Wednesday Night Series: 2024

Standings

Place Race 1 Race2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Total
1
Uncle Ludwig
2
3
2
[ 5 ]
1
3
11
2
Iko Iko
1
4
1
4
2
[ 6 ]
12
3
Stinger
[ 9 ]
1
4
1
6
1
13
4
Cut Loose
4
2
3
3
[ 8 ]
2
14
5
Wind Machine
8
[ 10 ]
5
2
5
4
24
6
woot!
3
7
6
10
3
[ 10 ]
29
7
Wild Thing
9
6
[ 9 ]
8
4
8
35
8
Windfall
9
[ 10 ]
8
9
7
6
39
9
T
8
5
7
12
11
[ 12 ]
43
10
Fat Star
9
10
12
[ 12 ]
9
5
45
11
Joia
9
10
12
[ 12 ]
6
9
46
12
Eclat
9
10
12
6
11
[ 12 ]
48
13
Knot on Call
9
10
12
[ 12 ]
11
7
49
14
Brass Ring
9
10
12
7
11
[ 12 ]
49
15
Gracie
9
8
11
12
11
[ 12 ]
51
16
Stan the Man
8
10
12
12
11
[ 12 ]
53

  
Committee Boat
  
Did Not Compete
  
DNF / DSQ
[x]
Dropped Score

Results

Race 6

Jun 12, 2024      Wind Conditions: Light

Thanks Iko Iko for doing race committee. Race number six was a beautiful day with light winds. RC set the windward mark/orange ball roughly a 1/2 mile down the lake at 175 degrees between Long Island and Canoe Island. The starting line was out in front of the club and the wind was very light at race time. Unfortunately, Knot on Call got caught on the windward side of the starting line and struggled to get back before the gun. Stinger and Windfall were down at the pin, while all the other boats were at the committee boat.

Everyone headed left, and eventually at the top mark it was Stinger (leading) and Windfall in 2nd place. On the downwind leg, the wind stayed light as Stinger and Windfall rounded the mark in the same order. At the windward mark Stinger still lead. The RC shortened the course to finish downwind changing the course to W-4. On the downwind leg, Windfall passed Stinger to get line honors. On corrected time, Stinger was the winner. Special thanks to the official sponsor of Lake George Wednesday night racing Yankee Marine for lending us the committee boat for last night's race. Thank you very much Andrew Brodie.

Videos from Deb Katz:

 

Race Start

 

Upwind after the Start

 

First Group rounding Windward Mark

 

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 Stinger Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
0:47:56
0:40:24
0
Not Paid
2 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
0:48:17
0:40:42
18
Not Paid
3 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
0:48:42
0:41:03
39
Not Paid
4 Wind Machine Jason Ward
3876
J/24
171
0:48:59
0:41:17
53
Not Paid
5 Fat Star Colin Bowler
1084
J/22
183
0:51:05
0:42:24
120
Not Paid
6 Iko Iko Ed Gardner
2507
J/24
171
RC
Not Paid
6 Windfall Spencer Raggio
252
Fareast 23R
120
0:47:10
0:42:34
130
Not Paid
7 Knot on Call Joe Favero
1557
J/22
183
0:55:24
0:45:59
335
Not Paid
8 Wild Thing John Carr
5
J/80
117
0:52:27
0:47:32
428
Not Paid
9 Joia Fred Alexi
1040
J/22
183
0:57:24
0:47:39
435
Not Paid
10 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
0:53:26
0:48:14
470
Not Paid

Race 5

Jun 05, 2024      Wind Conditions: Medium

Alfie and Crew filled in for Dave as Committee boat — thanks! (Stinger gets a 6th place for being RC.) Nice steady breeze from the south. Race Committee set up W-4 course to Canoe Island North. Congrats to Uncle Ludwig for a win, with Iko Iko very close behind for second, and woot! for line honors and hanging in there in the top three on corrected time.

Videos from Deb Katz:

Last five seconds of start

North Canoe Mark Rounding

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
0:59:15
0:53:24
0
Not Paid
2 Iko Iko Ed Gardner
2507
J/24
171
0:59:25
0:53:33
9
Not Paid
3 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
0:57:33
0:55:49
145
Not Paid
4 Wild Thing John Carr
5
J/80
117
0:57:46
0:56:17
173
Not Paid
5 Wind Machine Jason Ward
3876
J/24
171
1:04:13
0:57:53
269
Not Paid
6 Stinger Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
RC
Not Paid
6 Joia Fred Alexi
1040
J/22
183
1:05:38
0:58:12
288
Not Paid
7 Windfall Spencer Raggio
252
Fareast 23R
120
1:00:48
0:58:59
335
Not Paid
8 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
1:05:57
0:59:27
363
Not Paid
9 Fat Star Colin Bowler
1084
J/22
183
1:08:11
1:00:27
423
Not Paid

Race 4

May 29, 2024      Wind Conditions: Heavy

Race 4 for Wednesday Night Racing brought of 10 boats for this clear evening with winds above 12 knots with some nice rolling waves. The RC with Nelson as the flag person set a rather unconventional race course. The wind was coming from 030 deg which meant that the usual 1st windward mark would be someplace in the direction of Dome Island. The RC decided to do the opposite and decided that the 1st mark of a W2 course would be south using the Diamond Island government mark, giving the boats a Downwind Start. All went well at the start with Stinger popping their chute at the boat end of the start/finish line and leading the fleet south. On the way to the Diamond Island mark some boats took the slot between Big Canoe and Long Island while others like Woot went west of the Canoes. This made for some exciting sailing with the  velocity of the wind more to the east than to the west. After rounding the 1st mark the sailors were greeted with good winds for the beat back to the finish line. Congratulations to Stinger with 1st on both elaspsed and corrected time, followed by Wind Machine in 2nd and Cut Loose in 3rd. For the next four weeks the regular RC is unavailable so Stinger will fullfill that duty next week, followed by Iko Iko, Uncle Ludwig and Cut Loose on June 26th. Good luck racing in June to everyone.

Please Note:  a correction was made to Brass Ring elasped time...should have been 1:13:12.  I went to my voice recorder a corrected the error.

I am having problems with attaching video for everyones enjoyment.  Working on it

Videos from Deb Katz:

Downwind Start

Diamond Island Mark Rounding

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 Stinger Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
1:05:28
1:05:21
0
Not Paid
2 Wind Machine Jason Ward
3876
J/24
171
1:06:03
1:05:56
35
Not Paid
3 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
1:06:54
1:06:47
86
Not Paid
4 Iko Iko Ed Gardner
2507
J/24
171
1:08:08
1:08:01
160
Not Paid
5 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
1:09:57
1:09:50
269
Not Paid
6 Eclat Stan Dobert
2348
J/24
171
1:10:17
1:10:10
289
Not Paid
7 Brass Ring Rik Alexanderson
657
J/22
183
1:13:12
1:11:45
384
Not Paid
8 Wild Thing John Carr
5
J/80
117
1:08:05
1:14:07
526
Not Paid
9 Windfall Spencer Raggio
252
Fareast 23R
120
1:09:05
1:14:50
569
Not Paid
10 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
1:09:15
1:15:01
580
Not Paid

Race 3

May 22, 2024      Wind Conditions: Medium

The 3rd race for the Wednesday Night Series Race season was a great night to be out on the lake.  The winds were about 8 knots out of the south.  The RC set a mark between Speaker Heck and Canoe Islands as the windward mark and set the start line about .6 miles north of there.  Withe the help of Nelson Snowden on RC the 10 boats that came out to sail checked in.  Since everyone checked in early, Thank You, the W 6 race was started about 10 minutes early to take advantage of the winds and daylight.  At the start signal, Stinger hit the line perfectly at the pin end.  Stinger and Woot decided to take a tack to the west for somemore wind pressure.  This did not work out so well as others that went for the Long Island lift made out with T and Cut Loose rounding the first mark ahead of the fleet.  On the rest of the legs of the 6 leg course the boats stretched out trying to stay in the wind pressure.  In the end, Woot crossed the line first but IKO IKO who was 7 seconds behind took 1st place on corrected time with Uncle Ludwig in 2nd and Cut Loose in 3rd. 

See you out on the water next wednesday for Race 4 of the season.   

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 Iko Iko Ed Gardner
2507
J/24
171
0:56:32
0:50:57
0
Not Paid
2 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
0:57:07
0:51:29
32
Not Paid
3 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
0:57:48
0:52:06
69
Not Paid
4 Stinger Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
0:58:16
0:52:31
94
Not Paid
5 Wind Machine Jason Ward
3876
J/24
171
1:00:29
0:54:31
214
Not Paid
6 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
0:56:25
0:54:43
226
Not Paid
7 T Christian Wetzel
5284
J/24
171
1:04:31
0:58:09
432
Not Paid
8 Windfall Spencer Raggio
252
Fareast 23R
120
1:00:32
0:58:43
466
Not Paid
9 Wild Thing John Carr
5
J/80
117
1:05:48
1:04:07
790
Not Paid
11 Gracie Colin Bowler
106
Alerion Express 28
168
DNF
Not Paid

Race2

May 15, 2024      Wind Conditions: Light

The 2nd Race of the Wednesday Night Series was unlike last week's race where the conditions were quite windy, this week not so much.  The RC went out on a very gloomy afternoon with light rain, no wind, low clouds and no beer.  A course of W4 was set with a tetrohedron set north of the tip of Long Island.  A slight puff of air came in from the west....the forcast was ESE so the went on a heading of 270 deg about .6 miles and set the orange hip itty hop in that direction.  Back at the eastern mark a start line was set for the check-in with 8 boats coming out for the evening.  A slight line of wind came in from about 220 deg giving the compeitors a slow beat to the first mark.  Stinger had the best start and the first to tack over to port to fetch the 1st mark.  On this leg Woot managed to ghost by the fleet and rounded the mark in 1st and decided to set their chute that did not help.  The wind filled in a bit more on the 2nd leg but the RC decided to shorten the leg and finish the boats at the 2nd mark.  Congratulations to Stinger on 1st overall with Cut Loose in 2nd and Uncle Ludwig in 3rd.  Thanks goes to Rob Fraiser for helping out with relocating the start/finish line using on of the LGC mark boats.  See you next week.   

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 Stinger Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
0:46:30
0:39:12
0
Not Paid
2 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
0:47:15
0:39:50
38
Not Paid
3 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
0:48:10
0:40:36
84
Not Paid
4 Iko Iko Ed Gardner
2507
J/24
171
0:48:59
0:41:17
125
Not Paid
5 T Christian Wetzel
5284
J/24
171
0:52:12
0:44:00
288
Not Paid
6 Wild Thing John Carr
5
J/80
117
0:50:47
0:46:02
410
Not Paid
7 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
0:52:27
0:47:21
489
Not Paid
8 Gracie Colin Bowler
106
Alerion Express 28
168
0:58:06
0:49:10
598
Not Paid

Race 1

May 08, 2024      Wind Conditions: Heavy

The first race of Wednesday Night Racing for the 2024 Season brought out 8 boats initially but some decided not to race as a potential storm was brewing to the west.  The RC with the help of Graham Blackburn set a I-5 course with the government make at North Canoe as the windward mark about .8 miles from the start line.  As boats were checking in the winds went from SSW to WNW along with some gusty winds from the cell on the other side of the mountain.  Several boats dropped out before the race started.  Thank You Stinger and crew for calling on channel 72 to tell the RC that they were not going to race.  The others, NOT so much.  When the race started Woot took off on a reach without flying their chute followed closely by IKO IKO.  Woot lead the rest of the fleet around the course getting line honors.  After doing the numbers, IKO IKO captured 1st on corrected time with Uncle Ludwig for 2nd and Woot for 3rd, and Cut Loose 4th.  The after race debrief was held at the Holiday Inn in the village with about 15 in attendance.  See you on the water next wednesday.  Please remember to check in ASAP to help out the RC. 

Note:  Results of Race 1 has 2 boats added that were not in the data base (new boats) and scored DNF 

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 Iko Iko Ed Gardner
2507
J/24
171
0:38:14
0:38:10
0
Not Paid
2 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
0:39:05
0:39:01
51
Not Paid
3 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
0:37:30
0:40:37
147
Not Paid
4 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
0:44:46
0:44:41
391
Not Paid
8 Wind Machine Jason Ward
3876
J/24
171
DNF
Not Paid
8 Stan the Man Stan Dobert
4154
J/24
171
DNF
Not Paid
8 T Christian Wetzel
5284
J/24
171
DNF
Not Paid