Day #5

Racing in RI cancelled today due to lousy weather. Used the time to get back to my Soling build.
I was able to set the keel in place and the same for the rudder post. Also placed screw eyes for anchor points.

DF95 Series #3

Near perfect sailing conditions for DF95 Series today. Thirteen skippers came to compete. Trying to find the best upwind legs, RD Pete DeWolfe made many course changes during the day. He also tried different starting lines. All races were counter clockwise courses in a breeze that came and went….but averaged 6 kts. Five skippers had winning races, and in the end the low scorer and winner of the day was Cliff Martin.

Soling Series #3

11 Solings arrived at Rosemary Lake today on a very warm day. There was a pre-race incident between Soling #606 and Soling #4070 and it resulted in #4070 being “holed” and she sunk immediately. Greg LaPlant (Soling #514) was on his way to retrieve his boat in the kayak, and he graciously diverted his course, was given a boat hook, and shortly thereafter he managed to snag #4070. (See below photos) That eliminated one boat from the field. Jim Linville decided to skip racing and Steve White had to leave early; consequently, there were 8 boats left to race.

Winds were Westerly and Soutwesterly and were particularly challenging along the shore. Cliff picked courses that we rarely sail in an attempt to find upwind legs. Racing was close throughout the day with 6 different skippers notching wins. At the end, Pete DeWolfe prevailed again.

US1M racing postponed


Skippers, due to a ≥90% chance of rain, the US1M Series Regatta scheduled for today (Sunday, May 30, 2021) will be cancelled and rescheduled for Sunday, Sept 5, 2021. Please change your calendars accordingly.

DF95 Series #2

A warm mostly sunny day for our DF95 series. Winds, as is typical for Rosemary Lake, swirled in every direction making the course selection difficult for our Race Director, Pete DeWolfe.
Twelve skippers tried their hands at multiple courses and at the end, once again, Pete DeWolfe prevailed with the low score.

A special “thanks” goes to Rick Gates for performing multiple boat rescues in the kayak!!

Revised Sailing Format

Attention Skippers- New Sailing Schedule Beginning Sunday, May 23, 2021

Based on the newest guidance from the CDC, and the governor’s intention to remove capacity restrictions in a few days, we have decided to go back to our Sunday sailing schedule that was in effect prior to the Pandemic.

The new Sunday schedule will have open, fun sailing in the morning, starting at 10:00am and going until Noon.  There will be a lunch break from Noon until 12:30pm.  The formal, scheduled series racing, listed on our schedule, will then start and go until 2:30pm.

Open, fun sailing means that people can bring and sail any model yacht they have.  There may be informal races (a starting timer will be present) but no scorekeeper will be provided andscores will not be counted towards a formal series regatta.  

Masks and social distancing will no longer be required for vaccinated individuals, but are optional if it makes you feel more comfortable.  Unvaccinated individuals should still wear masks and social distance until they are fully vaccinated.

See you at the pond!

Soling #2

Nine skippers for Soling series #2. Nice warm day with wind that came and went in every direction made for challenging conditions. Once again, Cliff Martin proved to be the best overall.
Thanks to Jerry and Jim for scoring the close racing and the start/finish line! 😉

Day 4

Today was focused on setting keel and rudder placements. Holes drilled for keel and rudder. Keel shoe aligned and servo crossmember was positioned for eventual placement. Cut the servo crossmember to fit my larger Hitec sail servo.

US1M Series #2

Tricky winds all over the course, especially at the Red mark and the Green mark, made for a challenging day of racing. The clear winner again was Chris Hornick. John Whalen returned to compete with #18 and was near the top in every race.