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BYC May Series Underway

Posted on 20 May 2009

Breakwater Yacht Club launched its 2009 racing season on Wednesday, May 6th with the first race of the May Series.  The May Series runs for 4 consecutive Wednesdays with prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placement in both the Spinnaker (Division 1) and Non-Spinnaker (Division 3) Divisions.  The U.S. Sailing Association’s Racing Rules of Sailing (2009 – 2012) govern this regatta.  Scoring uses the Time-on-Time System, correcting elapsed time by a formula using the yacht’s handicap factor.  All competitors must be members in good standing of Breakwater Yacht Club and have a valid ELIYA PHRF 2009 Certificate.  Visiting yachts may enter but will not be scored for the series.  (Entry forms are available at  Races start west of Majors Cove in Shelter Island Sound at approximately 6 PM and finish off the Breakwater between Fl G “3SH” and the Race Committee boat.


In the May 6th first race of the season, yachts sailed with winds out of the South/Southeast of 7 to 11 knots and a flooding current.  In Division 1, Gossip (Captains Kenny and Ames) took first place, followed by Purple Haze (Captains Oldak and Kalish), one minute and 45 seconds later.  Skoot (Captain Jim Vos) took third place, behind by 12 seconds.


In Division 3, White Lightning (Captain Jim Smyth) took first place honors followed by Loki (Captains Mark & Matt Webber), 4 minutes and 52 seconds later, and Wave Equation (Captains Dinsmore and Worthing) 7 minutes and 6 seconds behind.


Race #2, May 13th, was started with winds of 10 – 15 knots out of the South and an ebbing tide.  In Division 1, Gossip (Captains Kenny and Ames) took first place again.  Osprey (Captain George Martin) followed by 2 minutes and twenty-seven seconds.  Skoot (Captain Jim Vos) took third place, 5 minutes and 4 seconds behind.


Division 3 was won by Wave Equation (Captains Dinsmore and Worthing).  White Lightning took second place, one minute and 29 seconds behind.  Third place went to Infinite Jest (Captain Rob Gobright) following by three minutes and 55 seconds.  


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