Archive | November, 2013

Tempe Town Lake Results

The scores from week 6 of Tempe Town Lake are posted on the results page or by clicking here.

Lake Pleasant Results

Rolling in the Deep fighting lots of weather helm. Photo: Kyle Clark

Rolling in the Deep fighting lots of weather helm. Photo: Kyle Clark

Rescued from rogue electrons, the scores from last weekend of racing at Lake Pleasant, can be found on the results page or by clicking here. (Dave’s computer needed major surgery in order to produce the results.) Some more pictures from Kyle Clark are available here.

Blustery winds toss one of the Thistle fleet around. And over. Photo: Kyle Clark

Blustery winds toss one of the Thistle fleet around. And over. Photo: Kyle Clark

US Sailing Instructor Class is Full!

Some 50 boats sailed on Tempe Town Lake Sunday, October 27. Photo: Phil Freedman

Kids and adults learning to sail on Tempe Town Lake. Photo: Phil Freedman

Great news! ASF President George Tingom reports that the January US Sailing level one small boat instructor class is full and cannot accept any further students.

Now there will the 12 new instructors available to teach the ASF classes.

The class is extensive and taught by one of the best: the instructor of instructors, Ray Treppa. The classes are all day on January 4-5 and 11-12 in Tempe, with on-the-water work at Tempe Town Lake.

The news that the class has filled is in sharp contrast to the last two years when the class had to be canceled for lack of participation.

If you wanted to enroll in this class but missed out, make sure George has your name for future classes. Call ASF president George Tingom at 480.948.3814 or email him.

Register for the Governor’s Cup Distance Race

Court Roberts shows off the gigantic Governor's Cup trophy. Photo: Mike Ferring

Court Roberts shows off the gigantic Governor’s Cup trophy. Photo: Mike Ferring

Registration is open for the Governor’s Cup long distance race, scheduled for Saturday, December 14. The race courses are now posted here.

There’s no charge for entry. All you have to do is fill out this simple form. Then, it’s 26 miles across Lake Pleasant—a feat accomplished by zig-zagging from end to end and back again. Here’s the one-page Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions.

While it’s a race, it’s also just a nice day on the water. And it could extend into the evening in light air, with the moon nearly full to offer some aid to navigation.

The winner of the race gets his or her name engraved on that gigantic trophy and gets to show it off for the next year. The rest of us get a nice day zig-zagging.

We’ll all start together at 10 am at a start line near the dam at the south end of the lake. You’re on your honor to round the correct rounding marks and islands and to report your time at finish to scorer Dave Christensen. Dave will crunch the PHRF handicaps and determine the finishing order.

You may also sail just half the distance and be scored for half distance. Click the box on the entry form. There’s no giant trophy for this option, but you’ll have bragging rights until next year.

Organizer Ralph Vatalaro plans to make sure everyone knows exactly where those rounding marks are this time and he’ll issue a route in a couple weeks. Email Ralph with questions.

Tempe Town Lake Scores

The results of this weekend of racing can be found on the results page or by clicking here.

Ruth Beals Champ: Cindy Pillote

Cindy Pillote and Chrisann Tortora lift the Ruth Beals Cup trophy for 2013. Photos: Mike Ferring

Cindy Pillote and Chrisann Tortora lift the Ruth Beals Cup trophy for 2013. Photos: Mike Ferring

AYC Commodore Cindy Pillote is the Ruth Beals Cup champ.

With Chrisann Tortora on crew, Cindy finished the two-race regatta with three points—a win and a second place—to capture the trophy. Seven boats competed in the women-at-the-helm races in light air on Tempe Town Lake Saturday (11/9) in the regatta named to honor AYC founder Ruth Beals.

Two-time former champ Amy Grothe and father Steve won the first race easily, but then were tripped up by the light air of race two, sliding back to a fourth place finish while Cindy and Chrisann were able to keep their boat moving to win.

Third place went to Sheila Reed and Maryellen Ferring. Lori Reger and Andrea Love took fourth by snagging a wisp of a puff in race two and driving past a pack of boats into second place. Ema Davis and Madison Cordova finished fifth overall and two ASU racing team contenders came in sixth and seventh: Kylie Jenkins and Elena Sacco.

Mike Ferring, Bob Whyte and George Tingom were race committee.

Hoping for a puff. Amy and Steve Grothe.

Hoping for a puff. Amy and Steve Grothe.

 

The seven boats of the Ruth Beals Cup regatta head for the windward mark.

The seven boats of the Ruth Beals Cup regatta head for the windward mark.

Making a port start work at the Ruth Beals Cup regatta.

Making a port start work at the Ruth Beals Cup regatta.

Light wind marked the 2013 edition of the Ruth Beals Cup. Last year, wind was 20+. Go figure.

Light wind marked the 2013 edition of the Ruth Beals Cup. Last year, wind was 20+. Go figure.

Scores: Lake Pleasant Racing

Crunch Time

Crunch Time

Another beautiful weekend of racing at Lake Pleasant. Scores are on the results page or by clicking here.