Black Sails is a popular series on one of the cable channels presenting the adventures of the pirates of the Caribbean many years ago. I watched several episodes of these adventures. We all also love the appearance of black sails made from advanced material on the larger race boats. On my boat, I hate the appearance of black sails because, if my sails are black, it is because I have been caught in rain while sailing and mildew has set in. I don’t think any of us like to fight the battle with mildewed sails, so I have cancelled the last two Tuesday night sails off because of rain.
I am copying the course card onto the blog so anyone that does not have a course card for their boat can print this out and refer to it. The courses and instructions are listed at the end of this blog.
Remember this coming Tuesday evening is:
BARBECUE NIGHT AT THE YACHT CLUB AFTER THE RACE! BRING YOUR FAVORITE GRILLING FOOD AND MEET ALL OF YOUR COMPETITORS. THE BAR WILL BE OPEN.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A CLUB MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE
We are all learning how to race and compete on our boats. One April 14, the yacht club is putting on a commodore’s cup regatta. Usually, in order to race in one of these regattas, you need a PHRF certificate. This year, they are relaxing the rules so PHRF certificates are not needed for THIS regatta. It is necessary to register early, especially if you do not have a PHRF certificate. This is a Pursuit race, meaning slower boats start first. I have participated in many of these races and it is a real blast. It would be great to get a bunch of the Tuesday Night Sailing boats entered into this regatta.
2018 TUESDAY NIGHT SAILING COURSES
Whiskey, NW WIND (start line SM & S 330M) Miles
W 1 Start, Wharf, Mile, Blacks, Finish (stb) 4.04
W 2 Start, Wharf, Mile , Gov(stb), finish 3.93
W 3 Start, Wharf, Blacks, Finish(stb) 3.23
W 4 Start, Wharf(stb), Gov(stb), Finish 3.07
W 5 Start, Wharf, Finish 2.68
W 6 Start, Finish at Gov (stb) (line = Gov & Wharf end) 1.31
Mike, S wind (Start line SM & JLH 310M)
M 1 Start, Mile(stb), Gov(stb) (line= Gov & Wharf end) 2.24
M 2 Start, Mile, Finish 2.17
M 3 Start, Finish at Mile(stb) (Finish line= Mile & Wharf mark) 1.06
Bravo, E wind (Start line SM& BP 352M)
B 1 Start(stb), Blacks(stb), Mile(stb), Gov(stb), Finish 4.03
B 2 Start(stb), SC3, Blacks, Finish(stb) 3.04
B 3 Start(stb), Blacks(stb), Mile(stb), Finish 2.72
B 4 Start(stb), Blacks, Gov, Finish 2.43
B 5 Start(stb), Blacks, Start, Blacks, Finish(stb) 1.12
B 6 Start(stb), Blacks, Finish(stb) 0.55
GOLF, North wind (start line SM & BM 079M)
G 1 Start, Gov, Mile, Blacks, Finish(stb) 4.03
G 2 Start, Gov, Blacks, Finish(stb) 2.45
G 3 Start, Gov, Finish 1.98
G 4 Start, Finish mark= Gov (line = Gov & Wharf end) 1.31
F 1 Start at mile(stb) (start line =Mile & JLH), Wharf(stb), 1.48
Finish mark=Gov(stb) (finish line = Gov & end of Wharf)
F 2 Start at Mile (start line=mile and end of Wharf), 1.50
Wharf, Mile (Finish line= Mile and end of wharf)
F3 To be determined.
2018 TUESDAY NIGHT SAILING p2
1. All marks are left to port unless designated (stb) which shall be rounded to starboard.
2. The start line shall be a line containing Start mark and designated landmark or temporary
mark placed for other end of line if conditions permit.
3. When starting, start mark shall be passed with 10 boat lengths unless temporary mark is
placed. When finishing, finish mark shall be passed within 5 boat lengths per course description. For finish at SM, line is extension (or line formed) by start mark and Jetty light house.
4. Any foul shall be exonerated by one tack and one jibe in the same direction, as soon as clear from other boats (270 degree turn).
5. Monitor VHF channel 69 at start time. A boat may sight line to call “over early boats”. If
Called over early, you must restart properly to be given a finish.
BP=Blacks point, S=White house at Schwan Lagoon JLH=Jetty lighthouse, SC Wharf=end of pier
Blacks (BM) Yellow Ball 36 57.22’N 121 59.29’W
Gov White Ball 36 57.47’N 122 00.72’W
Mile Whistling Buoy 36 56.35’N 122 00.56’W
SC3 Yellow Can 36 56.49’N 121 58.00’W
Start/Finish(SM) Yellow Ball 36 57.09’N 121 59.62’W
Wharf Yellow Ball 36 56.87’N 122 01.24’W
The Basic Racing Rules at: https://www.latitude38.com/YRASchedule/rules.html
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