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Published On 10/19/2022
It was probably the lightest wind of the year for our sailboat races with the wind out of the North at perhaps up to 7 knots at times. The race committee wisely decided to do course D-E with two short inside the harbor laps around the Kalapaki Buoy.
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Published On 10/8/2022
It was another beautiful day for sailing with the winds out of the Northeast at 8-10 knots. The 4.63 mile course was B-E-D with one outside lap to the Ninini Lighthouse Buoy and two inside laps around the Kalapaki Buoy. The wind was so far north that Ozone, Fast Company and Weatherly started on port tack by the race committee and this paid off.
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Published On 10/1/2022
There was very sad news for the fleet who learned that Roger Cable, the captain of Papa Au, had passed away the day before the race. There will be lots of Roger stories as he was not only a wonderful sailor but a great human being. He will be missed.
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Published On 9/25/2022
HE’S BACK!!!
After a long absence Jeff Olsen is back and he expertly steered Papa Au to victory in the 6 boat fleet in very light winds. In fact, with the winds so light the course had to be shortened from A-C-E to just A-E with an outside lap to the Ninini Lighthouse buoy and an inside lap around the Kalapaki Buoy. This was a wise decision on the part of the race committee. The first outside lap to the lighthouse buoy seemed to take forever with boats tacking back and forth in what usually is just a close hauled sail the entire way. The wind was more south of east than usual at maybe up to 7 knots at times.
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Published On 9/17/2022
The course was A-D-E with an outside lap to the Ninini Lighthouse Buoy followed by 2 inside laps to the Kalapaki Buoy over a distance of 4.51 miles. The wind was light at 7 knots out of the East. Fast Company had Jim Saylor back from the mainland (and I confess that some of us missed him). He was short of crew and he wasn’t sure about using his spinnaker. But he did set the starting pin for the seven boat fleet.
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Published On 9/15/2022
The course was A-B-E over 5.92 miles with 8-10 knots of wind. Papa Au was able to replace their frayed wire shroud so that they could race. But Fast Company didn’t race and since they usually set the starting pin the race committee instead had to use the G-5 buoy as the pin end of the starting line.
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Published On 9/8/2022
The sailors were happy to have 3 long outside laps to the Ninini Lighthouse Buoy with course A-B-C. This was a 7.52 mile race and the winds were out of the Northeast at 12-15 knots.
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Published On 9/4/2022
NYC Club Update
- Membership Growth
- Financial Status
- Clubhouse Progress
- New Website
- Creating The Kauai Maritime Foundation (501C3)
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Published On 8/27/2022
After last week’s race Papa Au came in close to the end of the breakwater near the loading dock and their keel hit the rocks. Ouch! But they were able to haul the boat out with Carl Andersson’s help and Mott did a nice job patching the damage. The boat was back in the water 2 hours before the race! But unfortunately before the start they noticed that one of the starboard shrouds had at least 4 of the wires frayed. They quickly took down their jib and used the jib halyard to reinforce that starboard side. But they didn’t miss out on the squalls! They got soaking wet just like everyone else.
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Published On 8/22/2022
Since Fast Company’s skipper Jim Saylor was away on vacation, it was Kevin Millett of Kato fame who was guest steering. And Double Espresso with the youngest Kauai Sailing Association kids couldn’t race because Uncle Carl Andersson broke a finger in his left hand. But there were still 6 boats out on the race course.
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Published On 8/16/2022
The sailboat racing is tight and after 2 of the 4 Shorts Series races there is a 3 way tie for first place between Bonjolea II, Fast Company and Ozone.
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Published On 8/6/2022
After sweeping the Invitational Series and taking a 5 race break in the Wahine Series, Bonjolea II came roaring back to win the first of the Shorts Series Races. In spite of the lighter air at 6-8 knots out of the East and only short inside legs around the Kalapaki buoy, Bonjolea was gone!
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Published On 8/1/2022
The winds were quite light at 5-8 knots out of the Northeast and the boats were using their larger #1 headsails. The 4.51 mile course was D-A-E with one lap outside the harbor to the Ninini Lighthouse buoy squeezed in between the two inside laps around the Kalapaki Buoy.
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Published On 7/25/2022
The 4.51 mile course D-E-A had a somewhat unusual two inside laps around the Kalapaki buoy before the final outside lap to the Ninini Lighthouse buoy. The winds were out of the Northeast at 10-14 knots. At the start Ozone was too early at the pin end and...
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Published On 7/16/2022
The wind was out of the Northeast at 10-14 knots for the third Wahine Series race. The 6 mile course was A-E-C with two outside laps to the Ninini lighthouse buoy and in between an inside lap around the Kalapaki buoy.
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Published On 7/9/2022
The second Wahine Race was course B-A-D with two outside laps to the Ninini lighthouse buoy and one inside lap over 6.03 miles. The wind was 10-14 knots out of the Northeast. The wind was strong enough that Speedy decided to put a reef in the main. Ozone put in a reef line but held off on reefing when they saw the young kids on Double Espresso with a full mainsail.
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Published On 7/2/2022
The Wahine Series of 5 races requires that a woman be on the helm. The first race had course E-A-B with an inside leg to the Kalapaki Buoy and two outside legs to the Ninini lighthouse buoy over a distance of 5.92 miles. The wind was out of the northeast at 13 knots with larger gusts.
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Published On 6/26/2022
As the wind was shifting between 8 – 14kts, 5 minutes before the starting horn, excitement was building for the crew of Bonjolea II to make sure every moment counted with the opportunity to take the last race and sweep the Invitational Series.
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Published On 6/13/2022
The 2022 Invitational Race Series Race #3 was held in relatively light 6-12 knot winds blowing from NE to ENE. The swell was very light, less than 4 ft, coming in from the SE with no wind waves. Four boats participated, Bonjolea II, Ozone, Speedy and Weatherly. The course, B-A-D, consisted of 3 legs, 2 long with Ninini Point buoy being the windward mark, and one short with the Kalapaki #4 can the windward mark.
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Published On 6/6/2022
Bonjolea II with Bonnie Tiffany on the helm now has two bullets for the first two Invitational Series Races. The Sydney 36 never had to look back at the four Olson 30’s that made up the rest of
the fleet.
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Published On 5/29/2022
The weather was gorgeous for the first Invitational Series Race held on 5/26/22. This series requires that the boats have a guest
on board or they are penalized the number of boats in the race
plus one. The 6.11 mile course was A-C-D with two outside laps
and an inside lap. The wind cooperated with 8-10 knots out of
the Northeast (compared to the very fluky Kona winds last week).
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Published On 5/28/2022
Zoey Huntley gave herself a high school graduation present winning the final race in the Doug Gibson Memorial Series with
her teenage Kauai Sailing Association crew on Weatherly...
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Published On 5/16/2022
The 5/12/22 race had strong winds of 15-20 knots out of the east northeast. The 6 mile course was A-E-C. Fast Company yet again had the best start at the pin end with Jim Saylor on the helm. Ozone’s skipper Chris Jordan had 3 women crew show up and they put a reef in the main as without any of the hefty male rail meat usually available they thought that they would be overpowered.
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Published On 5/9/2022
The race on Cinco de Mayo had 12-17 knot winds out of the east northeast. The course was B-E-C a 6.12 mile course (which was shortened with a middle inside lap instead of 3 outside laps as one of the sailors needed to get to the airport for a flight to the mainland).
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Published On 5/2/2022
The 4/28/22 race was course A-E-A over 5.8 miles with winds out of the East at 12 knots. Most boats had their large #1 sails up except for Ozone who put up their #2. Skipper Chris Jordan is still kicking himself for making that decision and for leaving the #1 in the car. I had to agree with winning skipper Jim Saylor at the end of the race when he said to just throw that sail in the trash...
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Published On 4/19/2022
The third race of the Doug Gibson Memorial Rum Race Series was held on 4/14/22. The course was C-B-D with 2 outside laps to the Ninini lighthouse buoy and a final inside lap around the Kalapaki buoy. The course was 6.23 miles long with winds out of the north-northeast at 15 knots.
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Published On 3/23/2022
There were only six boats racing on Thursday 3/17/2022 (St. Patrick’s Day) for the sixth race in the Bob Hamby Memorial Series. Papa Au didn’t race this week as they didn’t have enough crew and Kato is out for awhile as skipper Kevin Millett is cruising his catamaran in Mexico. We also miss Iwa with Karen and Woodie Cole who apparently have their insurance company not covering racing. Bummer!
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Published On 3/19/2022
The 5th race of the Bob Hamby Memorial Series was held on 3/10/2022. The 4.51 mile race was course A-D-E with one outside lap to the Ninini lighthouse buoy and two inside laps around the Kalapaki buoy. The wind was 3-8 knots out of the North-northeast...
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Published On 3/8/2022
With Bonnie Tiffany on the helm of the Sydney 36 sailboat
Bonjolea II there was no looking back! She finished over 8
minutes ahead of the next boat in the 7 sailboat fleet
racing in Nawiliwili Harbor...
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Published On 3/8/2022
The weather forecast for the 4th race of the Bob Hamby
Memorial Series on 3/3/2022 suggested rain and no wind. But it
turned out to be a lovely day. The wind was light at 6-8 knots
with occasional gusts. It was mostly a northerly but at times the
wind was all over the compass...
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Published On 3/3/2022
The wind was 13-18 knots out of the Northeast for the race on 2/17/2022 (my mother Elizabeth Jordan’s 91st birthday!). The course was A-B-E with two outside laps to the lighthouse and one inside lap over a distance of 4.93 miles. Papa Au and Speedy were back in the water after their painting and repairs which made for a fleet of 7 boats...
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Published On 1/4/2022
NYC now has one source of data for all members, mailing lists, website content and more! This upgrade has been a long time coming but is is here now and we are all excited to embrace this new technology.
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