It is with great sadness that the PTSA board has decided to postpone racing until May (including the Frostbite series). As May approaches we will reevaluate the Coronavirus situation and make a decision whether or not to continue postponing on a month by month basis. It was a tough call. We all love racing, but by definition it means being in close quarters with our other crew members, and that puts everybody more at risk for the virus. We need to do our part to try to contain this thing as much as possible (and comply with directives from the governor). This step will hopefully help so that we can get back to racing as soon as possible.
There has been some talk about possibly doing some single-handed races in the meantime. If that is of interest let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org). Dave Burrows has volunteered to run them from the dock.
Thanks everybody. We will be in touch as the situation evolves.
Items under the RACING tab have been updated and checked for the 2020 season.
2 World Sailing Case Book 2017 – 2020 (Interpretations of the racing rules using real world examples)
3 US Sailing – Safety Equipment Requirements – 2020 (Information about being safe while racing)
4 2020 Sailing Instructions for PTSA Races. The most interesting part – Schedules and Calendar is re posted below. A paragraph by paragraph review of changes from last year can be found below the actual SI’s. which are under the RACING tab.
The PTSA wants to do our part to “flatten the curve” of the Coronavirus and so we are canceling the kick-off party scheduled for 3/19. In addition there will be no after-race BBQ’s for the duration. We do hope to have a big end of season (and hopefully end of virus) party in November.
For now the plan is that racing will continue as scheduled. We will revisit that towards the end of the month before the Whitecap Series begins as the situation warrants.
It was a cold day with some sun and blue sky accompanied by winds with gusts into the 20’s. The course was Start, Indian Point, Green Buoy, Indian Point, Finish. All was going fairly smoothly until about 2/3 of the way back to Indian Point when Owl took down their jib and announced a medical emergency on the radio. Here is a report from Lynn Watson who was on Owl.
On the long beat back from the green buoy this Saturday, our crewmember Phil Rome slipped on the housetop and took a tumble into the companionway, landing on the starboard seat and banging his head quite hard. We decided to take no chances, withdrew from the race, and ran him up to the ER to be checked out. Following the usual indignities, he was pronounced ambulatory, cut loose, and we took him home. We’ll keep an eye on him for the next few days, but I’m sure that the main damage was, as usual, to his pride :) As for lessons learned, they’re pretty simple: watch your step, keep your balance, HANG ON! And in the words of the immortal Sgt. Esterhaus, “Let’s be careful out there!”.
The Coast Guard came out and escorted Owl into the the marina. After talking to Dale on the radio and determining that there was nothing they could do to help, the other three boats continued racing.
|PTSA Frostbite Series 2020|
|Series Position||Boat Name||Sail #||Skipper Name||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Race 4||Race 5||Race 6||Points|
|2||Owl||642||Dale Dunning||DNC ||1||1||2||1||DNF 5||10|
|3||Kuma San||542||Jim Heumann / John Lynes||2||||DNF 5||4||3||2||16|
|4||Falcon||1177||Roland Nikles||3||4||DNC ||3||4||3||17|
|5||Magic Bus||1069||Dunlap / Ginther /||4||3||DNC ||DNC 7||DNC 7||DNC 7||28|
|6||Possum||1006||Hans Daubenberger||DNC ||5||3||DNC 7||DNC 7||DNC 7||29|