Please see attached for the 2014 Canadians
Reporter: Christian Dechamplain
I wonder how many people in the fleet remember my box of tissue floating away after Marg and I capsized at CORK a few years ago? Marg was nice enough to bring me back to shore so I could run to the drugstore and buy some Advil so I would not suffer too much from a cold I had caught just before the regatta. Those were my thoughts as I was flying over the handlebars of my mountain bike, early afternoon the day before the Canadians. Ouch, it hurts, but I could not disappoint Marg again. Tom was riding with my boss’ boss and I. When I caught up after my nasty crash, he looked at the mix of blood and dirt on my thigh and laughed. You’ll need some Advil for this weekend he said, and he was right.I ended up praying for wind, there was no way I could crouch inside a 505 with that injury, even though it was not very serious and the Advil was really effective at taking the pain away. Wind we got for the Saturday, I would say from 10 to 14, which for our team meant constant trapezing upwind and marginal wire running downwind. The wind was from the east, and it brought some large waves to the race area just outside of the outer harbor south of Toronto Island. Which also meant raking progressively from upright to 25’4″. That’s for Marg and I with our combined weight of less than 300 pounds. Renka and Adam never needed to rake, and they had an obvious pointing advantage on us which gave us a hard time for day one. They ended up leading us by one point after 5 races. We had all sorts of excuses. It was quite difficult to make the decision on wire running or DDW. Sometimes we tried wire running and it worked really well, sometimes we tried it and the wind was just not strong enough and the boat was just loading up and the big waves were making matters worse. Pumping would only work for me about half of the time, and the other times it just seemed to slow down the boat, we don’t get too many occasions to practice pumping in Ottawa. It was quite difficult to follow the shifts, they were subtle unlike what we are used to in Ottawa and they were combining with shore effects that only locals could explain. Fortunately it was not the locals that gave us the most trouble. We had to share bullets not only with Renka and Adam, but also with Michael and Shauna and also Deb and Dave. The locals were fighting for the bottom half of the fleet positions.The forecast for Sunday was for more wind, and from the south so potentially the waves would be bigger. My plan was to carry a bottle of Advil in my lifejacket and wear my steamer. Seeing at the yard that the conditions would not be as forecasted I wore the same set of clothes as the day before. A farmer john with a spray top, but for that last day on the water it was too much. The winds were lighter, I would say from 7 to 9. Almost no trapping needed, but no sitting to leeward either. Almost no waves compared to the day before. These conditions actually helped Marg and I switch position with Renka and Adam. It seemed that all the boats in the fleet outpointed us, but we sailed with speed and the Canadian championship was ours. Marg even went into match racing mode and managed to push Renka over early in the second to last race, and into the windward mark in the last race. I took a look at the list of previous Canadians winners and my grin becomes so intense that now my face hurts much more than my thigh. I don’t feel like I belong with these amazing sailors but at the same time I know it is totally deserved by Marg. She is such a nice person to sail with, she does make her crew feel like a champion and that is definitely the first ingredient in the winning recipe. She is so meticulous with her sailing program, she makes so much efforts at maintaining her boat, “Green with Envy” 8645 built by Waterat, I’m really glad and thankful I could be part of her sailing team. I won’t list all the results, but Renka & Adam came 2nd, Deb & Dave came 3rd and Michael & Shauna came 4th.I can’t end this report without mentioning the volunteer race committee at OHCC. They were simply amazing. We never had to wait and wonder why they would not start the next race. They never gave us the time. They would change the course efficiently without us competitors even noticing. They managed to give us 5 back to back races on Saturday and 3 back to back races on Sunday, the line was always square, they were the type of race committee you would hope for at a world class competition, and we got it at a national class competition for a fraction of the price. Plus the organizing committee provided breakfast, lunch and dinner. This regatta was a great value, I highly recommend the late September regatta at OHCC in Toronto, it’s really worth the trip.
Here are the results.
NOTICE OF RACE
International 5O5 Ontario Championship
International Contender Open Regatta
Outer Harbour Centreboard Club
14 Regatta Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
28th-29th September 2013
Entry fee: Can/US $70 per boat (505); Can/US $35 per boat (Contender)
505 Class only:at least one person in each boat must be a paid-up member of a national section of the International 5O5 Class association.
Each yacht shall carry a minimum of $500,000 of liability insurance. Proof of insurance will be required with registration.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, Sept 28th
0800 hours Coffee & donuts etc @ OHCC
0830 hours Registration opens
1000 hours Skipper’s briefing
1100 hours Race 1 followed by subsequent races up to 6 in total.
On-water snacks provided
1730 hours Steak Dinner @ OHCC
Sunday, Sep 29th
0830 hours Coffee & donuts etc@ OHCC
1000 hours Subsequent races until maximum of 9 overall are completed.
No starting sequence after 1330hrs
1530-1600 hours Meal and Prizes
Races will be held on Lake Ontario south of Toronto Islands unless weather and safety conditions dictate otherwise in which case the races will be held in the Outer Harbour.
Directions: (NB – check to see if the Cherry Street Bridge is re-opened. (torontoport.com then THE PORT then NEWS). If not, the only way to the club is south on Leslie from Lakeshore Blvd.)
From West of Toronto:
Take the Queen Elizabeth Way then the Gardiner Expressway to the Jarvis Street Exit. Keep Right at the fork in the ramp and merge onto Lakeshore Blvd E. After about 0.7mi (1.2km) the road bends round to the right and you keep right to join Cherry Street. Go over the two bridges to Unwin Ave. (if you get into Cherry Beach Park you have gone about 100 yds too far!). Turn left at Unwin and then take the first street right (Regatta Rd.) then turn left past the stop sign to OHCC. If the Cherry St bridge is closed then take the Gardiner further East and follow the Lakeshore exit to the right where the Don Valley Parkway goes left. Take the Lakeshore to Leslie then right on Leslie then right just before the Leslie St. Spit and follow Unwin Ave past the power station. Regatta Rd is 1st on the left after the power station.
From East of Toronto:
Take the 401 West to the Don Valley then the Don Valley south to the Lakeshore Exit. (NB This exit is on the LEFT) Continue across Lakeshore Blvd then turn right at Commissioners Street and continue to Cherry Street. Turn left at Cherry then over one bridge to Unwin Ave. (if you get into Cherry Beach Park you have gone about 100 yds too far!). Turn left at Unwin and then take the first street right (Regatta Rd.) then turn left past the stop sign to OHCC. If the Cherry St bridge is closed, turn left on Commissioners to Leslie then right on Leslie then right just before the Leslie St. Spit and follow Unwin Ave past the power station. Regatta Rd is 1st on the left after the power station. If you are coming along Kingston Road then Lakeshore Blvd, you must turn left at Leslie then follow the instructions above.
Registration: Payment and waiver signing on–site but please confirm attendance to Stephanie Mah by sending registration by e-mail, before 5pm, Sep 17th.
Boats can be left at OHCC prior to the Saturday
Stephanie’s e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
INTERNATIONAL 5O5 CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP
INTERNATIONAL CONTENDER OPEN REGATTA
Outer Harbour Centreboard Club, Toronto
29th-30th September, 2012
BOAT: 505 or CONTENDER
MEMBER OF NATIONAL 505 ASSOCIATION: YES/NO/NA
HOME SAILING/YACHT CLUB:
MEMBER OF NATIONAL 505 ASSOCIATION: YES/NO/NA
ENTRY FEE: 505: C$70 / CONTENDER: C$35 __________
ADDITIONAL SATURDAY DINNERS # @ C$10 __________
TOTAL PAID BY CASH/CHEQUE (TO OHCC) __________
I am quite happy with the job. The only picture missing is the finished product where it is all sanded and faired down. It will require minimium sanding.
Hope it helps you because CB cases do get exposed to a lot of wear.
I am using 25 feet of bungee.. Obviously the bungee is measured slack.
Here is the PDF: 2013-505NAs-NOR
#8060 is now owned by Jeff Graham and me (Paul Bryan) in Toronto, we picked it up August 2011.