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U20 Regattas - Where, When & Who's Going! / Re: 2017 Race Results
« Last post by Mike Josselyn on November 03, 2017, 09:02:42 PM »
A club member, John Liebenberg who is a former Antrim 27 sailor, is our official club photographer.  The Great Pumpkin photos are from another source but show the fun we had.   Did I mentioned we beat a Gunboat catamaran!   Pays to chose the right direction.  Mike

http://www.norcalsailing.com/galleries/201710-greatpumpkinsat/201710-greatpumpkinsat.html#.Wf0ff-tHarU

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U20 Regattas - Where, When & Who's Going! / Re: 2017 Race Results
« Last post by Travis Gregory on November 03, 2017, 06:10:44 PM »
Wow, the photographer for your regattas does an awesome job Mike.  Really cool shots!




Sportboat Invitational: Richmond Yacht Club

In a reprise of the 2016 U20 Nationals, the Blue Angels flew again over the Sportboat Invitational which also coincided with the Express 27 Nationals.  Four U20s and one Open 570 raced in Division B for two days of races (six races total).   The winds were from the southwest, building from 6-8 knots in the first race each day to 15-18 knots by then end of the race day.  Temperatures hovered in the low 80s. 

With a flood tide, the waves were dampened so upwind legs were not punishing.  The downwind legs were long and fast--with most boats hitting the low teens while surfing.  Races were usually one or two times around the course and when not watching the Blue Angels overhead, the SF skyline and Golden Gate Bridges provided a great backdrop to the event.   Team Udecide helmed by Phil Kanegsberg got bullets in all races except one so took home the trophy.  There was no correction for the 570, so they took home second, followed by Mike Josselyn in Uhoo! at third.  The other U20s were Uagain and Breakway.  Richmond Yacht Club sponsored the event---with great dinners and refreshments after each day of racing.

Regatta photos can be found here;  https://richmondyc.smugmug.com/2017E27Nats-Sportboats
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U20 Regattas - Where, When & Who's Going! / Re: 2017 Race Results
« Last post by TimPorter on November 02, 2017, 07:03:15 PM »
Lake Norman Yacht Club has an annual club series that is spread out from April through October.  Over that period of time you experience winds from 15-20 down to 2 knts.  This year it featured 11 Saturday events with an average of 3-4 races each weekend.  The series was won by BJ and Emily Jones on Rumbullion by one point over Tim Porter (Mighty Mouse) in 2nd, with Dean Nelson (Uh-huh) in 3rd.

That also allowed BJ to participate in the annual Hewson's Club Championship, sailed in Sunfish this year. Going into the race tied with multiple time Sunfish Worlds competitor, John Butine, BJ was able to overcome a capsize on the second to last leg of the final race to hold off John off and win the title by one point.  Congrats to BJ!
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While not huge, we have nine boats registered for the event.  Would love to see some folks from out of town travel and join us for some fun on Lake Norman.  You are always welcome to leave the boat for the winter and sail in our Mid-Winter Regatta in March.  This is usually a great time to sail on Lake Norman as the power boats have gone for the winter and wind is good.  It is also a good time to get a preview of the venue for next years NAs!!
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The final race for the Season Championship was held at the Richmond Yacht Club with two boats tied using the high average scoring system: Udecide and Uhoo!.   Though Udecide had the tie breaker with more wins, the points would determine the final outcome.  The Great Pumpkin Regatta was held on Saturday and Sunday--with the points only coming from the mark races on Saturday.   The U20s had a one design start on the Southampton course.  Winds were generally 15 knots from the southwest, but with lots of chop on the upwind races.  Phil and Denise with Julian See as crew, managed to figure out how to remain powered up on the upwind legs to plow through the waves.  Mike Josselyn on Uhoo! was unable to keep up and the Matt Boroughf Trophy for the Season Championship was passed on to a new winner, Team Udecide, also new members of the Richmond Yacht Club.

On the following day the Pursuit Race was held, around Angel Island and Alcatraz.  All the U20s sailed counterclockwise to take advantage of the ebb through Raccoon Straits.  It was a spinnaker run all the way back from Alcatraz to the Club.  While Udecide was the first to pop the spinnaker, they stayed high and were stalled by the ebb current in the main channel and lack of wind in the north part of the Central Bay, while Uhoo! stayed low and found current relief to come in first amoug the U20s, and 23rd overall out of 119 boats.  Unfortunately, it didn't count towards the Season Championship!

It was a another great season for the Northern California U20s---while seven boats were eligible, only four sailed the requisite number to be scored at the end.  Our fleet will be profiled in the next Latitude 38--hopefully, people interested in joining the fleet will see that article and consider joining.
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U20 Regattas - Where, When & Who's Going! / Re: 2017 Race Results
« Last post by Mike Josselyn on November 02, 2017, 04:44:08 PM »
Sportboat Invitational: Richmond Yacht Club

In a reprise of the 2016 U20 Nationals, the Blue Angels flew again over the Sportboat Invitational which also coincided with the Express 27 Nationals.  Four U20s and one Open 570 raced in Division B for two days of races (six races total).   The winds were from the southwest, building from 6-8 knots in the first race each day to 15-18 knots by then end of the race day.  Temperatures hovered in the low 80s. 

With a flood tide, the waves were dampened so upwind legs were not punishing.  The downwind legs were long and fast--with most boats hitting the low teens while surfing.  Races were usually one or two times around the course and when not watching the Blue Angels overhead, the SF skyline and Golden Gate Bridges provided a great backdrop to the event.   Team Udecide helmed by Phil Kanegsberg got bullets in all races except one so took home the trophy.  There was no correction for the 570, so they took home second, followed by Mike Josselyn in Uhoo! at third.  The other U20s were Uagain and Breakway.  Richmond Yacht Club sponsored the event---with great dinners and refreshments after each day of racing.

Regatta photos can be found here;  https://richmondyc.smugmug.com/2017E27Nats-Sportboats


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U20 Boat Maintenance & Care / Re: Aft cockpit hatch
« Last post by Bob Abelin on October 26, 2017, 11:33:59 AM »
The old Bomar hatch in my cockpit was leaking really badly, it's about 14x31 in size.  After some research I concluded as well that this hatch was never designed to sit flat in a cockpit.  After look around I came across a Tempress 1330 hatch with has just about the same cutout dimensions as the Bomar and is designed for this type of installation.  I plan to tape the old Bomar shut for the winter and then replace the hatch with the new Tempress in the spring.
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Boats for Sale / Classifieds Rules and Posting Info
« Last post by Travis Gregory on October 20, 2017, 09:30:06 PM »
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Boats for Sale / U20 #250 for sail
« Last post by Don Corey on October 19, 2017, 09:02:46 PM »
2012 Ultimate 20 #250 for sale

Standard solid white hull with no cabin windows
2013 Zieman galvanized trailer
Dwyer aluminum rig
2015 Doyle Boston class mainsail, jib & spinnaker (used in one regatta)
Good suit of older racing sails for club/practice purposes
Ronstan Sealoc calibrated turnbuckles with handles (no tools required for on the fly tuning)
New running rigging (never used)
Motor bracket and transom mounted mast crutch
Cockpit mounted mesh sheet bags
3:1 traveler purchase upgrade
15:1 boom vang purchase upgrade
Lewmar cockpit storage locker hatch (waterproof)
Dri-Dek cabin floorboard
Velocitek speed puck knot meter
Padded rudder bag
Interior equipment storage basket
Masthead Windex
Fenders, dock lines, paddle
Always stored indoors - like new condition

$29,600
Located near Lake Norman NC
Contact: Don Corey  704-622-2828  antics@bellsouth.net







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Boats for Sale / U 20 for sale
« Last post by Michael Varsava on October 09, 2017, 08:11:47 PM »
U 20 for sale  -   # 203   -   HONOUR   -  Abbott Boat Works 
Very successful racing history
Excellent condition  - aluminum mast  -  keel recently refinished
Dry sailed exclusively  -  indoor winter storage only
Doyle Boston inventory  -   3 sets jib / main
1)  club Jib and main - very good condition
2)  regatta jib and main  -  used in 3 regattas  -  excellent condition
3)  new jib and main  -  never used
Five spinnakers  -  class spinnakers - 1) good  2) very good  3) excellent ( used 3 times )
                           PHRF  spinakers  -  two  -  very good  - rarely used
new running rigging
quick adjust turnbuckles
full cover for storage
excellent, reliable trailer with spare tire - regular maintenance

Located in Windsor, Ontario  /  Bayview Yacht Club - Detroit
$26,500  ( $US )

Michael Varsava
519 567 7318
mvarsava@cogeco.ca

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