Monday, June 28, 2010
To the 505ers that travelled to Chicago to make the regatta and the racing possible and competitive, thank you. We hope you enjoyed sailing in Chicago and we hope you will come back next time and bring others with you. We look forward to seeing you at future 505 regattas.
A great deal of thanks is due to the Chicago Yacht Club for supporting this event. 505s are not yet an established fleet at the club, but thanks to the club's support and the showcase for 505s that the event offered, we are on our way. CYC's Special Regatta Chairman Leif Sigmund has been particularly supportive of this event; thanks Leif.
I think I can speak for all of the sailors when thanking the R/C, our PRO Erik Schneider, our Assistant PRO Olof Anderson, our R/C chairwoman Janet Crabb, our fleet representative and 2010 Dennis Surtees Service Award winner Dave Ellis, and the many CYC volunteers for the tremendous and excellent job they did running races. I think the R/C gave us a great 10 race series across a range of conditions. The efforts of this R/C are appreciated and will be remembered by 505 sailors.
Our event Jury Chairman Russ Burke did us a great favor in updating our SI's to follow the ISAF template and in adjudicating our rules situations. Now we need Russ to get a boat and join us!
Chicago Yacht Club's Belmont Station Manager John Cummings and his staff did a great job feeding the ferocious appetite of the 505 fleet. Many thanks to John for his help.
Lynn Walls and her waterfront staff have been working with us for some months and they did a flawless job preparing R/C equipment and volunteers which was a great aid to the organizers.
Thanks to the Chicago Match Race Center for loaning us several RIB's for the duration of the event.
Thanks to Evan Thompson and Matt Clark for driving the Gate Launch and giving their time to the event.
We were able to provide many competitors with housing thanks to Carl Brummel, Mark Teborek and Libby Christy, Mimi Turney, Mel and Owen Thompson, Jen Curtin, and Matt Clark.
This event would not have been possible without the support of our event partners and their support for 505 sailing:
3 Floyds Brewery for keeping everyone hydrated with their delicious brew.
APS for t-shirts and prizes.
Glaser Sails for their support of Saturday's dinner.
Harken for race and event awards.
Layline Photography for capturing everyone in action.
North Sails Gulf Coast for supporting young 505 sailors with a jib.
Finally, a hearty congratulations to Augie Diaz and Parry Barclay for winning the 2010 505 North American Championship.
Great sailing Augie and Parry!
|1||8953||Augie Diaz & Parry Barclay||25||1||1||2||3||4||1||4||4||(6)||5|
|2||8930||Parker Shinn & Doug McKeige||29||2||2||(11)||2||6||2||3||3||3||6|
|3||9003||Mike Martin & Jesse Falsone||33||3||7||(8)||4||2||4||2||8||1||2|
|4||9042||JB Turney & Ned Turney||40||7||6||5||1||1||3||(13)||1||9||7|
|5||9002||Mike Holt & Carl Smit||53||6||(14)||1||8||5||6||9||13||4||1|
|6||8012||Henry Amthor & Dustin Romey||59||9||5||7||9||8||5||5||(18)||8||3|
|7||8830||Ramsay Key & Drew Buttner||70||8||9||6||13||(16)||11||10||2||2||9|
|8||7875||Jeff Miller & Pat Diola||71||(13)||3||10||5||7||12||8||11||11||4|
|9||8264||Jeff Boyd & Dave Adams||82||4||(19)||4||6||3||14||16||12||15||8|
|10||7346||Craig Thompson & Ricky Turner||84||(14)||8||3||10||14||10||12||5||10||12|
|11||8441||Katrin Deinhardt & Olav Schluter||97||17||10||13||11||11||(18)||7||6||11||11|
|12||8821||Katherine Long & Stephen Long||98||5||13||(16)||14||15||8||6||9||14||14|
|13||8919||Mike Komar & Russ Miller||100||12||11||9||16||13||7||1||7||(24\DNF)||24\DNC|
|14||7606||Brendon Connell & Chris Brady||100||(18)||4||15||12||12||9||15||10||13||10|
|15||8715||Lin Robson & Erik Boothe||118||15||12||12||7||(18)||17||11||16||12||16|
|16||8194||Tom Kivney & Gordon Russell||132||16||(21)||18||19||19||13||14||17||5||11|
|17||8850||Doug Watson & Gabe Watson||139||11||20||20||15||10||15||(22)||19||16||13|
|18||715||Zack Marks & Mike Renda||155||19||16||17||18||17||(21)||18||15||17||18|
|19||8753||Pierre Jeangirard & Loic Bleuez||156||20||15||(21)||17||9||20||20||20||18||17|
|20||7605||Renka Gesing & Adam Gesing||157||10||18||14||20||20||16||21||14||(24\DNF)||24\DNC|
|21||8939||John Wyles & Gareth Fletcher||170||21||17||22||21||22||22||(23)||23||7||15|
|22||8600||Graham Alexander & Wes Harnish||189||23||23||19||22||21||19||17||21||(24\DNC)||24\DNC|
|23||8822||Dave Burchfiel & Josh Gray||201||22||22||23||23||23||23||19||22||(24\DNC)||24\DNC|
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
I wish there was more. With predominantly gradient winds, Chicago does not exhibit what I consider ‘formula’ type sailing conditions. This is generally not the kind of place where you go only left/right in a given condition. As mentioned in some of our preliminary event information, we anticipate three different conditions.
ESE 5-11kts: this is our thermal breeze that typically establishes itself when there is a high pressure system stalled over the region. There is often little wind near shore, but in the sailing area the breeze is usually well established with calm seas. Locals feel that there is often more breeze ‘out in the lake’ (left side of the course) from this direction. Shifts typically develop slowly and in the range of 5 to 15 degrees with subtle changes in pressure.
NNE 10-20kts: cool ‘clipper systems’ of high pressure bring what is known as a three day northeaster to Lake Michigan. Air temperatures drop into the low 70s during the daytime and the strong winds on the leading edge of the high kick up great sailing conditions. Waves from 2 to 6 feet are typical. The breeze is strongest on day one of the system and usually moderates over the next two days. This can make for a light and lumpy third day. The direction is typically very stable with 5 to 10 degree shifts.
SW 12-25kts: hot, humid, and blustery breezes arrive with low pressure systems. This offshore breeze is both shifty and puffy. We will be sailing well offshore in this direction if possible to allow the wind to stabilize after it passes through the city. Velocity can vary by 5kts or more in the puffs and shifts are usually in the 10 to 25 degree range. There can be some skew to the racecourse in this condition as the breeze may favor a particular lane through the city’s buildings.
Friday, May 28, 2010
From O'hare: Take the CTA Blue Line into "The Loop" (The circuit of elevated tracks marking the center of downtown Chicago). Note that the Blue and Red lines are subway in the loop. Transfer to the Red Line(Northbound to Howard) at Jackson. Note that the Red Line is subway where you get on at Jackson, but transitions to elevated before you will exit. Exit the Red Line at Belmont. Walk East on Belmont Ave to the harbor.
From Midway: Take the CTA Orange Line(Elevated) towards the loop. Transfer to the Red Line Subway(Northbound to Howard) at Roosevelt. Note that the Red Line is subway where you get on at Roosevelt, but transitions to elevated before you will exit. Exit the Red Line at Belmont. Walk East on Belmont Ave to the harbor.
See attached transit map:
It is very important to keep in mind that CHICAGO YACHT CLUB HAS 2 LOCATIONS. WE ARE SAILING AT THE BELMONT HARBOR LOCATION WHICH IS NORTH OF DOWNTOWN. DO NOT SHOW UP TO THE DOWNTOWN LOCATION WITH YOUR 505!