EC12 News

The next Region I monthly regatta is on Saturday October 7th at the Housatonic Model Yacht Club (HMYC) spring/fall venue at Bethany Veterans Memorial Park in Bethany, CT.  Below are the sailing instructions.  If you are planning on coming, please reply with an email with your name and sail numbers so we can plan appropriately.  Maps and directions to the sailing sites can be found under the “About/Sailing Locations” tab.

Regatta Results 2017 …

October 7th (Saturday)
Location: Bethany Veterans Memorial Park
Skippers meeting 9:30
Racing 10:00-12:00
Lunch 12:00-12:30 Bring your own lunch
Racing 12:30-3:30

We had a great day of racing at the third and last EC12 monthly regatta series.  We had 8 skippers and below are the results.

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Who’s coming …

Name Main/Jib
Don Ouimette 2172/72
Brian Kerrigan 2129/29
Ed Wolfe 1343/43
Rob Hill 23
Al Schober 2065/65
Bob Schluger 929
 Jon Pelley 2028/28
Brian Jobson 2286
David Hopkinson 1925/25

IMPORTANT!
This will be the last monthly regatta for the 2017 season.  At this regatta, there will be an important meeting at lunch time to discuss what the sailors from Region 1 would like to see next year.  Various options will be discussed.  If everyone wants and will continue to support this monthly EC12 sailing initiative, the HMYC can continue with the monthly sailing of one-day regattas on Saturdays and get this started early in the 2018 season.  Below is a proposed list of possible sailing dates which at the moment, don’t conflict with any regattas in region 1 or 2.  

Date Location
Saturday, April 21, 2018 Bethany
Saturday, May 26, 2018 Hop Brook
Saturday, June 24, 2018 Hop Brook
Saturday, July 21, 2018 Hop Brook
Saturday, August 18, 2018 Hop Brook
Saturday, September 22, 2018 Bethany
Saturday, October 20, 2018 Bethany

Other items to be discussed are whether to make all or some of these race days AMYA points regattas.  We also need to discuss if additional two-day regattas can be supported in Region 1.  There is a lot to be discussed and if everyone wants EC12 racing to continue in region 1, please make every effort to attend this regatta and meeting so that your input can be considered in decision going forward for next year.

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August 19th (Saturday)
Location: Hop Brook Lake
Skippers meeting 9:30
Racing 10:00-12:00
Lunch 12:00-12:30
Bring your own lunch Racing 12:30-3:30

Who's coming ...

Name Main/Jib #
 Brian Kerrigan 2129/29
 John Arkenberg  1128
 John Pelley 2028/28
 Don Ouimette 2172/72
Bob Schluger  929
Ron Rhault 280
Results from the August 19 Regatta ...click to enlarge

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October 7th (Saturday)
Location: Bethany Veterans Memorial Park
Skippers meeting 9:30
Racing 10:00-12:00 
Lunch 12:00-12:30 Bring your own lunch
Racing 12:30-3:30

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July 15th (Saturday)
Location: Hop Brook Lake
Skippers meeting 9:30 
Racing 10:00-12:00 
Lunch 12:00-12:30 Bring your own lunch
Racing 12:30-3:30

Who's coming ...
Name Main/Jib #
David Hopkinson 1925/25
Brian Jobson 2286/286
John Arkenberg 1128/28
Bruce Walton 633
Brian Kerrigan 2129/29
Al Schober 2065/65
Jon Pelley 2028/28
Don Ouimette 2172/72
Al Dion 74
Rob Hill 23
Ron Rhault 380
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The first EC12 regatta was a great success with 11 sailors participating in a great day of racing.  Top three finisher were
1st place : Bruce Walton
2nd place: Don Ouimette
3rd place: Al Dion

Click below for the score sheet and results
EC12 July 2017 Scores

Some Drone Pics (click to enlarge...)

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Sailing Instructions:

Each race day will be governed by the current (2017-2020) Racing Rules of Sailing with Appendix E, the AMYA By-Laws, and the EC12 class rules.  Scoring will be with the low point system. If we have greater than 14-15 sailors, the CESSpool or Odd/Even racing system may be used.

 It would be very helpful if you could send an email within a week or so prior to the race with your sail numbers to let us know you are coming to help us anticipate the numbers and setup score sheets.

Both venues have good rest rooms and Bethany has a pavilion and picnic tables. 

The Hop Brook venue does not have a dock so you need to wade into the water to launch your boat.  Most of us use water shoes during the warm months and boots in the cooler weather.  The Bethany venue does have a portable dock and a nice sandy beach. We would like to pack in as much race time as we can in the day, so the finish times proposed below can be adjusted base on what the longer distance travelers would need to get home.