Thursday, July 26, 2012

WDYC Opti Sailors to Nationals

Opti sailors Matthew Sweeney and CJ McKenna left for the USODA Opti Nationals in Ohio on Monday. The Sandusky Sailing Club is hosting this event on the south shore of Lake Eerie. We will keep you posted on the racing results during the next week. GOOD LUCK BOYS!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Food Pantry This Week!

We are collecting tuna cans and peanut butter for the Cape Cod Food Pantry. Please bring in these donations by Friday and drop them in the green bin outside of the sailing office.

Thank you for supporting such a great cause :)

Duxbury Jr. Regatta

Coach MaryKate with Eddie Goggin, CJ McKenna, Matthew Sweeney, Walter Sullivan

Duxbury Jr. Regatta

On Saturday and Sunday MaryKate traveled to Duxbury Jr. Regatta with Eddie, Walter, CJ and Matthew. The conditions were light on Saturday and heavier on Sunday. They sailed well in the small fleet and all finished top five in red,white and blue fleet. Way to go opti sailors!!!


Week 5 Recap

Can you believe we are already five weeks into the program? Time flies by when your sailing in Bass River!

  • Sea-Squirts sailed to the ocean this week! They also learned the names of the different parts of the boat
  • Beginner Opti practiced their sailing skills while tacking and gybing this week.
  • Intermediate Opti worked on tiller switches while tacking on the whistle
  • Intro to Race Opti worked on starts and upwind sailing
  • Beginner 420 practiced tacking around marks while using their telltales
  • Intermediate 420 practiced tiller switches and dry rolling
  • Cruising Opti's sailed down Bass River and also to Rock Island
  • Cruising 420's sailed to the ocean and practiced their swimming skills off Rock Island
  • Intro to Race Opti practiced tacking on the whistle, starts and upwind sailing
  • Opti Race A went to Stonehorse Regatta and Duxbury Jr. Regatta
  • Opti Race B worked on starts and upwind sailing
  • 420 Race A/B worked on spinnakers, tacking on the whistle and trapping. They traveled to Duxbury Jr. Regatta on Saturday and Sunday.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Food Pantry Donations

This week we are collecting the following items for the Family Pantry of Cape Cod. Please drop the donations off in the green box outside of the sailing office. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

1. wheat pasta
2. brown rice
3. whole grains

Friday, July 13, 2012

Chris Love Productions

At the WDYC Invite on Monday we were lucky to have Chris Love (former WDYC racer, instructor and program director) join us for the day. Chris owns and operates his own production company and specializes in live video broadcasts at regattas. Please click on the following link to see Chris' talented work from the day!

If you have any questions for Chris, please email: He would love to consult with you for your next video project!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sailors Race to Fight Hunger

The Family  Pantry of Cape Cod is in dire need of food. The sailors of West Dennis Yacht Club would like to collect on a weekly basis items requested by the pantry. There will be a drop off box outside the sailing office for these items. Please check  the sailing blog and sailing office for items needed.  Stay tuned for more details for our race  to fight hunger on the Cape.   Any questions please contact the following sailors: Max and Brad Seferian and Conor and Matthew Sweeney.

New Bedford Jr. Regatta

Last weekend we had three 420's and 1 opti attend the New Bedford Jr. Regatta. It was a very competitive fleet as it was the first Southern Mass Sailing Grand Prix event. The sailors faced very difficult conditions as there was barely any breeze for the two days. They kept their heads high in their first event and learned a lot about light breeze sailing. Congratulations to opti sailor CJ McKenna for finishing in 7th in Blue Fleet and 19th overall in a fleet of 83 boats!

Congrats to Andrew Warner, Brian Daley, Caroline Bracken, Brad Seferian, Max Seferian and Alexis Hamel, CJ McKenna for participating in their first event of the season.

New Bedford Results

Sports Day- Thursday/Friday

Thursday and Friday are Sport's Day. Please wear your favorite jersey, hat, t-shirt and team logo!

Week 3 Class Recap

  • Beginner 420 is working on boat handling and they event made it out to the ocean on Tuesday!
  • Intermediate 420 is working on mark roundings and points of sail
  • Beginner Opti is working on parts of the boat as well as tacking/gybing around marks
  • Intermediate Opti is working on mark roundings, getting comfortable sailing along and upwind sailing
  • Intro to Race Opti is working on starts, tacking on the whistle and upwind sailing
  • Intro to Race 420 is working on upwind sailing and team bonding
  • Cruising sailed to the ocean while having bailer wars and also practiced upwind sailing
  • 420 B sailed in the WDYC Invite on Monday and the Bass River Invite on Tuesday
  • 420 A sailed in New Bedford Jr. Regatta, WDYC Invite and are off to Edgartown for three days of racing!

WDYC Invite Recap

We began our week with the WDYC Invitational. We had 211 sailors join us for this day! A big thank you to all of our volunteers, especially Karen and Greg Galanis who chaired the event. It was a light wind day but the sailors had smiles as they floated around the race course. We had four lines during the event this year: Opti Champ, Opti Green, 420, 420 (no spin/no trap). It was a great introductory event for our new racers. They loved having familiar faces on the committee boats! A big congrats to the following WDYC sailors who participated:

Opti Green: Cam Archibald, Luke Norton, Molly McKenna, Sarah Alix, Ana Mastrocola
Opti Champ: CJ McKenna, Eddie Goggin, Walter Sullivan, Chloe Troy, Issy Dodd
420: Andrew Warner, Brian Daley, Erin Sullivan, Kelly Watson, Max Seferian, Alexis Hamel
420 no spin/no trap: Sebastian Halpern-Reiss, Katie Sullivan, Matt Sweeney, Bret Ober, Jake Hawk, Lizzi Barberio,

A big congrats to Sebastian-Halpern Reiss and Katie Sullivan on the 420 line finishing in first place!! They had a great day!

Again, THANK YOU to all of our volunteers who made this day such a success!!!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!