Thursday, August 12, 2010

WDYC Winners!


A BIG congratulations to WDYC 420 sailors who brought home the hardware from the HYC Invite today! Skipper Chris Warner and crew Laura Adams WON the regatta with three 1st place finishes and a 2nd!! Skipper Nick Arabia and Kelsey Goggin finished in 3rd place overall for the regatta! WAY TO GO 420 SAILORS WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!

Please stay tuned for a coaches report from Brooke and Ali on the day! WDYC represented us well at Hyannis and we have a lot to share!
Luke Norton, Cameron Archibald, Bobby DeMarco, Ana Norton and Olivia Kostas on Pirate Day 2010

Pirate Day!

This morning, the beginner and intermediate 420 and opti classes participated in the annual WDYC Pirate Day Treasure Hunt! They were decked out in bandannas, skulls and black eyes and looked fantastic. They began the treasure hunt on land and ended up at boaters beach digging for the treasure box. Everyone had a fun filled morning filled with sailing memories :)

Thanks to Mrs. Norton for the pictures!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Coaches Mildred and Chris were so excited that the intermediate's were ALL flying their kites!
Brad Seferian and Cam Roach sucessfully flying their spinnaker in intermediate 420 class!! Way to go!!

Barnstable Green Fleet

Congratulations to all of our green fleet sailors who participated in the Barnstable Green Fleet regatta on Tuesday! They raced in the difficult current on the North side but worked hard to represent WDYC well! A big congratulations to Lana Klosowski for her 3rd place finish! We will post results when they are online!

Way to go greenie's!

HYC INVITE

HYANNIS INVITATIONAL TOMORROW!

The WDYC 420 sailors are meeting at the club at 7:30 to depart for Hyannis Invite.

8:00- Check-in and Registration
9:00- Skippers Meeting
Post-Racing: Tow back to WDYC promptly to get ready for the Commodore's Ball. 


GOOD LUCK TO OUR 420 and opti racers tomorrow! Represent us well!!

PIRATE DAYS!!!

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY ARE PIRATE DAY!! COME DRESSED IN YOUR BEST PIRATE COSTUME AND BE PREPARED FOR A TREASURE HUNT! SNACKS AND TREATS ARE WELCOME FOR THE PARTY!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Barnstable Green Fleet- TOMORROW!

WDYC Arrival at Barnstable: 8:45
Check-in/ Registration: 9:00
Skippers Meeting: 10:00
Harbor Start: 10:30 

Coach DJ will be in attendance! Good luck GREEN FLEETERS!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

420-B Race Updates


Bass River

Last Wednesday, the 420-B team headed down the river for the Bass River 420 Challenge.  The breeze was up, and by the time we sailed over to BRYC, a number of our boats had already capsized, so we knew we were in for a challenging day of sailing.  The wind continued to pick up throughout the morning, so the race course was set in the river instead of out in the ocean.  Our sailors were excited to get out there and practice their heavy-wind sailing skills that we’ve been practicing throughout the summer, so without hesitation, they sailed out on the whitecap-filled river.  After the first race, the wind continued to pick up, and during the second race, there were gusts up to 30 knots! All of the sailors started to have trouble keeping control of the boats, and after some gnarly capsizes, the race committee called off the rest of racing for the day.  It was a short day of racing, but the team had a lot of fun, and Sean O’Sullivan and Alexis Hamel won the sportsmanship award!




Belle of the West

This past Friday, the 420-B team crossed to the other side of the cape to sail at the Belle of the West regatta at Dennis Yacht Club. Unfortunately, the wind did not cooperate, and the team spent most of the day drifting around the course, hoping for the wind to fill in. They managed to get two races off, and our sailors did a great job of staying focused and keeping their heads in the game.  It was a challenge just to keep the boats moving forward with such a light breeze, but all six of our boats finished the races with smiles on their faces.  Mac Halpern-Reiss and Cooper Klosowski were even awarded the sportsmanship award at the end of the day!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Next Week's Theme: PIRATE!

Pirate Day is usually our most popular theme so we wanted to warn everyone in advance!! Sailors are advised to come dressed in their best pirate gear next Thursday and Friday.  A treasure hunt will take place both days! (Parents: Candy donations would be greatly appreciated for our treasure box goodie bags!) Thank you in advance!


420's Go Trapping!

                                                 Erin Daly, Kelly Watson and Collen Sheridan

This week in the morning 420 classes, DJ, Mildred, Ryan and Chris worked on trapping with their students. The steady breeze allowed them to get comfortable out on the wire. Check out the pictures!
Brad works hard to keep Cam out on the wire!
Cam you are looking good out there!

420's Go Trapping!




 Instructor DJ with his on-land trapezing demonstration

Crazy Hat Day

Sea-Squirts Ella Norton and Emma Grande on crazy hat day!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sailing School T-Shirts

The Sailing School t-shirts will be for sale before and after class next week. The shirts cost $10.00 and look FANTASTIC :) Don't miss out!

Sea-Bass Represents WDYC at Opti New Englands!

Sebastian Halpern-Reiss left for Newport on Monday to represent WDYC in Opti New Englands. After nine races, he was in 220 out of 321 boats overall. He also finished 92 out of 151 boats in the blue fleet. He is sailing against opti racers from all over the world. WAY TO GO SEA-BASS!!!

USA 18318

Hyannis Port Invite and Wianno Opti Regatta

HPYC Invite
Last Thursday the Opti race team traveled to Hyannis port for a windy and wavy day on the water.  The day brought gusts to 20 knots and huge waves, but the sailors completed  a series of three races.  West Dennis had a strong showing with one sailor in the green fleet and five sailors in the championship fleet.  We ended the day on a good note when our own Brad Seferian won the final race! Brad ended up in third place overall and third in red fleet. Congratulations to Otilia, Eddy, Carly, Brett and Katie for their participation.

Wianno Opti Regatta 
Last week the Opti race teams traveled to Wianno for a SMSA grand prix event.  With the winds gusting above 25, it was challenging task just getting beach.  Thankfully with the support of our Opti parents we were able to get all our boats pushed off the ramp.  Wednesday was a crazy day and they finished one race in the ocean and another three races inside Cotuit Bay. One race was an “around the island” distance race.  Thursday was another great day and we stayed inside North Bay. The WDYCrace team did a great job of completing the races in shifty breeze. Way to go WDYC racers, you represented us well!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Opti sailors Matthew Sweeney and Jake Hawk at Scituate Jr. Regatta
Kelsey Goggin, Michael Sweeney, Nick Arabia and Katie Galanis unloading boats at Scituate

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Opti Advanced Rock the Wind!

Noah Banks, Ian Johnson and Alexander Kostas were fearless in class today. They were hiking out and keeping their opti's flat in the gusts to 20 mph wind! WAY TO GO ADVANCED OPTIS :) 

Scituate Results!

After two final races today, Kelsey Goggin and Nick Arabia finished 4th overall at Scituate Jr. Regatta! They had an impressive first place finish in race 5 which was very exciting!  A big congratulations to the two of them and Michael Sweeney and Katie Galanis for finishing 16th in the fleet of 43 boats. Way to go 420 racers!


Matthew Sweeney and Jake Hawk also represented WDYC well at Scituate! Matthew finished 6th in blue fleet and 9th overall. Jake finished 8th in blue fleet and 11th overall, way to go boys!


Results here

Monday, August 2, 2010

August already?!

It's hard to believe we are in the month of August already! There are only three weeks left of the program and our students are showing great improvement in all aspects of their sailing. Today the beginner opti full season sailors were sailing SOLO! They practiced a triangle and learned about starboard and port tacks. They were very impressive. While the beginners were hard at work, the intermediates practiced sailing a triangle in the ocean. Way to go intermediate's!


The 420 beginner class worked on a triangle course, upwind sailing and jibing. Ryan is very pleased with their progress! Chris and Mildred focused on upwind sailing with the intermediate 420's. As the afternoon approached, the breeze picked up and the 420-B team had the opportunity to work on their starts. They will be traveling to the Bass River Challenge Cup on Wednesday. We wish them the best of luck.  The opti race team will be traveling over to the Hyannisport Invite tomorrow. They also practiced their starts today in anticipation for tomorrow! Sail fast WDYC racers!


As things were busy at WDYC, we had six of our sailors racing at the Scituate Jr. Regatta.  The 420 sailors representing WDYC were: Nick Arabia/Kelsey Goggin and Michael Sweeney/Katie Galanis. There are 43 boats on the line and after the first day, Kelsey and Nick are in 3rd place! Woo-ho! We also had Matthew Sweeney and Jake Hawk on the opti line.  Matthew is in 10th and Jake is in 11th after the first day!


A reminder that SAILING GRADUATION is Friday, August 20th at 7:00. Please mark your calendars for a fun night of sailing memories!!!


This Thursday and Friday is CRAZY HAT DAY! Prizes will be awarded for the best hat!




HYC Regatta

Over the weekend we sent three 420's to the Hyannis Yacht Club regatta. Usually HYC regatta brings winds gusting to 30 mph but that all changed this year! The first two days of the regatta brought light breeze of 5-7. We had some very frustrated sailors in the 101 boat fleet. They were competing against sailors from all over the world in this open regatta. They sailed against teams from Chicago, Annapolis, Bermuda, Ft. Lauderdale and many others!

We also want to extend a BIG congratulations to 420-A Coach Mildred Conroy for her debut appearance in her new J-22. She placed 2nd overall in the regatta!! She raced against many experienced J-22 sailors and blew them away with her racing talent. She had Opti-A coach Brooke Baker aboard as crew so make sure to congratulate her as well! Patrick Hession, Ali Love and DJ Hatch also sailed fast on the 420 line! Way to go WDYC coaches!

We also had one WDYC opti sailor compete at Hyannis! Congratulations to blue fleet sailor, Ryan Vittimberga for his participation in the 3 day event. He sailed against opti racers from all over the country and had a great time out there. Way to go Mythbuster!

HYC Results (click)

Coaches Mildred and Brooke taking home hardware from HYC Regatta!

Opti Race Updates

Hyannis Port- Tuesday, August 3rd
WDYC Sailors Report: 8:00 
Registration: 8:00-9:00 (printed registration outside of the sailing office in the yellow folder)
Skippers Meeting: 9:00

Coach Brooke will be in attendance!


Belle of the West- Friday, August 6th
Registration (click here) by Tuesday, August 3rd or there is a late fee! 

8:00-Check in

9:00- Skippers Meeting
2:30- Last starting sequence

Barnstable Green Fleet by Monday, August 2nd or $10 late fee.
This is the first year that Barnstable is online registration only!
http://www.regattanetwork.com/html/calendar.html 

Friday, July 30, 2010

420-B Logistics

420-B Pairs
(Boat 4) Sean and Alexis- sail 4853
(Boat 5)Erin and Patrick- 48531
(Boat 6) Mac and Cooper- 4673
(Boat 7) Alaina and Jack- 4408
(Boat 8) Ryan and Caroline- WD 3
(Boat 9) Max and Brian- WD 5

Next up, Bass River Challenge Cup on Wednesday, August 4th
Report to WDYC at 7:30 am
Leave WDYC at 8:15 to sail to BRYC

$30 per person, cash/check-includes breakfast, on the water snack, post race BBQ, tie dye T-shirt
Return to WDYC after BBQ

Belle of the West Plan
Thursday, August 5th 1:00 pm LOAD BOATS to bring to Dennis YC and unload

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE BY AUGUST 3rd OR THERE IS A LATE FEE.
($45.00_
We need parent volunteers to drive our sailors to Belle of the West to unload boats.. please let Meghan know! (sailingdirector@wdyc.org)

Friday
Report to Dennis YC at 7:45 to rig
8:00: Check in and breakfast
9:00: Skippers Meeting
2:30: Last starting sequence and BBQ to follow

After BBQ: Loads boats back onto trailer.. parent volunteers needed!! Boats to return to WDYC for unload.


Hyannis Invitational Plan:
Registration Deadline: Monday, August 4th or  $40.00 late fee.
http://www.regattanetwork.com/html/calendar.html 

Wednesday, August 11th:
1:00- Sail over to HYC (return in the Combo)

Check-in: 8:00-9:00
Skippers Meeting: 9:00
Harbor Start: 9:30

**Tow back to WDYC after awards (sailors to sit in the boats)**


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Theme: 80's

Thursday and Friday's theme is 80's. Outfits include but are not limited to: mullet hairstyles, neon shirts, cut-off  sweatshirts, pink streaked hair, bright colored spandex and silly bands.
 

Coaches Report from Duxbury

This past weekend the 420-B team traveled to Duxbury Bay Maritime School for a two-day regatta.  We woke up at the crack of dawn to drive to the beautiful new facilities at DBMS, where they ran a wonderful event.  Saturday morning started off with no wind, but after a brief postponement, the wind started to fill in and the racers were sent out onto the water.  Light wind brought some frustrations throughout the day, but our sailors worked hard on their roll tacks, spinnaker flying, and looking for breeze to stay up with the rest of the fleet.  After racing on Saturday, the team enjoyed a cookout back on land before heading back to the cape for the night.  On Sunday, it looked like there was going to be a good breeze, but halfway through the first race it totally shut off and our racers began to drift around the course.  Even after the wind filled in, it stayed light all day, so the team was challenged to stay focused.  They rose to the challenge, and all of our sailors had a number of top ten finishes; Ryan Grande and Caroline Bracken even managed to win one of the races!  Overall, the weekend was a great learning experience for our B-team and a lot of fun!

~Ali

Click: duxbury results

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Instructor DJ in the middle of a chalk talk with the Intermediate 420 crew
 
Marissa hard at work with the intermediate opti's!
WDYC Staff on Hawaiian Day

Belle of the West

Next Friday, August 6th all of our Opti race sailors and 420-B sailors will be traveling to Dennis for the Belle of the West invitational.


Please register in advance online at:


Belle of the West (online registration)

**420-B sailors, Ali will be assigning your pairs/sail numbers**

Hyannisport Invite

The Hyannisport Invite is an Opti-A recommended regatta and is Tuesday, August 3rd. Meghan has printed Notice of Race forms and Registration/Med forms. They are in the yellow folder outside of the office. They can be brought to HPYC the day of the invitational. Coach Brooke will be in attendance at this event.


Registration: 8:00-9:00
Skippers Meeting: 9:00

http://www.hyannisport.org/

Safari instuctor Mckinley

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

HAWAIIAN DAY!

The theme for Thursday and Friday are HAWAIIAN day! Come dressed in your best tropical outfit and get ready for a WDYC luau!

Opti Racers- Next up.. Wianno!

Our opti racers will be sailing at Wianno next week. The green fleet will ONLY be racing on WEDNESDAY. Sign-up before Monday, July 26th because there is a $25.00 late fee!!! Coach Brooke and Coach DJ will be in attendance.

Green Fleet ($50.00 Registration)
Wednesday, July 28th:
7:30- Check-in and Breakfast
9:00- Skippers Meeting
9:30- Harbor Start
10:00- First Start
3:30- Return to Wianno YC
4:00 Awards

Championship Line ($75.00 Registration)
Wednesday, July 28th
10:00- Check-in
11:00- Lunch
11:30- Skippers Meeting
12:00-Harbor Start

Thursday, July 29th
7:30- WDYC Arrival at Wianno
8:30- Harbor Start
2:00- Lunch and Awards

420-A Schedule

420-A Parents,
We just wanted to update you on the race schedule for the next few weeks. Email Meghan with any questions: sailingdirector@wdyc.org


Friday, July 23rd
  • Short Practice
  • Load trailer for VHYC regatta

Sunday, July 25th
  • 1:00 Arrival at WDYC
  • 1:15 Depart for Falmouth
  • Leave cars at Woods Hole
  • Trailer/Sailors on 4:00 ferry to Vineyard Haven
  • Arrive at VH- unload boats, check-in/registration at 5:00
  • Dinner at VHYC at 6:00
  • Housing pick up at 7:00
  • Curfew- 10:30

Monday, July 26th
  • 8:30 Skippers Meeting
  • Race all day
  • Dinner at VHYC at 6:00
  • Curfew- 10:30

Tuesday, July 27th
  • 9:00 Harbor Start
  • 4:00 Awards
  • Immediately load trailer
  • Dinner at 6:00 at VHYC
  • 7:15 ferry from VH to Woods Hole
  • Trailer to Hyannis YC

Wednesday, July 28th
  • 12:30- Report to WDYC
  • Leave WDYC for unloading trailer in Hyannis
  • Practice at HYC

Thursday, July 29th
  • 1:30 Practice at HYC
  • 4:00-6:00- Registration/check-in for regatta

Friday, July 30th
  • Day 1 Hyannis Regatta
  • 9:15 Report to WDYC to depart for HYC
  • 11:00 Skippers Meeting
  • 11:30 Harbor Start

Saturday, July 31st

  •  Report to WDYC at 7:30 (due to parking, must arrive early)
  • 9:30 Harbor Start

Sunday, August 1st

  •  Report to WDYC at 7:30 (due to parking, must arrive early at HYC)
  • 9:30 Harbor Start 
  • 4:30 Awards
  • WEATHER DEPENDENT: tow back to WDYC

Monday, August 2nd
  • unload trailer (no practice)
Wednesday, August 11th
  • Sail to Hyannis for practice
Thursday, August 12th
  • Hyannis Invitational Report Time: 7:30 at WDYC
  • Check-in: 8-9:00
  • Skippers Meeting: 9:00
  • Harbor Start: 9:30
  • Tow back after races

BEVERLY LOGISTICS will be posted soon!

Coach Mildred Report- Edgartown Regatta

Thursday morning of the Edgartown Regatta started off well as the team cranked down on their rigs anticipating the windy weather conditions. With a 10-15 knot breeze, races flew by band. The race committee was able to fit in six races before the day was over. The team put in some high top 20 finishes in the first day starting the regatta off on a good note. Friday was similar weather conditions to Thursday. By early afternoon, Chris and Laura even placed twice in the top ten as the day came to a close. The team as a whole was moving up in the standings and becoming more comfortable in the racing conditions. Saturday morning started off slow with a postponement by the race committee. There was lots of swimming being done by the entire 420 line. The wind finally filled by 11:00am and we were able to get the final two races in before the regatta came to a close. The last race was one of the most challenging on account of the light breeze and the extended length. The team quickly de-rigged and loaded their boats on the trailer on Chappy and made their way over to awards where they cheered on their competitors. The regatta had a total of 14 races, the most by far the regatta has seen in years, this was all to do with the perfect racing conditions and the ability of the registered sailors.

Nice job 420-A!
~Mildred

Monday, July 19, 2010

Storm Damage

EYC Regatta Results

Edgartown Results


Please stay tuned for Mildred's coaches report from their racing in Edgartown!

BRYC Invite Tomorrow!

REMINDER: BASS RIVER INVITE!!!

The Bass River Invitational is TOMORROW!

420's to be rigged by 7:30 for tow to BRYC
Opti's to be rigged by 8:00 for tow to BRYC
 
Registration: 7:45-9:00
Skippers Meeting: 9:00
 
 Ryan Daly says, "Lets go race teams, down the river we go!"

Crazy Storms Monday

After a calm morning of sailing in opti's and 420's, we had a storm cell move towards West Dennis at 45 mph. The afternoon classes had a great view in the club and watched as the 420's flipped over and chairs flew across the deck! The lightning was awesome to watch because all of our sailors were safely INSIDE!  They spent the rest of the afternoon having knot relay races and playing an intense game of sailing jeopardy. The 420-B team watched Sailgroove video's in preparation for tomorrow's Bass River Invitational.


Let's hope for sunny weather and a steady breeze for tomorrow!

Picture of the Week!

During a capsizing drill in the intermediate opti class, Sarah Alix's boat took off without her in it! As you can see, it was sailing on it's own! We are now convinced that there is a WDYC ghost... beware opti sailors, he might get you next!!!

Friday Farmer Day Fun!

Last week the theme was Farmer Day. As country music blasted in the JYC, the instructors and sailors looked great in plaid, overalls and straw hats. The beginner opti class adopted new names for the day as well...we had lots of Maggie Sue's and Billy Joe's! They celebrated the day by harvesting the field of apples and oranges. As they floated around the river, they sailed through the mooring field putting them back in the bucket.

It was a hoe-down of a good time at WDYC!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

CORRECTION FOR BASS RIVER INVITE!!!

The Bass River Invitational is TUESDAY, July 20th.

We are sorry for the mix-up, there was a calendar change.

420's to be rigged by 7:30 for tow to BRYC
Opti's to be rigged by 8:00 for tow to BRYC

DAY-OF registration: 7:45-9:00
Skippers Meeting: 9:00

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Farmer Day

Today and tomorrow are FARMER DAY! Check out the pictures from this morning.

Jonah Banks dressed up as a chicken 

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wednesday's Breeze- No Problem.

Arriving at WDYC this morning, we were skeptical of the breeze for our morning classes. Our sailors certainly proved us wrong! The beginner opti sailors were totally rocking the breeze and had no problem as they continued to work on points of sail.  Brooke's intermediate's focused on upwind sailing and although they had some trouble, they are making improvements each day!

Our 420 classes were small this morning due to the Canoby Lake Park junior yacht club trip, so DJ and Ryan took advantage of proper rigging demonstrations. It's always good to go back to the basics!

Brooke and DJ took advantage of the small class sizes today and broke the opti race team up into two small groups for more individualized attention. They practiced tiller switches, discussed buoy room rules and ended classes with a few races.

A reminder that tomorrow is FARMER DAY! Please come dressed in your best farmer attire.

Edgartown Update

The 420-A team has been busy on their journey to Edgartown! They left WDYC at 9:00 this morning and were off to Falmouth. They took the trailer of 420's on the ferry from Woods Hole to Oak Bluffs. Once arriving on the island, they took all of their luggage on the bus from Oak Bluffs into Edgartown and arrived at EYC. At this time, they took the Chappy ferry over to the island where they unloaded the trailer and rigged the boats (see picture above of unloading). Once all of the boats were ready for tomorrows racing, the sailors came back to Edgartown Yacht Club and received their housing for the next few nights. They are generously housed by EYC families during the regatta. After arriving at their houses, they showered up and settled in. They then went back to the club for dinner and a skippers meeting. As you can tell, it's been a VERY busy day! We wish them the best of luck and will keep you posted throughout the week. GO WDYC!

** A BIG THANK YOU TO MRS. DODD FOR ACCOMPANYING OUR SAILORS OVER TO THE ISLAND, WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT!!!**

420-B THURSDAY PRACTICE

Attention 420-B Racers:

Due to Canoby Lake on Wednesday, there will be a mandatory practice on Thursday, July 15th in preparation for the BRYC Invitational on Monday, July 19th. Please have your boats rigged and in the water before 1:00. You will be working on spinnakers and trapping.

Bass River Invitational- MONDAY

The Opti Race teams and 420-B team will travel down the river to the Bass River Invite on Monday. 


420's to be rigged by 7:30 for tow to BRYC
Opti's to be rigged by 8:00 for tow to BRYC

DAY-OF registration: 7:45-9:00
Skippers Meeting: 9:00


**Bass River Invite Medical Forms (to be completed for registration) in the yellow folder outside of the sailing office**

CONGRATS TO LAURA ADAMS AND KELSEY GOGGIN

A big congratulations go out to Laura Adams and Kelsey Goggin for a stellar performance at the Gill all girls regatta. They finished 10th overall out of a series of 10 races. Their best finish was a 5th out of 29 boats. Way to go girls, we are so proud of you!



Gill Results

Off to the Island!

The 420-A team left WDYC for the Edgartown Jr. Regatta this morning. They will be racing Thursday-Saturday in their second SMSA regatta. We wish them the best of luck over on MV and can't wait for the results!

Goodluck skipper and crew combo's!
Chris Warner/Laura Adams
Andrew Warner/Kelsey Goggin
Michael Sweeney/Katie Galanis
Oliver Dodd/Mark Tracy

 

Thursday and Friday Theme- FARMER DAY

The theme for Thursday and Friday of this week is Farmer Day.  

Proper attire includes but is not limited to: jean overalls, plaid shirts, jean shorts, hay, straw hats, long beards, trucker hats, chicken costumes, cowboy boots and muddy shirts.



Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Gill Results!

Laura Adams and Kelsey Goggin had an awesome day yesterday at the Gill all girls regatta! They had consistent top 10 finishes throughout the day. They had fantastic starts off the line.  They completed a total of 7 races yesterday and will have another 3 today. GO WDYC GIRLS!

Gill Magoon Day 1 Results (click) 

Steady Breeze Monday

On Monday, the beginner opti class worked to improve their skills both on and off the water. Ali's full season group, focused on upwind sailing and tacking and jibing. Patrick's beginner opti group focused on steering and parts of the boat. While the beginners were busy tackling the basics, the intermediates  focused on rules of the road. You may have heard them yelling, "starboard!" Make sure to ask them how they know they have the right of way!

The beginner and intermediate 420 classes continued to work on team building and then hit the water to practice upwind and downwind sailing. The intermediates also focused on sail trim.

As the afternoon approached, it brought a steady 10-15 breeze for the race teams. Opti B worked to improve their tacking and sail trim. They also had a few races in preparation for the Bass River invitational next Monday.  Ali's 420-B team took advantage of the breeze and focused on trapping.

The opti race team had a great day at Stonehorse and completed 4 races on the championship line and 5 on the green fleet. Congrats to all of our sailors who sailed in their first SMSA regatta!

Stonehorse Results (click) 

Monday, July 12, 2010

GIRL POWER!

Today we are sending Laura Adams and Kelsey Goggin to the Gill Magoon all girls regatta hosted by Wianno Yacht Club. We wish them the best of luck and will keep you posted on the results. GO WDYC GIRLS!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

420 Team Building

video
Watch as our 420 Skippers and Crews work together during this team building exercise!
It's still early in the season right? Beginner 420 sailors quickly realize their mistake as their rudder is put on upside down... it was too good of a picture not to capture!!
video 
Sailing Director Meghan shows her competitive side playing sailing basketball with beginner opti sailors Shea Terrio and Leo Valole

Junior instructor Laura Adams gets competitive in sailing basketball!