San Diego winter I-14 sailing 2013

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San Diego winter I-14 sailing 2013

Post by BWR » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:23 pm

I have been trying to put together some dates for this years winter I-14 sailing in San Diego. With three very active boats and additional semi-active boats we are planning to do a lot of winter sailing/training in San Diego this year. Terry Gleason has his new B6, Steve Shumaker has his beautiful Shu2, I have my B5, as well as a B3 that some Jr sailors are sailing a lot out of SDYC. We plan to sail at least once a month on the SDYC One Design Weekends (ODW). We have the options of going outside on the Coronado Roads to race if we have 5 or more boats, or more likely we will use each of the 2 day weekend events to do more practice/training inside San Diego bay. The weekeneds are on the calander at http://www.SDYC.org. In general they are ususally the 1st weekend of each month, however they often are on other weekends due to other regattas scheduled. Currently the next ODW is Dec 8-9, then Jan 26-27, Feb 9-10, Mar 9-10, Apr 13-14. We also have additional regattas and training weekends including ABYC Midwinters Feb 16-17, SD NOOD Mar 15-17, SDYC SuperCup Apr 13-14 (probable). In the past I have also done a "beginning skiff clinic" Which I would like to do again to introduce more people to skiff sailing. This will be tenatively on Jan 19-20, I would also like to put on an "intermidiate clinic" in Feb, most likely tied in with the ODW on Feb 9-10. All the ODW sailing will be clinic/coaching oriented with practice starts and racing in an attempt to improve everyone's skill set. If there is interest I will bring in other coaches that we could defer costs to the entire group. Any thoughts or recommendatons, please let me know. I would invite other skiffs to sail as well, the 29ers and 49ers are more than welcome if they are interested. Please get the word out!
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Re: San Diego winter I-14 sailing 2013

Post by BWR » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:37 am

We had a nice weekend of sailing in SD last weekend. 2 boats sailing Sat w/ a coach boat for Steve Shumaker and Richard Didham. We had a guest appearance by UK 14er Ed Streeter whom is living in Houston and considering bringing his boat over. Good debrief after sailing which had both boats sailing better on Sun. Sun we had 4 boats out when Terry & Bryan joined in on Terry's new B6, Trick also made it so we went out on my B5. Lots of practice starts and short single lap tunning. Again, a post sailing debrief over beers and everyone seemed to learn a bit. We are planning to sail the New Years Day Race Jan 1 on SD Bay. Additional sailing in Jan when we plan do do the "Beginner Skiff Clinic" Jan 19-20, followed by another ODW Jan 26-27. Please come join us.
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Re: San Diego winter I-14 sailing 2013

Post by Shu » Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:44 am

This was good fun, and excellent practice. We're also talking about mixing in some random-leg tour-of-the-bay type racing, which helps with some of the wierd and (for a 14) difficult sailing angles like two sail reaches and tight spinnaker reaches.
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Re: San Diego winter I-14 sailing 2013

Post by BWR » Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:15 pm

SDYC New Years Day Race. Low key, clear out the cobwebs on New Years day!
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Re: San Diego winter I-14 sailing 2013

Post by BWR » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:49 am

Jan 19-20. SDYC skiff clinic directed towards beginning skiff sailors to introduce people to skiff / 14 sailing. Let me know if interested. Planning dry land drills and on the water sailing

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Re: San Diego winter I-14 sailing 2013

Post by BWR » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:11 am

We had 4 new 14 sailors for the clinic last weekend. Not a lot of support from the local 14 fleet as majority were busy with ohter commitments. however, we did had some good dry land drills on Sat. AM, then went out sailing in light 4-8 kts. We had a 505 owner/driver who really enjoyed geting on the trap, wasn't so sure about driving from the wire. A Jr. sailor who owns a 29er and did a great job both crewing and eventually driving some (that kits is a little bit more to pull up and hold onto isn't it Tristen). A couple of "big boat" sailors who braved the dinghy/skiff world and I think are converts. They had a great time and I think started to wonder whot they are wasting there time on big boats for. Sun, Terry Gleason came down to help out replacing Richard Didham who helped on Sat. We still had 3 skiffies on Sun who made it out. overall a good weekend and created some interest in a few more people. Even had the questions of how to get into the fleet and who needs crew. Thanks so much to Jake Sorosky who allowed us to use hid B2 1117 which I drove up to LA to pick up the weekend before. We also used my B3 1165 which are both great boats for this. Sure wish we could get a few more of these boats out sailing consistantly.

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Re: San Diego winter I-14 sailing 2013

Post by BWR » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:23 am

Great weekend on the water the last couple days. Got a few Jr. sailors out on Sat. in the light which turned out to be a very nice day of 6-10. Challenging sailing but good to get a few 29er Jr. sailors on 14s. Sun. had georgeous 8-12 under Cabrillo Pt. and out on the ocean with lots of chop from the outgoing tide against breeze. I told the guys to get used to it, because this can easily be Lake Onterio (or any of the Great Lakes) sailing for 2013 Worlds. Expect anything, and if you get used to it, it will change quickly (just like the Port Phillip guys say). Was fortunate enough to have Evan S (don't ask me to spell it of try to pronounce it) of the AYSF (Americas Cup Youth Sailing Force -team which are sailing the AC 45s this summer) group sail with me both days. Great group of guys who mostly have all grown up, and contiue to sail 14s. Nice day of sailing on SD bay, challenging as always, but so beneficial to get out and sail. Great debrief and beers after sailing. Come join us on Feb 9-10 for the next one.

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Re: San Diego winter I-14 sailing 2013

Post by Shu » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:06 pm

As Brad said, this was a great weekend of sailing. I'm finding these to be both a better training experience and more fun than the typical weekend regatta. The first day we practiced many starts on a 3 minute clock (starts at 3:00, 6:00, and 9:00 minutes) with the third one being the start of a single-lap windward leeward. The second day we went in search of funky conditions and wind angles, including the aforementioned ocean sailing (which Richard and I missed out on due to...oh never mind), some hairy tight three-sail reaching along a sea-wall in short swells against the ebb tide, and some jaunts into some tight places with shifty light winds. Of course the best part was the long downwind ride into the bay from the entrance (which Richard and I did twice); one advantage of sailing downwind against the ebb is it adds time to the wild ride! Thanks Brad and SDYC for making these happen.
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Re: San Diego winter I-14 sailing 2013

Post by BWR » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:33 am

Another good day of sailing last Sun in San Diego. Was a bit chilly, but Terry Gleason I his new B6 was out, as we're we on 1161 our 7 yr. old B5. Wonderful sailing in 8-12. A good speed testing day between the 2 boats up and downwind. Looking forward to next weekend in Long Beach sailing w/ some of the NorCal and Seattle boats. Hoping a few more SoCal boats will start getting out more.

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Re: San Diego winter I-14 sailing 2013

Post by joe.bersch » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:33 pm

And the cool thing about that is that you can buy a new B6 for a fraction of the cost of what it cost to buy a pre-preg B5 7 years ago!

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Re: San Diego winter I-14 sailing 2013

Post by JakeSkala » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:05 pm

Anyone care to share their thoughts on Midwinters? Looked like a high-end turnout. Congrats to Paul G. and his crew.

I-14 Fleet
Sailed: 7, Discards: 1, To count: 6, Entries: 8, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank Fleet SailNo HelmName CrewName Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Total Nett
1st I-14 1168 Paul Galvez Dana Point YC 2.0 1.0 3.0 1.0 (4.0) 2.0 2.0 15.0 11.0
2nd I-14 672 David Hayter Kris Henderson RQYS 6.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 (7.0) 1.0 20.0 13.0
3rd I-14 1161 Brad Ruetenik Patrick Murray San Diego YC (5.0) 3.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 23.0 18.0
4th I-14 1184 Joseph Bersch Chris Lanzinger Corinthian YC 4.0 (6.0) 4.0 4.0 6.0 1.0 4.0 29.0 23.0
5th I-14 1187 Terence Gleeson Garrett Brown Southwestern YC1.0 4.0 (9.0 DNC)9.0 DNC 2.0 6.0 5.0 36.0 27.0
6th I-14 1186 Kirk Twardowski Michael Lazzaro Richmond YC 7.0 5.0 5.0 6.0 5.0 3.0 (9.0 DNC)40.0 31.0
7th I-14 1177 Ron Boehm Santa Barbara YC 3.0 (8.0) 6.0 5.0 7.0 5.0 6.0 40.0 32.0
8th I-14 1183 Stephen Shumaker Ed Streeter SCRA (8.0) 7.0 7.0 7.0 8.0 8.0 7.0 52.0 44.0

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Re: San Diego winter I-14 sailing 2013

Post by Shu » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:53 am

Paul managed to get his regular crew, Guillo, out of temporary retirement. Paul hadn't sailed his 14 since this same regatta one year ago. The joke at the debrief was "take a year or so off for best boat speed". The racing was tight, with us in last place often quite close to the leaders (and other times not so close). The forecasts were for light winds, but we had plenty of 2-wiring, classic-fourteening fun. The most interesting conditions were for the first race of the second day. We sailed out Sunday in probably 15+ out of the southeast, producing a lumpy sea in the outer harbor, which is unprotected from that direction. The wind then moderated to maybe 8 kts for the first race, making for challenging sailing in the left-over slop.
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Re: San Diego winter I-14 sailing 2013

Post by joe.bersch » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:19 am

Jake:

The Midwinters was a great regatta. We had a small but very competitive fleet of 8 boats. It was great sailing in some challenging conditions. Light and flat and light and lumpy. Welcome back to Paul and Guillo and congratulations on their win. Despite their one year hiatus they were fast and steady and made few serious mistakes which hampered others. Dave Hayter came all the way from Australia for 4 days of great sailing. He learned the importance of checking the course board AFTER the warning for our fleet and to not rely on what the Catamaran's course was. But for the "hoist of shame" (to sail back to the finish) in two races he would have shown the same dominance he did in Hawaii. Dave will be back with a vengeance for NOOD, this time with his regular crew, not Hendo. Welcome to Ed Streeter who joined us from England via Houston and to Ron Beohm who came back for some good sailing. There are lots of new rigs, new sails and other gadgets. Still, it is good sailing that puts low numbers on the score card. You don't need the latest boat, newest sails or whatever to win or to to enjoy the sheer experience of skiff sailing! Our own results reflected a missed course and a "hoist of shame", a broken gooseneck, a broken halyard lock and a capsize while clearing kelp. Nonetheless, this was some of the best sailing ever (Kaneohe not included!). Everyone is upping their game and we look forward to seeing some more folks out for NOOD. Their will be great sailing to be had for everyone who comes and information to be shared for those who want it. I am looking forwar d to San Diego and hope to see a big and eager fleet.

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Re: San Diego winter I-14 sailing 2013

Post by JakeSkala » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:15 pm

Shu & Joe, Thanks for your comments. It sounds like I will have plenty of fast boats and people to learn from at San Diego NOODs!
For any other "mid-fleeters" like me, don't feel like you have to have a B5 or B6 to compete. I'll be there with my B3, round top main, new crew and guarantee I will be having just as much fun as the leaders. Toby and Jay will be there sailing there newly acquired B3 for the first time as well. I know Brad's B3 is already spoken for but there are 2 other boats available for charter and possibly crew if any East Coasters/travelers/'people with boats in repair' are interested. The SD NOODs website accommodations are affordable and the San Diego sunshine should be a heavenly!
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Re: San Diego winter I-14 sailing 2013

Post by Shu » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:34 pm

Ditto on the hoist of shame; we did it twice (once without the actual hoist) :oops:
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