Friday, December 30, 2011

Rules Discussion

Tacking at Leeward Mark

There was some confusion yesterday at practice over a particular rule so I wanted to pass on some clarification.  Paul, this is the video I think you were referring to http://www.sailgroove.org/speaker/1804-Matt-Knowles/video/84529-Episode-7-A-New-Mark-Trap

This loop hole was removed when they released changes to the rules in 2010.  18.2(b) was changed from:

When a boat is required to give mark-room by rule 18.2(b), she
shall continue to do so even if later an overlap is broken or a
new overlap begins. However, if either boat passes head to
wind or if the boat entitled to mark-room leaves the zone, rule
18.2(b) ceases to apply.

TO:

When a boat is required to give mark-room by rule 18.2(b), she
shall continue to do so even if later an overlap is broken or a
new overlap begins. However, if the boat entitled to markroom
passes head to wind or leaves the zone, rule 18.2(b)
ceases to apply.

This means that 18.2(b) still applies to the boat that tacks because only if "the boat entitled to mark room" passes head to wind does 18.2(b) cease to apply.  This change was added to the rules jan 1 2010.  Be sure to note the changes in your rule books.

Also, I wanted to point out the following two calls from the team race call book.  They are good examples of the difference between Keep Clear and Mark Room.  The calls are J4 and J5 from the call book here:http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/TRCallBookforTeamRacingfor20092012updatedNov2010-[9670].pdf

Scott

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Re: Practice This Week

Also,

Wetsuits are required for everyone who wants to participate in this weeks practices.

Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS
360.303.1759 c



On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 8:09 AM, Scott Wilson <whatcomsailing@gmail.com> wrote:
We have scheduled two practices for Wednesday (Tomorrow) and Thursday from 2-5.  Show up if you can make it. Dress warmly!  This will be a joint practice with the Western team, so you will get some good competition!

See you then.

Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS


Practice This Week

We have scheduled two practices for Wednesday (Tomorrow) and Thursday from 2-5.  Show up if you can make it. Dress warmly!  This will be a joint practice with the Western team, so you will get some good competition!

See you then.

Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS
360.303.1759 c

Monday, December 26, 2011

Practice

Team,

We are going to have a joint practice this week with the Western team for anyone who is interested.  I would especially recommend it for those going to the Rose Bowl regatta.  Please email me back if you are interested and when you are available between Wednesday-Saturday.  We could run it at anytime those days so we will base it on when the most people could make it between you and the WWU team.

Hope you are having a good break! Let me know soon!

Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS
360.303.1759 c

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Re: Ski Trip Details

Also, please bring money to chip in for gas for whoever is driving you up.  5 dollars would be a good amount.

Final list:

Elsa
Christian
Victoria
Liam
Riley G.
Zoe
Sawyer
Ben
Miles
Riley A.
Garrett

Drivers: Scott (4 seats), Hoods (2 seats), Johannessens (3 seats), Ghios (4 seats), (includes your kid)

Thanks,

Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS
360.303.1759 c



On Sat, Dec 3, 2011 at 10:11 AM, Scott Wilson <whatcomsailing@gmail.com> wrote:
I think we are all set for tomorrows ski trip.  We will be meeting at the Sehome haggens at 7:00 am tomorrow and leaving from there.

Here's who I have heard is going and driving, 

Elsa (Dad driving or Scott Driving - 2-3 extra seats)
Christian
Victoria
Liam (Family going - 1 extra seat)
Riley G. (Family going - 3 extra seats)
Zoe
Sawyer
Ben
Miles (Dad driving - 2 extra seats)
Riley A.

If I'm missing anyone speak up.  Otherwise it looks like we have rides for everyone.  The Hoods and Ghios are going x-country skiing if anyone wants to join them. 
I will call the drivers to confirm tonight, or you can send me an email.

See you tomorrow.

Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS


Ski Trip Details

I think we are all set for tomorrows ski trip.  We will be meeting at the Sehome haggens at 7:00 am tomorrow and leaving from there.

Here's who I have heard is going and driving, 

Elsa (Dad driving or Scott Driving - 2-3 extra seats)
Christian
Victoria
Liam (Family going - 1 extra seat)
Riley G. (Family going - 3 extra seats)
Zoe
Sawyer
Ben
Miles (Dad driving - 2 extra seats)
Riley A.

If I'm missing anyone speak up.  Otherwise it looks like we have rides for everyone.  The Hoods and Ghios are going x-country skiing if anyone wants to join them. 
I will call the drivers to confirm tonight, or you can send me an email.

See you tomorrow.

Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS
360.303.1759 c

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Re: Sailing Team Ski Trip

I have only heard from a few of you so far, but I suspect more of you want to go.  Please let me know if you are planning on going skiing Sunday and if you can drive/how many you can bring, etc.

Thanks,

Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS
360.303.1759 c



On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 4:50 PM, Scott Wilson <whatcomsailing@gmail.com> wrote:
Let's have a sailing team ski trip!  The plan is to go to baker next Sunday December 4th.  Lets meet at the Sehome Haggens parking lot at 7am and caravan from there.  I have heard rumors of who wants to go and who might drive, but send me an email if you want to go or can drive just so I can make sure everyone has a ride.  Should be a good day of team bonding.

If you don't have ski gear wear your sailing gear, its basically the same thing.

Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS


Friday, November 25, 2011

Sailing Team Ski Trip

Let's have a sailing team ski trip!  The plan is to go to baker next Sunday December 4th.  Lets meet at the Sehome Haggens parking lot at 7am and caravan from there.  I have heard rumors of who wants to go and who might drive, but send me an email if you want to go or can drive just so I can make sure everyone has a ride.  Should be a good day of team bonding.

If you don't have ski gear wear your sailing gear, its basically the same thing.

Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS
360.303.1759 c

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Spring Sailing Schedule

Sailing Team,

The spring schedule is now posted on the website, http://www.whatcomsailing.com/schedule.html.  A couple things to note: Our practices for all of spring will be Mondays and Wednesdays.  We will not be switching days halfway through to keep things simple.  We also have a couple of events we will be hosting at Lakewood: Mar 17th regatta hosted with the WWU sailing team and April 28/29 Team Race Districts. Team Race Districts will be a big event which we will want to do well, so we will need everyones help with this event.

Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS
360.303.1759 c

Sunday, November 13, 2011

found knife

I found a knife in the front passenger seat of my car at Cascadia Cup.  Any one loose a knife that weekend?

 

From: Robyn Lesh [mailto:rosalindrobyn@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2011 8:50 AM
To: Scott Wilson; Aimee Frazier; Amanda Ford; Amy Han; Amy Kashiwa; Andrea Hood; Annie Roy; Ben Kaas; Juliet Carson; Bill Chambers; BLOG; Bryan Maclean; Caitlin 'Kasia' Cassidy; Cassie Rea; Chris Andrews; Chris Balton; Christian Buhler; Christian Buhler; Cindy Ferrario; Clayton Nevitt; Colin Bigelow; Dante Koplowitz-Fleming; Dante Koplowtiz-Fleming; David Bourlier; Dawn & Andy Mark; Diane Rehberger; Dick Hembree; Doug McLean; Dylan Hallett; Eli Van Dooren; Elsa Balton; Gabriella Andrew; Garrett McHugh; Gerri Rea Kersey; Jack Thompson; Jay Andrews; Jeff Biery; Jeff Biery; Jeff Davis; Jim Johanneson; Jo George Kaas; John Andrews; John Andrews; John Roy; Joshua Pryde; Joyce Bourlier; Kara Johnson; Karen & Kirk Ghio; Karen Ghio; Krista McHugh; Kristin Chalmers; Lainey Lesh; Liam Hood; Lisa Balton; Lisa Balton; Lisa Collander; Lloyd & Becca Johnson; Mac Cook; Magnus Collander; Mallory Abston; Mariah Collins; Marle Knowles; Maryanne Mackinnon; Miles Johannessen; Natalie Rehberger; Nick Bourlier; Nina Malayeri; Ralph Rodenberg; Riley Ghio; Rita; Robin Bigelow; Ron Pryde; Sara Clarke; Sawyer Griffin; Sawyer Griffin; Shana Rosen; Shannon Mallory; Spencer Marshall-Rodenberg; Stephanie Faber; Steve Hood; Steven Kersey; Teresa Werner; Theo Rinup; Will Lesh; Zoe Barton
Subject: good job team

 

Hey Team!
Great job this fall! You all did wonderfully. Seasoned sailors, good sailing and new sailors, fabulous job learning!
Sometime around late February or early March we'll have pre-spring-season meeting and start up practice again! The spring season is a slightly more serious season because it has the district competitions but it's still a ton of fun. Very nearly all the regattas in the spring are rotating team regattas like the last sail-sand point regatta, Casscadia Cup, so there's a lot of interaction with the team at regattas.
If any of you have any friends that might be interested in sailing, get them to come in the spring! We'll have a blast.
See you all in the spring!
Sail Fast and have fun,
-Robyn

Thursday, November 10, 2011

good job team

Hey Team!
Great job this fall! You all did wonderfully. Seasoned sailors, good sailing and new sailors, fabulous job learning!
Sometime around late February or early March we'll have pre-spring-season meeting and start up practice again! The spring season is a slightly more serious season because it has the district competitions but it's still a ton of fun. Very nearly all the regattas in the spring are rotating team regattas like the last sail-sand point regatta, Casscadia Cup, so there's a lot of interaction with the team at regattas.
If any of you have any friends that might be interested in sailing, get them to come in the spring! We'll have a blast.
See you all in the spring!
Sail Fast and have fun,
-Robyn

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Rose Bowl Regatta

Hello team,

Now that San Francisco is under our belt, we are getting ready for our next California regatta, Rose Bowl, January 7th and 8th in Long Beach, CA. Tickets are very cheap right now, so we would like to buy them ASAP. 
Details (these might be a little vague, as it is a little early for concrete details yet)

Flight: We will be flying Allegiant out of Bellingham into Los Angeles. Right now, tickets would be about $150/person. We would leave on Friday, Jan 6 and return on Monday, Jan 9.

Transportation: We will have to rent a car for this regatta. We estimate that this will be about $45/person.

Lodging: We will stay with a family in the Long Beach area.

Entry fee: Last year the regatta entry fee was $22/person and included dinner on Saturday night. There is no NOR yet for this regatta, so that entry fee may be different.

Extra cost: Sailors will need to bring money for all other meals and a t-shirt, if they'd like.

All these costs are estimated. We estimate that this regatta will cost about $260 for everything.

Please let us know by noon on Wednesday, November 9 (tomorrow) if you are interested and able to come. We will be choosing sailors and buying tickets on Wednesday afternoon. We apologize for the last minute nature of this, but we would like to get tickets as cheap as possible. 

Thank you! Please feel free to call either of us with any questions. 

Mallory
360-633-5499

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Heading in

No wind today so we are heading in.   Everyone had fun despite the lack of wind. 


Still waiting

For wind


Day 2

Towing out for day 2.  Sunny today, not much wind yet. 


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Results

6th place robyn, elsa, jack
7th place miles, ben, zoe

Out of 25. Woohoo

Last race

Last race of the day miles and ben finish 2nd, robyn and jack 5th. 

Miles and Zoe take 3rd in race 4

Miles and zoe get 3rd, robyn and jack were over early on the start so they finish deep.


Funny story

Robyn and jack were doing great, approaching the finish line in 2nd place.  Unfortunately the course was twice around.  So after a quick celebration and a talk with the oblivious coach, they were back to racing.  Ended up finishing around 10th.  Good lesson learned.

Rotation

Ben and elsa out, zoe and jack in.  Robyn and jack round weather mark in second.


Robyn and Elsa win first race

Robyn and Elsa won the first race, miles and ben finished mid fleet.  Exciting.


Starting

In sequence for first race of day


Heading out

Wind has filled slightly, race committee sending everyone out.  Starting off with robyn and elsa in bham 1 and miles and ben in bham 2.


Postponed

Currently postponed as we wait for wind to fill in.  The team enjoyed a nice ride across the bay this morning.  It was a fun way to travel to a regatta.  Winds expected to be light today.  They are planning on racing in richardson bay.

Skippers meeting


Motoring to the regatta.


Getting readying

Getting dressed before the boat ride across the bay.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Final McCurdy Cup

Hello sailors,

Here is the final information for McCurdy Cup:

Bellingham A
Robyn/Elsa
Miles/Elise
Jack/Ben
Alternate: Zoe

Bellingham 2
Liam/Nick
Sawyer/Christian
Victoria/Kara
Alternate: Garrett

Drivers:
Saturday
Steve Hood
Christine Griffin
Chris Balton
Jim Johannessen

Saturday drivers will meet and leave with the team at 7:30am from the Sehome Haggens parking lot. 

Sunday
Mallory Wilson
Shawn Buhler
Steve Hood
Jim Johannessen

Sunday drivers (Shawn) may meet at the Yacht Club at any time, but before 4. Racing ends on Sunday at 3:30. There will be an awards ceremony, then we will head out. 

The regatta is at Seattle Yacht Club
1807 E Hamlin Street
Seattle, WA 98112
206-325-1000

Sailors- remember your Halloween costumes. Keep in mind your costume should allow you to still wear proper sailing gear and dress warmly. Remember your entry fee of $30 which includes dinner. Please bring money for lunch and breakfast. Bring sleeping bags, pads and pillows. We will be staying at Liam's grandpa's house again.

Thank you! Please feel free to call with any questions!

Mallory
360-633-5499


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Parents- Need Drivers

Hello Sailors and Parents,

We need drivers for this weekend! It is our last northwest regatta of the season, and it should be a great one! Team racing is an exciting and challenging sport, plus it's close to Halloween, so everyone will be dressed up! Should be a great regatta.

Right now, we have Scott and Shawn Buhler who can drive 7 kids back up on Sunday, but not down on Saturday. If anyone would only be able to come for Saturday, please let us know as we might be able to work something out with this! Other then that, we have no drivers! Let me know if you are able to drive. 

Thank you! 

Mallory

Monday, October 24, 2011

McCurdy Cup and Announcements

Hello sailors,

First, announcements: This week is our last week of practice for all sailors. Next week will be practice for just those going to San Francisco. 

Our last northwest regatta of the season is McCurdy Cup, Oct 29 and 30th at Seattle Yacht Club. This is a team race regatta in V15s. The entry fee is $30 and includes a dinner at SYC on Saturday night. Please bring food/money for lunch and breakfast. The following sailors are signed up:
Victoria 
John
Elsa
Jay 
Garrett
Cassie
Kara
Christian
Jack
Sawyer
Ben 
Liam
Robyn
Miles
Riley A.
Zoe
Nick
Shannon
Elise

You must let us know by Wednesday if you are on the list and are not coming, or are not on the list and are coming. Since this is a team race regatta, one person deciding to drop out last minute will affect many other sailors.

Parents- please let us know if you can drive. Scott and I will be in Seattle already, so will not be able to bring sailors down to this regatta. We do not need to tow any boats for this regatta.

Thank you!

Mallory


Cascadia Cup Results


Cascadia Cup
Sail Sand Point and University of Washington
October 22-23, 2011

FINAL RESULTS

REGATTA HIGHLIGHTS: 14 College and 9 High School sailing teams shared the
waters of Lake Washington in Seattle this past weekend. Racing got underway
Saturday morning at 10:15 in a light North breeze that died at the end of
race 2. After a short postponment, B-Division set sail in a patchy South
breeze. By the end of race 2B the forcasted southerly had filled in to a
solid 10-12 knots with lots of puffs and shifts. By 4:45 6 races had been
completed in each division.

Saturday evening sailors enjoyed a college sailing forum where NW High School
sailors were educated on college sailing and the local collegiate sailing
programs. The big message was that there are lots of programs out there
and there are lots of people willing to help you find the right program that
fits your academic and sailing goals.

Sunday morning sailors arrived to a calm Lake Washington. A South breeze
finally filled at 11:30 and the RC managed to get a single race in before the
wind shut off again. 30 minutes later B-Division hit the water in a shifty
5 knot southerly. They quickly completed two races and it was A-Division
out for the final race to even the series. RC struggled to get a fair race
completed recalling more than one race as wind shut off and shifted. A final
race was managed in a very light and unstable South breeze. And of course,
a perfect Northerly filled just as the last few boats were finishing the
final race!

All courses were Windward Leewards with 3 and 4 legs. One breakdown was
awarded. And a big thanks is on order for the wonderful Sand Point
parent volunteers who kept the HS sailors well fed all weekend.
Thanks to RC volunteers: Kim Zehnder (UW '04), Taylor Hubbard (UW '10),
Nino Johnson (UW '10), and Alex Jones (UW '06) for their work in challenging
conditions. Thanks to Kyle Eaton for running the college forum. And thanks
to Sail Sand Point and the University of Washington Sailing Teams for
hosting the Cascadia Cup once again.

Congratulations to UW for being the top College team. And Congratulations
to NK/Kingston HS for topping the High School fleet.


A division = 8 Races
B division = 8 Races
A B TOT

1. U/Washington 81 29 19 48
2. Western Washington 4 22 38 60
3. Western Washington 2 61 40 101
4. Western Washington 3 50 61 111
5. U/Washington 82 58 66 124
6. North Kitsap/Kingston 65 65 130
7. U/Washington Women 112 29 141
8. Western Wash 5-1 89 52 141
9. Western Washington 5 113 76 189
10. Woodenville HS 9 78 112 190
11. U/British Columbia 4 107 88 195
12. U/British Columbia 8 115 81 196
13. U/Puget Sound 83 83 116 199
14. Sehome HS 2 88 120 208
15. Portland HS 80 130 210
16. Sehome HS 6 87 133 220
17. Western Washington 1 95 130 225
18. Lincoln HS 118 119 237
19. Bellingham HS 150 120 270
20. Oregon State Univ. 112 184 296
21. Bainbridge Island HS 152 148 300
22. Sail Sand Point 159 142 301
23. U/Puget Sound 84 183 146 329


A division = 8 Races
TOT
1. Western Washington 4 22 Pat Taylor, '12
Meghan McDonald, '12
2. U/Washington 81 29 Karl Haelsig, '14
Rysn Mallory, '15
3. Western Washington 3 50 Andrew Colebrook, '15
Bram Dons-Borreguea, '15
4. U/Washington 82 58 Chris Fuller, '12
Caylin Cordray, '13
5. Western Washington 2 61 Alex Waldron, '13
Shelby Allman, '13
6. N. Kitsap/Kingston 65 Jeremy Hitchcock, '17
Blake, '20
7. Woodenville HS 9 78 Adam DiDimizio, '19
8. Portland HS 80 Austin Sandifer, '16
Belle Lemoine, '19
9. U/Puget Sound 83 Mike Krupe, '12
Emma Franz, Daniel Clarke. '12 (5-6)
10. Sehome HS 6 87 Miles Johannessen, '18
Elise Chamloers, '18
11. Sehome HS 2 88 Robyn Lesh, '16
Ben Kaas, '16
12. Western Wash 5-1 89 Casey Pruitt, '13
Shelby Copeland, '15
13. Western Washington 1 95 Matt Marquardt, '12
Veronica Whitey, '12
14. U/British Columbia 4 107
15. Oregon State Univ. 112 Brian Hickman, '15
Nicole Brashears, '15
16. U/Washington Women 112 Molly Utter, '14
Sarah Redmond, '15
17. Western Washington 5 113 Ashley Vincent, '12, Ashley Krzeszowski, '15 (8)
Ashley Krzeszowski, '15, Ashley Vincent, '12 (8)
18. U/British Columbia 8 115
19. Lincoln HS 118 Clara Anderson, '16
Natalie Danziger, '17, Corey Baranski, '16 (3-4)
20. Bellinghma HS 150 Jack Thompson, '17
Zoe Barton, '16
21. Bainbridge Island HS 152
22. Sail Sand Point 159
23. U/Puget Sound 84 183 Wes Savice, '15
Daniel Clarke, '12, Jackie Mathes, '12 (5-6)


B division = 8 Races
TOT
1. U/Washington 81 19 Zach Forcade, '13
Jordan Cuttler, '14
2. U/Washington Women 29 Lilly Gumshaw, '15
Ivy Groch, '12, Parker Sheehan, '14 (7-8)
3. Western Washington 4 38 Pete McGrath, '12
Sarach Hanavan, '12
4. Western Washington 2 40 Paul Foley, '14
Jessica Bennett, '13
5. Western Wash 5-1 52 Ian Reeves, '12
Jonathon Picchi-Wilson, '15
6. Western Washington 3 61
7. N. Kitsap/Kingston 65 Derek Heacock, '18
8. U/Washington 82 66 Jake Antles, '13
Sam Fletcher, '14
9. Western Washington 5 76 Debbi Kenote, '13
Burke Okrasinski, '15, Evan Derickson, '12 (5-6)
10. U/British Columbia 8 81
11. U/British Columbia 4 88
12. Woodenville HS 9 112
13. U/Puget Sound 83 116 David Eva, '12, Ellen Itterberg, '12 (7-8)
Mark Portman, '12
14. Lincoln HS 119 Drew Bennett, '19
Lilly Berry, '19
15. Bellingham HS 120 Liam Hood, '20
Shannon Mallory, '20
16. Sehome HS 2 120 Sawyer Griffen, '18
Christian Buhler, '19
17. Western Washington 1 130 Gregson Spencer, '12
Mandy Barnett, '14
18. Portland HS 130 Jonathon Connard, '18, Marcus Haisell-Vore '16
Max Armstrong, '19
19. Sehome HS 6 133 Riley Allsop, '20
Nick Bourlier, '20
20. Sail Sand Point 142
21. U/Puget Sound 84 146 Kyle Kubler, '13, Lindsey Maggabl, '14 (7-8)
Ellen Itterberg, '12, Jackie Mathes, '12 (7-8)
22. Bainbridge Island HS 148
23. Oregon State Univ. 184 Paul Hanson, '14
Jace Tar, '13


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 TOT
1
U/Washington 81 A 6 2 1 4 9 1 5 1 29
B 2 1 2 6 1 1 5 1 19
8 11 14 24 34 36 46 48 48

2
Western Washington 4 A 1 4 4 2 1 2 1 7 22
B 9 5 1 3 4 6 8 2 38
10 19 24 29 34 42 51 60 60

3
Western Washington 2 A 8 12 15 6 4 8 3 5 61
B 1 3 5 5 2 8 6 10 40
9 24 44 55 61 77 86 101 101

4
Western Washington 3 A 5 7 5 9 6 7 7 4 50
B 10 4 10 10 13 7 4 3 61
15 26 41 60 79 93 104 111 111

5
U/Washington 82 A 7 5 20 8 3 4 8 3 58
B 6 10 9 7 12 4 9 9 66
13 28 57 72 87 95 112 124 124

6
N. Kitsap/Kingston A 13 11 6 1 2 11 12 9 65
B 5 13 8 9 6 5 15 4 65
18 42 56 66 74 90 117 130 130

7
U/Washington Women A 16 16 7 17 18 13 15 10 112
B 4 2 3 1 3 2 3 11 29
20 38 48 66 87 102 120 141 141

8
Western Wash 5-1 A 21 1 8 12 13 16 6 12 89
B 3 11 4 2 7 9 11 5 52
24 36 48 62 82 107 124 141 141

9
Western Washington 5 A 14 18 13 5 16 6 20 21 113
B 19 6 16 14 8 3 2 8 76
33 57 86 105 129 138 160 189 189

10
Woodenville HS 9 A 4 19 10 3 7 5 16 14 78
B 16 15 15 18 16 18 7 7 112
20 54 79 100 123 146 169 190 190

11
U/British Columbia 4 A 15 21 12 15 11 18 4 11 107
B 11 12 11 17 10 14 1 12 88
26 59 82 114 135 167 172 195 195

12
U/British Columbia 8 A 18 20 2 10 15 10 21 19 115
B 13 8 6 8 11 10 10 15 81
31 59 67 85 111 131 162 196 196

13
U/Puget Sound 83 A 11 6 3 22 12 14 13 2 83
B 7 21 19 11 5 15 20 18 116
18 45 67 100 117 146 179 199 199

14
Sehome HS 2 A 2 9 OCS 14 14 3 9 13 88
B 18 17 12 13 14 13 19 14 120
20 46 82 109 137 153 181 208 208

15
Portland HS A 3 3 16 20 5 15 2 16 80
B 8 9 17 20 21 21 17 17 130
11 23 56 96 122 158 177 210 210

16
Sehome HS 6 A 12 14 9 13 8 12 11 8 87
B 23 14 14 15 19 16 13 19 133
35 63 86 114 141 169 193 220 220

17
Western Washington 1 A 9 15 14 11 10 20 10 6 95
B 21 19 DNF 4 15 11 16 20 130
30 64 102 117 142 173 199 225 225

18
Lincoln HS A 10 8 11 18 17 17 19 18 118
B 12 20 7 12 17 17 18 16 119
22 50 68 98 132 166 203 237 237

19
Bellingham HS A 22 13 17 19 22 BKD 18 20 150
B 15 7 13 16 9 12 DNS DNS 120
37 57 87 122 153 184 226 270 270

20
Oregon State Univ. A 17 10 19 7 19 9 14 17 112
B 22 23 DNF 23 DNS DNS 22 22 184
39 72 115 145 188 221 257 296 296

21
Bainbridge Island HS A 20 17 18 21 20 19 22 15 152
B 20 18 21 22 22 20 12 13 148
40 75 114 157 199 238 272 300 300

22
Sail Sand Point A 19 22 21 16 21 21 17 22 159
B 17 16 18 19 18 19 14 21 142
36 74 113 148 187 227 258 301 301

23
U/Puget Sound 84 A 23 23 22 23 DNF 22 23 23 183
B 14 22 20 21 20 22 21 6 146
37 82 124 168 212 256 300 329 329


WINNING TEAM : U/Washington 81
Karl Haelsig, '14
Rysn Mallory, '15
Zach Forcade, '13
Jordan Cuttler, '14
Good job to everyone who went to Cascadia Cup this weekend.  Everyone did very well against a tough fleet of high school and college sailors.  Results are attached.


Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS
360.303.1759 c

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cascadia Cup

Hello Sailors,

We will be meeting at Sehome Haggens at 6:45am. Will Lesh will be driving his big van. Please remember to bring warm sailing gear, life jacket, booties, gloves, bailer and $25 entry fee. We will be staying in a building at Magnuson Park. On Sunday, there will be no races after 3. We should be home between 7 and 8. 

Thanks!

Mallory

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Thursday Practice

Hello sailors and parents,

Thursday, 10/20 practice will only go until 6:00pm tomorrow. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Thanks!

Mallory

Need Parents Drivers

Hello sailors and parents,

We need drivers for this weekend! So far we have 14 sailors signed up, but only us and Steve Hood driving. We need at least two other drivers. Steve has offered his dad's house in Seattle for free lodging. Please let me know ASAP if you can drive this weekend. 

Thank you!

Mallory
360-633-5499

Monday, October 17, 2011

Cascadia Cup

Hello sailors,

Cascadia Cup is this weekend, Oct. 22nd and 23rd at Sail Sand Point in Seattle. This is a great regatta to attend, as both high school and college teams will be there. College teams will be happy to answer any questions about their schools and their sailing programs. Most likely, they will run high school sailors and college sailors on the same start, which is a good opportunity for more competition! Plus, you will get to race against Lily and Ryan. :) There will be a $25 entry fee- please bring exact change. This covers Sat and Sun lunch and Sun breakfast. Please bring extra money for dinner on Saturday night. We will be staying in a building at Magnuson Park with the rest of the high school sailors. Please bring a sleeping bag, pillow and pad. Please bring a bailer

Those signed up: 
Jack
Christian
Kara
Mac
Sawyer
Ben
Liam
Garrett
Robyn
Miles
Riley A.
Zoe
Shannon
Nick
Amy
Elise

Please let us know ASAP if you are on the list and can't make it, or if you aren't on the list and would like to come. As mentioned before, we know this is homecoming weekend for many of you. We are okay with you leaving on Saturday afternoon and returning Sunday morning. Please let us know if you plan on doing this so we can plan accordingly. 

Parents- please let us know if you can drive! Let us know if you have a vehicle that can tow or trailers available to use. Thank you!

Scott and Mallory

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Car Wash

Hello sailors,

THANK YOU to everyone who came out and helped wash cars! And also to those who got their car(s) washed! We made a total of $436! I'd call this a successful fundraiser, and we hope to have more in the near future! 

Mallory

Friday, October 14, 2011

Car Wash TOMORROW 11-4

Hello Sailors,

Just a reminder that our car wash is tomorrow from 11-4 at The Markets in Fairhaven. Please bring your own sponge and extras if you have them. Please bring hoses and nozzles. Dress warm- maybe even wear your sailing gear!

See you tomorrow,

Mallory

Cascadia Cup and McCurdy Cup

Two regattas coming up Cascadia Cup and McCurdy Cup:

Cascadia Cup is down at SSP (Seattle) and is a two day event Oct 22-23.  We will be leaving Saturday morning, staying the night down there Saturday night, and returning Sunday evening.  We understand that this is homecoming weekend for many of you, and we are ok with you leaving Saturday afternoon to go to the dance and coming back Sunday morning.  If you are planning on doing this please let us know and we can help to arrange a carpool.  Those signed up for Cascadia Cup are Robyn, Christian, Jack, Kara, Mac, Sawyer, Ben, Liam, Garrett, Riley A., Miles, Zoe, Shannon, Nick, Amy, Cassie, Elise. 

McCurdy Cup is the weekend after, Oct 29-30, at SYC in Seattle.  We will be leaving Saturday morning, staying down there Saturday night, and returning Sunday evening.  Because this event falls near Halloween there will be special prize given to the team that races with the best costumes. Those signed up for McCurdy Cup are Victoria, John, Elsa, Jay, Christian, Jack, Kara, Mac, Sawyer, Ben, Liam, Garrett, Robyn, Riley G, Miles, Riley A, Zoe, Shannon, Nick, Amy, Cassie, Elise.

See everyone at the car wash tomorrow.  Everyone please bring some supplies, wash cloth, soap, hose, etc.

Scott & Mallory
Coach - WCS
360.303.1759 c

         

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Car wash this Saturday!

Hello team!

We are holding a car wash this Saturday, Oct. 15th at The Markets in Fairhaven (3125 Old Fairhaven Pkwy) from 11:00-4:00. If you can only make part of it, that is okay. Please come for as much of it as you can. Fundraising events are an important and mandatory part of being on the sailing team. We need these funds to be able to go to regattas! We will need the following supplies:

  • extra hose(s)
  • nozzle(s)
  • sponges/soft cloth for washing
  • squeegie for windows
  • mild, biodegradable soap
  • Posters!!  
We will bring plenty of buckets. Please respond to this email with the times you will be able to come and what you are able to bring. 


Thank you,

Mallory and Scott

Friday, October 7, 2011

San Francisco and BYC Letters

First off, the team going to San Francisco in a few weeks will be Robyn, Elsa, Zoe, Jack, Miles, and Ben.  For those who did not get selected there will be more travel opportunities this winter, so please keep showing your interest.

Also, a few parents have asked about letters received recently from the BYC.  To clarify, none of the team fees you paid this September went towards a BYC youth membership, so if you would like a membership with them you are your own to get that.  In the past years we had part of the team fees go to the BYC for insurance and a youth membership, but as of this summer Whatcom Sailing has its own insurance, so that money goes to our program to pay for insurance. We are working on a relationship with the BYC for future years hoping to get members of our team a discounted membership and access to BYC boats.  We will keep you posted as things get worked out.  But for now, any BYC youth memberships you want are up to you and not a requirement for being on the team.  If you have any questions please let us know.

Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS
360.303.1759 c

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Octoberfest

September 24 & 25, 2011 Sail Sand Point, Seattle, WA

Another beautiful weekend filled with the full spectrum of wind and weather! Saturday was a hot, sunny day with light breeze. Sunday brought stormy, gusty, rain filled clouds cruising over Lake Washington. Winds ranged from 12-18 mph, with gusts up to 31 mph. Our sailors did awesome- they were still racing competitively in such high breeze! Riley and Ben placed first in the FJ fleet. Robyn placed 2nd in the Northwest Youth Race Circuit, which totals all results from a total of 7 races throughout the summer. Full results have not been posted yet, but we will send those out as soon as we receive them. Good job Whatcom sailors!!






Being towed in on Saturday

Sunday brought better wind...notice carnage in the background as Liam hikes through it











Monday, September 26, 2011

Sailing, San Francisco, Fundraising

Another great job by everyone this weekend in another windy regatta.  Winds yesterday were a steady 15+ mph with gusts as high as 30!  A special congratulations to Robyn who finished 2nd overall in the Northwest Youth Circuit Laser Radial season standings.  We will be posting pictures soon to the blog on our website www.whatcomsailing.com.

We have 2 weekends off from racing before we head back down to Seattle for Cascadia Cup and McCurdy cup.  After that we would like to send some of our varsity sailors to San Francisco to race with some of the top programs in the country.  The regatta we would be attending is held at the San Francisco Yacht Club on November 5th and 6th.  We would leave on Friday Nov 4th and return Monday the 7th.  Preliminary costs look to be around $250-300/per sailor.  We would like to purchase tickets and get everything arranged by the end of the week.  Please discuss with your parents and let us know by the end of the week if you would like to go and can for sure go.  If you have any questions about how an event like this typically works please give us a call and we can chat.

Fundraising Committee - We would like to set up a parent fundraising committee to help us raise money for the program.  If you are interested in helping with this please let us know.  We will have a meeting shortly to discuss potential fundraising opportunities.

Thanks, see you at practice tomorrow!

Mallory & Scott
Coaches - WCS

Friday, September 23, 2011

Octoberfest Details

Sailors and Parents,

Details for this weekend:

We are meeting at the Sehome Haggen parking lot at 7am.  Be on time please.

Drivers - Jo Kaas (towing 2 lasers), Steve Hood (towing 2 lasers), Griffins, Kerseys (towing 2 FJs), and Scott (towing 3 fjs and 1 v15).    WOW 10 BOATS!

Sailors going - Riley A, Liam, Robyn, Miles, Elsa, Elise, Victoria, Kara, Lainey, Zoe, Riley G, Ben, Cassie, Mac, Sawyer, Jay, John, Garrett

BRING: Sleeping bag, Pad, Pillow, Bailer, Electrical Tape, Money for registration ($40), Money for dinner Saturday night and breakfast sunday morning, clothes for both hot and sunny and cold and rainy.

Lunches are provided with registration fees.  We will be going out for dinner Saturday night and for breakfast Sunday morning.  Parents, additional lunches are available for $5.

We are staying at Liam's Grandpas house on capital hill, sleeping on the floor of his downstairs.

On Sunday when we return to Bellingham we will be going straight to Lakewood to unload boats.  Everyone must come and help with this so we can get it done quickly.

See you tomorrow!


Mallory & Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS

         


Thursday, September 22, 2011

DJOD

September 17 & 18, 2011 Bellingham Yacht Club, Bellingham, WA

What a wonderful weekend of sailing in all wind conditions! Saturday was a very windy, wavy, challenging day and the team did great! It's getting out in those crazy conditions and surviving that builds your sailing ability quickly! Sailors came off the water soaking wet and exhausted, but with a smile on their faces. Sunday was met with much calmer seas, and near the end of the day, some light wind racing. In the FJ fleet, Robyn and Elsa placed 3rd and Miles and Elise placed 2nd, both going home with some neat prizes! Full results divided by fleet can be found here: http://sailfleet.byc.org/2011/09/17/dale-jepsen-one-design-regatta/ More pictures can be found here: http://janpix.smugmug.com/Boats/2011-DJOD-Regatta/19086649_mwFqmt#1485171752_TLVxpdQ target= and here: https://picasaweb.google.com/104803912432940640237/2011DaleJepsenOneDesignRegatta?authuser=0&feat=directlink

























Trailer Needed

We are in need of a trailer to tow 2 lasers down to Seattle this weekend.  If anyone has one we could use please let me know.

Thanks,

Scott Wilson
Coach - WCS
360.303.1759 c

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

JAM

September 10&11, 2011 Port Madison Yacht Club, Bainbridge Island, WA

Whatcom Sailing showed up en masse to JAM with 15 sailors filling 9.5 Lasers, Radials and V15s. It was a sunny weekend with light winds. Everyone did very well, and even placed in a couple classes. The Laser class got in 5 races, and Jack Thompson placed 3rd. The V15 fleet got in 7 races; Riley Ghio and Ben Kaas placed 2nd and Miles Johannessen and Elise Chambers placed 1st. Complete results can be found here: http://results.sailwave.com/JAM.htm

Braving the goo
How many sailors does it take...?