Wednesday Night Series: 2024

Standings

Place Race 1 Race2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Race 8 Race 9 Race 10 Race 11 Total
1
Stinger
[ 9 ]
1
4
1
[ 6 ]
1
3
2
2
1
1
16
2
Uncle Ludwig
2
3
2
5
1
3
6
1
5
[ 6 ]
[ 9 ]
28
3
Iko Iko
1
4
1
4
2
6
5
[ 8 ]
[ 6 ]
3
3
29
4
Cut Loose
4
2
3
3
[ 8 ]
2
6
6
[ 15 ]
4
7
37
5
Wind Machine
8
[ 10 ]
5
2
5
4
[ 8 ]
7
3
2
2
38
6
Wild Thing
9
6
[ 9 ]
8
4
8
2
4
7
5
[ 13 ]
53
7
woot!
3
7
6
10
3
10
1
5
11
[ 14 ]
[ 15 ]
56
8
Joia
9
10
[ 12 ]
[ 12 ]
6
9
4
3
1
10
4
56
9
Brass Ring
9
10
12
7
11
12
[ 13 ]
6
[ 15 ]
7
6
80
10
Fat Star
9
10
12
12
9
5
9
9
8
[ 12 ]
[ 12 ]
83
11
Windfall
9
10
8
9
7
6
11
13
13
[ 14 ]
[ 15 ]
86
12
Knot on Call
9
10
12
12
11
7
10
[ 13 ]
4
11
[ 15 ]
86
13
Eclat
9
10
12
6
11
12
[ 13 ]
11
[ 12 ]
8
8
87
14
T
8
5
7
12
11
12
13
[ 13 ]
9
[ 14 ]
11
88
15
Fuzzy Logic
9
10
12
12
11
12
7
[ 13 ]
10
[ 14 ]
5
88
16
Tipsy
9
10
12
12
11
12
13
[ 13 ]
[ 15 ]
9
10
98
17
Gracie
9
8
11
12
11
12
13
13
[ 15 ]
14
[ 15 ]
103
18
La Forza del Destino
9
10
12
12
11
12
13
10
[ 15 ]
14
[ 15 ]
103
19
Stan the Man
8
10
12
12
11
12
13
13
[ 15 ]
14
[ 15 ]
105

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

Results

Race 11

Jul 17, 2024      Wind Conditions: Medium

The 11th race of the Wednesday Night Series brought out 13 boats for the afternoon race. The RC set a W4 course with the North Canoe government mark as the windward mark. The first mark was at a distance of 1.0 mile at a heading of 180 deg. The racers were treated to southerly winds blowing at 8-10 with some light rain showers to help cool things off for awhile. At the start two boats were OCS, Tipsy and Iko Iko. Both boats were hailed and they both went back and started properly. Stinger led the fleet to the first mark and stretched our her lead for the rest of the race. Congratulations to Stinger and crew for line honors and first overall on corrected time, followed by Wind Machine and Iko Iko. The after-race party was held at the Diamond Point Grill with a very good turnout. Next week the racers are invited to the LGC for the mid-summer after race party. 

Video from Deb Katz:
North Canoe mark rounding

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 Stinger Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
0:48:03
0:43:19
0
2 Wind Machine Jason Ward
3876
J/24
171
0:49:14
0:44:23
64
Not Paid
3 Iko Iko Ed Gardner
2507
J/24
171
0:50:12
0:45:15
116
Not Paid
4 Joia Fred Alexi
1040
J/22
183
0:51:10
0:45:22
123
5 Fuzzy Logic Christine Lund
867
J/22
183
0:51:13
0:45:25
126
6 Brass Ring Rik Alexanderson
657
J/22
183
0:51:18
0:45:29
130
7 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
0:51:05
0:46:03
164
8 Eclat Stan Dobert
2348
J/24
171
0:51:06
0:46:04
165
9 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
0:51:59
0:46:51
212
Not Paid
10 Tipsy Brandow, Doug
81
J/22
183
0:54:08
0:48:00
281
Not Paid
11 T Christian Wetzel
5284
J/24
171
0:53:26
0:48:10
291
12 Fat Star Colin Bowler
1084
J/22
183
0:55:28
0:49:11
352
Not Paid
13 Wild Thing John Carr
5
J/80
117
0:57:59
0:56:30
791
Not Paid

Race 10

Jul 11, 2024      Wind Conditions: Light

The 10th race of the season had a little twist this year as the race is usually done on a wednesday, but due to tornado warnings the Race Committee decided to pospone the race till the next day on thursday.  This change brought of 12 boats for a nice afternoon of racing in about 7 knots of wind.  The RC set a W6 course at 195 deg, .9 miles away using North Canoe government mark as the windward mark.  The race was shortened to a W4.  Congratulations to Stinger and crew for 1st place on ET and CT with Wind Machine and IKOIKO for 2nd and 3rd.    

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 Stinger Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
1:03:38
0:53:38
0
2 Wind Machine Jason Ward
3876
J/24
171
1:06:18
0:55:53
135
Not Paid
3 Iko Iko Ed Gardner
2507
J/24
171
1:07:28
0:56:52
194
Not Paid
4 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
1:09:22
0:58:28
290
5 Wild Thing John Carr
5
J/80
117
1:04:43
0:58:40
302
Not Paid
6 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
1:10:32
0:59:27
349
Not Paid
7 Brass Ring Rik Alexanderson
657
J/22
183
1:11:50
0:59:37
359
8 Eclat Stan Dobert
2348
J/24
171
1:12:19
1:00:58
440
9 Tipsy Brandow, Doug
81
J/22
183
1:13:35
1:01:05
447
Not Paid
10 Joia Fred Alexi
1040
J/22
183
1:14:30
1:01:50
492
11 Knot on Call Joe Favero
1557
J/22
183
1:15:42
1:02:50
552
Not Paid
12 Fat Star Colin Bowler
1084
J/22
183
1:17:27
1:04:17
639
Not Paid

Race 9

Jul 03, 2024      Wind Conditions: Medium

The 9th race of the 2024 season was a great afternoon for sailing.  With the winds from the south at 12 to 15 mph the RC set a W2 course with the start/finish line near the LGC and the windward mark being the Diamond Island government mark about 3 miles upwind.   Thanks goes to Graham Blackburn for helping out on the RC boat and it was great to be home after my 4 weeks off on vacation to San Antonio, Tx with family.  We saw 105 deg there while the rest of Ya'll had warm temps in the 90's. HaHa    At the start most of the boats, 13 in all took the pin end and using local knowledge, keep going east for the big shift that was to come off of Speaker Heck Island.  From the start line it appeared that Wild Thing led the fleet to the first mark.  Ben McAndrews helming Joia sailed a great race on a J/22 with their small jib beating the J/24's to the first mark and managed to stay ahead on the downwind sleigh ride to the finish.  At the finish line Wild Thing got line honors.  Joia took 1st place on CT with Stinger in 2nd, and Wind Machine for 3rd.  Knot on Call came in 4th for CT giving the J/22's a good showing.  Can you believe we are already past the mid point of the 2024 season!

Video of the Start from Deb Katz

 

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 Joia Fred Alexi
1040
J/22
183
1:13:45
1:05:23
0
2 Stinger Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
1:14:14
1:06:55
92
3 Wind Machine Jason Ward
3876
J/24
171
1:14:42
1:07:20
117
Not Paid
4 Knot on Call Joe Favero
1557
J/22
183
1:16:01
1:07:24
121
Not Paid
5 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
1:16:19
1:08:48
205
Not Paid
6 Iko Iko Ed Gardner
2507
J/24
171
1:16:47
1:09:13
230
Not Paid
7 Wild Thing John Carr
5
J/80
117
1:11:26
1:09:36
253
Not Paid
8 Fat Star Colin Bowler
1084
J/22
183
1:18:40
1:09:45
262
Not Paid
9 T Christian Wetzel
5284
J/24
171
1:17:38
1:09:59
276
10 Fuzzy Logic Christine Lund
867
J/22
183
1:18:59
1:10:02
279
11 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
1:13:00
1:10:49
326
Not Paid
12 Eclat Stan Dobert
2348
J/24
171
1:19:38
1:11:47
384
13 Windfall Spencer Raggio
252
Fareast 23R
120
1:15:15
1:13:00
457
Not Paid

Race 8

Jun 26, 2024      Wind Conditions: Light

Cut Loose set a W6 course in a  SSW 5 kt breeze to North Canoe with a 214 degree heading. Uncle Ludwig nailed the start ahead of the rest of the fleet and continued to grow the separation with each leg taking line honors and 1st place. Big shifts through out the race to the west provided big opportunities for some sailers. The course was shortened to a W4.  Thank you Cut Loose and friends for committee boat duties!  

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
1:07:30
0:56:54
0
Not Paid
2 Stinger Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
1:16:53
1:04:49
475
3 Joia Fred Alexi
1040
J/22
183
1:23:34
1:09:22
748
4 Wild Thing John Carr
5
J/80
117
1:16:34
1:09:24
750
Not Paid
5 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
1:17:04
1:09:34
760
Not Paid
6 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
RC
6 Brass Ring Rik Alexanderson
657
J/22
183
1:23:50
1:09:35
761
7 Wind Machine Jason Ward
3876
J/24
171
1:23:07
1:10:04
790
Not Paid
8 Iko Iko Ed Gardner
2507
J/24
171
1:24:13
1:10:59
845
Not Paid
9 Fat Star Colin Bowler
1084
J/22
183
1:25:50
1:11:15
861
Not Paid
10 La Forza del Destino Bob Miller
1569
J/22
183
1:25:59
1:11:22
868
Not Paid
11 Eclat Stan Dobert
2348
J/24
171
1:28:04
1:14:14
1040

Race 7

Jun 19, 2024      Wind Conditions: Light

Thank you to Uncle Ludwig for committee boat duties.

Place Boat Skipper SailNum Type PHRF Time Corrected Behind Leader
1 woot! John Haller
304
J/70
120
0:39:47
0:35:54
0
Not Paid
2 Wild Thing John Carr
5
J/80
117
0:42:10
0:38:13
139
Not Paid
3 Stinger Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
0:46:12
0:38:56
182
4 Joia Fred Alexi
1040
J/22
183
0:47:13
0:39:11
197
5 Iko Iko Ed Gardner
2507
J/24
171
0:46:54
0:39:32
218
Not Paid
6 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
0:46:58
0:39:35
221
6 Uncle Ludwig Kyle Lavoy
2714
J/24
171
RC
Not Paid
7 Fuzzy Logic Christine Lund
867
J/22
183
0:48:09
0:39:58
244
8 Wind Machine Jason Ward
3876
J/24
171
0:50:03
0:42:11
377
Not Paid
9 Fat Star Colin Bowler
1084
J/22
183
0:52:56
0:43:56
482
Not Paid
10 Knot on Call Joe Favero
1557
J/22
183
0:53:23
0:44:18
504
Not Paid
11 Windfall Spencer Raggio
252
Fareast 23R
120
0:50:44
0:45:48
594
Not Paid

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
2 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
0:48:17
0:40:42
18
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 Windfall Spencer Raggio
252
Fareast 23R
120
0:47:10
0:42:34
130
Not Paid
6 Iko Iko Ed Gardner
2507
J/24
171
RC
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
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
6 Joia Fred Alexi
1040
J/22
183
1:05:38
0:58:12
288
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
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
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
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
7 Brass Ring Rik Alexanderson
657
J/22
183
1:13:12
1:11:45
384
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
4 Stinger Alfie Merchant
2598
J/24
171
0:58:16
0:52:31
94
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
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
2 Cut Loose John Dickinson
1672
J/24
171
0:47:15
0:39:50
38
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
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
8 T Christian Wetzel
5284
J/24
171
DNF
8 Stan the Man Stan Dobert
4154
J/24
171
DNF
Not Paid
8 Wind Machine Jason Ward
3876
J/24
171
DNF
Not Paid