Live from the Field

Thursday’s regatta was quite breezy, with winds at the start in the 6-10mph range. Winds varied throughout the afternoon, but did not pick up as forecasted, and for the most part, settled down in the later stages of racing.
12 races were sailed, all 1 lap. There were 2 throw-outs per skipper.

This is going to sound like a broker record, but as usual, Jerry Robertson started with a bang, winning the first 2 races. Bob got it together and tied it up after 6 races and then pulled out ahead, winning 4 of the final 6 races to hold on for the win.

Dave McVey was 3rd, with 3 second place and 5 third place finishes, beating Jerry twice and Bob once. John Malmberg was 4th, sitting out 2 of the races, with a second and 3 thirds. Bill Brown, also missing 2 of the races was a close 5th. New member Ken Gibson was 6th and Jim Malmberg was 7th.

Skipper Points
Bob Spraker 13
Jerry Robertson 15
Dave McVey 29
John Malmberg 40
Bill Brown 43
Ken Gibson 51
Jim Malmberg 57

Skipper of the day was Dave McVey. Dave had a number of great starts, was challenging the 2 leaders in just about every race and pretty much dominated the rest (except Bob & Jerry) of the fleet. Great job Dave!!

Live from the Field

Monday’s regatta was quite breezy, with winds at the start in the 8-14mph range. Winds varied throughout the afternoon, but did not pick up as forecasted, and for the most part, settled down in the later stages of racing. 12 races were sailed in all, the first 3 races were 2 laps and the final 9 were 1 lap. There were 2 throw-outs per skipper.
As usual, Jerry Robertson started with a bang, winning the first 2 races. Bob got it together and tied it up after 6 races and pulled out ahead, winning 4 of the final 6 races. Marc Koenig, Cory Nyman and Leland battled for 3rd place in the beginning races, though Marc prevailed. George Anzalone sailed well, though had water short out his servo and had to retire. Greg was out with #127, but also retired.
Skipper Sail # Points Bob Spraker 26 13 Jerry Robertson 0 15 Marc Koenig 37 31 Leland Dorrenbos 55 36 Cory Nyman 17 42 George Anzalone 18 64
Skipper of the day was Marc Koenig. He was usually in the hunt and frequently challenging Bob & Jerry for the lead. He had 2 second place finishes, beat Bob once and Jerry once; no small feat. Marc also held off challenges from Leland and Cory, finishing 2nd or 3rd in the final five races. Thanks to new comer Ken Gibson for keeping score.

Live From The Field Feb. 21, 2019

February 21st:
Mike Wyatt, the new AMYA president has also backed out for today.
However, he may be with us next Thursday for our MM sail and then meet with us for a sandwich and beer after. I encourage all of you to show up next Thursday to meet him and express any thoughts you might have about the AMYA; more exact, “how can the AMYA help me and my club?” He wants to hear from all of you.

Next sail will be at 1pm on Monday. Primarily Vic’s, but all boats are welcome.
Next scored sail will be Vic’s on March 11th and then a scored MM regatta on March 21st.
And again, the State Vic Championship Regatta will be held at MMYC, Dobson Ranch Lake, on Saturday, March 23rd.
8 signed up already (some out of state) and should probably get 12 – 16. BUT AS OF NOW, I AM THE ONLY TUCSON BOAT SIGNED UP. Come on folks, cowboy up and race in the State Champ. You will learn a lot… it will be very good experience for all of you.
Register at: mesamodelyachtclub.000webhostapp.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/stateentry.pdf
You can fill out the form, write a $8.00 check and give it to me. One day, all day event on Saturday. Easy drive, plenty of parking and restrooms.

Also, check out the PMYC web page at: pimamicroyachtclub.com/
Jerry Walker has made many improvements and is still working on it. Any/all input is welcomed.

Bob