WRMYC MID-SEASON PICNIC
2:30pm-6:00pm At Wyatt's MAP
10:30am-2:00pm Regular Saturday Series racing- NOTE: starting today, July 26, Saturday Series racing will be at BSA Camp Stigwandish, Madison, OH. MAPTuesday Jul 29
TUESDAY EVENING SERIES
5:00pm-7:30pm Race Soling 1 Meters at BSA Camp Stigwandish, Madison, OH MAP WRMYC Board
Commodore-Term Expires 12/31/15:
Vice Commodore: Term Expires 12/31/14:
Secretary Treasurer: Term Expires 12/31/14:
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|Western Reserve Model Yacht Club AMYA #255|
|Latest: 7/23/14- Tuesday 7/22 Report ("News") |
This website is updated regularly- usually every week. Pictures are rotated, as well. Check back and refresh often!!
Based in Northeastern Ohio, we build, sail, and race Soling One Meter model yachts. You will find much information about us, and about the Soling on the website, in the files in the "WRMYC Downloads" section to left.
Aug. 2-3, 2014.
NOR in the "WRMYC Downloads" section to left.
A great article about the club appeared in the Lake County News Herald: (copy address into your browser)
For more information about RC sailing, WRMYC, or life in general, contact:
John Richmond 216-831-2506 firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry Lamphier 440-352- 6349 email@example.com
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|Section Two- NEWS!|
7/23/14: Report- Tuesday 7/22:
BIG turnout on Tuesday 7/22; TEN count 'em- 10 racers came out on a hot night where winds were predicted at about 4 -5. For the first 6 or so races, we probably had 4 -5 mph out of the NW, but then the wind shifted around to the North and it got LIGHT!!! We managed to eek out 11 races before the wind totally went away. The winner: Tom Shreiber, who finished with three wins, and several 2's and 3s. Thad Lamphier in second also had a good night, scoring 3.9 average.
Significantly- the winner this night scored an average 3.3- a few weeks ago first place normally was an average score of less than 2. Same was true 7/15- this indicates the increased level of competition in this Series.
Top 5 on July 22:
1. T Schreiber 3.300
2. T. Lamphier 3.909
3. W. Otto 4.300
4. M. Wyatt 4.364
5. L. Lamphier 4.818
Series Standings as of July 22 (9 race dates):
1. Mike Wyatt Avg score 2.692
2. Tom Schreiber 3.222
3. Wally Otto 4.300
4. John Richmond 4.711
5. Larry Lamphier 4.767
7/15/14: Race Report- Tuesday Series, July 15:
Nine sailors came out on a beautiful evening. The weather was great- 75, sunny w/ puffy clouds. Winds were shifting from W to NW, generally about 12, with some gusts in the 15 range making for challenging tuning.
John Richmond won the evening, scoring an average finish of 3.250, just ahead of Tom Schreiber at 3.700 average points. (HOW can THIS happen?? See Below ("explanation of the average points system")
In Third was Larry Lamphier at 3.750 average points per race.
1. J. Richmond 39 pts, 3.250 avg. pts.
2. T. Schreiber 37 3.700
3. L. Lamphier 45 3.750
4. W. Otto 39 3.900
5. T. Lamphier 49 4.083
6. M Wyatt 53 4.417
7. D. Jarold 56 5.60
8. T. Brackett 75 7.500
9. P. Gersin 82 8.20
*Explanation of the Average Points System (APS) used in our Tuesday Series:
The Average Points System uses the average finish position, on a running average basis. This is used in a long series with many races (the Tuesday Series has over 240 scheduled races a year). As a handicap system, Saturday Series Silver Fleet sailors discard 1 worst races per 6 sailed, PLUS discard all but their best 12 races over the year. Gold Fleet sailors have to keep ALL races, and ALL daily scores.
How a Gold Fleet boat might score lower average but higher TOTAL POINTS (see #1 and #2, and #3 and 4 above)- the Gold Fleet sailor counts more races, so the divisor is higher.
|Club Activity Schedule|
2014 Calendar of Events
April - October: Racing:
Every 2nd, 4th, and 5th Saturday, 10:30
BSA Camp Stigwandish, 7497 Ross Rd., Madison, OH,
April- Mid July. AND
Racing every Tuesday at 5 PM,
also at BSA Camp Stigwandish, Madison OH
(Remaining 2014 Dates shown)
Race Dates- BSA Camp Stigwandish
26th- RD- Mike Wyatt
BSA Camp Stigwandish
(Fall series starts on the 26th)- BSA Camp Stigwandish.
2nd ANNUAL MID-SEASON PICNIC , at Wyatt's, June 26 2:30 PM after sailing. We will start cooking sometime after 3 PM.If you did not get the flyer- e-mail Mike (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Race Dates- BSA Camp Stigwandish
9th - RD- Al Daviso; BSA Camp Stigwandish
16th- Club Challenge II- Borrow Pond, North Ridgeville, OH
23rd- RD- Dave Karpuszka; BSA Camp Stigwandish
30th - RD- Tom Brackett; BSA Camp Stigwandish
Tuesdays 5th- 12th- 19th- 26th; 5 PM- BSA Camp Stigwandish,
Race Dates- BSA Camp Stigwandish
13th - RD- Thad Lamphier; BSA Camp Stigwandish
27th- RD- John Richmond; BSA Camp Stigwandish
Tuesdays 2nd- 9th- 16th- 23rd- 30th; 5PM- BSA Camp Stigwandish,
Soling 1 Meter Nationals; Chicago Model Yacht Club, Chicago, IL
September 12- 13- 14th, Vernon Hills, IL north of Chicago.
Race Dates- BSA Camp Stigwandish
11th- RD- Tom Schreiber; BSA Camp Stigwandish
25th- RD- Dan Jarold; BSA Camp Stigwandish
Tuesdays 7th- 14th- 21st- 28th; 5PM
A Soling Nationals Start- don't miss the 2014 event Sept. 13-14, 2014, Century Park, IL; North of Chicago.
|Section Three- Tech Corner- 7/13/14|
THE most complicated part of sailing!!
The MOST complicated part of sailing is..... your brain. So if we are all sailing together, with boats from the same Kit, at the same time- then what makes us WIN or LOSE??
It's all upstairs. John Richmond wrote a very good article in the latest Model Yachting- here is a summary: (See Model Yachting Issue 176, Summer 2014)
"FOCUS: in our little boats, ...a single lapse of concentration anywhere ...is likely to cost you the race. (more important in light air especially)
SENSES:... (While) In full scale sailing, you can feel the boat ... accelerate, you can hear ... you can tell when the changes made affect the boat positively or negatively.... you feel it slow, or when you make a positive change, you feel the effect.
(BUT) RC is ALL observation. You must observe ... So, how much "inattention" can you afford?? How much inattention, resulting in "losing" a few feet or some time...? none.
CONCENTRATE! to win you MUST concentrate... Concentration starts well before the starting countdown,
... determine which tack is favored ... where are other boats likely to be as the gun approaches.
The issue of concentrating is 100%... on your boat and sailing it for best speed is a primary objective.
...to take mere moments away from your boat, and quickly size up other boats, looking for wind shifts and "puffs"...
(but)... be good at picking out which boats are a threat to your position...do this in seconds.
CLEAR AIR...separate yourself to reach "clear air" ...unlikely to be able to go fast when in a crowd, and clean air can do wonders for speed...(but) develop the ability to see the big picture, fast, so you can get back to concentrating on your boat.
...avoid collision, regardless of right of way. ...Collisions are slow- no matter if you are “right” or not.
Concentrate on the Rules and whether you do- or do not- have the right of way. After every tack, gybe, or mark rounding- think: “Am I on port or starboard?” “Am I windward or leeward?” “Is he close-hauled on my tack and therefore has rights over me?” These types of self- questioning (mental) conversations will make sure you are aware of your position well before you have to make a decision relative to another boat.
....observe approaches to marks, and crowds of other boats. Getting mixed up in ...disturbed air, collisions resulting in having to verbally spar over which boat(s) need to do penalties is taking away from your concentration!
Anticipate your course. ...Observe how another boat or boats are approaching a mark and look for an opening to slip inside when or if other boat(s) round wide, leaving room for you to turn into the space they leave between them and the mark.
Observe the approach to the finish line...
select the shortest distance from your boat to the line.
... sail toward the end closest to the last mark.
PATIENCE at the controls ... making small control movements- then watching to observe the outcome... before deciding on further action.... Give the boat a chance to react before trying to make another correction or change.
...I believe most RC skippers are prone to big movement of the control sticks...Gentle use of controls is an advantage in maintaining efficient control of your boat and in winning races. Sailing a “snake course” is slow!
Observation- patience at the controls-concentration and focus will win races. ... Good air, God’s speed, sunshine, and above all, have fun!!
|Solings for Sale!!!|
All Soling 1 Meters for sale on this website are Class-Legal boats, known to the WRMYC Members to be basically sound, good model yachts. For reference, building a basic, kit-built new boat from a Kit costs about $ 550.
S1M 2284 Built to WRMYC standards in 2009. Doubler on bulkhead, fiberglass reinforced hull, etc. Sailed actively for one season, and probably only 4 or 5 times since, otherwise stored in the basement. HobbyKing radio and receiver, probably will need a new battery pack.
$ 500 w/ charger and stand. Contact Frank Volgstadt at email@example.com or 440-428-5612
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