Race Officer - Greg Switzer

You can contact the Race Officer at RaceofficerCIYC@gmail.com
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July 16 - The Maple Leaf Regatta / CS 30 Nationals was a success and a fun day had by all.
We had 16 participants and I thank everyone of you who raced the day.
There were 3 starts:
1st start Jog:   Swept Back, Escapade, Principal Diversion, Double Vision, Midnight Oil, Thunder, Commotion
2nd start CS 30’s: Crackers, Left Wing, Prime Time, Avaleen
3rd start PHRF A: 10 Forward, Spongeworthy, 2nd Wind, Hat Trick, Moneypenny

The day started with light winds, 2-5 knots of breeze from the NW, the wind was forecasted to shift to the West and eventually the South West with up to 12 knots by the afternoon.

There was a very light to no wind section on first leg for about an hour where patience were tried and dropping out was looking like the way to go:)

But as most sailor do, they wait it out and hope for the best, the wind did finally show up and on the committee boat we were seeing 10-11 knots of breeze by the time boats were coming home for the finish.

I would like to thank Paul Cairoli for all his help in the regatta, Mike (didn’t race) Lippman for doing the scoring anyway, Bear’s Mistress was missed. 

Also, a huge thank you to Dave Bowring for allowing Portia to be the committee boat. If anyone ever needs to hear incredible, endless, nautical, maritime stories, I would suggest spending 5 hours with this Newfie. He has a wealth of knowledge of his homeland and abroad. Thanks to you Dave for helping me getting the line set, boats started and finished. Cheers to you:)

Results are:

JOG: 1st (COMMOTION) 2nd (MIDNIGHT OIL) 3rd (SWEPT BACK)

CS 30 Nationals: 1st (AVALEEN) 2nd (LEFT WING) 3rd (CRACKERS)

PHRF: 1st (10 FORWARD) 2nd (SPONGEWORTHY) 3rd (HAT TRICK)

Check out some pics of the regatta here.
March 20 - Fellow Racers:

It is my honour to be Race Officer this year.  If we have not met:) I sail a boat named BAMA. I have been a member at the club since 2013. I have been married 10 years to my love, Darragh, and we have two young boys: Owen, 9 and Noah, 7. With a busy life schedule, we have tried to be active at the club as much as possible.

With snow still on the ground, its hard to believe the boats go in the water in a little more than a month. 2017 shall be a great year at CIYC and there are great things in store for racing.

Here are a few key dates for the season:

-
 Launch - April 29

- New Racer Course - May 4 @ 6 - 8 PM


-
Race meeting - May 11

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First Race - May 17

-
CF Regatta - June 10

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Maple Leaf Regatta / CS 30 North American Regatta - July 15

-
Labour Day / Rumline Regatta - September 2-3

There will be a few other dates soon to come according to that data from the survey.

Thank you to all who participated in the survey, it does help:) Also, I would like to thank the Race Committee for all their help and guidance. They have all been an asset for many years to the racing program at CIYC. Great job: Pete, Mike, Paul, Wayne and Frank

My goal for the year is to get as many boats out for Wednesday Night Races and all the regatta’s.

If you need to get in touch with me, please email me
raceofficerciyc@google.com  or my cell is: 226-347-3238 

Be Happy and go Sailing!!!


Greg Switzer
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