Onions, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Taco Sauce – ???
        Hamburger and chicken for Taco Bar - ???
Salad and Salad Dressing - ???
Appetizers – ???
Guacamole and Chips – MargoK??
Desserts – ???
Beer, Ice, Soft Drinks, Bottled Water - ???
Bagels/Cream Cheese/Donuts/Coffee/Orange Juice for the morning at the Grange- ???
Helping people get their boats in and out at the ramp - EVERYBODY!
Paper plates and Napkins - ???
Plastic glasses and utensils - ???
Grange Cooking and preparation while we are racing - ???

Dishwashing and Cleanup - ??? (And EVERYBODY!!!)

Let's get all four Bow Lake Lightnings out for the regatta.  You can sail with any number of people – you don't have to have exactly three on the boat.  If you need crew, or if you want to crew, email the list or contact me.   We almost always have visitors looking for crew at the last minute.

 

Welcome Sailors

Caroline King joined husband Greg on board Y-Knot? this week.  And as far as we know, they were still talking after the races.   Caroline was Superwoman in the kitchen at the Grange last year; it's great to see her out on the race course with us.

 

David Darrah had a long wait on the committee boat while Two Men drifted out to the starting line, but once there he hopped aboard Three Men in a Tub for the racing.   In the second race he even commandeered the tiller; that's taking charge!

 

Safety

A huge thank you to Walter and Phyllis Unger and Ken Migilton for being there for us in a crash boat in the event of a crisis.   We didn't need any assistance this week, but we appreciate your being there!

 

2007 Bob Evans Regatta Race Day #6

Lightnings: All you need to know is that Bob Shapiro took the starts, Ned Hinds took the finishes and Three Men spent a lot of time bailing.   And Ryan and Kyle Gershuny got in A LOT of spinnaker practice!

 

Open Class: OK I'll admit that by Tuesday the brain has gone foggy from Sunday and I can't remember too many details.   Rob Donle showed his father who the skipper should be.  Star boats drift fast once they get going but it's tough to get them going in light air.   Deb Ames manages to look very relaxed laying on the trampoline of the catamaran, but you know she is always ready for action.

 

Non Racing: Dennis Unger declared war by bringing a Super Soaker out and blasting Bob Shapiro at close range.  Bob answered back by soaking Dennis' crew Stephen.  (Best revenge is to upset someone's crew!)  Four Tae Kwon Do Masters visiting from Korea joined Pam and Werner on the Committee Boat, did a lot of swimming and after the races learned how to windsurf.  It's pretty clear that Bow Lake has the toughest Race Committee anywhere – don't mess with them!

 

Photos by Pam and Werner from August 5: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bob_and_margo/sets/72157601256951682/

 

August 5. 2007 Results

Lightnings

Race

Boat

Skipper

Crew

Place

1

Naut!

Ned Hinds

Karen Hinds, Guillaume Joffrees

1

Miss Behavin'

Bob Shapiro

Ryan Gershuny, Kyle Gershuny

2

Three Men in a Tub

Dave Sandmann

Bob Murphy, David Darrah

3

2

Naut!

Ned Hinds

Karen Hinds, Guillaume Joffrees

1

Miss Behavin'

Bob Shapiro

Ryan Gershuny, Kyle Gershuny

2

Three Men in a Tub

David Darrah

Dave Sandmann, Bob Murphy

3

 

Open Class

Race

Boat

Skipper

Crew

Place

1

Gale

Dennis Unger

Stephen Van Beaver

1

Catamaran 56538

Jim Murphy

Deb Ames

2

Y-Knot?

Greg King

Caroline King

3

O'Day Daysailor

Wayne Donle

Rob Donle

4

2

O'Day Daysailor

Rob Donle

Wayne Donle

1

Y-Knot?

Greg King

Caroline King

2

Gale

Dennis Unger

Stephen Van Beaver

3

Catamaran 56538

Jim Murphy

Deb Ames

4

Red/White Sailfish

??

 

5

 

Race Committee: Pam and Werner Daigneault, Master Moon, Master Park, Master Lim, Master Leouong

Crash Boat: Walter Unger, Phyllis Unger, Ken Migilton

 


2007 Results To Date

Lightnings

Race

Hinds

Shapiro

Sandmann/ Church/
Murphy/ Darrah

John Boynton/ Bob Boynton/ Amy Byron

Aversa

July 1 #1

2

3

4

5

1

July 1 #2

2

3

1

4

6

July 8 #1

1

2

4

3

6

July 22 #1

1

3

2

4

6

July 22 #2

2

1

4

3

6

July 22 #3

1

2

4

3

6

July 29 #1

1

2

3

6

6

July 29 #2

1

2

3

6

6

August 5 #1

1

2

3

6

6

August 5 #2

1

2

3

6

6

 

Open Class

 

Catamarans

Keel

Centerboard

Race

Kerry McCoole
Catamaran
Toothless Dog

Jim Murphy
Catamaran 56838

Jeff Cain
Catamaran

Mark Iber &
Peter Hellfach Catamaran 734

Dennis Unger
Star Gale

Greg King
Hunter
Y-Knot?

Mike Curtin - SunFish

Bob Duggan - SunFish

Jesse Schrauf-
nagel

Tylee Schrauf-
nagel

Wayne Donle - O'Day Sailor

Red/ White Sailfish

July 1 #1

1

2

DNF

DNS

 

4

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

July 1 #2

1

2

4

DNS

3

DNF

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

July 8 #1

DNS

1

DNS

DNS

2

3

4

5

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

July 22 #1

DNS

1

DNS

4

DNS

2

3

DNS

5

DNS

DNS

DNS

July 22 #2

DNS

1

DNS

2

DNS

3

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

July 22 #3

DNS

DNF

DNS

DNS

DNS

1

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

July 29 #1

DNS

1

DNS

DNS

DNS

2

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

July 29 #2

DNS

DNF

DNS

DNS

DNS

1

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNF

DNF

DNS

August 5 #1

DNS

2

DNS

DNS

1

3

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

4

DNS

August 5 #2

DNS

4

DNS

DNS

3

2

DNS

DNS

DNS

DNS

1

5

 

 

 

2007 Bow Lake Remaining Sailing Schedule

We'll have up to three races each day (usually two) depending on the weather.  When the wind is nice we'll try to include an Around-the-Lake race.   Your best 10 races for the season count towards your finish in the Bob Evans Regatta.

 

2007 Bow Lake Sailing Remaining Schedule

Dates

Days

Boat Types

Event

Waters

Location

August 12

Sunday

All

Bob Evans #7

Bow Lake

Strafford, NH

August 19

Sunday

All

Bob Evans #8

Bow Lake

Strafford, NH

August 25-26

Saturday-Sunday

Lightnings

Annual Regatta

Squam Lake

Holderness, NH

September 1

Saturday

All

Bob Evans #9

Bow Lake

Strafford, NH

September 8-9

Saturday-Sunday

Lightnings

Annual Regatta

Lake Massabesic

Auburn, NH

September 22

Saturday

Lightnings

Ed Hinds One Day

Bow Lake

Strafford, NH

October 13-14

Saturday-Sunday

Lightnings

Leaf Peeper

Lake Champlain

Colchester, VT

November 3

Saturday

All

Docks Out

Bow Lake

Strafford, NH

 


After the Races

Bob and Margo have other plans after the races this coming week (August 12) so alas, there will be no guacamole, etc.

 

Finances

Suggested donation is $20 for Open Class sailors and $40 for Lightnings, but we would be happy to accept more (or less).   So far this season we have received $535 in donations, plus the superb Bow Lake Yacht Club t-shirts donated by Jamie – thank you to all of you!  We need about another $650 this year.   Your donations (plus about $500 in entry fees that will be collected for the Ed Hinds Memorial Lightning Regatta) fund trophies and boat gas for the Bob Evans Regatta as well as fleet membership dues.   They also fund trophies, Grange rental and dinner for the Ed Hinds Regatta.

 

Links

Racing Rules http://www.sailing.org/rrs2005

Racing Rules in Brief http://www.ussailing.org/rules/rulesinbrief.htm

July 1 Photos http://www.flickr.com/gp/9636816@N07/cEeGBv

July 22 Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/bob_and_margo/sets/72157600961888290

August 5 Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/bob_and_margo/sets/72157601256951682/

Strafford Calendar Sailing Article http://www.straffordcommunitycalendar.com/Sailing.htm

Bow Lake Sailing http://www.wessexusa.com/bls_main1.html

New England Lightning District http://www.lightningclass.org/ne

Lightning Class http://www.lightningclass.org/index.asp

Bob Shapiro: finallybk@gmail.com    603-664-6904

 

See you on the water!

 

 

 

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Monday, July 30, 2007 3:55 PM

Sailing update is attached, and also appears below.
 
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Bow Lake Sailing, sponsored by Riverside Engineering of West Newbury, Massachusetts

 

Saturday, August 4 Alyssa is holding a regatta at Noon on Bow Lake.   Here is a message from Alyssa (lyssagrl03@aim.com) : This is just a reminder about my regatta on August 4th at 12pm.  During the regatta 4 races will be held, 2 for JY15's and under and 2 for JY's and over. I am conducting the race this way so it will be fair for everyone! The banquet afterwards will be held at 2pm in the Grange basement, and it would be great if all the sailors could attend this as well. Please let me know by July 30th if you will be able to attend both activities. Thanks for all the support and help from everyone!

 

Sunday August 5 is the next Bow Lake Bob Evans Regatta race day.  Start is at Noon in the middle of the lake.  All sailboats are welcome – let's see some of the Junior boats out there!

 

Ed Hinds Regatta

The Ed Hinds Memorial Bow Lake Lightning Flash One Day Regatta is Saturday September 22, 2007.  Please mark your calendars and plan to participate.   Although only Lightnings race, all sailors can participate.  Sailors can crew on a Lightning, and can help with dinner, Crash boat or Race Committee.   And everyone is invited to refreshments and dinner at the Grange after sailing.  After dinner, we'll hand out awards for the Bob Evans Regatta as well as for the Ed Hinds Regatta.

 

Starting next week, I'll be bugging you (or begging you) to sign up to help with something for the regatta.  Thank you in advance!

 

Race Course

The light air of the last few weeks has reminded us that we should have the smaller boats sail a shorter course than the larger boats.   Starting this week, Sunfish, Hunter and any other small boats will finish on their way downwind, rather than continuing on down to the leeward mark and then back again.  This will keep the boats closer together and should make it more fun for everyone.

 

Correction from July 23 Newsletter

Greg King and Jan Williams in Y-Knot finished in second place in the Open Class in the first race on July 22.  One of the participants pointed out the error (we won't mention Greg by name).   The original archived Race Committee scoresheets were checked and the photographic records were used to verify the correct finish order.   Congratulations Greg and Jan and sorry for the mistake!

 

Missing from July 23 Newsletter

Amy Byron headed to Malletts Bay in Colchester, VT a few weeks ago (on Friday the 13th!).  She joined the Sterling Bush team and competed in the New England Lightning District Women's Championships.   Amy's team finished in second place – congratulations!

 

Meanwhile, Bob Shapiro, Mike Baker and Jim Lerner raced in the District Championship that weekend, while Margo and Marisol led a cheering section on shore.   After leading the second race most of the way, they finished in fifth place for that race, out of twenty-five boats.  Results from the other four races were not available at press time…

 

Welcome and Missing Sailors

Welcome to Tylee Shraufnagel.  Tylee was in the Sunfish with the green and white sail on Sunday.   Assuming she wasn't scared off by all of the old men offering her water and beer, she'll be back next week.

 

Welcome back to Wayne Donle!  Wayne and his brother Bruce sailed a Lightning a number of years ago on Bow Lake. Yesterday, Wayne and son Rob came out for the second race in their O'Day Daysailor.  Hopefully they'll come back when the wind is a bit more cooperative.

If anyone has seen Dennis Unger or Kerry McCoole, let us know.  They've been sorely missed the last few weeks!

 

Safety

Roger Williams is not available for Crash Boat duty this coming week August 5.  Roger reports that he and Cindy are working the Futures Tournament.   This is the developmental tour (golf) of girls who are trying to get into the LPGA.   It is at Beaver Meadow golf course in  Concord, NH.   These girls are professionals and good! 

 

Please contact Bob Shapiro if you are available for crash boat duty that day.  Thank You!

 

2007 Bob Evans Regatta Race Day #5

The weather forecast was for rain, heavy at times, with thunderstorms after 8:00 AM, and light and variable winds.   Well, they got the light and variable part correct!  We managed two slow races in almost no wind yesterday.  The Naut! team of Ned and Karen Hinds and Guillaume Joffrees put on a drifting clinic, winning both races by wide margins.   The Miss Behavin' team of Bob Shapiro, Mike Baker and Kyle Gershuny got great starts but didn't have the boat speed to stay with Ned.  Two Men in a Tub (Dave Sandmann and Bob Murphy) had the best start of the fleet in the second race (and didn't even foul anyone) but the extra few thousand pounds of water in their boat kept them from competing with Ned by the finish line.   In the Open class, Jim Murphy and Deb Ames showed that catamarans are fast with wind but not as fast without wind.  They won the first race; a prior commitment (and absolute dead calm drifting) caused them to abandon the second race.   Greg King picked up light air crew Ryan Gershuny at the last minute and in the first race battled with Tylee Schraufnagel in the green and white Sunfish and with Two Men in a Tub in their Lightning.   On the last leg of the race, the Lightning zapped the Hunter, and the Hunter hooked the Sunfish.  In the second race for the Open Class Greg and Ryan showed their perseverance and drifted their way through the entire course.   Wayne and Rob Donle headed for shore before completing the race, presumably due to the low winds.  As Y-Knot? crossed the finish line, Ryan abandoned ship, lots of people went for a refreshing swim, and everyone started lobbying for a tow home.  Better winds next week!

 

July 29. 2007 Results

Lightnings

Race

Boat

Skipper

Crew

Place

1

Naut!

Ned Hinds

Karen Hinds, Guillaume Joffrees

1

Miss Behavin'

Bob Shapiro

Mike Baker, Kyle Gershuny

2

Two Men in a Tub

Dave Sandmann

Bob Murphy

3

2

Naut!

Ned Hinds

Karen Hinds, Guillaume Joffrees

1

Miss Behavin'

Bob Shapiro

Mike Baker, Kyle Gershuny

2

Two Men in a Tub

Bob Murphy

Dave Sandmann

3

 

 

 

 

 

Open Class

Race

Boat

Skipper

Crew

Place

1

Catamaran 56538

Jim Murphy

Deb Ames

1

Y-Knot?

Greg King

Ian Gershuny

2

Green/White Sunfish

Tylee Schraufnagel

 

3

2

Y-Knot?

Greg King

Ryan Gershuny

1

Catamaran 56538

Jim Murphy

Deb Ames

DNF

Green/White Sunfish

Tylee Schraufnagel

 

DNS

O'Day Sailor

Wayne Donle

Rob Donle

DNF

 

 

 

 

 

Race Committee: Roger Williams, Joan Joffrees

 

 

Crash Boat: Ian, Linda, Josh and Erin Gershuny

 

 

 


2007 Results To Date

Lightnings

Race

Hinds

Shapiro

Sandmann/ Church/
Murphy

John Boynton/ Bob Boynton/ Amy Byron

Aversa

July 1 #1

2

3

4

5

1

July 1 #2

2

3

1

4

6

July 8 #1

1

2

4

3

6

July 22 #1

1

3

2

4

6

July 22 #2

2

1

4

3

6

July 22 #3

1

2

4

3

6

July 29 #1

1

2

3

6

6

July 29 #2

1

2

3

6

6

Points Best 10

11

18

25

34

43

 

Open Class

 

Catamarans