2016 Racing

Iceboating Report from PEI

Six DNs travelled from Nova Scotia to PEI this weekend to join PEI-based NIYC members on Covehead Bay, near Stanhope. Some were cruisers but there were enough racers for us to decide to sail for the Nova Ice Yacht Club’s Nova Scotia trophy – OK , we were in PEI, but have you seen any ice in NS recently? There was about 2 km of available ice with plenty of room to set a course about 0.6 mile in length.

Temperatures were below freezing all weekend. On Saturday we sailed on 7 or 8 inches of hard salt-water ice covered with about 3 inches of soft snow. The wind started at about 8 knots and built to 10 to 12 as the day progressed. Plate runners and FO1s were the order of the day. As the day wore on the snow began to drift and the ride got bumpier as the boats knocked to tops off the drifts. It was fast, powered-up sailing, and Bob Crinion had the measure of us with six bullets.

Saturday night we retired to Doug Gaudet’s for dinner where Helen treated us well; indeed, at lunch on Saturday she brought hot chili to the launch site!

Sunday morning dawned clear and windy, and as feared Saturday’s drifts had hardened into boat-breakers. There were lots of clear patches, but the prospect of tearing a plank off on a hardened drift or having an out-of-boat experience brought common sense to the fore. We loaded up and headed home. Despite sailing only one day we had a grand time, with special thanks to hosts Doug an Helen Gaudet. Photos by Doug and Helen too.

If that is the end of the season, it ended well! Great Western Challenge next?

Races Total
1 Bob Crinion 1 1 1 1 1 1 5
2 Warren Nethercote 3 2 3 2 RET 2 12
3 Danny Mosher 4 4 4 4 2 3 17
4 Art Samson 2 3 2 3 DNS DNS 18
5 Wayne Matheson 5 5 5 7 3 5 23
6 Mike Webber DNS DNS 6 5 4 4 27
7 Howard Garland 6 6 7 6 5 DNS 30

Warren

2016 Nova Scotia Championships
March 19, 2016. Covehead Bay, PEI


2016 DN NA’s – And The Winner Is…

The results are in. More recaps out tomorrow some time. It’s a long haul home to RI.

In the mean time take a look at how the NEIYA was represented on the results.

More later,

T

2016 DN North American Championship Results

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2016 DN NA Thursday Report

Hello All,

Big day at the NAs. Breeze still up, wild full speed sailing all day.

Personally I one-upped myself.   My spin yesterday paled in comparison to today’s leeward mark spin and out-of-boat experience.   No harm done, got back in and finished the race.

Other than that a good day-  the eastern gang is doing well-   LI, NJ, RI, NY, CT, all having a blast and enjoying some moments of brilliance!  Check attached results to see how your gang is doing!

Last day of racing tomorrow,  will see what the day brings!

Put this one on your calendar for next year folks…

Think Ice!  T

2016 IDNIYRA NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 
FEBRUARY 22 - 27, 2016
LAKE MONONA
MADISON, WISCONSON
Gold fleet
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Pos    Sail#            Name           Race>     1    2    3    4    5  Points
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  1   US  183       STRUBLE,            MATT     1    1    1    1 (  2)   4.00
  2   US   44        SHERRY,         RON (S)     2 (  2)   2    2    1    7.00
  3   US 5224       THIELER,           JAMES     3    4 ( 14)   3    3   13.00
  4    G  936          KOLB,        JOST (S)     4    7 ( 11)   4    4   19.00
  5   US 1188        HADLEY,       JAMES (S)     6    5    4 (  8)   5   20.00
  6   US   60        HARPER,        JOHN (M)  ( 11)   9    3    5    8   25.00
  7   US    3        GROGAN,         JIM (M)  ( 23)   8    7    9   10   34.00
  8    G  679     SCHNEIDER,    MARTIN-BJORN    10 ( 16)   5   14    7   36.00
  9   US 5469         MOORE,          OLIVER  ( 18)  11    6   10   14   41.00
 10   US 4975         EVANS,      ROBERT (S)    13   15    9 ( 20)   6   43.00
 11    H  467 VAN RIEMSDIJK,     DIDERIC (S)     7 ( 18)  17    7   16   47.00
 12   US 5053          REIS,      GEORGE (M)    19 ( 33)  12    6   12   49.00
 13   US 5214      MCDONAGH,             JIM    14   10   13   12 ( 19)  49.00
 14    S  713      GUSTRING,     RICKARD (M)     9   17   15 ( 18)  13   54.00
 15   US 4487        ATKINS,            CHAD  (DNF)  25    8   16    9   58.00
 16   US  807       FRANCIS,              JR    12   21   10   19 ( 27)  62.00
 17   US 5166        BERGER,           CHRIS    15   14   19   15 ( 22)  63.00
 18   US  216       POTCOVA,     RICHARD (S)    16   19 ( 22)  11   20   66.00
 19    G  666         SIEMS,     TORSTEN (S)  ( 45)  22   18   22   15   77.00
 20   US 3705        HOLMAN,      ROBERT (S)  ( 42)  12   21   21   24   78.00
 21   US 5432         BLOOM,        MIKE (S)  (DNF)  13   23   17   28   81.00
 22    G  551       SEEGERS,   CHRISTIAN (M)    21   23   16   23 ( 26)  83.00
 23   US 5116         CLAPP,        DAVE (S)    20 ( 30)  27   26   11   84.00
 24   US 5352         HEARN,      DANIEL (S)    24   20   20   24 (DNS)  88.00
 25   US 3283      WILLIAMS,    J.BRUCE (GM)    22   29   24 ( 30)  18   93.00
 26   US 5298         BROWN,       SCOTT (S)    17   28   32   25 ( 35) 102.00
 27   US 5501      ORLEBEKE,           PETER    30 ( 34)  29   13   31  103.00
 28   US  637      MEADE IV,             JOE    26   24   26   29 ( 34) 105.00
 29   US 5285          TEAL,       CHRIS (S)    29   27 ( 36)  28   25  109.00
 30   US 2545       DERUSHA,        MIKE (S)     8    3 (DNS) DNS  DNS  113.00
 31   US 4926      ORLEBEKE,           STEVE     5    6 (DNS) DNS  DNS  113.00
 32   US 5219         BAKER,            KENT    25   26   33   31 ( 36) 115.00
 33   US 4148         DIXON,         TIM (S)  ( 38)  35   31   34   17  117.00
 34   US 5358         FROST,       DAVID (S)  ( 43)  31   25   33   29  118.00
 35   US 5415        MILLER,           CHRIS    28 ( 43)  28   32   30  118.00
 36   US 4882        WOLLAM,     RICHARD (M)    37   32 ( 37)  27   32  128.00
 37   US 4868      RICHARDS,       JULIE (M)    34 (DNS)  35   38   23  130.00
 38   US 4974         JONES,       STAN (GM)    27   37   34 ( 39)  37  135.00
 39   KC 5514        CURTIS,            JOHN    33 ( 44)  43   40   21  137.00
 40   US 1277        BOWMAN,        HAL (GM)    35   38   30   37 ( 39) 140.00
 41   US  610         JONES,     DONALD (GM)    31   40   40   35 ( 42) 146.00
 42   US 3433       CUMMINS,      ROBERT (M)    36   36 ( 42)  42   33  147.00
 43   US 5430       CUTTING,        BILL (S)    39   39   38   36 ( 40) 152.00
 44   US 2360         JOHNS,       PETE (GM)    40 ( 42)  41   41   38  160.00
 45   US 4335         GLICK,        DAVE (M)    41   41   39 ( 43)  41  162.00
 46   US 5369        MILLER,        MIKE (M)    32  DNS (DNS) DNS  DNS  185.00
 47   US 5350     TRUESDELL,       PETER (S)    44   45 (DNS) DNS  DNS  191.00
 48   KC 2766    VAN ROSSEM,       PETER (S)    46  DNS (DNS) DNS  DNS  199.00
 49T  US  472       COBERLY, J. WILLIAM (GM)   DNS (DNS) DNS  DNS  DNS  204.00
 50T  US  445          CAVE,         BOB (M)   DNS (DNS) DNS  DNS  DNS  204.00

Scoring system: IDNIYRA Worlds




Silver fleet
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Pos    Sail#         Name       Race>     1    2    3    4    5  Points
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  1   US 5507    BARNETT,        MIKE     5 (DNS)   1    1    1    8.00
  2   US 3937     VOUGHT,  DANIEL (S)  (  4)   1    3    3    2    9.00
  3   US 5486      ELSMO,       DAVID     3    2    2 (  5)   3   10.00
  4   US 4155    LEMBERG, RICHARD (M)     1    4    4    4 (  5)  13.00
  5   US 4203 FITZGERALD, PATRICK (M)     6    3    6 (  7)   6   21.00
  6   US 5435    KJOLLER,        JODY    15    6    5    2 (DNS)  28.00
  7   KC 3786 NETHERCOTE,  WARREN (M)     7 ( 10)   7    6    8   28.00
  8   US 5498     GORDON,    RICK (S)  ( 13)   5   11   11    4   31.00
  9   US 5156   SOBERING,   GEOFF (S)     8 ( 18)  10   10    9   37.00
 10   US  294   LOENNEKE,  LOUIS (GM)    12 (DNS)   8    8   11   39.00
 11   US 5633   JOHANSON,       PETER    10    8 ( 13)   9   12   39.00
 12   US 5478   GORITSKI,    JACK (M)     2   15 ( 15)  13   10   40.00
 13   US 1313       RAST,  ROBERT (M)     9    9    9 ( 14)  13   40.00
 14   US 5158     BUSHEY,    JOHN (M)    11   13   12 ( 16)   7   43.00
 15   US 4490      MADGE,    MIKE (S)  ( 18)   7   16   12   16   51.00
 16   US 5451      ALLEN,    ANDY (S)  ( 25)  11   17   15   14   57.00
 17   US   65       GRAY, ROBERT (GM)    17   12   14 ( 18)  15   58.00
 18   US 4137   SMITH JR,     KEN (M)    16   14 ( 18)  17   17   64.00
 19   US 4925  VALENTINE,   SCOTT (S)    19   16   19 ( 20)  19   73.00
 20   US 5397      LENON,    JORI (S)    20   17 ( 20)  19   18   74.00
 21   KC 5457     DUNCAN,   COLIN (M)    22   19   21   22 (DNS)  84.00
 22   US  107     KAISER,    HANK (M)    23 (DNS)  22   23   21   89.00
 23   US 5296    COLEMAN,     PAT (M)   DNS (DNS)  23   21   20   95.00
 24   US 1610      BROWN,   BRUCE (M)    14  DNS (DNS) DNS  DNS  107.00
 25   US 4140     HOEPER,   PETER (M)    21  DNS (DNS) DNS  DNS  114.00
 26   US 3271  JANKOWSKI,    MIKE (M)    24  DNS (DNS) DNS  DNS  117.00
 27   US51161      CLAPP,     MIKE JR    26  DNS (DNS) DNS  DNS  119.00
 28T  US 4271  JANKOWSKI,   JULIE (S)   DNS (DNS) DNS  DNS  DNS  124.00
 29T  US 5517   THOMPSON,       JASON   DNS (DNS) DNS  DNS  DNS  124.00
 30T   P   71 ZIOLKOWSKI,  LESZEK (M)   DNS (DNS) DNS  DNS  DNS  124.00

Scoring system: IDNIYRA Worlds

Big Day At NAs

Big breeze saw the gold qualifier done and gold fleet race one done- That’s the good news- Bad news is a few masts gave up and a few boats need a little patching up!

Personally I had an interesting race…. Off the line from spot #18, good acceleration and clear air. Boat felt good and was going well. Tacked over to port as soon as I could.

Big lifting puffs from the left were a gift from above- I left the darling mark to port and tacked over, rounded the top mark with a decent lead.

Took off like a shot down the run and of course over stood the layline by a mile and was passed by Matt Struble, Ron Sherry, and Jost Kolb. Oops….

Passed Jost at the mark rounding, sneaked past Ron on the beat and got back into second. The CSI sled was wicked up and tuned in! Breeze was way up, easing sheet upwind was necessary to keep the mast off the ice…. Radical.

Next leg over stood again but by less- held onto second.

Next beat was able to stay to windward of Ron to the port layline then tacked for the mark. One leg to go, reminded myself aloud not to do anything stupid….

Downwind breeze was up, over stood by a bit again, boat was bouncing all over and really twitchy- here’s where it gets interesting…..

About 100 yards from the finish- Neck and neck w Ron Sherry, second place on the line. I said aloud to myself “don’t do anything dumb, second is as good as first”. I should have dropped the sheet and coasted over the line but NOOOOO, I just had to push it and haul the sheet a little- heading up to cross the line and suddenly the world was spinning- Rapidly.

Long story short I did at least a 360, maybe a 720. It happened fast. When the rotation stopped I could see orange out of my left eye- I figured that was the mark so all good there. Out of my right eye I could see a checkered flag being held by a rapidly back-pedaling John Atkins. So I was pointed the right way and had actually crossed the line (possibly stern first) to take third.

I did notice in the middle of all this that the entire silver fleet was watching along with every boat behind me, so I get points or maximum public self-humiliation. I didn’t even think about trying to play it cool about this one! The chop-busting started immediately- jokes about showing off, grandstanding for the cameras, needing a tutu for the boat since it pirouettes like a ballet dancer etc… What the hell, I still got a third!

Stay tuned for more- the second part of the day was pretty cool too…. Trust me.

T

James “T” Thieler12 Channing St.
Newport, RI. 02840

401 258 6230
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“Deja Vu All Over Again”

No breeze again today at the DN NAs….. But at least we made it out to the race course for awhile….

The local club put on a mid-lake BBQ for everyone- many thanks to the crew that made that happen- helped ease the pain quite a bit!

No racing but more BBQ waiting when we got in- Along with a keg. In the photo see Chris Miller of LI recovering from the psychological strain of standing around on the ice all day- Obviously he is teetering on the brink of a total mental meltdown.

Should be some breeze tomorrow- Fingers crossed!

Think Ice…. T

James “T” Thieler12 Channing St.
Newport, RI. 02840

401 258 6230
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NA Day One

Hey Folks-

The qualifier race is in the books here at the NAs-

Matt Struble barely made the time limit in the light air to take the top spot- lots of other boats struggled and the scorers have their work cut out for them tonight….

We hope to have a little more breeze tomorrow- stay tuned!

As for the photos, that would be our own Oliver Moore fixing a broken hiking rack in the hotel room. Wish I’d taken photos of us dragging it up the stairwell to the fourth floor-

In any case it just wouldn’t be a DN regatta without a little hotel room repair job!

Stay tuned- Hope everyone gets some sailing out that way-
T

 

James “T” Thieler12 Channing St.
Newport, RI. 02840

401 258 6230
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NA Champs Started

Hey Folks- flags raised, registration under way, race one tomorrow if we have breeze….

Decent turnout- Plenty of eastern representation!

Check the photos:
-According to my car thermometer it was 70F as I drove across Ohio….
-Rick Lemberg being interviewed for French TV
-Deb Whitehorse gets a special award (a dozen roses) for being generally awesome
-flag raising ceremony.

 

 

James “T” Thieler12 Channing St.
Newport, RI. 02840

401 258 6230
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