New Improved Web Site Coming Soon – And Sailing Saturdays

The PTSA web team is working on some big improvements to the web site that will hopefully be rolled out in the next week or so.  These include being able to join or renew, and pay, online; forums for various topics such as buy/sell and should the tbird fleet go jib only; and a new more modern look and feel.

In the mean time several boats have been sailing on Saturdays, meeting at the dock at 12pm and being out in the bay by about one.  The weather has been great and it’s been good to clear the cobwebs out of the boats (and our heads).  Dale, in Owl, has been bringing out marks and setting up a short windward/leeward course.  We haven’t been actually racing; it’s been more like practicing in company.  Everybody is welcome!

The Shipwright’s Regatta is only 38 days away (Feb 23rd)!  Time to start thinking about racing again.

Here are a few photos from the last couple of Saturdays.

 

Free Lunch!

Our sponsor, Admiral Ship Supply, is hosting a holiday lunch at their store in the Boat Haven ship yard from 12 to 2pm this Friday 12/21. All are welcome.

 

Bob says “come have lunch with us!”

Treasurer’s Report

If you’ve been wondering where our money comes from and where it goes, look no further.  Here is the current Treasurer’s Report, provided by our esteemed treasurer John Lynes.

 

End of Year Party and Awards Thursday 11/15 at 6pm

The annual end-of-the-year awards party and dinner will be held at the Pope Marine Building at 6pm on Thursday 11/15 at 6pm.  As in the past it will be a potluck dinner – please bring a main and a side dish to share.  Beer and wine will be available and there will be a slideshow.  This is always a fun event that provides an opportunity for each crew to relive their victories and decry their losses, to retell the stores of crashes and near misses, and to get excited for the new season starting in the spring of 2019.

The Pope Marine Building is located on the dock at the corner of Water and Madison Streets in Port Townsend (near the Cotton Building where the party was last year).

 

 

 

Fall Nightcap Series 2018 – Races 6A & 6B and Final Standings


 

For the last afternoon of racing this year, the wind forecasts agreed on 6 mph. SE moving to SSE and adding rain as the afternoon progressed. Any forecast with an E in it is a worry for the RC when planning a course. If the wind is light it may die and slowly, but steadily, back to NW, if it is stronger and more established it may be unstable and oscillating by ±25° or more, or it may be wildly erratic.
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Fall Nightcap Series 2018 – Races 5A,B & C, Results and Standings

Raven leads the pack

Falcon tries to catch Raven

Magic Bus tries to catch Falcon

 


The weather forecast indicated that conditions this week would be similar to last Saturday but with cool, heavy clouds. The pictures above show otherwise. We, long ago, lost our faith in forecasting accuracy in our local micro climate. It was a beautiful day and we were able to run three races in less than three hours.
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Fall Night Cap Series 2018 – Race 4A &4B Results and Standings

We are very sad to have to announce the sudden, unexpected and untimely passing to Fiddler’s Green of fellow sailor Eric Anderson, Skipper of the Bystead 30 Andiamo Again and persistent competitor in the PHRF Fleet. Our condolences go to his Crew, Family and Friends. He will be missed. ( Fiddler’s Green )


Forty five second video of Raven taken from Magic Bus:

Raven tries to catch Magic Bus in race 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This week were again presented with steady firm winds and were able to run two races. As the fleet completed the three mile course in only about 40 minutes each time, a third start was offered but was declined (Some responses may have been impolite, but it was difficult to hear above the wind).
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Fall Nightcap Series 2018 – Races 3A & 3B Results and Series Standings

This week we finally managed to run two races. There was sunshine and a moderate, though unstable, breeze which eased and finally veered 50° as the afternoon progressed. Yet finishes were remarkably consistent. Owl finished the first race in 59¼ minutes and the second in 61½.
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Drone Video of Nightcap Series Race 2

Nick Reid (in conjunction with Stig Osterberg) captured some great aerial video of last Saturdays race.  There are three clips all of which can be seen below.  Lots can be learned by studying them carefully.  Thanks Nick and Stig!

It helps most if you remember the very light and shifty breeze and see how boats use it to advantage (or not). For a sense of scale (and speed?) the yellow tetrahedrons are less than 1/2 mile apart.

 

 

 

 

Fall Nightcap Series 2018 – Race 2 Results and Series Standings.

Once again the CB left the Boat Haven to find a glassy sea surface and a long frustrating wait for the wind to make its intentions clear. After a while there were occasional puffs, up to 3 kts. but from random directions. For a while the wind appeared to strengthen in the outer bay as a Northerly but, just as the CB was preparing to head over to set up between T and B, the breeze switched to SW and died. After a few puffs from the South the wind settled on NE (as forecast). The RC hurriedly set tets about a 1/2 mile apart in a SE/NE line in the middle of the bay, set the pin and anchored, setting course SWLF2 (2 nm.). Whereupon the wind veered about 20 deg. Apart from re-squaring the start line the other marks were not adjusted.
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