Welcome to the Valcour Sailing Club
Valcour Sailing Club | P.O. Box 1362 | Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Clinton Community College is not hosting the Clinton Regatta this year. The race will be held as scheduled August 11, 2012. There will be no after race surf and turf and awards ceremony at the College. The race will start in Plattsburgh Bay, be one race selected from course numbers 1, 2 and 3, with the intent that the first boat to cross the finish line will do so no earlier than 2.5 hours actual time from the start of the race, unless weather conditions dictate otherwise. As a suggestion, the length of the course should be approximately 8-10 nm in winds at the start of the race of six knots or less; approximately 10-12 nm in winds of 6.1 - 10 knots; approximately 12-16 nm in winds 10.1-15 knots; and 16+ nm in winds greater than 15.1 knots, weather and water conditions permitting. The race should be shortened when it appears that the first boat to cross the finish line will not do so within 4.0 hours actual time from the start of the race. After the race, awards will be presented at the Naked Turtle upstairs deck.
The above changes Race Handbook Sections 19.2 and 20.8.
Souvenir comes from behind to win A7 by 19 seconds over Galilee. In light NE winds averaging around 4 kts. OD Mark Stata set a nice 6 leg W/L course starting near the breakwater. Souvenir trailed through the first two upwinds, finally passing Soundwave, who corrected to third place, in a slingshot maneuver around the second upwind mark. Witchcraft took the start with a port approach near the pin and led in corrected time into the first downwind mark. Galilee earned line honors by leading actual throughout after the start. Souvenir now leads the A series with 14 points, just one point ahead ofWitchcraft and Soundwave with only one race to left in the series.
With a first and two seconds, Obelix, wins Soling 7 in light southerlies on Course 1’s less than 1/2 mile legs. USA 835 earned first in the second race and takes second overall. Kim Manion, in her third race of the season with Ty and Amy Kretser aboard, won the third go-round. Thanks to OD’s Mike and Robin Jenkins, Darcy Sutherland and Craig Meyerson.
Souvenir takes second place in the 17 ½ hour 60 mile grueling light, very shifty winds of the overnight Lake Champlain Race, correcting just 8 seconds ahead of Avena. Dunder earned line honors and the trophy. Galilee corrected to fifth place. The first leg west from Carlton Prize to the rounding at Garden Island ledge featured a beam reach southerly wind start in which some of the competitors carried spinnaker and others did not. The downwind leg 8 miles to Point au Roche had multiple lead changes, as did the upwind 15 miler to Schuyler Island reef. After rounding Juniper Island and the south ends of Four Brothers, the boats heading right a performing numerous jibes made hefty downwind gains on those running the New York shore. The only time the winds reached slightly above ten knots during the race was with a north shift during the approach to and around Crab Island. The wind died down again after the fleet rounded from the west the north end of Crab Island. The last leg from Crab Island to the finish at Carlton Prize started as a downwind in northerlies, then shifted into a southerly upwind, and ended in a westerly downwind for the final approach around Providence Island to the finish at Carlton Prize. Full results at http://www.mbbc-vt.org/2012Race/337.htm.
Galilee ghosted to victory by staying right on the 3d and final upwind 1-mile leg of course 1 in the dying breeze of PHRF A6. Soundwave second; Souvenir third. Witchcraft maintains a one-point lead over Soundwave and two points over Souvenir in the tightly contested A Series. Two races remain.