Squamish 2016 Canadians – Notice of Race

April 4th, 2016 Comments off

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Canadian Championships

 

2 and 3 July, 2016

Hosted by KYC and Canadian 5O5 fleet 1

at

Squamish, BC

NOTICE OF RACE (Incorporating Amendment 1, dated 21 June)

VENUE

The Kitsilano Yacht Club and Canadian 5O5 Fleet 1, with support from Squamish Yacht Club and West Vancouver Yacht Club, will host the 2016 5O5 Canadian Championships in Squamish Harbour at the head of Howe Sound. Boats can be launched and stored near the Squamish Yacht Club. The club is located on Logger Lane along the Mamquam Blind Channel in Squamish. Amenities and accommodation are within easy walking distance of the launching area.  Racing will be conducted in Squamish Harbour.  Please be advised that the waters of Squamish Harbour are fed by rivers whose source was, only hours earlier, glaciers.  Wetsuits are highly recommended for thermal protection.  Hopefully, the famous Squamish inflow breezes that have given this area a fine reputation as a good venue for wind sports will be active for this event.  The starting area will likely be no more than a 15-20 minute sail from the launch area. Launching will be challenging in low tide, but recovery will be easy at high water.

RULES

The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the current edition of The Racing Rules of Sailing, including the prescriptions of Sail Canada, and by the Rules of the International 5O5 Class Association.

ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY

The regatta is open to all boats of the International 5O5 class. Competitors must be members in good standing with their respective national class association, and members in good standing of a Club recognized by their National Sailing authority.

INSURANCE (Amended in Amendment 1, dated 21 June)

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum coverage of $300,000 US, or $400,000 CAN.  The organizing authority strongly recommends that competitors carry liability insurance in excess of the minimum.

FEES

Entry fees will be CAD $100 per boat.

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

The sailing instructions will be available at on-site registration.

SCHEDULE  NB: Friday, 1 July is a Canadian Statutory Holiday
Day Time Activity
Friday, July 1 1400h Informal Sailing and Practice
1800-1900h Registration at Launch Area
Saturday, July 2 0900 – 1000h Registration at Launch Area
1000h Competitors’ meeting
1100h First Race Start of the day
No Start after 1700h
Dinner and Social to follow racing
Sunday, July 3 1100h First Race Start of the day
No Start after 1600
Prize Ceremony to follow racing
NB: The Canadian Association AGM will immediately follow prize giving.

Visiting competitors are invited to email KYC at commodore@kitsilanoyachtclub.com if they would like to arrange to store their 5O5s at Kitsilano Yacht Club during the weekdays following this event, because they are planning to compete in the Kitsilano Invitational Regatta on July 9 – 10.

SCORING & PRIZES

The regatta will be scored using the low point system referred to in rule 90.3.  One (1) race is required to be completed to constitute a series. When fewer than 5 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores. When 5 or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score. The top 5O5 competitor and the top Canadian finisher will be recognized on a perpetual trophy.  Prizes will be awarded to the top 5 finishers.

ACCOMODATION

There are many rooms for rent near the venue or a short distance away at Garibaldi.  Billeting is not available.  Camping opportunities near the venue are not known at this time.

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See Racing Rule of Sailing rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Register online now!

For further information, please consult 505.ca or contact:

Evan Jennings

e.j@unix.net

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Squamish 2016 Canadians – Amendment 1 to NOR

June 22nd, 2016 No comments

Because some information has come to the attention of the organizing authority regarding common insurance practices in the United States which differ from those in Canada, the section under the heading “INSURANCE” has been amended as follows:

Delete the section with the heading “INSURANCE” and replace with:

INSURANCE

Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum coverage of $300,000 US or $400,000 CAN.  The organizing authority strongly recommends that competitors carry liability insurance in excess of the minimum.

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Thank you to Sponsors of the 2016 Canadians!

June 7th, 2016 No comments

We can run the national championships in Squamish only because of the generosity of these organizations.  Thank you!

 

West Vancouver Yacht Club Crest

West Vancouver Yacht Club

 

Squamish Yacht Club Crest

Squamish Yacht Club

 

Pacific Coast Yacht Sales Worldmark

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Some rigging from the 2016 NAs

June 5th, 2016 No comments

A bit crude but and low tech but here is one way to do the spin blocks and barber hauler.

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Philip Robert Alexander Tillman – June 30, 1933 – December 20, 2015

January 5th, 2016 Comments off

Capture-30iz44q6dgix3xz81p1f5s   Passed away peacefully on the evening of Sunday, December 20, 2015 which was 66 years to the day he began dating his gorgeous wife Maureen (nee Bevan). Phil crossed his final finish line; he was an incredible cyclist, competitive sailor and windsurfer. Phil did everything 100 % with absolutely no regrets.  He was a mentor and an inspiration whose qualities are clearly found in those whose lives he has touched. Loving father of Anne Tillman-Graham (Kevin), Lise Waller (Scott) and Sara Tillman Whittaker (Peter Wilenius). Cherished grandpa of Max and Essery-Anne Waller and of Olivia Whittaker. Survived by his sister Joy Alldritt. December 24, 2015 would have marked the 17th anniversary of Phil’s liver transplant, a gift that he treasured and respected immensely. A special thank you to all his friends and family who visited and supported him in the last month. Also a big thank you to the team of nurses and doctors at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, Floor A3 and ICU unit. A celebration of life will take place at the Britannia Yacht Club, 2777 Cassels St, Ottawa on Wednesday, January 6, 2015 at 2p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Phil’s memory can be made to the Queensway Carleton Hospital, Canadian Organ Transplant Association or the Colin Blandy Memorial Fund for young sailors via the Britannia Yacht Club.

Comment from Malcolm McHattie

“Phil was, of course, a major force for 505s and was the architect of my 505 career as others’ – he took me for my first ride one September evening, advised on specifications to order a Parker and conducted the purchases in England and the container transport to Hull, where Peter and I unloaded our boats.

He was the ultimate enthusiast and made life fun – even on a trapeze and flying the spinnaker on a wild plane. He was ever helpful to us all and that was key to the Ottawa fleet becoming formidable on the regatta rounds. His leadership initiated and made the 505 fleet into a success to make any yacht club proud.

Sailing was not his only interests but it is the one I know and most appreciate. I briefly saw him as a windsurfer, visited his kite shop on the market and met several of his work colleagues as well as seeing his family grow.

His influence was major and will be felt for a long time.”

Comment from Marg Hurley

Phil also sold me my first 505 and got me hooked.

Comment by Dave Adams

“Phil fixed and milled all the hard repairs on my boat.  He was a true craftsman and absolute precision was all that was accepted when it came to Phil.  And when you asked him a simple question, plan on spending the rest of the afternoon with him because there is no such thing as a short story when chatting about 505s!  The guy was a walking talking muesum of 505 history.  It was an honour to meet and spend time with.”

Comment from Jim Dingle

“Phil Tillman was the perfect crew for anyone trying to  make the Canadian Olympic Team for the 1976 Games, with the yacht races run on Lake Ontario out of Portsmouth Harbour. He more or less selected me as his skipper to prepare for the trials in the 470 class. Our main Ottawa rivals were Marg Hurley with Peter Wood crewing.

Phil assembled our new boat with a surgeon’s precision. We took it to the McNeil’s in Manotick, slid it down the snowy hillside, and carried it into Donnie’s basement workshop. Every fitting was examined, smoothed if necessary, and permanently reattached. Then Phil constructed a 2×470 trailing rig for the long journeys to the main pre-trials regattas in Key West, Tampa, etc. We had barely arrived there when he quickly checked out the other fast boats to see what we could do to have the best gear.

Phil was great in the boat in any wind-speed. It was such a performance that the skipper could focus 100% on the race – the sail trimming and trapeze work was instant and flawless. (With Phil up front, it felt like one was sailing a Laser.)

We quickly learned that the top boats were sailed by extremely light guys. So, by the trials in June, Phil had dropped his weight from 180 down to 140 pounds. He must have been on a starvation diet.

The weather for the trials was unusual for Kingston, with 10 straight days of clear weather with light winds. The thermal southwest wind would typically arrive just as the afternoon race was ending. Phil and I would scream back to Portsmouth Harbour planing on one long starboard tack — licking our wounds but happy to be in the game.”

 

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Cheap and good boat storage in Ottawa

October 25th, 2015 Comments off

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2015 Eastern Canadian Regatta Report

September 30th, 2015 Comments off

King Neptune decided to have some fun this weekend. On Friday, an easterly developed over Lake Ontario and persisted all day and through the night.  The fleet woke up Saturday morning to a warm sunny 15-18 knots and still from the east.  What does this mean for Toronto?  Answer: Big ocean waves and breeze.

As we rigged our boats, local Contender sailors laughed nervously and promised us an awesome day.  Putting on a brave face, we had a quick skippers meeting and headed out.  I will say it now, I was a bit nervous. The race track was out beyond the infamous pier and big breakers smashed against the wall throwing water ever where.  Visions of shattered boat bits did come to mind because the leeward mark was really not that far off shore. Trying to stay calm and talking in a reassuring voice, I joked how much fun we were having (It is OK to lie sometimes). Beating up wind, we would go over large rollers with no bottom insight as we headed over the wave.  As water emptied out underneath us, the free fall would happen and then we would land sending shivers throughout the boat and rig. Questions of whether the boat could handle such abuse did cross my mind.
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Sunday Afternoon at the races

Of course the typical problem of no wind in the trough and too much at the crests where an issue.The wind did not cease during the day but the worry disappeared.  All it took was a bit of getting use to.  After the first race we truly started having fun.  And the more we spent sailing in such an environment the funnier it got. Being an Ottawa sailor, you just don’t get exposure to such conditions.  It was truly a thrill.   I should mention that two years ago we had big swells at this same venue.

It may have been fun for the sailors but it was ‘puke city’ for the RC.  Just looking at them made me turn green because their boat would ride up the wave and then turn side to side after every crest.  They were the real heros of the event.  And their attitude was awesome.  “We may not have a perfectly square line but we would rather you be racing instead of waiting!”   We also witnessed a spectacular pitch pole of an F18 that was out for a pleasure sail.
The day finished after 5 races and we returned to a calm, warm sunny OHCC sailing club. Greeted with cold beer and a massive steak dinner.  What a life!  Saturday was probably the most fun and exciting day I have had all summer.
Sunday, the winds shifted to the south west and were light but the bailers worked all day. This was when the close racing began.  The sails were always full and it was really good for the body because we were feeling very sore and stiff in the boat from the day before.  By the end of the day, we could have done another day of racing if was a  three day regatta.
I can’t praise OHCC club enough for their hospitality.  In my mind it is the perfect club. Very small, cottage like club house, great docks, deep water, tons of parking right there and lovely people.  The contender fleet are wonderful, super keen and supportive of the 505.  We make good partners on the race track.
The event also marks the official handover of Jeff Boyd’s boat to it’s new owner, Peter Hale. Jeff was great because he sailed with Peter and spent the two days going over all the details of the boat.  Peter is an excellent Contender sailor and I predict he will quickly be up to speed for next season. Not to worry, Jeff plans to continue 505 sailing, it is just that he is done with boat ownership.  Attention Steve Adolph, get your boat back on the water because Jeff needs you. Also Marek and his rock star driver Balinski who is Albacore NA’s champion also joined us for the weekend in Mike Agrell’s boat.  Even though they spent Saturday swimming they saw the potential in the boat and are looking to purchase.  They have a budget of 10k and if you know of a boat, please let them know.
So the weekend also turned out to be a good fleet building opportunity
Here are the results:
Race 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total Drop Net
Skipper/Crew
Hale/Boyd 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 1 14 5 9
Adams/Adams 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 14 4 10
Balinski/Bartski DNF DNF 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 30 10 20
Ross/Terbrugge DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS 4 4 4 4 41 10 31
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Pole Keeper – 8264

September 30th, 2015 Comments off

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Cynthia Debrisay and Chuck Hansen – 2015 Canadian Champions

September 30th, 2015 Comments off

No regatta report.  Just tight racing and no mistakes allowed because someone was on your ass all the time.

Chuck and Cynthia rock.  No only did they sail the best but Charles drove across the country just to attend the regatta!  That is dedication.

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Sailor’s Tailor – Final Product

July 30th, 2015 Comments off

I just ordered a new 505 top cover from Sailor’s Tailor.  The good news it fits!

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