Monday, June 24, 2013

Great Racing, and New People Every Week

Close Racing (Photo by Bob Gaffney)

The second Saturday Sunfish Series featured two new competitors and more close racing.  The day turned out to be perfect for Sunfish racing, with 10-15 mph winds from the southwest.  Rick Schlosser and Bernadette Levesque joined Mark Stoughton and Skip Russell for week two.  This makes a total of 7 different Sunfish skippers who've taken part in the two weeks of the series.  Rick took all five races, in some cases by closer margins than he won last year, while Mark and Bernadette took turns for 2nd place honors all day.  We're hoping for one and possibly two additional new skippers next week.

Results are on the MYC club website.

Sailwave results for 2013 Saturday Sunfish Series 1 at Massapoag Yacht Club 2013

2013 Saturday Sunfish Series 1

Massapoag Yacht Club

Results are final as of 22:03 on June 24, 2013


Sailed: 10, Discards: 2, To count: 8, Entries: 7, Scoring system: Appendix A
SailNo HelmName Nett R6
18037 Rick Schlosser 8.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 10.0
3911 Kevin Buruchian 8.0 1.0 DNC 1.0 DNC 1.0 DNC 1.0 DNC 1.0 DNC 10.0
3918a Andrew Kline 16.8 (2.2 DNC) 2.2 DNC 2.2 DNC 2.2 DNC 2.2 DNC 22.0
1 Bernadette Levesque 18.0 2.0 (3.0) 2.0 (3.0) 2.0 24.0
3929 Mark Stoughton 21.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 27.0
3901 Skip Russell 32.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 42.0
None Alan Dimson-Doyle 36.0 4.6 DNC 4.6 DNC 4.6 DNC 4.6 DNC 4.6 DNC 46.0
Sailwave Scoring Software 2.9.7

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Saturday Sunfish Series Starts!

Kevin Buruchian Demonstrating the proper rigging of a Sunfish.
The Flying Scot in the background passed out from the depth of Kevin's knowledge
The Massapoag Saturday Sunfish Series kicked off in style this afternoon.  Kevin Buruchian started the events by generously volunteering to lead a Sunfish Rigging seminar.  He used two boats to demonstrate heavy air vs. light air rigging differences. Then he personally inspected the boats of every Sunfish competitor, offering tips and suggesting rig improvements.  His instruction didn't stop on the beach either.  On the water, he spent time with every Sunfish sailor, giving tips, pointers and critiques to the rest of the fleet.

On the water, the racing was spirited.  Kevin did horizon jobs on all of us, including the Laser sailors, but there was close competition betwen Mark Stoughton and Andrew Kline for 2nd and 3rd places and between Alan Dimson-Doyle and Skip Russell for 4th and 5th places.

Today's results are below. Full Series results are here

Sailwave results for 2013 Saturday Sunfish Series 1 at Massapoag Yacht Club 2013

2013 Saturday Sunfish Series 1

Massapoag Yacht Club

Results are final as of 21:40 on June 15, 2013


Sailed: 5, Discards: 1, To count: 4, Entries: 5, Scoring system: Appendix A
SailNo HelmName R1
Total Nett
3911 Kevin Buruchian (1.0) 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 5.0 4.0
3918a Andrew Kline 2.0 2.0 (3.0) 2.0 2.0 11.0 8.0
3929 Mark Stoughton (3.0) 3.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 14.0 11.0
3901 Skip Russell 4.0 (5.0) 4.0 4.0 5.0 22.0 17.0
None Alan Dimson-Doyle (5.0) 4.0 5.0 5.0 4.0 23.0 18.0
Sailwave Scoring Software 2.9.7

Friday, June 14, 2013

Sunfish Racing Begins with a Clinic

What we hope the beach looks like tomorrow!

The MYC Sunfish Racing Series begins tomorrow!  Festivities are going to start at 1:00, when MYC's own Sunfish champion, Kevin Buruchian, is going to conduct a Sunfish rigging clinic.  He will demonstrate a standard Sunfish rig and a customized racing rig, pointing out the differences and improvements that can be made.  Plus if you'd like he will inspect the rig on your boat and help you tune it to make you faster on the race course.  Bring your questions!

Racing starts at 3:00pm, and we will get in as many races as time allows and we will finish up at around 5:00.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Massapoag Capsize Club Part II

Sailing like this is slow.
(Photo by Bob Gaffney)

This year's Spring regatta picked up right where last year's fall regatta left off. Nearly 30 intrepid Sunfish and Laser sailors braved heavy winds and 30mph gusts at the 6th annual Sunfish/Laser Regatta.  Capsizes and difficult shifty conditions were the order of the day. A lot of people found out just how slow sailing upside down really is.

In the Sunfish B fleet, Mark Stoughton put up 3 firsts and 2 seconds to take first place in the B fleet.  The score doesn't show how close the racing was between Mark, John Houstle and Harvey Davidson, with all three of them trading the lead throughout the races.

After leading at the A fleet at the lunch break, Kevin Buruchian waged a close battle with Amanda Callahan and Bill Brangiforte.  Bill won the day by just two points over Kevin and Amanda, who were tied, with Kevin taking the tiebreaker for 2nd.

John Eckart bested the 14 boat Laser fleet, putting in a solid performance throughout the day.

Diane Kampf has created a Flickr page with a series of excellent photos of the regatta, including some outstanding shots on the water taken by Bob Gaffney.

Sunfish Fleet Results are here:
Full results are on the Massapoag yacht Club web site: