Thursday, January 31, 2013

Schedule Coming Into Focus

The draft MYC racing schedule has just come out, and it looks exciting.  The season is going to be bookended by the 6th Annual MYC Sunfish/Laser Regatta on June 1, followed by regular Saturday racing, and concluding with the multi-fleet Annual MYC Regatta on September 6, 7 and 8th.

The Race Committee meets to finalize the schedule on February 10, and it will be presented to the general membership on February 21.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Winter Projects 1

LaserPerformance Open House Boat Repair Seminar from Mark Stoughton on Vimeo.

A couple of years ago, the people at LaserPerformance opened up their factory for tours and a seminar entitled "Care and Feeding of your LaserPerformance Boat".  It was a walkthrough of a complete repair to a hole in a Laser hull, right from making the hole to final polishing.
To keep the sailing juices flowing for those of us in the northern hemisphere, we present the video here. Stay tuned, because there are outtakes and additional footage that didn't make it into the final cut. We'll be posting them here over the next couple of weeks.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Full Steam Ahead for Saturday Sunfish Series!

The Sunfish Fleet at MYC has been given the go ahead for the proposed Saturday Sunfish Series at MYC for next summer.  The racing is to be a small boat series, with both Sunfish and Lasers, with separate starts for each fleet.  Right now, the racing is planned to start at 3:00pm on Saturdays, with at least 6 races scheduled each week.

Several members have already committed to the new series, and a few even offered to loan their extra boats (or their own boats when they aren't racing) to others to make it easier for people to participate.  Our own Kevin Buruchian, one of the best Sunfish sailors in the world, has generously offered to conduct on and off the water racing seminars over the summer.   Mark Stoughton was appointed Sunfish Fleet Captain to coordinate the effort.

The 2013 racing schedule will be completed on February 21, 2013, and will be posted on this blog and on the club's web site